I LOVE Soup! It is no secret in my house. I am the crazy one who will make a soup in the summer. I will make no bones about it. (I'm also the person who is grilling in a snow storm with negative wind chills.) What makes soup so awesome is that it tastes great and is generally very filling. Some of the best soups I have ever made were created while cleaning out the fridge. My wife will come home while it is simmering on the stove and she will ask; "What are we having?" I will reply with the usual "Well....you know, some of this and some of that and..." She quickly lights up with "Oooh! Stuff in a pot!" No better way to describe it. Stuff slowly simmering in a pot.. What follows is NOT a recipe but an ingredient list. Things can be omitted or switched out as desired. Keep in mind, when I do a Vegetable soup, it needs at least 7 vegetables to make it great!