Our household has been enjoying soup this fall. Our favorite is clam chowder. All three boys love it as much as their father, so I make it often! I do not have a real recipe and each time it is a bit different, but I enjoy the process every time. Here is what I do - amounts are not critical, just be creative! Canned clams. Minced or chopped are great. Strain and reserve the clam juice. Dice up an onion. Dice celery. Add a stick of butter. (not a low fat recipe :) Saute the celery and onion in butter until tender. Peel potatoes and dice up. Boil potatoes in the clam juice until tender. Add potatoes & clam juice to the celery and onion. Add clams. Now to make the cream sauce: Butter: Flour Simmer. Add half & half - I use milk sometimes as well, or a mixture of the two. Cook until thickened and smooth. Add to clam mixture. Season with salt and pepper and Old Bay Seasoning. While soup is simmering; knit. Which is of course, the most important step! The hats are coming along. Eat and enjoy.