This is a simple, hearty soup that is the perfect thing to keep you and your family warm during this arctic weather we're experiencing. If you're anything like me and your snow-blower is on the fritz and you live in Michigan, you'll need a little extra something to get you going on your energy for shoveling. Not that I got very far on my shoveling. our driveway is truly despicable. At least we've got soup, though...and my new Le Creuset French Oven that I'm obsessed with. I had way too much fun with my Amazon gift cards that I got for Christmas.