It's a great way to stretch your ingredients and as a result, stretching your dollars even further. A pot of soup will feed at least 6 people or multiple meals for less people. Originally, the roast pork I cooked on Sunday was about a 4 lb pork shoulder roast costing $11. It fed two of us for Sunday Dinner, and 4 more leftover dinners. Then, the remaining ingredients were added to make this soup, stretching it even further. If you break down the cost, in total this roast pork will have made 12 meals for a little under a $1.00 per meal. "More bang for your buck"!