Soup Swap 2024: Dolly Parton’s DIxie Stampede Soup

In the pursuit of recreating the beloved flavors of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede soup, I embarked on a culinary journey inspired by the warmth and charm of the South. This recipe pays homage to the iconic Dixie Stampede dinner show, where guests are treated to a feast for the senses, combining thrilling entertainment with mouthwatering Southern cuisine.

The journey began with a deep dive into the rich culinary traditions of the region, exploring the diverse ingredients and cooking techniques that define Southern cooking. Drawing inspiration from Dolly Parton’s roots in the Appalachian region, known for its hearty and comforting dishes, I sought to capture the essence of the Dixie Stampede soup in every spoonful.

The recipe development process involved careful experimentation with a medley of ingredients, aiming to replicate the distinctive flavors that make the Dixie Stampede soup a standout dish. From the savory broth to the tender meats and vibrant vegetables, each element was meticulously chosen to create a harmonious and satisfying flavor profile reminiscent of the Dixie Stampede experience.

As I perfected the recipe, I couldn’t help but reflect on the cultural significance of the Dixie Stampede and its role in bringing people together through the shared joy of good food and entertainment. This journey is not just about crafting a soup; it’s a celebration of Southern hospitality, culinary artistry, and the enduring legacy of Dolly Parton’s influence on the cultural tapestry of the South. With each bowl of this Dixie Stampede-inspired soup, may you savor the flavors and spirit of the region, embracing the warmth and camaraderie that define Southern cuisine at its finest.

Mix butter (4TB) and flour (.25 cup) – make a roux
Add spices (1 tsp each)
Onion powder
Garlic powder
White pepper
Add chicken broth (14.5 oz)
Add veggies (2 – 3 cups) and let cook for 5 minutes
Mash or blend veggies
Add cream (2 cups)
let simmer 5 minutes

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oh hi. about to break some things.

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AI ChatBot – Survivor Sonnet

I asked ChatGPT to write a sonnet about Survivor and then asked DALL-E to illustrate it.

In the stillness of the night, when all is calm,
I sit before the screen and watch in awe
As brave souls compete in Survivor’s qualm,
And try to outlast each other and the law.

They face harsh elements and tests of skill,
And fight to win the prize and be the last
To stand upon the island, strong and chill,
And claim the title of Survivor, fast.

The drama, strategy, and twists and turns
Keep me on the edge of my seat, enthralled,
As I root for my favorites and learn
The lessons that this game of life has called.

But more than just a show, it’s a reminder
That we, too, must survive and be a finder.

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Hey still kicking!

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Made it to 2021. 50 is fine so far.

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2020. Not a great year so far. At least I turn 50 in November.

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Test post at age 49.

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Hey y’all.

Just checking in to say we moved to fiber. It’s faster. That is all.

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Waffle House Museum

Beth took me to the Waffle House museum last weekend and we learned HISTORY. About WAFFLE HOUSE.


We didn’t wait in line to get historically accurate waffles because we (surprisingly) have a Waffle House near us. But people waited.


Then we met a bunch of people at My Parent’s Basement and looked at comics, ate food, and played video games.


Now I want a waffle.


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Beth’s Birthday Weekend

Met friends at World Famous on Friday.


Went to a middle school rock show on Saturday.

Camp Amped

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