There are two things that I have an all out addiction to purchasing:
2. Kitchen Appliances
1. You know how some women are into purses or shoes (or both)? I’m a coat-girl. It might be because I’m always cold. Today I was in a meeting where 90% of the group was complaining about how hot it was in the conference room and I was still too chilly. While wearing a jacket. Regardless, I have 14 too many coats and I can’t stop buying them.
2. I have every kitchen appliance known to man. It’s a sickness. P.S. get ready for some really poor quality iPhone pics with flash.
Vitamix (obviously well loved, but not well cleaned)
Not included above? P.S. starred* appliances are ones I disapprove of:
Rice cooker x2
Popcorn popper x2
Mini food processor
*Ice cream makers x2 (the star is only because we don’t need two)
***Soda stream (note the extent of disapproval)
Questionable: do these count as appliances?
Whipped cream maker
People, it’s a little out of control. And unfortunately (for the bank account), I’m unable to stop. I found this recipe for aebelskivers and thought, “I definitely need an aebelskivers pan”. Also, I’m in the market for a tofu press.
But let’s be real. On a regular basis, how often do I use the pizelle press, s’mores maker or nut roaster? Matty B would tell you, not often enough. My beautiful Kitchen Aid stand mixer? Oh, she’s pretty, but I can’t remember the last time I used her.
These are the appliances I use on a weekly basis:
1. Vitamix: smoothies, at least 3 times a week.
2. Magic bullet: pesto, hummus, or my spinach oats.
3. Keurig: every morning, without fail
And the Mac daddy of them all? The very favorite, best, most versatile appliance ever?
I make everything in my cuisinart food processor. Everything. It’s awesome for scones, and other than coffee, can almost do everything listed in my top 3 above.
Even pound cake. Yes, pound cake. Most pound cake recipes call for creaming butter and sugar. I have a hand mixer. I have a stand mixer. I can’t be bothered with either of those.
I used the cuisinart.
Most pound cake recipes want you to gently fold the dry ingredients into your butter mixture. I have many “folding” tools.
I used the cuisinart.
And now I’m on a quest to see what else can be “cuisinarted”.
Cookie dough? For sure! Who needs a cookie press?
Lasagna? No need for my Kitchen Aid pasta maker attachment!
I obviously have no need for a soda stream. Certainly if you whir up your water fast enough it’ll carbonate it, right, Matty B?
6 oz tofu
1/2 cup earth balance
1 cup sugar in the raw
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup ww pastry flour
1 1/2 cup ap flour
1/2 cup almond milk
Combine flours, baking powder and sugar in food processor. Add earth balance and pulse until sandy in texture. Add remaining ingredients.
Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for 50-60 minutes.