Last week, while I was visiting my parents, I made a pot of soup for us to have for lunch and for my mama to have for leftovers over the next couple days. It was a definite "use what's kicking around" type of soup but it turned out to be delicious.
Root Vegetable Soup
1 onion, chopped
4-5 carrots, chopped
1 cup turnip, chopped
2 parsnips, chopped
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 pkg onion soup mix
4-6 cups water
2-3 tsp boullion powder (beef or chicken would be fine)
3/4 cup red lentils, rinsed and soaked
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1. Place chopped veggies in a large stock pot.
2. Add onion soup mix, boullion and spices.
3. Stir in tomatoes, lentils and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2-2 hours, until veggies and lentils are tender.
Garnish with shredded cheese. Makes about 8-10 servings.