The dh and I do this monthly supper thing where we have to make/share cuisines from different places. I'm not a good cook, and some of the other participants are chef-level, so I always stress about what to bring. For German cuisine a few months ago, I tried this soup that sounded...interesting. It was great. Easy to make and very delicious. Potatoes, cream and cucumbers are the main ingredients. I used tender skinned potatoes and didn't peel, but you'd want to if you use potatoes with a tougher skin.
You can find the recipe here (I don't want to cut and paste, since I used the site recipe and want to give them credit...aren't internet recipe sites the best ever?): Gurken und Kartoffelsuppe.
Highly recommended for soup lovers withstanding winter (although the Northeast has been amazing warm so far).