Los Angeles and Southern California weather can be notoriously finicky. We can get spring-like weather in February sometimes (allowing us to gloat a bit), and then it will plunge into the high 30s, giving us just a tiny hint of what the rest of the country is feeling.
We heard a saying recently – “There is no bad weather, there is just bad clothing.” Isn’t that perfect? So let us say we have had some bad clothing recently, or at least inadequate clothing for the temperatures.
To combat the chill, our Food Bloggers L.A. group stirred up some soups and stews for our most recent meeting.
Perhaps you’d like the recipes? We thought so.
Soups and Stews
Kate Wheeler of Savour Fare  brought Mushroom Leek Soup with Fennel and Roasted Garlic Croutons . Kate was our hostess, and we marveled at her ability to calmly juggle a baby, a tyke and a house full of food bloggers, while serving soup with a smile.
A few of us were rugged individualists, and decided instead of soup, we would bring go-alongs to soup. (Either that or we can’t be bothered to follow directions. 😈 )
Leslie of Bake This Bread  brought Vintage Cheese Straws that she made into a dog biscuit shape. We drooled and loved them!
I (Shockingly Delicious ) brought a wedge of brie and my favorite crackers – the savory, sweet, crispy Raisin and Rosemary Crisps  from Trader Joe’s. No recipe, but I am showing it to you so emphasize the moral of the story, which is if you run out of time, don’t skip the party, just rustle something up from the store and display it nicely!
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