We ate this soup the other day and it was lovely. I thought that adding the whole head of cabbage would be too much, so I held some back and it was a bit runny. Moral of the story - add the whole dang thing.
Hearty Cabbage Soup
1 lb Sausage
1 chopped onion
4-5 celery stalks, sliced, diced, chopped, whatever
4-5 diced potatoes
32 oz chicken broth
3 cups milk
1 small head of cabbage, cut into small pieces
1 T salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 T brown sugar
1 teaspoon caraway seed (I only used about 1/2 tsp)
1-2 cups heavy cream
Add onion, celery, potatoes and chicken broth to large stock pot. Bring to a boil. Cut sausage into slices then throw them in with the potato mixture. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. Add milk, cabbage, salt, pepper, brown sugar and caraway seed; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes longer. Stir in cream and let it get hot, but don't boil again.
Thank you to the lovely lady over at Newlyweds for the recipe. She also has some nice pictures showing you how to cook it, step by step.