This is my mom.
It's not a current picture, but it's my favorite one of her. She was really something on the sailboat... handy, loving and a superior cook, despite the challenges the size of our galley brought. Whether on land or at sea, on Sunday evenings we often had soup and sandwiches. She would start a pot of something after church or a early sail, then create a meal around that soup, adding open faced sandwiches and a salad. Then she would fix us each up a tray, and we would go into our four corners - bedroom, den, living room or office - though, she and I often took to watching a program and eating our dinners together. It was my favorite day of week for a while, mostly because of dinner. The rest of the week we ate together as a family, always in the dining room, so Sundays were special.
Here are two our favorite Sunday soups.
In each recipe, if you choose to leave out the ham bone, they become vegan and gluten free.
I have made variations of each over the years and they freeze well, are nutritionally dense, inexpensive and can easily be done in the crock pot.