In 2nd grade my teacher Mrs. Means gave the entire class this recipe. I think we ate this in class one day, but I don't recall. It is my favorite vegetable soup recipe to this day. I'm not sure where the soup got the name, but my guess is it was probably from a story we read. My Mom said the original recipe calls for a beef soup bone and beef, but I grew up without it in the recipe. Feel free to throw either or both in to suit your tastebuds or use your own fresh homemade vegetable stock.