I have not made this soup yet as its August in ND, but I have to say I can't wait to make it just because of that wonderful story. How nice it is to be able to make someone so happy with just the simplest of things!
Found this recipe while looking for something to use up all those potatoes I found on sale. What a lovely soup; warm, creamy and thick comfort on this super cold winter day. The slight pink tinge gave it that extra appeal. I did add a bit of crushed garlic and some crisp bacon for that extra punch. DH and I both enjoyed it. It made a lot so I've tried freezing some and hope that turns out well. Made for the photo forum - comfort foods
DH & I really enjoyed this soup! DS wasn't a huge fan of it, mainly because of the color. I used half paprika & half dried chipotle pepper which added a little heat to the dish. Other than that, made as directed. Very easy soup & smelled delicious simmering away. In fact, DS said he could have eaten right out of the pan of simmering veggies before the milk was added! LOL I must have had it on too high of a simmer, as I ended up having to add another 1/2 cup of water to finish cooking the veggies. Today was the perfect rainy, cold day for soup! Thanks for sharing, daviann! Made for October 2009 Think Pink tag event.