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Last week, my mom took me shopping for a food processor as a combination birthday/anniversary/housewarming gift. I picked a KitchenAid 7-cup processor. Due to a few issues I had with the machine, I ended up exchanging it for the 7-cup Cuisinart. Although the KitchenAid works very well, and has a really handy extra work bowl for small jobs like chopping herbs, my main concern was the fact that it lacks any real versatility. Aside from a chopping blade (and a smaller one for the smaller bowl), the reversible 2mm slicing/shredding disk it comes with is the only one available for it. I don't get that. Why 2mm instead of 4mm? Who needs paper-thin slices of everything? Making only one (almost useless) disk for a machine with so much potential is like putting a Ferarri engine in a golf cart.

The Cuisinart comes with a 4mm slicing disk (which is the standard one that comes with all their machines) as well as a shredding disk, a chopping/mixing blade, and a dough blade, and bonus, there are plenty of other disks available. Plus, if I decide to upgrade to a larger model eventually, the same disks will fit the 11-cup Cuisinart. Unlike the KitchenAid, which is a stripped-down version of their 12- and 9-cup processor, the Cuisinart doesn't lose any functionality because of its smaller size. It really is a smaller version of the 11-cup model, which is perfect for people like me who have limited kitchen space and don't need to feed a family. I am much happier with the Cuisinart, and I'm glad I made the switch.

So, introducing the newest member of the household, Mr. Roboto*:

I've already chopped a bunch of stuff with it, and made Internet Bread (aka Jim Lahey's No-Knead Bread). Tonight, I made one of my oldest and most beloved recipes: The Pie.
*A food processor is a "robot culinaire" in French. How awesome is that?

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You know, given my reaction to last night's Doctor Who episode, you'd think that I would have had dreams about Daleks or David Tennant or something. (I would have been totally OK with the latter, oh yes.)

In fact, I did not have any sort of Who-related dream (dammit). I dreamed that I was roommates with a bunch of characters from How I Met Your Mother. And even though we both knew it was weird because we were roommates, I totally did it with Barney Stinson. And then, later, when I went to talk to him about it (I think I was going to ask him how we were going to break it to Ted or something, because we had broken the Bro Code), Barney was in bed with another woman.

Which would explain why I woke up really pissed off this morning.

Not that Dream Me thought that Barney and I had a future together or anything. But come on, the same day? Couldn't he have waited 24 Dream Hours before he hooked up with another woman?

Man whore.


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