So you chop and diced and pour and mince and stick everything in a big huge pot. And then you add a few spices...
1 pt. green beans
1 qt. diced tomatoes
1 C. peas
1 can mushrooms -put them in the blender if you're serving this to mushroom haters-
About 1/2 of an 8 oz. bag of pepperoni, cut in to 1/4s
About a tablespoon of minced garlic
2 1/2 tsp. salt less or more... depending on your love of salt
1/4 - 1/2 tsp EACH -depending on how spicy you like stuff- of:
thyme, black pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, Italian seasoning, cumin, sage, garlic powder, onion powder, Mrs. Dash & dried parsley
3 beef bouillon cubes
Dump everything in a big pot over medium high heat until it starts boiling. Keep adding water and seasonings as needed until it's perfect, then cook on medium heat until all the veggies are tender.
*If you and all of your household can eat carrots you can reduce the rutabaga to 1 C. and add 1 1/2 C. sliced carrots. And if you have half a bag of broccoli taking up time & space in your freezer you can use that too. :)