Carrot Soup

Difficulty: easy Prep Time: 15 Total Time: 30
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 medium onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3 medium potatoes, diced
4 medium carrots, diced
5 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1/4-1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp pepper

Melt butter in large saucepan. Add onion and garlic; sauté until clear and soft. Add remaining ingredients using 1/4 tsp thyme. Bring to a boil; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Add more thyme if desired. Purée hot soup on batches in a blender (careful of the splatter), or use immersion blender in the pot. Serves 6-8.