- Last Updated on Friday, 01 August 2014 02:04
Traditional soups well-known to western Pennsylvanians will be offered to please the taste buds of patrons of the next Soup Takeout Fundraiser at the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God on Wednesday, August 13. Borsht – a cold beet soup will be offered along with classic chicken noodle soup and wedding soup.
A favorite seasonal soup of patrons, the borscht recipe is from Sister Francine McDonald, OSF, who has perfected the soup over decades to meet the tastes of the many Sisters of Lithuanian heritage. Each soup is $5 a quart, which comes with 2 dinner rolls.
Orders must be placed no later than Thursday, August 7 at 412-885-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Soup orders can be picked-up on Wednesday, August 13 from 3 – 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 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 takeout 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.