In the Winter I love a good soup and this is certainly one. You can even use broccoli instead if you don't like asparagus. If I make it with broccoli my finicky son will eat it so you know it must be good.
In a Dutch oven or a soup kettle, saute the potato, onion, carrot and celery in butter until veggies are tender. Sitr in the flour, salt and pepper until blended, gradually add broth, bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add the asparagus; reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Cool to lukewarm, sir in cream and sour cream until smooth. Bring to a boil. Garnish with bacon crumbs.