not my picture - from the Food Network website
I made this White Chili with Quick-Roasted Garlic last weekend and it was a BIG hit. Everyone loved it -- kids and hubby. Only comments: too much kale, and not enough beans. I agree about the beans -- one can in a big pot isn't very much. Next time I'll use two cans. The kale was supposed to be spinach, and so maybe I won't get that complaint if I use spinach (I just had kale that I needed to get rid of!) The other changes I made were minor. I used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth because I almost always do.I used half and half instead of cream, once again, because I had some on hand.
This isn't a week-night soup. It takes a little prep (roasting and a lot of chopping) but it makes a great big pot and the leftovers are wonderful. It's healthy, too, if not vegetarian. I highly recommend you give this one a try.