I sometimes wonder why soup is such a comforting food. Maybe it’s because after you combine a few ingredients and put the soup on the stove to simmer, it softly bubbles along, taking responsibility for creating a pleasing meal for you.
This cream of celery soup recipe is very simple and calls for ingredients that are generally on hand if you cook at all. Don’t use the dark green outer stalks of the celery; the pale green and inner white tender parts have much more flavor.
Serve this with cornmeal muffins and poached or baked pears with a brown sugar topping.