Blendtastic Pesto, Sauces, and Popsicles

Ever since I saw a Blendtec blender in action at a local event, they really blended a rake in front of my very own eyes, I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of these. So I was thrilled when they sent me one to try. And can I just tell you, I’ve used it EVERYDAY! I’m not blending glow sticks or baseballs, but I am making sauces and soups, yum.

I made a big batch of homemade basil pesto for dinner with pasta. I cooked a whole box of penne pasta, saved half for later, and then added a 1/2 cup of basil pesto to the cooked pasta.

The next night, heating up the extra pasta from the first night, I made a new sauce: tomato, garlic, basil. I blended 3 tomatoes, a handful of basil, and 2 garlic cloves (all fresh from my garden, more garlic details later). The blender is better used with bigger batches, so with this combo, I did need to keep using my spoon to scrap it down to blend. Next time I’ll make a large batch with 9-10 tomatoes.

Yesterday I bought a huge watermelon and decided that I wanted to try to blend a watermelon, seeing how it would taste as juice. I got out some paper cups and popsicle sticks to make some homemade popsicles. These were easy and froze up in just a few hours. They were pretty good, but my son asked if we could add some lemonade to it next time.

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