This soup, a variation on "Dublin Coddle", I learned while working with an art gallery owner in Ireland - this is a standard stew/soup there for gatherings. Since my last name is Clancy, (Irish) I had to try this recipe at home. Well, after trying it once it's become my family's "go to" recipe for when we have lots of friends and family over for dinner. The longer this cooks the better it tastes so we can easily wait until everyone arrives whenever that may be. If more people are coming than previously expected I just add another potato and carrot to the soup and let it cook until ready to serve. It's a very adjustable soup. The dog character I drew here is a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier a breed originating in Ireland.