I recently sat down with our culinary Chef, Brittany, to brainstorm some great soup ideas to feed a crowd. We wanted to start with our basic Irish Soup recipe and adapt it for any ingredients you may have on hand. In many cultures, dishes start with a vegetable base. In French cooking, this is called Mirepoix. In Cajun and Creole cooking, it is called the Holy Trinity. Each of these cultures has a classic vegetable combination that many savory dishes begin with. In many grocery stores, you can even purchase a jar or frozen package of Mirepoix or Holy Trinity. We have paired 6 different vegetable combinations with spices and traditional meats and seasoning so that you can easily substitute with what you have on hand. Alternatively, you can make this dish vegetarian by using vegetable stock and doubling up on the veggies.