Since it is a tiny bit too early to be shopping on driveways (garage sales) I have been prowling the 24 hr facebook bidding site and found this 3 cup Proctor Silex food processor for a whopping $5. I told myself a while ago if I found one at a low price I would buy it. It now is spic and span after a good cleaning in my cupboards. I intend to make a pie for my Mom for Easter with homemade crust since she has been observing Lent by giving up sweets. I have tried to make pie crust before, it turned out ok at best. Apparently the easiest/best way is with a food processor which I've never owned. This one holds three cups. I own another minichopper, Cuisinart that hubby got me for Christmas one year. It is awesome for chopping things like garlic and nuts but doesn't work for larger recipes like salsa (although I have used it for that, just chopped all ingredients separately) and pie crust. I've tested it and it works, and for five bucks definitely a price I can live with.
We all have Spring fever here as the sun is shining, the birds are singing and we are experiencing absolutely lovely weather. Sorry for all those still experiencing snow, but it has to stop at some point. Next weekend we travel to Edmonton for a family birthday party and likely I will have to dig out a much warmer coat as night temperatures are still quite low.
This weekend we were originally invited to a St Patricks's day party at a pub but it got cancelled so we are going to have a BBQ instead and invite Mom over for a movie night. I spied corn on the cob at a decent price so will pick some of those up - hopefully it won't taste like cardboard as it often does this time of year.
Have a great weekend everyone - and stay away from the green beer!