Somehow it seems only appropriate that after this summer's Evergreen Chili Cook-off that our town would host its first Chicken Soup Challenge
And since chicken soup is Mom's culinary claim to fame, I encouraged her to enter. She agreed and spent a week reading cookbooks and then 24 hours perfecting her mother's version of Hungarian chicken noodle soup.
Here she is at Congregation Beth Evergreen, dishing out her soup.
While she waited for the results to be announced, Mom kept busy meeting new friends. By the end of the evening, she'd been invited to next Friday's Shabbot service.
She brought cookies to her new friends. She danced to sixties covers by a local live band.
And in the end, she brought home a trophy. Mom's chicken soup is a winner in our book and now in the annals of chicken soup history.