Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday Five: Mix and Stir

It's been quite a while since I played the RevGals Friday Five meme, but today I'm inspired by Songbird's Mix and Stir Friday Five.

She writes: "Next week, I'm hosting Thanksgiving. I need your help. Please answer the following kitchen-related questions:"

1) Do you have a food processor? Can you recommend it? Which is to say, do you actually use it?

I have two--regular and mini size. I use the mini size fairly often to chop onions, carrots etc. It does a better job with a small dice than the large one. Plus now that we're empty nesters I don't need to chop in big quantities very often. On the whole, I prefer a knife.

2) And if so, do you use the fancy things on it? (Mine came with a mini-blender (used a lot and long ago broken) and these scary disks you used to julienne things (used once).


3) Do you use a standing mixer? Or one of the hand-held varieties?

(And isn't that color delightfully retro?)

Great color. Babs has one that is bright pink--a Breast Cancer Awareness one. Mine is dark blue. I use this a lot because it's great for baking and I like to bake.

4) How about a blender? Do you have one? Use it much?

We have one which is used almost exclusively for margarita or other cocktail making. And no, we don't use it much, particularly since the kids got me a Margarita Machine last Mother's Day! The MM is a very festive red color. Love it.

5) Finally, what old-fashioned, non-electric kitchen tool do you enjoy using the most?

The garlic press! Fab.

Bonus: Is there a kitchen appliance or utensil you ONLY use at Thanksgiving or some other holiday? If so, what is it?

The gravy-fat-separator thingie.


Songbird said...

You have a margarita machine? I bow to your awesomeness. :-)

pastornines said...

Yes, the gravy-fat-separator-thingie. I love that thingie. And it works great for watering plants too if you can't find the watering can. If of course you water the darn things and don't just let them pass on to their reward.

Mac said...

I'm surprised that you did not mention the Texas state cooking utensil--yes, Texas does have an official state cooking utensil--the dutch oven. I love to break mine out, dig a hole in the back yard and put charcoal top and bottom to bake and cook.

Jan said...

I've never known anyone to actually use a garlic press. So I'm impressed.

I love your picture!