One of my favorite soups is roasted butternut squash. One day while I was puréeing the squash/onion/garlic in batches in the food processor I thought there must be an easier way to do this. I went online and discovered the wonderful world of immersion blenders.
I don’t know why I never thought to buy one before. I mean, we all know I’m the crazy soup lady and that I love kitchen gadgets. It only makes sense that I would have one, right? I asked for one for Christmas, and it is one of my favorite gifts. So far I’ve blended roasted butternut squash, black bean and split pea soups. I’ve also used the chopping attachment and the little beaker for making hummus.
The attachments work well enough for small projects, but I’ll still get out the food processor for heavy duty chopping. The blender, however, is genius! It’s so easy to use and quick to clean up that I’m kicking myself for not getting one sooner.
I wish I was better at food photography because right about here would be where I would post a fancy picture of my roasted butternut squash or a nifty shot of my hummus, but alas, I’m good with the blender, not the camera. You’ll just have to settle for a stock gadgety photo instead.