Thanks to my best foodie friend Jeremy, whom I miss desperately, we had potato and leek soup. [That's sort of Irish, right?] After discussing leeks over instant messenger, he sent me the URL for this recipe.
It was a good, lower calorie alternative because it didn't include any heavy cream. It tasted like a cross between French onion and potato soup. I felt it needed just a little something more, but I could never place just exactly what.
Ian really liked it, and was slightly disappointed that it didn't make enough for leftovers! I'd say we'll probably have this again next winter.