I found this recipe in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and decided to try it since I had all of the ingredients on hand. Wow, was I ever impressed by this simple recipe. The soup is flavorful, thanks to the rosemary (although my daughter actually likes it better without the rosemary - your choice to add it in or not!) and very hearty. Perfect for a cold winter day. The crispy carrots are optional but they really do take this soup up a notch. I like to make the crispy carrots first, but you could also start making them while the soup simmers. I could eat the crispy carrots all on their own!