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Friday, November 21, 2008

Mix and Stir Friday Five

In a minor domestic crisis, my food processor, or more precisely the part you use for almost everything for which I use a food processor, picked the eve of the festive season of the year to give up the ghost. A crack in the lid expanded such that a batch of squash soup had to be liberated via that column shaped thing that sticks up on top.

Can you tell this is not my area of strength?

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?

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?)

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

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

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

As always, let us know in comments if you play. Post a direct link to your blog entry in your comment using the following formulation: <a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a> For a complete how-to, click here.

56 comments:

  1. Thanks Songbird! I stirred it up here.

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  2. That was fun! I'm ready to get mixing and baking at my place.

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  3. As I think you all know we don't have thanksgiving here in Finland. Christmas is the big family gettogether with great food and a lot of thankfulness ... and it's just round the corner!

    The one thing I could never do without in our kitchen is our electric kettle. When I first came to Finland they weren't available here (people heated water in a pan on the stove) - imagine that! - and when mine finally arrived from England my (ex) sister-in-law said "is that all it does? boil water?" (that still cracks me up!)

    Hope you all have a wonderful lead up to thanksgiving -find those special appliances and get those dishes/silverware/ candlesticks out of their hidey holes.

    Many blessings xx

    I can hear those mixers whizzing already :)

    Blessed thanksgiving.

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  4. I played at my place. Happy Thanksgiving and don't cut yourself on those scary discs/!

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  5. I am being mixed and stirred today,Friday 5 with a difference. I'd value your prayers...

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  6. Porridge will be stirred stirred in the morning but don't expect to see me up as I'll be enjoying a lie in

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  7. I played over here. What fun! Good luck, Songbird!

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  8. A trip down memory lane - my thoughts are here.
    Prayers for you Sally.

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  9. This was absolute fun! I remembered small appliance ghosts of holidays past here.

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  10. Great topic SB!

    I LOVE the retro colour of the mixer in the picture.

    I am not much of a foodie (as my sometimes chef son would say), but my husband really enjoys cooking. I'm looking at a fancy food processor as a Santa gift.

    Can't play just now, but possibly later....today's a very full day.

    Now I'm hungry.

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  11. I played! I love cooking. I long for the time to do more...

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  12. Thanks, Songbird! I haven't played for a while, but here

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  13. I'm hoping to get to this a little later, after I mix up a little of my sermon.

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  14. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving...and hoping that my little one is healthy by then! Wife, Mother, Pastor is my spot.

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  15. I played, with visual aids! Thanks Songbird for a fun Friday Five, your loss was our gain!

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  16. I played. www.foraseason.blogspot.com

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  17. Hey, long time listener, first time caller. My first Friday Five. Thanks, Songbird. I answered the questions.

    Peace,
    Milton

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  18. I loved thinking about

    "Liberated Squash Soup"!

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  19. Preparing for the Thanksgiving cookoff here

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  20. Whoo-hoo! Mixing and stirring at my place , with an added visual homage to that favorite kitchen appliance of the 1970's, the Bass-o-Matic!

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  21. I whipped up a batch here

    Oh and Songbird my understanding is that the "column-shaped thing" is meant for putting things in, not taaking things out of the food processor :)

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  22. I mixed and stirred here. Love the blue standing mixer! Snatched it for my page.

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  23. Mmm...I can almost smell the turkey. Thanks for the fun, Songbird! I played here.

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  24. Since I did not know what a standing mixer was until I read this post, I did a non-Friday Five (ok, eight) at Search the Sea.

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  25. Gannet Girl, you are in good company. I know know that the column-shaped thing is a "feed tube."
    And, yes, Gord, I knew it was for putting things in...not out.
    I'm quickly reading the posts that are up now, but then I am off to a neighboring but non-contiguous state for what may be (okay, is) a job interview. I'll check in later.

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  26. I playedhere Time to make some oatmeal cookies!

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  27. Fun! A FF on one of my favorite topics--cooking. I am going to be very late on this one, but do plan to do it later.

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  28. Thanks for your prayers everyone, it was a good interview/ meeting. I will know where I am going on the 12th January!

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  29. I do actually have a brand-new Kitchen Aide mixer sitting in a box I won't open because I "won" it after reaching 30,000 points on Microsoft MSN Chicktionary computer games and I'm going to sell it on eBay and put that cash towards pressing 300 CDs of my first 12 songs I wrote. (One song is called "I Need A Man With A Chainsaw.")

    I use our turkey platter only at Thanksgiving but I'm not actually adequately thankful for it as the high embossing on it always makes the turkey slide to one side of the platter, in fact one year (don't tell anyone, o.k, the bird slipped off and onto the floor but I washed it off a la Fawlty Towers but it was pretty tasty and one of our best Thanksgivings ever!)

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  30. Ah, finally a subject I REALLY know about. Here's my kitchen gadget post.

    AND there's a great thanksgiving recipe linked in this one.

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  33. I am not cooking for any holiday and you can't make me.

    Great Friday Five Songbird. Hope you get it worked out and have a great Thanksgiving.

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  34. I played here . Love to talk about my Kitchenaid!

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  35. My puree of thoughts is now posted! Late, but hot and made with love.

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  36. I played today at signs-along-the-way. Friday was a day of shopping and clearing out all the clutter before Thanksgiving.

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