Usually when I make soup, there is no recipe.
I chop up whatever vegetables are in the fridge, cover them in stock, let them boil to within an inch of their lives, wonder dismally if all the nutrients have been killed and then blend it all together into a 'Vegetable Soup' and rely on bread and cheese to make things alright.
I've always wanted to make a more creamy type of soup but obviously following the usual method will not yield different results (note to self).
This evening I followed this recipe for Cream of Broccoli soup. I have never thought to add a bechamel sauce to a soup to make it creamy! genius.
One bowl of the stuff is way more filling than any other soup I've ever made.
I decorated mine with a little red carnation and now it looks decidely Russian. The flower is optional. Please do not wait until you have miniature Indian carnations to make this soup.