Submitted by: Mrs. Linda S. from Johnstown, Penna.
Yield: Enough to Freeze Three Meals
Combine all ingredients in a large stew pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer 4 to 5 hours or till reduced by half or more and is thick. Stir occasionally for first few hours and then more often the last hour. Stir in parsley near the end.
Serve with chapati bread or pitas.
You can use vegetable base instead of chicken broth. For low-sodium soup, use salt-free or low-sodium broth. Good luck letting it get thick, I can never wait that long. For extra flavor sauté the onions and celery in oil before adding all the other ingredients.