A basic cream of mushroom soup. A good alternative to the canned stuff. Experiment with different kinds of mushrooms.
Ingredients (serves 6)
Use a blender or food processor, puree the mixture, leaving some chunks. Set this aside.
Melt the butter in the pot and add the flour. Whisk until smooth.
Add the pureed vegetable mixture back to the pot, along with the salt, pepper, and half-and-half. Bring the soup to a boil and cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Add sherry, and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired.