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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mushroom Soup - Altering the Presentation

Do you ever not try a food or enjoy it because of the way it looks? That was the issue I had with my Mushroom Soup and my son. My daughter loves the mushroom soup the way I make it but my son does not want to try the soup because he sees the floating mushrooms and says he does not like them and therefore, will not try it. I decided to give it another try but using a hand blender to puree the soup and see if I could get him interested.

The result: he ate it and my daughter did not mind the difference. I will say that I think the soup look prettier before pureeing but a mom does what a mom needs to do.

A few words of wisdom:
1. Puree before you add the milk (I pureed after I added it and it made a ton of froth which I needed to let settle)
2. Make sure you add the rice after pureeing.


the wicked noodle said...

Great idea! I may have to try this method with my five-year-old.

Alicia Rockmore said...

Love this and have done this since my daughter was young with everything from broccoli to mushrooms. It is amazing what a difference the look makes to a kid.

Ed Schenk said...

THats an issue for me too. I like the mushroom flavor but not the texture so I always puree mine!

Stella said...

This cilantro vinaigrette sounds awesome!

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