That's because YOU do NOT have a blender of the 1970s. Forget paying hundreds for a Vitamix. Nope. I have a fairly high end KitchenAid blender which is used for smoothies only. Frozen fruit, juice concentrate, milk, a little cream, honey, and a banana. It's my 4th blender. I've had a cheapo from Wal Mart that the glass pitcher cracked, a decent Food Network blender but blew out the motor, and a Cuisinart that suffered the same fate.
I would have NEVER thought to use my blender in the manner depicted in this book I found today. After going through it, I still will NEVER think to use my blender in the manner depicted in this book I found today. It's smoothies only for me.
Don't be fooled though. My BS flags were on high alert. There's recipes but they are merely suggestions. Make the sauce or gravy. After all, that is what a blender is intended for, right?
|Better Homes and Gardens Blender Cookbook, 1971. After looking through this book, I still don't know how to make leftovers appetizing. Another topic for another day and yes I have a book!|
|Take a guess at what the two things that the blender is used for in this recipe? No, the tostada and HUGE pepper is not the answer. Guacamole and very watery hot sauce. That glass. Oh that glass! I can see myself dribbling the contents down my shirt.|
|Blender Cucumber Salad. Where is the cucumber? Well yes, since this is a blender book, it has been blended to bits and added to the lemon jello. I'm weighing the taste options on my tongue and at no time does this combination seem doable.|
|What should go on top of those morbidly obese asparagus stalks? A BLENDER Hollandaise! Duh! They just look so flaccid. Grab them with the tongs and they will wilt under the grip, dripping blender hollandaise everywhere.|
|More strange stuff to shove in a green pepper! This time it's bacon blue or deviled dip. You better use the blender for it. That's what this book is about. Blending crap to make crap!|
|Somehow I have a feeling these will present themselves in a another Better Homes and Gardens cookbook with different directions on the method of cooking. For now it's BLENDER MAGIC!|
For now, it will be smoothies.
Until next time!!