Monday, January 4, 2010

I will miss you.

Sigh. Its a sad, sad evening at frugalmom's homestead tonight. I have lost a kitchen companion.

And its all of the other white cheese's fault. Also, known as Mr. Mozzarella. I had only just begun.

And then out of nowhere, a sound you dont want to hear in the kitchen, craaaaacckkk. And then silence....even tho I am pushing the button, nothing is moving or whirring as it should be.

I twist off the lid. Where the cheese just looks at me.

And I find these in the bowl.

They are supposed to be on here. In one piece.

Its the middle of dinner preparation, I say to the cheese. See? The sauce is behaving.

And I have the dish, whos waiting so very patiently, all ready to go.....

But now, I am forced to use the hand shredder. You can only imagine how thankful I am that I was just recently schooled on the proper way to shred cheese. Im confident that my cheese shredding mentor would be very proud of me. My pieces of cheese were remaining even and square as I was shredding and my form was near perfect.

Good thing, too. Because look at all this cheese I have left to go.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Damn the mozzarella!! Remember?! Remember??!! This is the very cheese that caused my processor to start smoking when we were making...what were we making??? Ah yes, lasagna....
Stupid white cheese.
What will you do now? Continue to perfect your manual cheese-grating form or head out on a shopping spree for a new processor?
Too bad your cheese mentor doesn't read either one of our blogs.... :-)

Farmer Jen said...

Exactly how my aged food processor broke a couple of years ago! I did procure a replacement part at minimal cost through an appliance parts source online, which was comforting. I also, rarely use the processor to grate cheese anymore. I instead practice my manual grating technique using my trusty (and very old) box grater, and save the food processor for shredding vegetables instead.

Yart said...

Mine did the same thing a couple of months ago. And that was the replacement for the one that I had for years. Guess they don't make things as good as they use to.

Melody said...

Ohhhh! *sniff* not the food processor! I'll have to go stroke mine for being so nice and not breaking on me. I *hate* grating cheese by hand! I hope that you can find a nice replacement. I wonder if there are any on sale?? Good luck! said...

Poor little food processor. It was a good little soldier and dedicated to a life of service for you. The wound looked very severe, but if it makes you feel any better, I'm sure it was over in seconds, and the food processor never felt a thing.

Anonymous said...

Yup. me too, except mine was a nice Cusinart form the 80's...sturdy, amde for USE!!
By the time I bought a replacement blade (dull) and bowl (the lock had broken years before and we held it on with our hands!) for the old gal, I could have bought a newer, IMPROVED, but tad smaller I did.
Hubby said throw out the old one then. Obedient wife that I am...I did.
On a chance entering of an out of town antique shop of all places....I found the SAME ONE for $10. Unfortunatley I didn't have the $10 to spare and so I live with a plastic cheapy version that I, too, believe will let me down at the most inopportune moment!

inadvertent farmer said...

ROFL...oh the dreaded hand grater, or the knuckle shredder as it is called at my house! A good food processor is hard to find...happy grating! Kim

CeeCee said...

Somehow I missed this post.

Two ideas if you haven't already replaced your processor.
1. Head for the local Goodwill to see if you can replace just the part that broke (catch tub). A used one--and they are rarely used very much. So many people get one, and decide it's too much work. They are practically new at Goodwill.

2. About a half hour before shredding your mozzarella, put it in the freezer. It won't gum up the works as easily.