This soup was good. It's a recipe that takes a little more prep and cooking than I usually like, but it was good. Next time I will double the recipe since as a main serving this only made 3 for us. I used veggie broth in place of the chicken broth and included the bay leaf in the cheese cloth pouch. We did not think it needed cheese and the soup was a little sweeter than I anticipated (this was a good thing). Also, instead of the 1 1/2 pints, or 3 cups, I had to add an additional 2 cups, and really, could have added even more as it was very heavy on the onions in ratio to broth. Very good though and one I'll make again. Thanks for posting.