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Edible CPUs? Oh, "Food Processors." - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
A classy broad's life... with footnotes.
Edible CPUs? Oh, "Food Processors."
I'm sorry LJ... I'm afraid I've done one of my disappearing tricks again. I'll try not to be gone so long again.

I got this nifty magazine from Kraft chock-full of recipes (featuring great Kraft products) the other day*. Some of the recipes looked really tasty, and wonderfully-quick. Unfortunately, many of the ones I liked used a variety of over-processed MSG-laden ingredients, like Stove Top Stuffing.

I'm allergic to MSG. Stove Top Stuffing is, in fact, the only product I've ever seen that has MSG as the first ingredient. But I figure I can always substitute some crazy breadcrumb thing of my own devising (like I ever really follow recipes anyway).

So I've decided: I'm buying a food processor. I originally saw this sexy beast of a machine on Amazon and figured I'd give it a go. Until my brain spoke up...

"Jeez Louise, missy, a 14-cup monster-in-a-box for a family of three? ARE YOU HIGH?"

The answer-- which you'd know, Mr. Brain, if you were paying attention-- is "no." We both know full well that I'm like this all the time.

So anyway, I probably want to downsize a bit, right? Bear with me (or correct me if necessary)-- I've never had a food processor before.

The 7-cup Cuisinarts (DLC-10S and DLC-5) don't thrill me... KitchenAid's offerings are pretty hot, though.

My big decision: The bigass 12-cup with 4-cup minibowl, or the 9-cup with 4-cup minibowl?

I wouldn't even consider the 12, except that it has several things going for it:
Top rated
Easy to find parts for it... probably forever
Might be available in blue (squee!)
Comes with a 4mm slicing disk

The 9 is somewhat smaller, comes in chrome or white, and only has a 2mm slicing disk (no 4mm). Oh, and it's about $50 cheaper.

Otherwise, they're both pretty comparable.

I can't believe "it might come in blue!" is making such a dent in my decision-making process. >_<

Anywho, does anyone have any words of wisdom on the subject of food processors? Maybe I should reconsider a Cuisinart? Maybe size really doesn't matter? Thanks, I appreciate it :)

I've been hitting the gym regularly over the past week or so... and Thursday night, I have a date with a personal trainer :) I doubt I'll spring for personal training quite yet, but I'd like to see what they have to offer (and they're doing freebies right now).

I'm particularly proud of myself today. I always have difficulty peeling myself away from this nefarious contraption I call a computer during the day (nights, too)... I usually end up eating lunch in front of it. Today, however, I went to the gym. 34 minutes from the time I left to the time I got back. I could get used to this :)

I'm single mom this week. P's in Washington for a day or two, and then he's off to Japan. Wish I could go; maybe next time.

He's talking about having to go to Berlin for a weekend in October. I don't think I can justify the expenditure... but I'm not sure I can resist the opportunity. Oktoberfest, baby!

We'll see.

OK, time to go food shopping. Hope you are all well and happy and persuing your bliss :)

* I count as "or current resident," right? So yeah, I received this magazine...
** I'm wearing my monsterwash t-shirt again today... I only mention this because the LAST time I updated, I was wearing the monsterwash shirt. Maybe I should wear this more often!

I'm feeling all kinds of: hungry hungry!
What I hear: Spoonful of Sugar (in my head)

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gefiltebitch From: gefiltebitch Date: September 12th, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC) (permalink)
that is a fine and sexy piece of machinery. it will last you a long time.

i would advise you to go with the 12 cup. a smaller machine makes it annoying if you have to do things in batches. like in most cases, size matters! also, "it may come in blue" is reason enough for anything in my book. i just ordered a le creuset grill pan in blue! i can't wait to hump use it.
ldy From: ldy Date: September 12th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC) (permalink)
OMG, this sucker lives on my stove top (not stuffing).

I hump it each and every day. HUMP HUMP HUMP!
gefiltebitch From: gefiltebitch Date: September 12th, 2006 11:25 pm (UTC) (permalink)
this will be my first piece of le creuset. my folks have one of their dutch ovens at the cottage and i love cooking with it! i'll need to slowly get more More MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
gefiltebitch From: gefiltebitch Date: September 12th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC) (permalink)
oh and btw.. my food processor is a kitchenaid, and i'm very happy with it!!
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