I make my own soup, I don't use any measurements, just buy whatever veg i fancy, last time i made it i bought potatoes, carrots, parsnip, onions, cabbage, celery. Last time i made it i bought far too much veg from the shop at the very bottom of the moor next to dempseys...filled my rucksack for just £4, much cheaper and better quality than supermarkets
chop it all into small cubes, put into a saucepan with a little oil and stir regularly for about 10 mins, then cover with chicken stock (or veg stock), i use 1 stock cube for every litre of liquid....last soup i made took 5 litres to cover everything!
I also put some some cut up mishaped bacon in too for a bit extra flavour, cheap and cheerful!
Bring to the boil, simmer for 30-40 mins, and its done!
If you want a chunky soup, leave as it is, if you want a thick soup then put in a blender, or if you want a mixture of both, put about half in the blender then put back in the pan with the chunky bits :-) I have yet to try putting cream or anything in, but will give it a go next time
Perfect for freezing too, i cook in bulk and put in plastic pots, take for my dinner to work and just warm up in the microwave :-)