For toppings I sprinkled sharp cheddar and bacon crumbles (I found a precooked bacon uncured with no nitrites or nitrates at Trader Joe's, pricey, but good) and some chives.
It was a nice first course before the corned beef and cabbage, which I neglected to take a picture of. Second year in a row, too.
Soup got good reviews from my friend who had a bowl.
Joining Seasonal Sundays, Sunny Simple Sundays, and On The Menu Monday, and Clever Chicks . Many thanks to the hostesses.