I Love, love, love this soup. I'm never without some in my fridge or freezer. I will say that my husband calls this my "compost soup" because of all the veggies I add to it. I love mushrooms, so I always include some in this soup, whether they are rehydrated dried mushrooms or just fresh one. I also add carrots and sometimes cabbage. This soup is a yummy compliment to a grilled cheese sandwich or great on it's own if you add some chicken breast or ham steak. Oh yeah, & it's wicked easy to make.