I’ve had one of these immersion blenders in my kitchen for a few years now.
It’s been used for smoothies, guacamole and Paleo Mayo. Very handy that way.
Last night it demonstrated a new skill: pureeing soups. I know, I know…so many people have posted recipes for carrot, squash or creamed broccoli soup, etc, but I had never actually tried them myself. Although I’d thought it a good idea – perhaps one that was too complicated or messy.
Well, I made a basic turkey veggie soup, using up all the aging vegetables in the fridge: carrots, celery, onion, bok choy and zucchini. My usual sautéed mushrooms and onions were missing, so combined with bone broth and rather dry, bland turkey lunchmeat, it made for a bland, boring meal. [Like I said, I was using up the aging foods from the fridge…] And the boy was really turned off by the idea of diced zucchini in his soup and refused to eat it.
I did not want the food to go to waste, so I got creative and whipped out the blender (a.k.a. the magic wand) and Presto! a new meal altogether. And while I was at it, I enriched it with Bulletproof® Upgraded Collagen Protein Powder for even more gelatin goodness.
Served it up with some sweet potato chips and they loved it! Two bowls each.
Dinner saved by the Magic Wand. Harry Potter couldn’t have done it better!
Got two myself! One for Hubby’s coffee and another for the collagen.
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My son has vacation from activities this last week before school starts. He spent the first two days of it glued to the TV or playing games on the old cell phone. Mamma was not happy.
So this morning before he woke up, I hid the TV remotes, the cell phone and locked the computer. He complained loudly at first, but then re-discovered his Spoonerboard – a toy we’d gotten last summer that sat largely unused (due to lack of snow in winter) and then forgotten. Boredom begets creativity…