Friday, November 26, 2010

Mish Mash

I have wanted an immersion blender for some time now. I recently became a happy owner and tested it out. That orange glop you see is actually some delicious butternut squash soup. It's just a bit thick but still yummy. I didn't have a recipe. I just winged it like I usually do. I sweated some onions, carrots, celery and garlic until the onions were soft. I added in 3 white potatoes and a medium size butternut squash. Both were pealed and cut into 1" cubes. I covered them with chicken broth and brought it to a boil. Once it came to a boil I turned the heat down to a simmer and let it go until the potatoes were soft. It took about 45 minutes. Then I took the immersion blender to it and made it smooth. I had a bowl for lunch and put the rest in the freezer. It will be great for quick dinners at work with a piece of hearty bread.

I also made faux banana ice cream and faux mango ice cream. For the fake ice cream you chopped up your fruit and place it in the freezer. After it is frozen you use the immersion blender to chop up the fruit until smooth. It comes out cold and creamy just like ice cream. It's great for me because of my milk allergy plus it's healthier than ice cream.

I also received this little package in the mail this week. Val  sent these out to all the participants in the YOE. The card says not to open until Christmas. I'm trying to be good and wait but I don't know if I will make it.

I also finished the main portion of the cupcake scarf. It just needs the embellishments. Plus, I am waiting on customer approval of the colors.


Tonya said...

how cute is that it

Barb said...

I am not much for squash but it looks good enough to try...I would probably like it....Sam I am..

Love the scarf!

Jackie said...

I've never used an a hand held blender. I think it would be great to make a low cal broccoli soup!

Cute scarf!

Katie :o) said...

Mmmmmm... sounds delicious! And the hand-held blender sounds easier to use and clean up than the big, wonky ones!

Melinda Cornish said...

that soup sounds good and I love the cupcake scarf.....I am wearing my scarf you made me last year today with my jacket....hard to believe a year flew by,,,,,,