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Tuesday Treats: Stick Blenders!

by Nick

A few weeks ago, I did a giveaway for some mushrooms that people seemed to really like.  And this makes sense.  People like free stuff.  People especially like free kitchen stuff.

So I decided to start a new series here on Macheesmo called Tuesday Treats.  The idea is pretty simple:

I give you guys stuff on Tuesdays.  Not every Tuesday.  But at least once a month.

I’ve been hesitant of doing giveaways on Macheesmo because I didn’t want to be over-ran with products.  Turns out that if you are giving stuff away, companies want you to give their stuff away.  Here’s what I promise about these giveaways though:  Most of the things for Tuesday Treats will be purchased by me.  It’s just a thank you from me to you for reading.

If I do giveaway things that I get for free then I’ll disclose that and also vigorously test the product before giving it away.

These giveaways also aren’t going to drag on for days like some do.  They are quick.  You’ll only have twelve hours to enter and win.

Like this post, every Tuesday Treats post will go live at 7AM Eastern Time and I’ll pick a winner at 7PM.

All you have to do to be entered to win any Tuesday Treat is leave a comment!

So without further ado, the first Tuesday Treat is two of these beauties:

I have to say that before I had a stick blender I didn’t really get what all the fuss was about.  I mean, can’t you just use a normal blender?

Most of the time yes.  But it’s so much easier to just stick the blender in the pot and whirl up whatever you’re blending.  It makes clean-up easier and cuts down on your prep time pretty significantly.  Plus, they are one of those things that maybe most people wouldn’t buy for themselves but, I promise, you’ll use it once you get your hands on it!

If you need some tips on what you could use your blender for, here’s a few of my favorite recipes that I use my stick blender for:

Cauliflower Stilton Soup – Really creamy and delicious.

Butternut Squash SoupThis will be great in the fall.

Kidney Bean Soup – Really healthy soup that freezes well.

Homemade Mayo – You know my obsession with mayo these days.

Some other ideas that you could use your new blender for include smoothies, whipped cream, sauces like hollandaise, salad dressings…

I think you get the idea.

Leave a comment before 7PM Eastern time to have a chance to win one of two stick blenders!

Tuesday Treats are fun right?


UPDATE:  Two random winners have been selected!  Congrats to Margie and Kristi for winning the blenders!

Remember that the Tuesday Treat contests are only open for 12 hours, so if you’re interested in having a chance to win, the best way to keep up is to subscribe to Macheesmo via email or via RSS.  Following me on Twitter doesn’t hurt either!