I usually don't like to see when someone tweaks another s recipe, but I made this soup with some tweaks and my family absolutely loved it. I already had some chopped onions and celery left over from thanksgiving. I sauteed them in the butter along with a bag of frozen mixed vegetables( green beans, peas, carrots). I also added some cream of chicken soup to thicken up the broth. My teenage sons were fighting over it. It was amazing. Thanks for the recipe.