Whether you are cooking for a big family or a few, soups can create a healthy addition to the weekly menu. They are easily expandable depending on your numbers and divide nicely into freezable portions.
My mother always made a simple beef stew in the winter that would last the evening plus a day or two of leftovers. You can vary this recipe in a number of ways by simply keeping a few soup basics on hand: potatoes, celery, carrots, crushed tomatoes, and onions.
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