Created by Kchurchill5 "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen on October 20, 2011
Step 1: Vegetables ... Add the broth to a large pot along with the potatoes, carrot, onion, garlic, thyme and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium and cook until the vegetables are tender. Depending on the size of the vegetables, it should take around 15-20 minutes.
Step 2: Puree ... I prefer to use a stick blender, but you can also use a regular blender and puree in batches. If using a stick blender, it is best to remove it from the heat. Also, don't forget to remove the bay leaf before you puree.
Step 3: Finish ... Once the soup is pureed, return to the heat and add the cream or milk. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper.
Step 4: Serve ... Garnish with a few chives or chopped bacon are my favorites. ENJOY!