RE: Favorite Soup
I love soup.
Potato - delicious, pure simplicity to make and keeps well. Might not be popular with the Atkins crowd.
Ham and bean - current favorite. Deeply nourishing.
Onion - if not done well, not worth doing at all. If done well, worth everything.
Chowder, clam or fish, is always welcome. To my taste, however, a clear broth is best for the former, no milk or cream.