It’s cold and rainy here today, and the only thing that I wanted was a big bowl of soup. As a matter of fact, I actually did all of my running around yesterday, just to insure that I could stay in my pajama pants for the majority of the day. 🙂 So Alex and I have been watching football and snacking, and now I’m closing out the evening with this baby. I’ve used my favorite mirepoix base for this simple soup and I added in some potatoes and pearl barley to make it a bit hearty. I also threw in some kale because it felt like the right thing to do, but as usual, use whatever veggies you have on hand. This is another one of my soups, that has the tendency to soak up all of the liquids, so you may have to add in some more near the end depending on how thick you like your soup to be, so adjust accordingly.