I just bought myself a new kitchen toy that has made soup-making sooooo much easier.
I've been planning to make carrot-ginger soup for awhile now, but it's usually such a pain, I was dragging my feet about making it, even though I was craving it. But then I ordered an immersion blender and it came yesterday. So tonight I made my soup. Cooked everything, threw it all in a pitcher, and blended it smooth. So much quicker and easier than processing it cup by cup in my food processor. Also, the immersion blender is so easy to clean!
Olive oil, 2 inches of ginger root, 1/2 yellow onion, garlic powder, mustard powder, splash of veggie stock.
9 carrots, steamed with 1/2 stick butter, a bit of water.
When the carrots were soft, I poured the entire contents of the pot into the larger pot with the onions, etc. Then I added 1-2 cups of heavy cream and a bit more veggie stock.
I let it cook for a few minutes, then I spooned it into a pitcher.
Then I put my new toy to work.
Yes, I made soup in a green drink pitcher.
The instructions for the blender said tall and thin containers work best.
I decided this was the best thing I had.