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Inspired by Ray

June 11th, 2006 at 07:17 pm

Thrifty Ray bought a blender. As I commented on her blog that I like to make breakfast shakes, I also mentioned that Id been meaning to try and make pureed soups. So I stood up and made one, using some steamed broccoli I had the other night. Reconstituted dry powdered milk, broccoli, a tiny but of bouillon, and about a tablespoon of ranch-type dressing (left over bottle-I put a dash of water in it, swished, and poured it in the blender). I then blended, nuked, and had really good soup.

Usually I like my own concoctions, and sometimes Im the only one that eats them. But this soup passed the My Guy test! So now I have a new simple recipe. I think Ill play with variety-cauliflower, carrots, pumpkin puree. Try some spices. I love being able to control the ingredients-sometimes low-fat foods have a lot of gunk in them. Id be willing to serve this to guests, its that good. I can also use the idea to make cream of soups used in casseroles and other recipes-I can make it thicker to have the condensed version.

I love finding a new little trick. This one, homemade soup in minutes from left over veggies, is definitely a keeper.

4 Responses to “Inspired by Ray”

  1. boomeyers Says:

    Yum! That sounds delicious. That Ray is sure an inspiration to us all. And I did'nt think that you could learn any new tricks! You are already so thrifty and cost concious! Great job reaching out to try something new! (And I 'm glad it was edible!)

  2. fern Says:

    I love "cream of" soups. Especially carrot, as it has a very strong carroty taste. You're making me hungry!

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    ...Im in the title of a blog??? {blushing}

    I am looking forward to your sharing those new recipes with us!! I have this new appliance that I hope to put to good use!!! And who better to glean from than the queen of frugality herself! Wink
    (Thanks Boomeyer...you all are an incredible inspiration to me to!!)

  4. maria Says:

    I do this kind of "creamed soup" with the brocoli too
    in my blender. I'ts delicious!

    But be careful with the cauliflower though!
    I tried it once and put too much cauli......

    Fiber,fiber,fiber.....way too much.


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