Make this hot and hearty soup the main course of a simple meal. Serve with whole-grain rolls or bread, or assorted crackers.
Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan or Romano cheese.
"Stone Soup" is a children's folktale that tells an optimistic story of townspeople sharing ingredients from their cupboards and an actual stone to make a pot of soup. We used some of the same ingredients-but not the stone!-and cooked them in the slow cooker.