Made a huge pot of 3-bean vegetable soup. My secret: strain, portion and freeze the broth from a pot of beans and save for later.
Also, less than energetic romaine lettuce makes a delicious broth with onions, garlic and other spices.
Strain, discard/compost the solids and use the broth as a base for soup.
I now have two quart jars to nibble on this week, 3 pint-sized bags to freeze, half a pint for a snack today and 1 pint to share with some lucky soul.