It's 5:30 am and my soup is in the crock pot. I decided on leeks and parsnips as my new veggies along with carrots,celery,diced tomatoes, a small can of corn for color some parsley and red pepper flakes. I used a carton on beef brooth and a package of knorrs veg soup mix. I will add some mini bow tie noodles the last hour. When I get home around 12 my house should smell like Julia Child moved in!