This is one of the few recipes we have from my husband's mother. I have no clue why "bisque" is in the title, as that is traditionally a milk/cream based soup and there isn't a bit of that in it. It is one of our favorites and company has liked it, too. I'm putting it here because the strip of paper it was written on almost 30 years ago, is getting a bit tattered! Also, we usually double this recipe, as it freezes really well. This is also a great recipe to use up the leaves of your celery stalks. The leaves have a sharper flavor than the stalk does, which add to this dish.