There are so many versions of stone soup AND the story of stone soup, but preparation of it is a group affair, & ingredients can be anything that works for you! This particular recipe comes from familyfun.go.com, & it's a great group activity. Two versions of the story can be found online, one at http://stonesoup.esd.ornl.gov & another one at www.thatsmyhome.com . Reading the story to the group is part of it all! The FIRST INGREDIENT--which I'm unable to list properly--should be "1 LARGE stone, preferrably quartz, because it won't break down during cooking."