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Thursday, October 29, 2009

My new toy and a new soup

I've always wanted an immersion blender. I always knew it would be something I wouldn't use a ton, but when I'd need it, I'd be so thankful for it. Why keep putting it off? Turns out they're only like $30, and with a coupon I got mine for $25. Let me tell you, I'm already pleased with the purchase. It's amazing how well that baby works! No more transferring soup in batches to the blender, spilling it all over the counter. I've avoided making so many things for that reason alone!

And so what did I use my new purchase on? This soup I finally decided to make: Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup.

The immersion blender came in SO handy on this one. You could still make it without one, but you do have to do the whole transfer in batches thing. Either way, it's definitely worth it. Similar to the curried butternut squash soup I've made before, just without curry, so if curry scares you, try this one. Oh, and if you hate carrots, don't worry, it's not too "carrot-y." Really.
We had it for lunch today, along with a sandwich inspired by Jen (who makes wonderful sandwiches).
Turkey on whole wheat with horseradish cheddar, cranberry chutney, mayo, and sliced apples. Fry it up in a pan with a little butter. Yum! And we like to dip our sandwiches in our soup!
I'm thinking it would be fun to make a new soup once a week.


Jen said...

YUM!! I totally leave the mayo off that sandwich, btw. But you already knew that ;)

I am so-so about carrots, but I never notice them in soup. I think they just add a perfect sweetness. So I'm going to try this one.

If it wasn't raining and Asher wasn't sleeping I would run right out and pick up my own immersion blender. I'm excited you finally committed. I can't believe I've gone this long without one.

Joy said...

ha ha! Baxter got me one about a month ago. I was confused though when I read not to immerse it in anything "hot" - isn't that what it's for? I'm doing it anyway - like you said, they're $30!

~heather said...

an immersion blender is on my wish list. looks yummy!!

Scott and Sara said...

I have one of these! They're great. Love the soup mug you served the soup in.

Jen Gordon said...

I will be making this soup! YUM!

I LOVE my immersion blender. It's great and I use it for all kinds of things. Very easy and clean up is a cinch. :)