Melt 4 T butter in saucepan (med heat)
Add 1 C diced sweet onion, 3/4 C diced celery, and 3/4 C diced carrot
Cook for about 8 min, stirring occassionally
Add 1 head of cauliflower (could use asparagus instead), coarse chopped
Cook covered for 5 min
Add 1/4 C flour and 4 C veggie stock (I used chicken broth). Stir together.
Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.
Lower heat to med-low, simmer half covered for 25 min.
Blend all together (okay, here's where we got confused, we were supposed to actually blend it it a mixer to make it smooth, we didn't, and we liked ours chunky!)
Add 1 C heavy cream, pinch of nutmeg, salt & pepper to taste
We added some parmesan cheese to our individual bowls.
I finally had success with biscuits! I found this recipe at allrecipes.com, here it is:
2 C flour, 2 1/2 tsp bak powder, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/3 C butter flavored shortening, 3/4 C buttermilk
In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the shortening until crumbly. Stir in the buttermilk just until moistened (I did end up adding a bit more buttermilk). Knead on a floured surface for 1 minute. Roll out to 1/2" thickness, cut with a 2 1/2" biscuit cutter (I just used the end of a glass). Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for approx 10-12 minutes.
Moist and yummy!