This is a great meal if you are feeling lazy or just don't have the time. All you need is a potato and a few odds and ends. You can make the potato the night before and pop it in the oven when you get home from work the next day. You don’t even have to make the soup. There are some perfectly good canned soups in the supermarkets. One of my favorites is Campbell’s Chicken Noodle.
Of course if you do have the time and the inclination a fresh soup is always better.
For the potato:
Bake a large potato and allow it to cool so you can handle it. While it is cooling put a pot on the stove and let it heat with a little olive oil. Chop up some onions and some garlic along with some parsley. Put the onions in the pot to cook slowly, add the garlic and let it cook a little. Take it off the heat.
Then look in the fridge to see what you can add. Mushrooms / bacon/ ham/ frozen peas/sausage/spinach/: all are good candidates for the stuffing and at any given time there must be at least 3 items that would be good for this purpose in your fridge. Add them to your onion mix and cook, but very lightly. You want most of the cooking done inside the potato in the oven.
Scoop the flesh from the potato into a bowl in big lumps and add your mix from the stove. Add chopped parsley, salt and pepper and a drizzle of Virgin Oil and then fill your potato. Finish in a medium oven and serve with a salad and the soup