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Best better-late-than-never B'day present ever!

The other half, #1 son and DIL chipped in for this:image
Yep it fit under the top cabinets
Maiden Cook, Tomato Soup
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Steeping herbs and spices in chicken stock 
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Soup served with dollop of crema mexicana
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The soup was very tasty.  We will be making this soup again and again.  The VitaMix is everything and more.(kicks KA blender to the back of closet).   Just a little tweeking and we will have a great no cook pizza sauce.  I am going to have fun with this new gadget ;-))
Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX

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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,217
    Thank you hapster
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,094
    This is awesome. Great looking post, you can do so much with the right stuff. Love our Vitamix. Has the power and finesse to really make cooking interesting, you will love it!
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • that looks chingon....got a vitamix myself..will have to try something similar. I've been reading about using the egg to roast chilies...looks like I'll give it a try this weekend
    Battle Ground, WA
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,632
    Happy Be-lated Birthday!! That soup beats Campbell's hands down any day.

    Richardson, Texas

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    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,217
    edited July 2013
    Thanks Grif, was a lot better tasting than Campbell's. They were my customer when we lived in CA. It is amazing how many food and wine companies have HPLCs and GCs
    @sodig. Once you roast chiles on the egg you won't go back to the stove. You develop some really complex flavors, not just a char
    @skiddy, thanks. Do you have any vita mix recipe to share? I can see this and the egg will make great cooking partners.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Now that you've VitaMix you should put one of these on your wish list.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 250
    Thanks Grif, was a lot better tasting than Campbell's. They were my customer when we lived in CA. It is amazing how many food and wine companies have HPLCs and GCs
    @sodig. Once you roast chiles on the egg you won't go back to the stove. You develop some really complex flavors, not just a char
    @skiddy, thanks. Do you have any vita mix recipe to share? I can see this and the egg will make great cooking partners.
    How about a few more details on your creation? :)

    I've had mine since about three weeks before Christmas and still not happy with my Tortilla Soup recipe. The guy who did the demo  made an incredible batch. I watched him make a few things, and asked about the recipes. He said all were included in the book that came with it, so I didn't pay very close attention.

    What a mistake! Recipes in the book were completely different from what he did, and not nearly as good. Went back to another demo and it was a different guy. He followed the booklet recipe and it wasn't as good.

    The sequence of what goes in when at what speed for how long is very important

    I need to get back to experimenting. I worked on the infamous "green smoothies" for awhile and got bunt out.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,743
    Everyone I know who has a Vitamix really loves it.  Congrats!  
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  • RaymontRaymont Posts: 228

    I could also use some recipies if anyone is willing to share. We have got the smoothy and peanut butter down, but would like to try soups or pizza sauce but don't know how.

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    Nashville, TN

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,632
    edited July 2013
    I need to get trained up onthe GC here at work so I can go find a job somewhere else. Like a wine company. Or beer. Or bourbon. :D

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Hey @Griffin, don't forget what happened to Norm when he got his "dream" job.
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • JaredMDJaredMD Posts: 59
    Nice!  Love my vitamix.. use it for all sorts of stuff, and seeing it used in tandem with the egg is a beautiful thing!
    XL BGE - Baltimore, MD
  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 250
    OK - I'll share my most frequently used recipe.










    Pay close attention to the sequence and quantities.....


    10 oz Jose Cuervo Margarita mix
    2 shots of decent Tequilla (and just a splash more)
    2 shots Triple Sec 
    Juice of half a lime
    TINY slice of Orange (optional)
    Ice to bring up to the 6 Cup mark

    Start on medium speed and slowly increase to "Insane"
    If too thick, add a bit more Margarita mix

    Pour into LARGE Margarita Glass (Salt optional)
    :) :) :)
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    you mean, if too thick, add more tequilla ;)
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,632
    Hey @Griffin, don't forget what happened to Norm when he got his "dream" job.


    I don't remember that episode, what happened?

    And that wouldn't be my dream job. My dream job would be a hotel/resort critic writing for a travel magazine traveling to far flung reaches of the globe visiting beautiful spots, with some restaurant/bourbon/beer/movie critic work on the side and moonlighting as a mattress tester.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    Griffin said:
    Hey @Griffin, don't forget what happened to Norm when he got his "dream" job.


    I don't remember that episode, what happened?

    And that wouldn't be my dream job. My dream job would be a hotel/resort critic writing for a travel magazine traveling to far flung reaches of the globe visiting beautiful spots, with some restaurant/bourbon/beer/movie critic work on the side and moonlighting as a mattress tester.

    Norm gets a job as a beer taster at a local brewery. Needless to say, things don't work out so well.

    Actually, I remember reading an article years ago about "dream" jobs. Someone suggested Chairman of the IOC. Your's sounds pretty good too!
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,271
    I saw the title and was expecting to see a Ferrari or a boat in that first picture,  ;)

    Soup looks good. 
    My wife makes makes soup and I'll have to suggest the idea of fire roasting veggies on the egg for her to use.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • RACRAC Posts: 1,285
    @Austin Egghead - Care to share your recipe. We have a ton to fresh tomato's and need to do something with them and this looks really good. 

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,864
    I was eyeing the Vitamix at Costco recently. Quite a piece of blenderware!

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  • fletcherfamfletcherfam Posts: 842
    We got our Vitamix back in February, really enjoy using it. Make almond butter, hummus, smoothies (which turn into popsicles), coconut milk. Haven't tried the soups yet though. Oh yea, wife also makes baby food now.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,743
    Griffin said:My dream job would be a hotel/resort critic writing for a travel magazine traveling to far flung reaches of the globe visiting beautiful spots, with some restaurant/bourbon/beer/movie critic work on the side and moonlighting as a mattress tester.
    You left out Eggfest judge...  
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,217
    edited July 2013
    @ everyone....there was no recipe for this...I just threw it together. The spices I used in the chicken stock were dried herbs and spices. Best as I can remember: Todd's Low Down Dirt, Mrs Dash, Aw Sh*t, McCormick Salad Supreme (it was there and I used it), Italian seasoning, dried Basil, Chipolte Pepper, Worcestershire sauce, 2drops of Mirin, and maybe scant tablespoon of Rice Wine vinegar.
    Pretty sure that is all i used...I didn't put up the spices and herbs last nite..still on center island. BTW way I almost added a little Expresso just for Mickey.....he has me using that stuff in a lot of my cooks lately..
    As far as the VM, "all else had not failed" just winged it. Instructions and cookbook still in the shrink wrap.
    Forgot the red pepper flakes
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
  • HibbyHibby Posts: 417
    Nice gift. Can't imagine not having mine!
    Conservative stalwart in Thornville, Ohio
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