I make vegetable soup like my grandma always did, and a giant pot will feed us for the weekend.
I cut up stew meat with scissors, because we have little ones, and to remove the extra fat. I brown that in some oil, and then add stock. I chop onions and garlic, and throw in diced tomatoes also. I let that boil while I chop potatoes, and throw them in with more water before adding all the cans of vegetables I can find. It boils all day, and isn’t ready until dinnertime!