The makings of a soup are simple:
I like to start out with a traditional mirepoix, which is just a fancy word for sauteed carrots, onions, and celery or a version of it. I always use extra virgin olive oil and garlic.
Add stock of some kind. We currently have veggie, turkey, and quail stock in the freezer. Any of these make great soups. You can also just use water, but your soup will not be as flavorful.
Add lentils or beans. You can add rice as well, but I'm not a fan.
If you are feeling really ambitious, a freshly baked loaf of bread or homemade biscuits will compliment this homey meal.
What is your favorite "go to" meal?