March 26, 2008

Magic Bullet Mexican Night

So, my friends Jesse & Sara have a Magic Bullet. I saw it on their kitchen counter a few weeks ago when I was there for dinner.

"Why do you have a Magic Bullet?"

"We got it as a gift."

"Have you made all those things they do on the infomercial?"

"We've never even seen the infomercial!"

"You're joking! That's great television...1, 2, 3, NACHOS!"

"But, we do have the little cookbook that came with it!"

"We should have a Magic Bullet dinner night...everything made from that cookbook."

And so, the Magic Bullet Mexican Night was born.

Sara started the night by blending up some Seven Second Salsa.

Next was Speedy Guacamole.

The Before You Know It Bean Dip was a bit thin, but it tasted pretty good.

Jesse made margaritas.

Only the best ingredients go into the Magic Bullet.

It actually made good margaritas.

And it was easy to salt the color-coded rings.

The Magic Bullet: A Shit-load of Class!

The main dish was chicken quesadillas.

Jesse couldn't understand why we were blending the quesadilla filling into a mush. Because, Jesse, that's what the Magic Bullet cookbooklet said to do!

The blended chicken looked like cat food.

But, I didn't think it tasted all that bad.

Next time, I'm making this drink.

So, we decided that the Magic Bullet is really a pain in the ass. Sure, it was okay for dips (the salsa was quite good, but it would be easier in a food processor). It is really perfect for margaritas one-at-a-time. Sara & Jesse said they use it most to make smoothies and grind coffee beans. I bet it would be good for making baby food as well.

We had so much fun with the Magic Bullet, that we talked about trying other "As seen on TV" kitchen products. Any suggestions?

If anyone has a sandwich maker, Foreman grill, pancake pan, Batter Pro, any Ronco product, or other such appliances, we'd be more than happy to take them off your hands and use them for our product experiments. I'm serious. Just send them (and their cookbooks) our way, we'll make dinner with them, then I'll write about it here!


Nupur said...

You are so right- this infomercial is the best thing on television :D I drive my husband crazy by watching it in its entirety every time it comes on.
This post has me in splits. Next, you need to try these E-Z gloves:
Peeling a potato is soooooo hard ;)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. We got a Magic Bullet as a gift once, too. I think it's collected dust almost ever since.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I have seen this on the infomercials. Who knows if I would Like a Bullet to the Head...wink...wink...

Camera Obscura said...

Last time I was out at the Mills, they had one whole shop dedicated to "As seen on TV!" stuff. I had to look! I was strong, and didn't buy anything...

KELLY said...

Hmmm...I think I'll have to make a trip out to the Mills in preparation of our next "as seen on" night! Heehee!