My first Saturday with the blender – Part 2 (Applesauce and Soup)

After making scrambled eggs successfully, I decided to try out a few other things:  Applesauce and soup.

For applesauce, I quartered four apples, leaving the skin on, removing the seeds, stems and fuzzy bottoms, and put them in a pot.  I used my Zojirushi water boiler pot to fill the pot with enough water for all the apples to float, and then let it boil for a few minutes.  I dumped the apples into a strainer and threw them in the blender with some ground cinnamon, turned the blender on, quickly dialed up to 10, and then threw the blender into high mode, and watched the apples get turned, pretty much instantaneously, into applesauce.

Since no one wants to eat hot applesauce (at least no one I know), I put it into a bowl and found space for it in the fridge away from the dairy and other, more heat sensitive, foods.

Then I got started on the soup.  The Whatever Half-Used Vegetables And Spices You Happen To Have Soup.  Basically, we had half a cucumber, half a green pepper and half an onion in the vegetable drawer.  I threw them in, liquified them and then figured I’d open a can of tomato puree and throw some of that in.  Since I was probably closer to V8 than soup at this point, I put in some hot water, curry powder, rosemary leaves, chicken broth powder, salt and pepper.  I probably threw in a few other things too, but that’s what I remembered.

It tasted decent enough, but it was still pretty mild and had a pass resemblance to V8, which my wife is not a fan of.  To give it some flavor and make it takes more like a tomato based soup than a vegetable drink, I opened the fridge and took out some cilantro and a nearly empty bag of “Finely Shredded Taco Style Cheese”, which was natural cheddar and asadero cheese with taco seasoning.  (I’m guessing my wife bought this for Taco Rice with no clue that the cheese had a small amount of taco powder.)  I put the cheese and cilantro into the blender and turned it back on.  By now steam was coming out of the top, which seemed like a good sign that the soup was ready to eat.

It was surprisingly good.

My wife said it tasted like Tortilla Soup, and I don’t disagree with that appraisal.  We ate it all, and knowing what went into it, I’d gladly have it again.  Hopefully the half used vegetables lying around next time I want to randomly throw things into the blender taste this good.

The applesauce still wasn’t cold or as hard as I’d have liked, but we took it out after the soup was done and ate it all.  Knowing it was made with fresh apples made it pretty easy to eat guilt-free, and it smelled amazing.  It wasn’t that different from normal applesauce, but I’m guessing it was better for me.

Update:  Here’s a newer post of the applesauce recipe.

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    • Thank you very much for the kind words! Yes, I have considered, and I have added video and photos in various posts…but, well, I can tell you that I wish I had a nice photo of every recipe I post about, and more videos as well.

      Your suggestion is a good one, and I’ll try to get more photos/videos in future posts. 🙂

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