Well, Sunday prep day was off to a good start. I bought all my groceries (from the farmers market, Ralph’s, and then a quick jaunt to Trader Joe’s). I made soup for lunches, even though it was approximately 9 billion degrees in the apartment. I even made a batch of iced tea and remembered to freeze my banana AND soak my oats for this morning’s smoothie. Then today started well enough. I got up and went for a run/walk (which wasn’t my best performance, but it was better than sleeping in). I soaked my black beans and my cashews. And then I was ready to make the Overnight Oats Smoothie when . . . my blender went on strike. I have no idea what’s wrong with it beyond the whole it-not-blending thing. It’s probably the motor, but it was definitely still turning, so maybe it’s the blades? I have no idea. Tonight I will see what I can do to repair it using my non-skills. I really need that little beast this week, too, for seven freaking meals. Blargh. Let me just advise all of you not to try making the aforementioned smoothie with an immersion blender. It was chunky. 😦
At least the soup turned out magically delicious:
I added a whole package of tempeh this time and reduced the potatoes slightly (closer to 1 lb than 1.25). It came out thicker than last time, though it is slightly less tangy, but still a wonderful lunch. I may or may not have brought the entire pot with a massive spoon to work:
If I don’t manage to fix the blender, I guess I will attempt to make salad dressing — involving raw cashews — with the immersion blender, too. Excuse me while I shed a tear.