Jim picked me up an Oster hand-held blender recently, and at first I was stymied with how I would actually use it...what I'm doing seems to be working fine already, right? But then.......this week I made Pea Soup and figured I'd give it a try.
WOW! Did it work fast to make the soup super smooth! The kids ate their soup faster and with less complaints, and Jim and I liked the smooth texture. It almost feels like I poured it out of a can or box! (Now wouldn't that be an SCDer's dream come true?) ;-)
The only thing to watch out for is that you need to keep the blender part submerged in the soup, almost near the bottom, to avoid a big mess! But honestly, even if I made a mess it still just might be worth the smooth product and ease of use. I can already see myself using it in sauces, and any other soup that requires pouring it into the blender after it has been cooked.
Wow, looking back in my pictures I think I found the first photo of one of my first Smashburgers - could it really be 4 and a half years ago?! We discovered Smashburger about a year after we made our second big move to another state, and after I tasted Smashburger I was hooked. We have made it a weekly tradition to eat on Thursday or Friday nights, because really no other restaurant compares taste-wise for a great SCD dinner. And the price is good compared to other sit-down restaurants.
I order a Create Your Own, Big burger, with no bun, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and extra grilled onions.
There is good reason Smashburger is now expanding to other parts of the country! Check their restaurant locator to see if there is one near you... I sincerely hope there is, so you can also enjoy the juicy, flavorful goodness of a Smashburger!
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