Most things I see and want I can usually leave in the store. On my last walk down lustful avenue, I forgot to mention one of the other things on my wish list, a food processor. Obviously not as exciting as a pretty watch or an iPad.
I have been meaning to get closer to my roots by making Christmas cake. It is a bit of a process, which begins by soaking a mishmash of ground fruit in liquor, the longer the better. So last year I spoke to one of my cousins who bakes cake every year and decided to set my fruit. How all this relates to a food processor you ask? She was telling me it was the only time she could see herself using one and as such could not justify the price.
I agreed, until this past summer when I saw my step-mom mix together pastry batter (is it called batter?) in hers. I kid you not we put in the flour, lard, salt and then ice water. One minute it was crumbly, a tablespoon of cold water later presto change-o a ball of dough! I was amazed and with that it was put back on the wish list.
Isn’t it pretty? (Source)
The price was still a bit off-putting until yesterday when The Shopping Channel had a showstopper deal. I have never been on the shopping Channel website but somehow ended up on their mailing list. Yesterday’s showstopper was a KitchenAid 12 cup food processor for 1/2 price plus additional attachments AND a $50 mail in rebate. It was just too much for me to pass up. I really did think about it, I swear. I thought about it so long that the colour I wanted was out of stock when I finally made up my mind.
In the end, if I don’t use it enough to justify it I will sell it. But I am very excited for the various attachments and what not!
Do you have a food processor? If so what do you use it for?