First get a cauldron.
Then add the following in whatever order you want:
1 lb. bag each of (dry, uncooked) lentils, black beans, dark red kidney beans
1/2 lb. bag of barley, unless gluten sensitive
approximately 1 cup each: chopped onion, chopped celery, chopped carrots
Add water to cover; simmer for 1 hour or until water is gone.
Add more water to cover, put on a lid and let sit overnight. (preferably while the moon is full)
Next day, add: salt, Adobo, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme in quantities
you think whoever you cook for will eat.
If you have a dying garden, gather marigold blossoms and over-ripe tomatoes,
broccoli leaves, etc. Cut blossoms and broccoli leaves into small bits with a scissors.
The herbs mentioned above I also cut this way because it's more fun.
Just keep tossing things into the cauldron, and let it bubble and simmer.
To ensure a positive response, serve in large bowls with toasted garlic/parmesan/buttered bread, on the side;
wait until everyone is famished, then eat in semi-darkness while watching a good TV show or movie.
Personally, I prefer this soup beast-free, however if you are, or cook for
meat and potato lovers, as I do, throw in a few cut up chunks of any variety potatoes,
then add whatever chupacabra you can catch.