|How Come The Plan Never Goes Smoothie, or, Where to Put the Blender
||[Mar. 28th, 2007|11:03 pm]
I got a blender for Christmas. A really way cool blender, that crushes ice and has a lid, two things which make it light years ahead of my old blender.
It came with a book of useful instructions, like don't handle the blades with appliance plugged in and keep hands out of the jar while blending. Under the don'ts section, it also says Don't attempt to mash potatoes, knead heavy dough, or beat egg whites, although it doesn't say whether I should not attempt to do these things with the blender, or just in general. Normally, I would guess it means "with the blender", but it's hard to imagine the same people who were careful enough to explain that I should Avoid contact with moving parts would leave anything out .
You might be wondering why I'm just now posting about my blender, since I got it back in December. And if you are, you've obviously forgotten whose blog you're reading. I'm posting about it today because today I took it out of the box. And not only did I take it out of the box, but I used it. Go me!! I made a yummy smoothie with bulgarian yogurt and honey and some berries.
So now I want to keep it somewhere handy, only not on the counter because I don't have room on the counter, but not someplace under the counter because I hate bending over, and not someplace too high because I'm short and can't reach past the first shelf. I would stowe it in the dishwasher, but that's where we keep the swiffer stuff and a box of latex gloves and the extra trash bags.
Any ideas? Where do you keep your blender?
2007-03-29 05:27 am (UTC)
Thank God this is a happy blender post. I was imagining all sorts of horror involving you, your fingers and the fab new blender. Not that you're dopey and would slice yourself to sheds but...you know, things happen. I once sliced my palm open during a multitasking moment with a knife and perfectly innocent bagel. I don't think written directions would have saved me.
I lost custody of the blender in my divorce. It's been 7 years and I haven't missed it, so I guess that's good. Except for the part where you realize that nothing I have made in the last 7 years has required a blender (Not so good).
In happier news, I do have the little rubber lid to the blender I lost in the divorce. Guess I failed to mention that to him. For 7 years, running.
It's not like your imagination was out of bounds...I am, after all, the one who cut herself with a butterknife just last week.
I haven't had a blender (well, one that works) in about five years, so I guess we're almost even on the non-blendering lifestyle.
In the closet under the stairs. I'm not kidding. It's also known as our storage. It's right there to the big coffeemaker and the breadmachine.
That would be a handy thing to have. My mom keeps lots of her kitchen stuff in the hall closet. Unfortunately, I don't have either of those.
First of all, this was a fun read for me this morning! I can relate to still having gifts in the boxes. We have a few unused Christmas gifts around here, too. I get it.
I keep my blender in the cabinet above the fridge. Only, I hate having to get a chair to get it so I avoid it. Maybe the top of the fridge would be better.
I love the fact that you let no space go unused. Are we to assume that your dishwasher is on the blink right now? I can't imagine you're emptying it each time you need to wash your dishes ...
Oh and lastly, how was the smoothie? Would you share the recipe?
The dishwasher has never worked. It's not a full-sized one anyway, so we just use it for storage. For years we kept leftover beer in there, but since we don't drink beer much we threw that all out and now use it for random cleaning supplies.
I didn't really have a recipe for the smoothie - it was pretty much just the stuff I listed thrown into the blender (the berries were a frozen mix of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, I think). I'm digging the Bulgarian yogurt, though - although I don't quite know what makes it Bulgarian.
The blender generally tends to end up wherever it will fit at the moment. Since we have been able to pass on the chore of washing dishes to Justin, and Christian when he's home, all of the contents of the cabinets usually shift around on a fairly regular basis, depending on just how lazy they are at the time.
He's usually the only one to use the blender anyway, as we often buy these little packets of banana and orange smoothie mix (just add ice, juice or milk, depending on which one you're making) and he would probably subsist on them exclusively if we let him. ;-)
My blender lives behind my coffee maker. The cabinets are low in the kitchen so I can't fill the coffee maker if it's pushed back under the cabinet. So it sits near the edge of the counter, and the toaster and blender live behind it.
I, too, want the smoothie recipe.
Which...I'm still confused over the difference between a pantry, and a larder. That's where I actually have a blender graveyard. And a hamburger maker, meatgrinder, I used to a have a meat slicer, and an applesauce maker. (This family was big on meat, can you tell?) I'm quite sure if I called in ghostbusters, they would meet up with ghosts of cows, pigs and sheep.
Smoothie? My first thought was yummy Daiquiri's and Colada's, and milkshakes.
It's not a larder unless you keep lard in it, silly. Which I don't, so mine's a pantry, although every time we're at the grocery store and I pass the buckets of lard I must say I'm very tempted to throw one in the cart.