When I was growing up my mom would try to have a nice dinner on Sundays. About one Sunday out of the month, she would make a pot roast with potatoes, onions, and carrots. The next day she would take the leftover meat, veggies and broth and any other leftover vegetables we had on hand and she would make a big pot of soup. She would usually serve it with cornbread. I like to do the same thing, but I've added bay leaves and basil, which gives this soup a lot of wonderful flavor. This is a typical hand-me-down recipe that isn't precise, my mom never measured anything. I hope you enjoy this soup.