Friday, February 25, 2011

Hot Soup Kitchen

Ask any of my friends or family and they will tell you I'm a great cook and baker. I bake bread and sweets from scratch, I can knock out a holiday dinner for 20, I can make sweet potatoes to please a tot to grandpa. Knock on wood, I rock in the kitchen! Mind you I despise clean up. I'm not bragging it's just a fact. I've gleaned knowledge from German mommas, old school Amish, crazy big southern women, and everyone in between. But in all those years not once had anyone prepared me for what happened to my kitchen this evening!
Fast forward thru a fun day of games with the kids, washing mountains of dishes, marathon podcasts of my two favorite crazy moms Heather & Kate on Naptime Radio, and chopping veggies for tomato soup.

No real recipe but I had just seen the Neelys (Food Network Southern comfort couple) make an awesome tomato soup and the hubby wanted some. So long story short... Get to the part where you either blend with immersion blender or in a regular blender. So into the blender my boiling steaming soup went. Lid on and hit purée. Bam!!! Boiling hot liquid shoots all over the kitchen and me. What the Fudge?! You would think common sense should of hit me! Duh mommy moment! Steam needs to escape somewhere and the pressure built up would take the path of least resistant. But no, I thought "must not of had the lid on right" and yea that hot liquid was freaking hot on my shirt! So I hit the button again. Repeat explosion! Bam! okay that's it! I google "hot soup in blender" and find a YouTube clip demonstrating starting the blender dry and adding liquid slowly. Okay genius give it a try. Nope same result. Ahh! By now my kitchen floor is a slippery mess, the walls look like someone vomited soup, and every corner has tomato in it and I want to shove my arm in the freezer!
So I google again and an "ah ha" moment! Take the little circle out of the lid and cover with a towel. "ohhh." Why didn't I think of that?

This photo so doesn't do the mess any justice! Holy cow I'll be scrubbing forever.
So moral to the story... Use your head. lol! By the way I loved the soup and hubby apparently wasn't crazy about it, go figure.

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  1. Oh, man! No fun. A while back, I had an "aha moment" about blending hot chili peppers. Someone had given me a ton of hot peppers ... way too many to use right away, so I figured: I'll boil them, blend them, and freeze them for Salsa. After the peppers were boiled, they blended OK in small batches. I wanted to know how the hot mess smelled. Mistake. When the hot, spicy puree is also hot and steamy, the oil in the peppers must get into the steam, because just breathing it in was too much, and my nose felt coated with super-hot-spicy-chili-pepper-juice. Memorable, to say the least!
    ~ Susie

  2. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has those, "Oh my, how have I survived this long without getting hit by a bus?", moments. Sometimes, I can't believe how the simplest things can be out of my comprehension. Thanks for sharing.