the magic bullet

i know you've all seen the infomercial about the magic bullet. it's a great party item, and you can make virtually anything using it...and it's so easy to clean! well, i received said magic bullet as a gift and this blog will chronicle how well the bullet lives up to its reputation.


broccoli cheddar soup

an open letter to the magic bullet:

dear magic bullet (aka:amazing bullet),

although your product is touted as being "magic" and "amazing" when it comes to making soup, i beg to differ.

recently, i wanted to make one of my favourite soup recipes to celebrate the fall season: broccoli cheddar soup.

after simmering an onion, broccoli, chicken broth, and rice, i added a little milk in order to prepare the broth for blending.

i poured the mixture into the tall cup, and proceeded to pulse pulse pulse.

everything seemed to be going well, until i tried to remove the blade. it was stuck. for nearly 30 minutes i was unable to unscrew the base from the cup. only after placing the cup in a bowl of cold water for 15 minutes was i able to separate the two pieces. this is unacceptable.

at this point, i took out my trusty blender which was always a loyal, trustworthy appliance for making soup.

unfortunately, i don't believe that i'll be using said bullet to make soup ever again. perhaps you should remove these erroneous tips for making soup from your infomercial as soon as possible.



p.s. i suffered wrist and forearm strain from trying to unscrew the two pieces.


Anonymous homogenic79 said...


still looks good though.

9:11:00 AM  
Blogger Dan MacDonald said...

maybe you just can't cook karm.
heee heee heee!!!! :) (Creepy laugh).
the soup does look delicious.
even though "blender" did it.

remember this: "Fuck you, blender."

heee hee...soup looks utterly magically delicious - even if absolutely no magic (bullet) was involved in the making of said dish.



2:56:00 PM  
Blogger Machine said...

One of these days I'm going to give it to that blender.

I'm going to give it to it good and hard to make sure it understands who's the BOSS.

Oh Angeler, Oh Angeler.

-Dad, what are you doing?

Get back in the van Samantha you'll get yours.

After we get you that training bra...

1:23:00 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

me so hungry!

looks so yummy!

12:03:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Crabbe said...

I think the cheese is a nice touch.

My great aunt Cecile used to make a cream of broccoli soup. That brings back memories.

Hey James, remember the chicken wrapped in bacon?

I like the blender. Good work, blender.

3:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know how you feel my sister and I kept passing the bullet back and forth trying to unscrew it. it became a game of who was stronger.....i lost :(

11:52:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa M said...

You can't pour hot soup into a closed container and expect it NOT to create a vacuum. Simple science.

7:29:00 PM  

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