Getting FEST-ive….

If we can’t figure out how to cure the common cold can we at least figure out how to harness the snot and make it into an alternative fuel source? Gross yes I know. It’s a food blog why talk about snot? Because darn it all we have useless gadgets galore and yet no one is working on this for me. At this rate with my cold I could have fuel for the remainder of the year. :)

So I’m sick…but I’m not. I feel fine. With the exception of producing a large amount of what I hope to become an alternative fuel source…and just on one side. And I can’t sleep because I am hopped up on Sudafed. Which I had to sign my life away for and be judged by the pharmacist for having to ask for it. They scan your driver’s license. So odd.

So when I am sick I want two things and two things only carbs (usually in the form of cinnamon-sugar toast…but I need my mom around to cut the crust off :) ) and soup. I actually made this soup a couple weeks ago when I saw it over on Evil Shenanigans. I tinkered with it a little and you need to know that it does have a strong beer taste. So if you aren’t a fan of beer stick to a light beer (think PBR or Bud) and you won’t even notice the beer taste as those aren’t really beers. :P

If you are a beer and cheese fan be sure and try out this Cheddar Ale Spread from my archives that I serve at pretty much ever party.

P.S. If you are an investor of sorts…invest in Kleenex…. I will make you a fortune. :D

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  1. I love soup and I especially love the name of this soup – Apple Oktoberfest Cheese Soup.

    To be honest the long list of ingredients (that I don’t have) are sort of intimidating to put it lightly, but I seriously should give this recipe a chance. I’ve actually never made a homemade soup, mostly because it seems SOOOOOO much easier just to buy pre-made soups at the grocery store. I’ll admit though that there is probably something to be said for homemade soup.

  2. I think you are onto something. I have a cold right now and yesterday I went through half a bottle of children’s cold and allergy medicine in just one afternoon/evening. And what really sucks is when I have a cold I crave things I shouldn’t eat like milk products. I know you’re not supposed to have dairy when you’re sick cause of the buildup, but I crave it even more when I’m sick so it makes me feel sicker. And now you’re making this delicious dairy-filled soup. I’m going to have this cold for the rest of my life now :P

  3. P.S. Happy Belated Thanksgiving :)

  4. If I wasn’t too sick to go to the store I would totally be making this. Hope you feel better soon, too.

  5. I had to comment because you totally make me laugh out loud with the can’t sleep because I’m on sudafed. I remember I asked for it one time (it was for my husband) and I totally felt like a criminal signing my life away for it. I hope you are feeling better, I feel your pain– I’ve had a sinus infection all summer.

  6. A great soup. What a tasty combination.



  7. That looks yummy. I love soup when it’s cold outside or when I’m sick..or when I’m lazy. :) Feel better!

  8. mmm normally I reach for tomato basil but I might have to change that tradition

  9. Holy cow, that looks amazing. I’m going to have to put that on next week’s menu!

  10. Tasty Oktoberfest soup! I like the apple in it!

  11. I’m not so much of a beer person, but my sister would LOVE this. Totally sending her a link to this recipe. ^_^

  12. I can think of a few peeps who would LOVE this soup! Even I the non-beer drinker think this would be good with an Odin’s Kolsch no? Nummers!

  13. I always enjoy reading your blog, but I must admit, the picture of the yellow soup along with the discourse on snot kinda got to me this time! rofl The soup sounds great (sans beer). I’ve never seen quite a diverse list of ingredients like that. I’m thinking anything with bacon and a half pound of cheese in a quart of liquid would have to be good :) Feel better.

  14. Had to try this. It’s on the stove for dinner tonight. Smells wonderful!!!

  15. Came across your site via pinterest. Just made the soup and it is heavenly! We used Spaten beer and i added an extra apple. Other than that followed the recipe. Can’t wait to share it with our guests at our annual Oktoberfest!

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