There is a reason why I always do and should follow a recipe, they work and I'm not a natural chef. I kind of forgot these two proven facts the other day when I decided that I wasn't going to pay attention to measurements. I just threw in however much I wanted of ingredients because I didn't know what I was going to do with the leftover ingredients. This did not work in my favor. When you throw in too many ingredients into soup it doesn't become soup, it becomes mush. The good part of this whole endeavor is that I will be eating my mush for the next week, lunch and dinner. That recipe makes a whole heck of a lot of mush. Haha I've learned my lesson.
p.s. I'm sure this soup would be very good if you followed the recipe.