According to Julia Child soup is "an excellent lunch or light supper".
Potage Parmentier (Leek or Onion and Potato Soup)
From Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol 1
"Is simplicity itself". I could not put it any better. This recipe only has six ingredients. This has been the easiest MtAoFC recipe that I have made thus far.
Makes about 2 quarts and serves 6 to 8 people
3 to 4 cups or 1 lb. peeled potatoes, sliced or diced
3 cups or 1 lb. thinly sliced leeks including the tender green; or yellow onions
2 cups water
1 tbs salt
4 to 6 tbs whipping cream or 2 to 3 tbs softened butter
2 to 3 tbs minced parsley or chives
Simmer vegetables in water and salt for 40 to 50 minutes
Mash the vegetables. I used a potato masher, but Julia says to use a fork or a food mill. So I really need to get myself a food mill for the more complicated soups to come.
Removed from heat. Stir in whipping cream one spoonful at a time, then decorate with herbs.