optionalToppingsChopped Bacon, Shredded Cheese, Green Onions
Sauté carrots, celery, onions, sweet peppers, mushrooms, and garlic in about 1 Tblsp. bacon grease until onions are soft and translucent. In a separate dish, cook potatoes in about 2 cups chicken broth until soft; mash them in the broth and add all to pan with sausage and sautéed veggies. Add remaining ingredients except for cream, flour, and toppings.
Whisk the flour in the cream until smooth and add to soup. Serve with your favorite bread, or in hamburger bun 'bowls'! and top with chopped bacon, green onions, and shredded cheese. Enjoy with Peach Creek Oasis or Aloha Wine.
As with most soups, tastes better if prepared the day before.
Recipe adapted from several found on the internet including one at damndelicious.net;