So I started with some butter. Mmmmm,....butter.
Added the usual chopped onions.
Then threw in the diced celery.
I added some chicken broth and let it simmer for about 20 minutes until the celery was tender. Then I pureed the soup with a hand blender, salt, pepper, and thyme. I put the soup back on the heat, added about 1/4 cup of cream, and then cooked just until the cream was heated through.
I wanted to spice the soup up a bit, so I thought I would make Parmesan crisps. I've never made them before. Basically they are a heap of Parmesan that you broil into bubbly goodness and then let cool until they crisp up. You can then use them like croutons (if they make it past your mouth).
Here they are starting out:
And under the broiler. Yummy bubbly.
And here they are after I tried to remove them from the tin foil (suddenly realizing that I forgot to use cooking spray first):
Uh-huh. Suddenly not so pretty. I scraped the poor cheese off the of the foil and plopped the disgusting-looking remnant into the bowl of soup. Definitely not pretty.
It was, however, quite tasty. So maybe next time I'll spray the foil or just add Parmesan to the soup. Either way it's an easy, simple, yummy winner.