1 large onion -- coarsely chopped
Saute the onion and celery in butter in large saucepan or small
stockpot until sweated. Add flour, stir in well and cook for about 5
minutes. Whisk in stock and simmer for 30 minutes, skimming
occasionally. Add solids, return to boil, reduce heat to simmer for
20-30 minutes. Add cream, correct seasonings. Leave chunky or puree
with wand or countertop blender. Serve.
"Anything" can be sliced mushrooms, diced chicken or turkey, asparagus, green beans, broccoli, tomato pulp, cauliflower, artichoke hearts, shrimp, carrots, lobster, or whatever... Also can add rice or pasta to extend. Cheeses.