There's been a lot of good soup ideas from Cheryl at Thinking About Home and from Mrs. Thomasina Tittlemouse recently. I love to eat soup but I am not very much good at making it. When I was growing up we always looked forward to my mom's "homemade soup" (the only name we ever gave it), so when I do make soup, this is the kind I usually make.
I coat the bottom of my pot with olive oil and turn the stove on medium heat.
Then I throw in stew beef, in this case it is venison from a deer my husband killed.
Voila! A very hearty soup for dinner. This is one of my "peasant meals", simple but filling.