So Saturday afternoon there was a knock on my door. It was my son's friend, Lori. She was carrying a cardboard box. She set the box on my table, grinned from ear to ear and said, "I have a present for you." When I opened the box I was astonished to find this.
Lori comes over to my apartment from time to time. She is interested in what I am doing and we chat about all sorts of things. I suppose that during one of those chats I must have mentioned that after the holidays I would be looking to add a food processor to my collection of kitchen gadgets. Bless her heart, she ordered one for me.
Yesterday morning Lori made a quick run to the grocery store and brought back two 5 lb. bags of carrots. They were the baby carrots, so all I had to do was wash them and shred them. Now understand that I have never before owned a food processor. If I wanted shredded carrots, they were shredded one by one on a box type shredder - by hand. The whole 5 lbs. of carrots ran through the processor in mere minutes! They are in the dehydrators as I type.
Lori also brought me four heads of cabbage - two green and two purple. I shredded the rest of the carrots and the cabbage, packed them into Ziploc bags and stored them in the fridge. As one batch of vegetables dries, I have another ready to go on the dehydrator trays. This is so cool. :)
When a person has a physical condition like arthritis that causes pain, the tendency is to find alternative ways of doing even the most simple of chores that hurt the least. This gadget is a godsend for me, for much of the canning and dehydrating I do requires vegetables to be shredded or sliced.
Thank you, Lori. You have made my life easier and I am most appreciative.