Saturday, July 08, 2006

One of Those Days

I know you've had one just like it. I got out the blender so I could make some salsa. I chopped garlic, serrano peppers, and cilantro and threw them into the blender, along with the juice from a can of stewed tomatoes.

I picked up the blender pitcher to put it in the base and noticed a little liquid dripping from the bottom. Hmmm. Some plastic teeth have fallen out of the bottom of the blade (sad results of my earlier attempts to produce a creamier hummus--if only I'd known to skin the chickpeas :sigh:), so I thought maybe it had finally given up the ghost. I tip the pitcher to get a better look at the bottom of the blade.

And dump over half of the peppers, garlic, cilantro, and tomato juice into the sink.

Major bummer. There wasn't enough left to salvage even a small batch, so it's back to the grocery store for more peppers. At least I still have everything else.

And at least I tipped the pitcher while I was standing over the sink. It would have been a much uglier story otherwise.

And as it turns out, the little rubber thingy that goes around the base of the blade was loose. Works just fine now.

And now I know to check it every time I'm going to use the blender.


Anonymous said...

Having once used the blender without making sure the bottom was screwed on tightly, I feel your pain. Mine was more like an explosion though, and covered counters, floor, and cook.

dejamo said...

Yikes, Sheryl, I'm sure glad I didn't do that lol. Like I said--I realize it could have been so much worse. I think I would have just given up and gone to bed if that had happened.

And if that wasn't enough, I was toasting pine nuts for pesto a little later and completely forgot, walked out of the kitchen, and sat down at the computer. Don't need to tell you where those pine nuts ended up either, huh.

I did give up then, and closed the kitchen. Things have gone much better today.

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