Anyway, tomorrow we've got a couple more Scouts coming over to chop, blend, marinate, knead, etc. before the big do. D. has always made her tomato puree soup in the blender -- which holds about a quart. But we have to make several gallons of soup. The prospect of making tiny batches and putting them together seemed all too labor-intensive. But, you know, I've always wanted a stick blender, and this just seemed like the perfect excuse to get one.
So off I went to Bed, Bath, & Beyond. I came home with a deadly little number by Cuisinart. *evil snicker* This could be the start of a beautiful friendship.