Caroline, this soup is divine! I made World's Best Alfredo Sauce. for the Alfredo sauce base and made the rest as written. We could not have been happier with this delectable soup! My grandmother used the "waste not, want not" saying around our house too! Thanks for reminding me of her today - Easter. She always went out of her way to make our holidays so special. Great memories and great PAC 2010 find!