Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Friday, December 11, 2015

Year 23 - 2015 Annual Big Soup Party


Year 23 - 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
6:00 p.m 

1. Potato Cheese Soup (our “house” soup)
2. African Peanut Soup
3. G-CCC-Q (Ginger, Creamy Carrot Coconut, Quinoa)
4. Tom Yum (Lemongrass)
5. Pasta Fagioli
6. Chocolate Coffee Soup (2008)


YOU ALL were amazing, generous, and a fun crowd! 273 people (including 84 kids) attended this years Big Soup Party. You gave $4,167.12 last night at the Big Soup Party...and an extra special donation of $6,000 in the name of soup... making the grand total $10,167.12. 
For every $1 given, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank can turn that into $5 of food. wow! Thank you for making this a great tradition. 


PHOTOShttps://www.flickr.com/photos/neelyhouse/albums/72157662073840692


GOPRO VIDEOhttps://youtu.be/axQzx-mEtOs



WINNERS: 

Kathryn - for her magnetic custom made hat cup
Jenna- for the largest spoon used
Ari - bowling ball bowl
Paul and Petra for the "Pro Soup Bowl" and Quilter Team and Architect Team
Uncle Ralph and Aunt Missie - the furthest traveled from Texas. 


THANK YOU!! 


Nick Vargas from http://ee-studios.com/ for taking so many great photos.


Uncle Ralph and Aunt Missie for chopping and being great soup helpers!! 


Valerie and Clayton for always being such a good friend and a great cook! 


Donna and Earl or decorating my house and helping make soup.  


Thank you to Juddson and Samantha, the best SOUP helpers this year.  



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pasta Fagioli

1/4 cup Olive oil
1 cup onions
1 cup celery finely chopped
1 cup carrots finely chopped
6 coves garlic 
2 TBSP rosemary fresh ( puree with 1/2 the beans)
1/2 tsp Thyme
1 bay leaf
2 - 14 oz can Cannelloni beans (1/2 with rosemary) 
3 tsp fresh oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper 
6 cups of stock

1 - 28oz can crushed tomatoes
small cooked pasta 

Heat: oil, onions, celery, carrots, garlic.
puree the fresh rosemary with half of a can of beans.
Add to pot, with thyme, bay leaf, crushed peppers, and oregano
Add stock and tomatoes. cook until boiling and vegetables are soft.
Pour over small cooked pasta.
enjoy. 

Tom Yum

6.5 cups water
2 bullion cubes
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 TBSP Fish Sauce
2 TBSP sugar
3 stalks fresh lemongrass in a satchel 
1 inch piece galangal Chinese ginger 
2 kaffir lime leaves 
2 TBSP + 1 tsp Thai Kitchen® Roasted Red Chili Paste
1/4 cup fresh mushrooms 
1 small onion, thinly sliced
5 dried Thai chilies, crushed
1 - 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with broth
2 green onions 
1/4 cup Cilantro sprigs  
top with bok choy / green onions / cilantro  


BRING broth, lime juice, fish sauce, sugar, lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves to boil in large saucepan. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes. Remove galangal, lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves.

STIR in chili paste until well blended. Add chicken, mushrooms, onion and chilies; simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in tomato.
LADLE into soup bowls. Garnish with cilantro.



THAI Kitchen Tip: If preparing with shrimp or tofu, simmer broth for 25 minutes before adding chile paste. Add shrimp or tofu with mushrooms; simmer 1 to 2 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink or tofu is heated through.

G-CCC-Q (Ginger - Creamy Carrot Coconut - Quinoa)

Bring all ingredients to a boil 
8 carrots 
1 onion
6 cloves of garlic
1 inch of ginger
8 cups of stock - 4 cubes

puree with immersion blender

add
1 - 14oz can of coconut milk
1/3 cup fresh minced coconut 
1/2 cup of dried quinoa 

Simmer for 30 minutes 

top with fresh parsley 




Monday, December 8, 2014

Year 22 - 2014 Annual Big Soup Party



Year 22 - 2014
Saturday, December 7, 2014

6:00 - 1:30 p.m.

1. Potato Cheese Soup (our “house” soup) 

2. Hot and Sour 
3. Holy Grail Kale4. Arizona Hippy5. Flower Power6. Chocolate with cherries and whipped cream

Thank you for such a fun and generous Big Soup night at the Neelyhouse! 235 people (including 87 kids) attending this years event. $2,820.98 was collected at the event and an additional gift of $6,000 was given making the grand total for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank $8,820.98!
 
2014 Big Soup Party - Neelyhouse Kitchen on the Friday - Making the soup for Big Soup! 
http://youtu.be/Czzl_npaogA
http://youtu.be/EQDTVar7YUQ
http://youtu.be/a1vRJBx3iV4
Music by Evan Neely  
THANK YOU
Nick Vargas from http://ee-studios.com/ for taking so many great photos and helping and inspiring the go pro videos!
Valerie for always being such a good friend and a great cook! 







Winners: 
Uncle Ralph and Aunt Missie - the furthest traveled from Texas. 
Simon and Alex for the soup boot
Arie Freedman for the E-bowl-A
Paul Rosenblatt for the record bowl, 
Valerie for her custom bowl, and 

Carmon and Susie for super bowl!

2014 Party PHOTOShttps://www.flickr.com/photos/neelyhouse/sets/72157649594099576/

GO PRO VIDEOS:
2014 Big Soup Party - Neelyhouse Kitchen - Saturday
2014 Big Soup Party - Neelyhouse Dining Room - Saturday
Uncle Ralph and Aunt Missie for chopping and being great soup helpers!!  

Kathryn Sitter for driving with me to OHIO for supplies!! HA. 

Donna and Earl or decorating my house and helping make soup.  

Thank you to Juddson and Samantha, the best SOUP helpers this year.  




Chocolate Soup

4 cups of whole milk
4 cups of chocolate chips
2 cups of white chips
1 quart of heavy cream
2TB of vanilla
1/2 cup of corn syrup