Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Darla’s Helpful Household Hint



Stick blenders are great, especially when using the larger food processor is unwarranted. Planning to emulsify a small number of dried peppers with tomato sauce, however, I pictured red splatter staining everything within radius. I looked around the kitchen for a potential cover.

What could I possibly use when the blender’s wand needs a hole?

Eyeing a stack of paper plates gave me an idea. I grabbed the kitchen shears and made this:

Wardrobe Saved!
 As you can see, it worked well. I only used a second plate for the photo’s visual contrast, so our bulk supply should last a long time.

Do you have any tips for preventing a seeming inevitable mess? I’d appreciate reading them in the comments.

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19 comments:

  1. Good thing it worked. I've got to remember this in case. :)

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    1. Thank you for the kind word. I hope it works out for you in a pinch, too.

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    2. I'll let you know when I get to use this. :)

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  2. That's a wonderful tip, Darla! Simple and easy! :) Thank you for sharing. Funnily enough, the other day, I did something similar. I had to blend some buttermilk and my mixer-grinder was on the blink. So I sliced a plastic water bottle in half, took off its cap, put the hand blender through that hole, and closed the bottom half of the bottle with its top. It looked like I had magically inserted the blender into the bottle. Zrrrrrrrrr and my buttermilk was ready :D

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    1. How neat, Vidya! Your idea sounds better because you could cleanse and reuse the bottle. Thank you for sharing, in turn. Be well!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. That means a lot coming from someone so talented and clever. Be well!

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  4. Hi,
    I hate to say it but to be honest with you, I have no idea what a stick blender is. Maybe, it is because I don't cook or process foods that can be stored away and eaten later. :-)
    Just dropping by to say hello and stay in touch with you.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. Thank you, my dear! You're very kind. The stick blender allows me to chop foods right in the pot they're cooked in, especially handy with things like split pea soup. Be well!

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  5. That's a great idea. I have one of those, too, and don't use it very often.

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I'm finding more and more uses for mine as we have been eating out less these days. It's fun finding new recipes, for sure.

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  6. Great idea! Truth be told, I probably would have just cussed through the splatter.

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    1. Thank you for taking time to read and comment, Stephanie. I appreciate the chuckle. ~grin~ Be well!

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    1. Thank you! Coming from one so inventive as yourself, that's a real compliment.

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  9. Clever! Now I'm curious to know what you were making with the tomatoes and chilli peppers. :)

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    1. Well, it's nothing as interesting as you might enjoy, Corinne. I'm not a great cook, nor have my partner nor I enjoyed great training in the kitchen. We do, however, appreciate a hearty soup with lots of the aforementioned setting off ground meat and vegetables. Yum. Best wishes to you! Thanks for stopping by.

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