When you start making more food products yourself, certain pieces of equipment become really important. Like the food processor. And it’s not until they malfunction that you realise how important they are.
The food processor ‘malfunction’ occurred when the spindle bit (whatever you call it) just stopped turning, meaning the blade wouldn’t turn. Suddenly, I couldn’t make peanut butter. Or mayo. That meant I couldn’t make egg salad. Or the new tuna salad recipe I’d just found. Or aioli. This was disturbing. Things started to descend into chaos. What were we going to do? I had to buy peanut butter from the supermarket, and, eventually, I caved and bought mayo too. This felt almost dirty!
I had assumed The Husband would be able to fix the food processor, but after a few attempts, apparently not. This meant we’d have to buy a new one. It had lasted for 8 1/2 years; I suppose that’s not too bad, and at least the blender part of it still works. I just didn’t want to pay for another one. Cue a lot of internet research. It would have to be a good food processor, since I’m a lot more reliant on it now, but also not too expensive. I narrowed my search down to three possibilities, which quickly became one when the front runner came on special at Briscoes for almost half price. Sold! Welcome home, Mr Whizzy.
Today, an indispensable item has been acquired, money has been saved and the chaos has been sent out the door. Now, what food substance shall I christen it with first? Oh, too late, The Husband has already made peanut butter!