I'm a bit embarrassed about this recipe because I'm NOT a fan of the style of cooking which 'assembles' pre-packaged products. However, sometimes, it's cold outside, you're tired, the cupboard is bare, the local store does not stock much more than canned goods and they would laugh in your face if you asked for a bunch of fresh asparagus! So, on such a day and under such conditions, I created this soup. And, whaddya know? It was so darn good I'm gonna share it!