As posted by yours truly at RevGalBlogPals:
In a minor domestic crisis, my food processor, or more precisely the part you use for almost everything for which I use a food processor, picked the eve of the festive season of the year to give up the ghost. A crack in the lid expanded such that a batch of squash soup had to be liberated via that column shaped thing that sticks up on top.
Can you tell this is not my area of strength?
Next week, I'm hosting Thanksgiving. I need your help. Please answer the following kitchen-related questions:
1) Do you have a food processor? Can you recommend it? Which is to say, do you actually use it?
Well, clearly, I asked this question. Mine is a Braun. I've had it for a long, long time. I use it to puree things occasionally. I use it to make Apocalypse Chocolate Cake, because that one works better with the mixer. See below for more specifics.
2) And if so, do you use the fancy things on it? (Mine came with a mini-blender (used a lot and long ago broken) and these scary disks you used to julienne things (used once).)
Back in the day, I used the little blender attachment a lot. One of the pieces broke, I replaced the piece at the Appliance store. It broke again, and by that time the little Appliance store that actually carried parts? Had gone out of business.
We experimented with the scary disks. I think we did carrots once and potatoes once. But usually I want things cut up smaller than that if I'm using a food processor.
That color is so cute. The mixer comes in about a dozen different colors. It also costs a lotta lotta money, more than I ought to spend or even want to spend. But it's pretty.
I do use the mixer function of the food processor. It has a dough hook, which I believe I used once.
Most things we mix in a bowl with the hand mixer or a spoon.
4) How about a blender? Do you have one? Use it much?
I do. We use it more in the summer, the smoothie season of the year. It is also ancient. It came with a small attachment I really liked and used a lot before I had a food processor. That's broken, too.
I'm coming to the conclusion that it's time to refurbish my small appliances.
5) Finally, what old-fashioned, non-electric kitchen tool do you enjoy using the most?
Probably the whisk. I have a new one that I love! It came with a set of kitchen utensils from Cutco.
Bonus: Is there a kitchen appliance or utensil you ONLY use at Thanksgiving or some other holiday? If so, what is it?
The rolling pin!!!
Seriously, whether you play the meme or not, if you have advice about a food processor, I would love to hear it!