I also made that pumpkin soup last week and it turned out ok. It was too sweet for my preferences but DH really enjoyed it in a cup with his sandwiches this week to stay warm. I tried to upload some photos of the process but that's proving a bit too difficult with blogger... suffice it to say I'm pleased that I created something edible!
Warm beverages and soup in our cups really helps keep our heating costs lower in the winter too. It's amazing what 2 minutes in the microwave can do for your body!!