Two Servings

Put two tablespoonfuls of finely-chopped onion, a half cupful of chopped celery tops, a tablespoonful of chopped parsley and two tablespoonfuls of chopped carrot over the fire in a half pint of water; boil five minutes, watching carefully. Turn into a double boiler, add a pint of milk, cover the boiler and let the contents cook slowly for thirty minutes; add a half teaspoonful of salt and strain. Serve alone or with croutons, as the case requires.