Generally speaking, cream soups are all made the same way, and all that really changes is the vegetable you use. You can prepare the base ahead of time and freeze it until you're ready to finish it off. You can use light cream, or skip the cream altogether for a lighter version. Whether you love them already or not, if you haven't added cream soups to your menu yet, give this one a try and see for yourself.
For a cold day, or a slightly formal dinner, try this exquisite asparagus, spinach, and pea soup as a starter. The toasted pine nuts add a special touch to this soup.