My mother made lots of soup when I was growing up. I remember Campbell's tomato soup from the can and some packages of chicken noodle soup (whose brand I do not remember), but my favorite was her 'risi e bisi', an Italian rice and pea soup that was a very liquid risotto.
I too make lots of soups. They are great for freezing and I still have some onion soup and chili in the freezer. While I have never frozen the recipe I am posting today, I couldn't resist showing off, LOL. I submitted this recipe to the local newspaper way back in 1984 (a homage to the book which is now a best seller). It is for my Chunky Cheese Soup. Here is the recipe: