Well my virtual letterbox in this case. Yesterday when I got in from work, I checked out my mangocheeks inbox and there was an email from Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen. 'I'm delighted to inform you that your lovely soup was the winning entry for January. Congratulations! I wish a had a bowl of this right now!' Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. Thank you. I am honoured, delighted and humbled to be voted overall winner of January's 2010 No Croutons Required blog event.
Thank you so much to Lisa of Lisa's Kitchen and Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and to each and everyone of you who voted for my Thai Butternut Squash soup with tofu croutons. It really is appreciated, and welcomed after a disheartening long week of downs and downs and downs, though reading recent entries on my blog you wouldn’t know it.
Anyway, lets look forward and to the next No Croutons Required challenge which has been labelled the Copycat challenge. This month Jacqueline would like you to look at restaurant menus, find a soup or salad that is suitable for vegetarians and then come up with your own recipe for it. This is going to be an interesting challenge for me as I don’t eat out that often, so maybe a ‘romantic’ meal out is due.