I loved it, which I knew I would - once upon a life (the Utah version), this stuff was in heavy rotation. (I need to make a batch of cheddar cheese soup here soon). Val really liked it (and said the whole dinner was tasty, hallelujah). Jeff said it was better than he expected and to use less celery seed next time. I count this as recipe win. :) We'll make it again.
Meantime, I'm having to restrain myself from going and attacking the leftovers straight from the Tupperware.