pointedview (pointedview) wrote,

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Unexpected, but good

The aforementioned corn chowder turned out different than I anticipated, but silkily delicious.

In a bit of serendipity, I got a little carried away with one of my new Christmas gadgets, the oh-so-fabulous Braun Multiquick. The thing is amazingly powerful: I had a little too much fun and ended up pureeing more than the called-for half of the soup. I pretty much did the whole thing, just about. But it was okay, yes indeed! After a long slow simmer in the crockpot, it turned into one of those seductively complex cream soups that makes a sophisticated starter for a nice dinner. This is definitely something I'll fix next time I have special company. However, I think I'd caramelize the onions first, next time. Maybe a touch more chicken broth as well. It's really good as it is, though.

Oh, and I ended up adding a can of cream of mushroom soup to the mixture early on, and about a cup of bo-lei tea that I had on hand.

Today, we helped David's parents do some moving. I'd say maybe four more trips and they'll really be out of their old house and into the new.

Tags: cooking, gadgets, in-laws, recipes
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