to figure out the food processor that has been languishing on top of the kitchen cupboards for the last year +. I know it was there when I left for Afghanistan, and it might have been there longer. I am trying to remember if I bought it while in the UK in a fit of soup making or further in the past.
In any case I decided that, since it was the fourth/fifth cool day in a room, I would make soup. Carrot-Ginger was the plan.
Guess about how well I like grating carrots?
Not enough to grate six large ones by hand, that is for sure. Thinking ahead, I got the dear guy to haul down the above mentioned food processor which he did before rapidly finding something else to do. So there I stand with all these pieces/parts strewn across the counter. Looks like components from two different systems.
Just as I am about to go back to grating the flipping carrots, the Eldest walks in the door. She hasn’t used this system either, never having had the interest but is willing to give me a hand. After trying different combinations, she manages to get a chopping blade fixed inside the container so that it will actually turn, provided that we can figure out how to turn the thing on.
When it doubt – it can pay to read instructions – or at least direction arrows on the side. With triumph I get the thing to whirl the blades and the carrots get chopped up into little bitty pieces followed by the ginger. Imagine what we would have done without the four University degrees between the two of us!
With the end result –
Unfortunately, this is one time when guestimating how much ginger….. let’s just say that the soup had a bit of a bite. I tried diluting it out with three different things – the quark was fine, the no-fat sour cream was the best, and soy milk combines with the ginger to leave a really nasty after taste. I do not recommend trying this one.