This is one of my favorite crock pot recipes. I make it at least once every winter. It's great for lunches for the week or to feed a crowd (especially if your crowd considers soup a main event!). It's one of those recipes that I pinned on Pinterest ages ago and have gradually adapted into my own. It's full of flavor, and it's creamy without being too heavy. I'll be eating it all week and won't ever get tired of it!