Success!!!

Today’s blogpost is a little different that the last two posts in subject matter.  But it is something I am SO excited about and I wanted to share!

I finally bit the bullet and purchased a food processor.  Well, let me clarify.  I finally purchased a “mini” food processor.  I HAD a large Cuisinart food processor, and have lovingly cared for it for many years.  (By “lovingly cared for it”, I mean to say, I have kept the huge, heavy, awkward to use, pain-to-clean-piece-of-junk in the cabinet for five years!)  Soo many recipes call for using a food processor to pulse, puree, mix or otherwise combine ingredients into fantastic dishes.  Every time I went to use it, I had to unpack half of my cabinet to get at the darn thing.  Then, lug it out (its heavy!!!), and unpack all the blade attachments only to be unable to mix the ingredients properly, thus making a HUGE mess, and ultimately, no fantastic dish at the end.

Enter…the Mini Food Processor.  (Yes, it deserves capitol letters.)

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I couldn’t give you a good reason as to why I haven’t purchased one of these before now.  I wanted one for such a long time.  My rationale is that I cook in small batches, so never needed the bulk of the full size processor.  And I figured, smaller == easier to clean!  Lastly, these mini processors are not that expensive.  Mine costs just under $40 MSRP, which ISN’T that much $$.  It’s win-win all around.

I finally decided to get mine at Target last week.  Guess what…..It was ON SALE!!!  So I got this beauty for only $32!!  (#SCORE!)

Side Note: I didn’t realize when I purchased mine in the store, but it comes in a TON of great and fun colors!  Check it out online!

Unlike my big momma machine, the mini has only four moving parts.  The base that plugs into the wall, the container you put the food into, the blade, and the top!  And they all lock/unlock with EASE!  I could do it with my pinkie finger if I needed to.

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Another reason I was so happy to get this was Homemade Hummus.  I have unsuccessfully tried to make hummus at home with the Big Processor and also a blender.  Both HUGE disasters.  I was starting to think it wasn’t worth it to DIY hummus.

You know whats coming…. Enter the “little wonder”.  I tried my hummus recipe on it, and BLAM-O!  Wonderful, amazing, PERFECT homemade hummus!

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And to top it all off, the clean up is a breeze (very important, because I am a messy chef!)!  I am SOLD on this little miracle worker.  I would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone and everyone.  Oh, and did I mention it could fit in a shoe box?  (small) And it’s soo light weight, a baby could lift it with a single finger (slight exaggeration).

Check it out for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed!  And with all the left over time you have from not de-cluttering your kitchen cupboard to get your big food processor, or all the clean up you have to do….you can enjoy a nice glass of wine with your delicious food!  I know I did 😉

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