Friday, February 12, 2010

Kitchen Upgrade

From This:




To This:



To most people, these two kitchen tools probably have little to nothing in common. To me, they have everything in common. You see, the number one reason I wanted a food processor was so I could create these
with more ease. They are delectable truffles of the Oreo variety, first introduced to me by a woman whose cooking I respect and admire (that would be my dear friend, Wendi). When she gave me the recipe, she told me how easy they were to make. She was right. If I had a food processor. But for the last few years, every time I make this scrumptious treat I've had to break out the rolling pin and freezer bags and hammer away. It is a painstaking process to crumble 36 Oreos by hand into a fine powder.

My mom gave me a food processor for my birthday this year, and I tried it for the first time last night. A. MAZ. ING. Seriously. It took about 3 seconds to obliterate any evidence that the powder in the bowl had once belonged in a sandwiched cookie. (Note to self: never put finger anywhere near food processor blade unless machine is unplugged.)

I think I'm in love.

Not only that, but it turns out my new kitchen gadget is good for all kinds of other purposes. I think I will soon begin to forget what life was like before it entered my life.

And while we're on the subject of new things entering our lives, I saw these at the grocery store yesterday and about died:

They were that cute. They are baby bananas. I didn't buy them, because they were about a quadruple hundred times more expensive than regular bananas, but don't think I wasn't tempted. Isn't everything just CUTER when it's a baby?

Thank you so much for all of the congratulations and happy wishes. I am getting more and more excited for our little saucer to join this family of dishes, as is my tummy which is continually expanding. I'm still wearing street clothes, but I can definitely tell my body is changing. We find out on March 5th if we're having a boy or girl, so be sure to cast your vote in the poll.

3 comments:

  1. Katie, I didn't realize you got a new food processor. I keep promising myself I'm going to get a new one since mine died, but I haven't done it yet. I think I'll drop by your house and get a treat. They look yummy! Also, thanks for letting us cast a vote. Mine is in....

    Love you,
    Joy

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  2. (this is allyson.) ahhhhhhhhhhhh! i'm so so excited for you guys. You guys will be the best cutest parents ever! That is so great. congrats!

    ps--i totally would have been tempted by the baby bananas :)

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  3. Um, I love oreo truffles. I have a magic bullet (if you haven't seen that infomercial...forget it, I know you've seen it) and I have a love hate relationship with it. One of these days I will upgrade to a larger piece of machinery like yours -- looks fab!

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