Asparagus Soup I

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      Asparagus Soup I
      3 tbs butter
      1 leek, sliced
      1 clove garlic, minced
      1 lb fresh asparagus spears, each cut into thirds
      1 cup chicken broth
      1 cup water
      1 tsp salt
      1/2 tsp pepper
      1/2 cup chive and onion cream cheese spread
      1/4 cup milk
      Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium heat. Add leeks. Cook 5 min or until tender, stirring occasionally.

      Stir in garlic. Cook and stir 2 min. Add asparagus, broth and water.

      Stir. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 min or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Stir in salt and pepper.
      Mix cream cheese spread and milk until well blended.
      Process asparagus mixture in food processor until smooth.

      Pour into 4 soup bowls. Add cream cheese mixture. Swirl gently with spoon.

      Serves 4
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