Into this pot goes that straggler carrot, a stalk or two of celery, a smidgen of peas and perhaps some pasta or rice.
It's a tradition of my grandmother who always had one on the back of her stove. Every day the "soup" is a bit different but always good and makes for a good savory lunch (along with a slice of good bread). It is often our winter lunch and it changes from day to day depending upon what dinner brings the night before.
My grandmother would put her "pot" on the back porch (which was unheated in the winter) -- I put mine in the fridge. But after the breakfast dishes, back it goes on the back burner to simmer until it is lunchtime!
It's a winter staple -- this soup pot and some of our best lunches come from the goodness within!