This time of year my body just craves foods that are creamy, warm, and comforting. I'm definitely a big fan of creamofanything soups in classic southern dishes, but sometimes the comfort food is way more fun when the flavor base comes from other countries.
I made this a few weeks ago when my parents and sister (only one of them...it was weird) came over for dinner. This is a perfect meal for entertaining because it's flavorful and special, but you can make it well in advance and let it sit on the stove for up to 3 hours until you're ready to serve!
I just love not being rushed at the last minute when I have people over for dinner. It allows more time for boxed wine consumption and dog-heckling. Try it sometime!