Sunday, January 16, 2011

My New Toy

Finally feeling better so my husband and I took a long walk around our neighborhood, which was wonderful because we got to enjoy some BEAUTIFUL Southern California weather. It was 80 degrees today and blue skies so I was thankful to get out and get some Vitamin D.

After the walk I had some serious business to attend to- namely, the Jets/Patriots game and the Golden Globes. :) Since I was setting up camp on my couch for the evening I decided I needed a snack to accompany me and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to play with my new toy.

I got a food processor for Christmas and have been having a lot of fun experimenting. Thus far I've mostly been using my food processor to make gallons of hummus.

I had some leftover jalapenos and cilantro from last week's farmer's market trip so today I made Cilantro-Jalapeno Hummus.
-garbanzo beans
-lemon juice
-olive oil

I served it up with pita chips and it is delicious!

Now I am snacking and cruelly passing judgment on celebrity red carpet choices. Sigh- life is good!

Today's Questions: What is your favorite kitchen gadget and what do you prepare with it?


  1. I also love my food processor, but don't use it hardly enough! My favorite would have to be my Rachael Ray knives that I got when my husband and I got married.

  2. A small item that i like for it's efficiency is the Pampered Chef garlic press. It works quickly and you don't get that garlic smell on your hands.