I wanted to share a couple of simple recipes of ours. They are cheap, have few ingredients, and are easy to make. Neither one requires any more than a pot and heat/fire to cook. In my mind that makes them ideal for prepping. If anyone else has recipes or ideas, please add to the thread! CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP BASE INGREDIENTS: Cooked Chicken, cut into large chunks (we usually boil the meat with onions). Breast meat is good but dark meat will also work. We usually use boneless, skinless Breast Meat between 1 and two whole breasts, depending on how much you like in the soup. I would think it would be very easy to sub Dehydrated, Freeze-Dried Chicken, or Chicken TVP. 1 Large can (Family Size) of Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup 3 Small cans of regular Chicken Broth (not the no-salt kind, YUCK) Extra-Wide Egg Noodles OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS, TO ADD FLAVOR AND BODY: Celery, chopped into small chunks Carrots, chopped into small chunks Onion, chopped into small chunks Fresh Garlic (2 cloves), chopped into small chunks OR Garlic Powder (dont use garlic Salt, can make too salty) Salt and Pepper, use a little at a time to get the desired flavor Add water if needed to create more volume, a little at a time. DIRECTIONS: Put Condensed Soup and Chicken Broth into a large pot or a slow cooker. Turn on high until it gets good and hot (not to a boil), then reduce to medium or medium-low. Add Chicken Chunks and any other ingredients you choose to use. Let the soup simmer, stirring occasionally, for one to two hours. You may need to turn the heat down just a little. You do not want it to get hot enough to boil. About one hour before serving, boil the egg noodles just until tender. Drain the noodles and then add to the soup. Continue to gently stir occasionally until ready to serve. And my favorite............ VEGETABLE SOUP INGREDIENTS: 1 can of V8 (excellent as a base for your soup!!!) 1 can each of peas, corn, and green beans. Dash of salt and pepper to taste OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS: Any variation of ground beef or other meats to your liking, Hot sauce (to taste), Onion and garlic (fresh, dried, or powder), potatoes, carrots, etc... DIRECTIONS: Pour can of V8 into a pot and make hot, but not boiling. Add vegetables and any other ingredients you wish. If using dried vegetables you might want to re-hydrate prior to adding. Season to taste. Both of these soups taste great!