Saturday, January 14, 2012

I Never Knew I Always Wanted One

A few years ago, I was given a little liquid measuring cup.  It looks like a shot glass.  As someone who doesn't drink alcohol, I was a little embarrassed by it.  But, I've got to tell you, I use it all the time to measure liquid ingredients in recipes.  It has lines for teaspoons and tablespoons (maximum capacity 2 tablespoons), and it is so much easier than measuring spoons.  I never knew it, but I always wanted one.

Well, this past Christmas, I received another gift that I never knew I always wanted:  an immersion blender.  Like the liquid measuring cup, I use it all the time. 



The soup recipe I made tonight called for me to add whole vegetables to the water, and let them simmer for a while until softened.  My handy-dandy blender pureed two whole onions, 2 whole leeks, 2 whole zucchinis, 2 bunches of kale, along with 1/2 cup of raw cashews!  No more ladling hot soup out to put into a regular blender--just put the blender stick into the pot and voila

What are some of your "I never knew I always wanted one" items?

Thankful thought:  Thanks for modern conveniences.  

1 comment:

  1. Immersion blenders make soups so much easier. I use mine all the time.

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