A group of us got together last weekend at the Holiday Inn in Baxter, MN. 3 mommas and 5 littles (who are not really little any longer). We crammed ourselves into a suite and spent 24 hours at the fun indoor water park. Even the adults had a grand time screaming down the slides and hanging out in the “river”. The girls and I can not wait to go back with T. We were all exhausted by the end of the evening. I think we all crashed by 10:00 that evening.
We brought an abundance of veggies to snack on with dip and hummus. We actually did a number on those veggies prior to eating pizza and dessert *smile* however we still had plenty of leftover carrots and celery. With the temperatures dipping low the last couple of weeks I have been craving soup. I love my Vitamix in the summer for breakfast and protein smoothies, but when fall creeps in, I am all about the frothy soups it can whip up in seconds. The Vitamix recipes call for blending the ingredients for at least 7 minutes as it will heat the soup to a temp that you would want to eat soup at. However, I purée the ingredients and then transfer them over to a kettle and simmer on the stove.
Here is a spin on the Vitamix Cream of Celery Soup
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 of a small onion
4 cups chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped carrot
1 cooked sweet potato
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Half and half
Place all ingredients in Vitamix, blend until puréed. Simmer over low heat until desired temperature is reached.
Gingered Carrot Orange Soup is amazing too! And check out the color, how beautiful is that?