Lenten Soup Suppers

Lenten Soup Suppers from Home

We might not be able to eat in the same space, but we can still share in community by enjoying soup together at home!  Thank you to the Gloria Dei families who have shared favorite soup recipes and show you their technique for a warm meal that will sooth your soul, smell sooooo good — and taste amazing!

Thank you for these wonderful recipes and videos!!  Do you have a soup recipe you would like to share?  Please contact Deacon Beth Tobin for more information.

Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup Presented by Carley Jacobs

Recipe for Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup (Link)

Zuppa Toscana Soup like Olive Garden’s Presented by Dennis Longnecker

Recipe for Zuppa Toscana Soup (PDF)

Creamy Vegetable Rice Soup Presented by Hilary Fox Seidel

Recipe for Creamy Vegetable and Rice Soup (PDF)

Carrot Ginger Soup Presented by Amelia

Recipe for Carrot Ginger Soup (PDF)

Chicken Soup with Parmesan Herb Dumplings Presented by Katie Hurley

Recipe for Chicken Soup with Parmesan Herb Dumplings (PDF)

Grandma Simukka’s Split Pea Soup Presented by Allison Barker

Recipe for Split Pea Soup (PDF)

Grandma Simukka’s Sweet Rye Bread Presented by Allison Barker

Recipes for Sweet Rye Bread (PDF)

Simple Potato Soup Presented by Diana Alfonso

Simple Potato Soup Recipe (PDF)

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup Presented by Dee Dee Smith

Recipe for Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup (PDF)

Lentil Soup Presented by Karen Meyer

Would you like to WIN a batch of homemade soup?

Yum!!  Each time you donate to this year’s Soup Supper Offering you will be entered into a weekly drawing to receive homemade soup delivered (contact free) to your door!  One lucky winner will be drawn each week of Lent!  It could be you!

Making Pretzels for Lent

As we observe the season of Lent, we reflect on the traditions that have been passed down over the years and often wonder about their history and background. Two of these traditions are fasting and prayer. During Lent in the 600’s, it was not a choice, it was the law for people to fast and not eat eggs, milk, and fat. Because of this law, a monk had an idea and made the first pretzels using water, flour and salt. The common way to pray at that time was to hold your arms over your chest so he decided to shape the pretzels to look like the folded arms. Pretzels became a traditional food for Lent in the Middle Ages. The Latin word for pretzel is “bracellae” meaning little arms. The Germans called them “bretzels”. Today both hard and soft pretzels still have this shape. 

Soup Supper Offering

This year’s Soup Supper Offering is going to support Olympia’s Pizza Klatch.  Especially during this time of Covid, we wanted to contribute to an organization that supports the mental health of youth.  Pizza Klatch helps LGTBQ+ youth in Thurston County, with 300-400 youth attending Pizza Klatch groups each week for support from their peers and trained facilitators.  More information about Pizza Klatch may be found at https://pizzaklatch.org.  Thanks for your great support!