My girls LOVE homemade veggie soup. Each year I throw together a batch of "Whatever's Left" vegetable soup and can it for winter. It make a good solid base for everything from Italian chicken to Toscano soup but is just as wonderful straight from the jar.
My garden provides most of the ingredients for it and it really helps me use up the left-overs out there. I used to try making End of the garden pickles but this gets used so much more. The biggest ingredient in the soup is loads and loads of LOVE. I know the kids can taste it in there because after they gobble it up, I always get a sweet hug and kiss. It truly warms you right down to your soul. A short list of what I put in are...
and whatever else needs to be used.
I spent a lot of years with pickled vegetables staring at me from the cellar, begging to be eaten. Now I jar up soup that seems to disappear before the New Year arrives. The most expensive food you grow or make is the one that goes to waste. Find out what your family loves and GO FOR IT!