This morning during my commute to work, I was talking about this blog, as I have a tendency to do lately, and an idea was born.
Holiday Soup Exchange – Sharing your Soup-y-ness, One Friend to Another
A cookie exchange is taking place this month but I am unfortunately out of town during the actual exchange. This morning, a commuting friend suggested I host my own and make it a soup exchange instead!
Interesting to note that she suggested this just as I concluded my Plastic Butternut Squash horror story from this weekend. Hmmmm, either she’s incredibly brave or wasn’t listening! *wink* Either way, I think it’s a great idea and want to make it happen. I’m thinking I could find 5 or 6 interested people who agree to make enough mason jars of soup, one for each person involved. Then, we all meet and exchange jars and recipes. That way, everyone leaves with a variety of soups, and the recipes to make more if they wish.
I shall attempt to gauge the interest of various friends in this soup-y venture and be sure to share the results on here as they happen.
After my cannibalistic blender ate itself this past weekend, I figured my soup days were over until I could afford another. Luckily, although my blender is kaput, I have a brand new hand blender to use as a back-up.
It sat, completely forgotten, on a shelf for at least a year, if not more, until now!
A few people have told me they prefer the hand blender to an actual full-sized blender and that, in many ways, it is much more effective and easier to use. I don’t have a preference as of yet since I only used it for about 5 minutes with this soup but it seemed pretty efficient. Which do you prefer? Do you find the hand blender good for specific projects over others?