Today was a perfect, rainy, Arizona day. The weather must have made Rylie really sleepy because she didn’t wake up until 9 and with Harris out getting my car fixed, I was able to just lay in bed and be lazy.
I’ve been dying to try this goat cheese tomato soup recipe I found on recently, and I figured today was as good a day as any. After all, cold weather calls for warm soup. So I gathered all my ingredients, cooked up my onions and garlic, threw in some whole tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar, vegetable stock and tomato paste. I simmered them for about a half hour.
Before putting in the goat cheese and heavy cream, the recipe calls for you to blend the ingredients to a creamy texture. This is when things went wrong. Very wrong.
Maybe I should be embarrassed to make this public, but hey, I have no shame. And if I can help one other poor soul who doesn’t know what’s going to happen next…well then I’ll be happy.
Simply stated, I’m an idiot. I poured the boiling hot contents of my soup into the blender, put on the lid and pressed the button. I realize now why this was a mistake. The blender exploded. On me. OUCH. Quite possibly the DUMBEST thing I’ve ever done. You see the steam needed to find a way out of the enclosed area, and well, it was far more powerful than the strength I was using to hold the lid on.
With soup covering just about everything in the kitchen, it took a minute or two for me to realize that I was covered head to toe in boiling hot soup. At first I thought I was fine, and just start mopping soup up off the counters and floor, but then it set in… my skin was burning.
Obviously I’m ok, lesson learned. I have a few small burns but nothing terrible. It could have been much worse.
Once I recovered and got everything blended together, I mixed in 3 Oz. of goat cheese and 1/3 cup of heavy cream.
Then to top it off, this happened…
It was a stellar day.