I had a few mushrooms rapidly turning less than fresh so I decided to use them up. I looked for a mushroom soup recipe and turned this one up, it looked nice enough though I didn’t want to use the food machine to chop them up. Took a few other liberties with the ingredient list but nothing radical. The soup turned out pretty good, but the highlight of the meal was the crouton topping. I diced a few slices of my experimental “hearty loaf of bread” and toasted them in a skillet with butter and olive oil.