Large saucepan, or stock pot
Directions:Over medium-high heat, melt 3 Tbsp butter in a large pot.
Add onion, carrots, and celery.
Cook until the onions become translucent.
Stir in the broth.
Melt the remaining butter in a skillet over medium heat.
In a small bowl, mix the half-and-half and flour, stirring until a smooth paste forms.
Remove from heat and serve.
Sprinkle with finely chopped green onions, scallions, or leeks just before serving.
We like to crumble crisp bacon into the bottom of each serving bowl.
Try your favorite grated cheese as a garnish (we like cheddar!)