Wednesday, January 6, 2010

chop that

So over Christmas I got a fantastic gift certificate to Sur La Table (THANKS MOM!) and man did I have a hard time picking out the things that I wanted. I surveyed the store, leaving, then coming back, then leaving to think about it again. There were so many things I wanted or "needed" I just couldn't process it all and I was afraid to commit to one thing over another.

Kitchen utensils can be very useful or extremely useless and there really isnt much of an in between. So for today I wanted to do my favorite kitchen appliance I discovered this year that I think everyone can use, and yes I even mean the girl (or guy) that doesnt think of herself as much of a cook.

This little cuisinart mini prep is the most affordable and most useful thing I have put in the kitchen so far. I do not like chopping things up, just pretty much hate it, especially onions. My God, I hate cutting up onions and all I have to do it throw it in this thing and I'm done. It cost all of $40.00 and it can do pretty much anything you want it to. It's little (meaning it wont take up a lot of space) so it wouldn't really replace a normal food processor but if you like making guacamole, or salsa, or tomato sauce or want to chop just about anything (we've been making a lot of hash browns with this bad boy) then you might care to invest. I would highly recommend it.

Tomorrow? I'll be posting on my favorite clothing trend and shoes of 2009...oh yeah.

Have a lovely day.


  1. Good Morning!

    you are so funny, i do the same exact thing every time i go to Sur la Table. it is like candy land for those who love to cook. i have a hard time committing to one thing too. i have this little life saver and i really enjoy it. it is perfect for chopping up things quick, especially those onions. i love it! hope your having a lovely week!

    God Bless,

  2. Oh I love Sur La Table! What a nice gift mom! Good luck with your decision - gift certificates can be overwhelming because there is way too much to choose from! :) xo