Please bear with me as this is my first posting :-). Monday night is always soup night in our home and I'm often looking for recipes that are not too complicated AND my kids will eat. As usual no one recipe quite did what I wanted, so combining ideas from others I came up with this recipe and my kids loved it. Great comfort food for rainy days or cold prairie winters. I add extra ground cayenne to my bowl, for an extra kick and it's health properties. :D Serve with fresh, homemade bread or crusty buns. This recipe is very adaptable, as Chef Gusteau says... “anyone can cook !” =D. Please be creative to suit your own individual tastes as well as what you have on hand and feel free to share with me your changes.