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Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Dark Ages

Some would say I live in the Dark Ages.  Why?  Imagine in 2013, a household (with a twenty-year history) that exists without any hint of ever having had a food processor, or even... a blender!  Did you know that these naive households still existed?  What (for crying out loud) makes me think that I can exist in today's society without said tools?


Kind of takes me back to my college years... My family had never owned a microwave oven.  They were the latest and greatest thing to have.  My mom, however, was firm in her belief that a microwave oven should never pass over our home's threshold -- due to the fact that we knew a family who had one (real cutting-edge people) -- and one of their family members in particular gained a lot of weight.  No sir.  That was NOT gonna happen at OUR house, Mom said.  At that time, it seemed there was a lot of melting butter and cheese going on in microwaves -- hello extra calories!  I don't remember what finally convinced my mom -- but one day we DID eventually get a microwave.  And... all's well that ends well, as they say.  Everyone's still fitting through doorways and such.

Fast forward... When I married my hubby, he already had a microwave.  Everybody had them by then.  It died shortly after we married, but we replaced it -- about nineteen years ago.  (Yep, we're real cutting-edge, too!) Still, we've never owned a blender or a food processor.  Ever.  The closest we've come is a coffee bean grinder. Exciting, right?

And really -- I'm okay with our lack of "modern appliances."  I kind of feel about blenders the way my mom felt about a microwave.  I'm sure I'd make all kinds of "smoothie" type yumminess, and we'd gain weight.  Also -- I have limited counter space -- and that's really the crux of the matter.  (Nice that when push comes to shove, I'm more worried about my limited counter space than our waistlines... hmmmm.)

I've entered I don't know how many contests to win a blender, as if getting a blender for free would somehow be calorie free and take up less counter space.  I'm just biding my time.  Someday, a recipe is going to sway me -- and I'll actually buy that blender.  It might be THIS ONE from Susan Branch.  Just sayin'.  Also, I sampled a smoothie at Sur La Table the other day.  The sample-cup wasn't as big as a medicine cup.  They called it Orange-Banana-Honey.  It tasted like more.


I'm getting close people... getting close.  Still don't know where I'd put the darn thing, though.  We might have to put on an addition.  That's IT.

"H-O-N-E-Y... I've got an idea...."

5 comments:

  1. Lol! You're awesome! When we moved to our apt it didn't have a microwave and we haven't bought one, due to lack of counter space. Im finding I don't really miss it, though. Funny- if you'd told me a few months ago I'd be living happily without a microwave, I'd have thought you were nuts! Ha ha!

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  2. Hah! What a great reason for a new addition! I'm thinking that a blender company needs to send you one to try out and review...and then you will have the luxury of deciding if you should expand the kitchen to fit it in!

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  3. We don't have an electric coffee maker of any kind...SHOCKING!

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    1. If my hubby wasn't a coffee drinker, I could probably do w/o one too! Not so shocking, really.

      Have a blessed Easter Linda!

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  4. I have a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer, a Cuisinart Food Processor and a Vita Mix Blender, all expensive, but used and well liked for their convenience... love that last shot in your post!

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