So this weekend I am doing what they have now opened up to be a "fall soup cook off". Years before it has been chili only but for whatever reason they have said you can do any soup. Keep in mind it should be a thick hearty deal with fall/winter vibes.\ This is the first year it has not been explicitly chili although I suspect it will still be predominantly chili. I am thinking of the following (if I do not do chili): Corn chowder with pork Clam chowder chili made with whatever animals are in my fridge/freezer and not telling people chicken and dumplings (chicken noodle soup is a little too basic b1tch for me) corn chowder with ham some sort of chicken tortilla but more cream based and more body That's what I got. Anyone got any non-chili ideas that would really "wow" at a deal like this? Should I just do chili? Not looking for specific recipes obviously just some basic ideas.