Wintertime soups and stews . . . nothing better! This recipe will give you a rib-sticking flavorful soup that everyone can tweak as much as desired to satisfy his or her own tastebuds. For those not partial to the taste of lima beans, be aware that this soup barely carries a hint of lima bean flavor, as the lima beans serve merely as the staple for this wonderful dish. This recipe makes a soup as thick or thin as you'd like.