I started with 'the trinity', as it is known in cajun cooking. This is diced onion, celery and green pepper and I sauteed that in some of my rendered duck fat. Yummmmy! Then I added beef chili (in the freezer and left over from taco salad), black beans and black eyed peas (previously cooked and in my freezer), and chiffonade of chard leaves. I threw in a bit of brown and wild rice, for good measure.
Pairing this soup with a slice of my flower pot bread and I have a nice meal for a winter day.