- I'm a glass-half-full type of girl. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, grave's disease and celiac disease in 2010 and life-altering allergies in 2013. I believe having a positive attitude is the only way to live with dis-ease. I also believe that life doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to be WONDERFUL. Dis-ease is expensive, so I live a frugal yet healthy lifestyle. This is just my blog; my day-to-day story.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Kitchen Appliance Rehab Needed.
If you guys read my blog, you likely know something about me- I am an avid cooker and as such, I LOVE, LERRRRRVE, kitchen equipment. I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I love my Le Creuset bright red pans, each and every one of them. I love my new(er) convection oven, and even my kickass food scale. And now I have another exciting edition to the family. “She” is something I’ve wanted for YEARS. “She” is something I could never ever have afforded, had she not suddenly made a surprise appearance on QVC, available on a monthly payment plan. She was offered in black, white, dark grey, royal blue, and red. Without further ado, please let me introduce you to my new…..VITAMIX BLENDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so proud of her that I almost have tears.
You see, a pretty girl like her will run you about $550, yep, that’s right. I figured I would never be able to buy one in this lifetime. But now I own one, and she proudly sits on my counter next to Miss Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I chose black to match all of my other appliances. My pans are red, but all my appliances are black with stainless steel. She fits right in. She makes soups, ice cream, smoothies, juices, dips, marinara (apparently), and anything else you want to make.
If you aren’t too familiar with Vitamix blenders, I can tell you that most smoothie/juice bar chains use them, like Jamba Juice, etc. Vitamix blenders are numero uno in the industry for having the fastest, strongest motor and highest in durability and reliability. Each one is handmade in Ohio and they carry a lifetime guarantee on them. If it ever malfunctions on you, you can send it in for repairs FOR FREE, and THEY PAY THE SHIPPING BOTH WAYS. THAT’S how badass they are.
And don’t get me wrong- these things make way more than just smoothies. It comes with a 2 or 3 inch thick recipe book of all the meals you can make in it…in literally seconds or minutes.
Tonight I made lasagna. And I got to use the Vitamix again. You see, I made my marinara for the lasagna from scratch. I first let the onions, garlic and fresh basil slowly cook in the Le Creuset saucepan, then added the diced tomatoes and let them simmer for a while. Then I dumped the whole pan into the Vitamix, and in less than 3 seconds (literally), I had instant, perfect textured, smooth marinara sauce. DeLISH.
Okay okay enough about my kitchen supply obsession. It’s just that it makes me so happy!!!!!!!!