- Last Updated on Sunday, 01 June 2014 02:14
Lithuanian, Asian and Italian inspired soups are on the menu for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God's next Soup Take-out Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 11.
Borsht, a cold beet soup popular in Lithuania, will be offered along with bok choy chicken soup, and wedding soup for $5 a quart with two dinner rolls. The borscht recipe used is from Sister Francine McDonald, OSF, who has perfected her recipe over decades to meet the tastes of the many Sisters of Lithuanian heritage.
Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, June 5 at 412-885-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Soup orders can be picked up on Wednesday, June 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sisters' Motherhouse, located at 3603 McRoberts Road in Pittsburgh's South Hills.
The Sisters host monthly takeout fundraisers throughout the year, where patrons can choose from three homemade soup selections each month. Using fresh ingredients, Chef Doug Brannock prepares healthier versions of soup by omitting additional salt. Wedding, their most popular soup, is offered every month with two other rotating seasonal selections. The soup menu is available on the events page of the Sisters website, www.osfprov.org, or by calling 412-885-7232.
Soup patrons looking for unique gifts may visit the Sisters' Gift Shoppe, which is open during take out pick-up, as well as weekdays from 1 – 3 p.m. Items offered include jewelry and accessories, Steelers themed gifts, baby items, holiday decorations, kitchen accessories, and unique items, like hand crocheted scrubbers.
Franciscan Blend fair trade coffee is also available at the Motherhouse and sold during Soup pick-up. Franciscan Blend is $9.99 for a 12oz bag. Coffee selection includes Regular, Chocolate-Cherry, Hazelnut and French Vanilla. Decaffeinated versions of the regular and hazelnut are also available. All proceeds from soup, coffee and craft sales benefit the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God.