I also make a cream of, when making soup. I'm not keen on having diced vegetables floating around in stock. I usually lightly brown onions, garlic and add an apple, tomato passata, smoked paprika and a few florets of cauliflower. Just before serving, a quirt of lemon juice plus a drizzle of oil.
I had a Christmas style breakfast ; mincemeat flavoured milk coffee. A bowl of hot porridge with a huge dollop of warm mincemeat and warm cinnamon flavoured apples cubes with a huge drizzle of soya cream.