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...."