Delicious soup. Period.

It's the end of March and I'm craving a hot bowl of soup?? Those little days in between the bitter-cold where it's about 65 degrees out and you can walk out of the gym in shorts and not FREEZE really tease me.  I still felt like making some soup to warm up the kitchen AND drink some hot broth to release any of the cold I still have in me, so I went to Russo's and bought mounds of wonderful vegetables to melt into something creative.

Came home, and decided on a Harpoon Munich Dark beer first. Thank you Jesse, it was great.
The vegetables I used:

4 celery stalks
4 carrots
1 sweet potato
1/3 summer squash
1 white onion
1 yellow squash
1/3 Savoy cabbage (the crinkled-leaf kind)
1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
handful of chopped flat leaf parsley
Cut the root veggies up into large chunks, turn the oven up to 400 Degrees and roast them until very soft.and sweet. This takes about 40 minutes.

Also, there's no need to peel them, just wash them.  They're going into the blender.
Dice the onion and add it to about a tablespoon of crushed garlic and extra virgin olive oil that is being heated in a deep frying pan.

I tried to take a picture of my crying eyes here after I cut the onion. NONE of them came out even half way decent to share.
Sweat baby, sweat. Sweat the onions until translucent and then add the chopped up yellow squash. Then the chopped celery.
Next, I took out my large soup pot added 2 48oz cans of fat free chicken broth, the cooked onion, squash, celery, and chopped cabbage.  I turned the flame up to medium-high and put on the lid to let the cabbage slowly cook.

Out of the oven! Root vegetables are soft.
BLEND IT. Add some water to make it easier on yourself
Add the blended orange vegetables to the soup and stir!

Next, add the following spices:

Garlic powder
Dried Chives
Onion powder
Black pepper

Just add a little at a time. I honestly can't estimate how much I put in, just enough to make it taste very delicious!

Let the soup cook on low heat for another 40 minutes until the vegetables are soft. Heat it up and enjoy :)