Allow me to sing the praises of the immersion blender. Yes, you heard right. The immersion blender. It allows me to puree the unblended soup RIGHT IN THE POT. Yeah, no no need to transfer the molten hot liquid perilously into the food processor in batches, then into another large bowl, and then back into the original pot. No, no need for all those unecessary steps, ye of little faith. Hark, all ye believers. Listen unto me as I sing the glorious praises of the immersion blender.
It helped quite a bit as I made my butternut squash soup today.