The first year my family and I were living in our new home, I confidently volunteered to host Thanksgiving, figuring it would be no big thing. As the time approached, I realized I had no plan, and I needed to think of one fast. In a conversation with my dad, we were trying to figure out the best way for me to go about everything. He suggested using my Cuisinart food processor, and even offered to help with the bulk of the cooking. I was so appreciative and even more relieved.
I decided to do some research in regards to his idea. I had used the food processor here and there, but not for anything of this magnitude. I hadn’t even thought about it, since I wasn’t completely aware of everything it could do.
I got into some online research to find out what this machine was capable of. I have to say, it was pretty impressive. I found some recipes that were traditional dishes for Thanksgiving. It turned out that this food processor was going to make it a lot easier for me to prep things on a larger scale.
I was so happy to find this out, and I could finally take a deep breath and relax. I decided on two appetizers, and one dessert, plus the main meal. I figured that was enough, because each guest was bringing something as well. This was not going to be a nightmare after all.
A couple of weeks before the big event, I was practicing on a recipe that I had planned to make that was totally new to me. Well, good thing I did it when I did because I dropped the work bowl lid and stepped on it and it broke. I immediately got online and visited KitchenWorksUSA to find a replacement piece. They sell actual Cuisinart DLC-7 parts. I got really lucky. I figured it might be wise to grab a few other parts just in case my clumsiness came out while I was making the actual meal for the main event.
I was pretty worried at first that I would have to purchase a whole new processor, which would have been tough right at that point considering the money we were spending on the upcoming holiday. I know my husband would just tell me to do it by hand instead.
I definitely lucked out in this situation and I am so thankful for that. My dad and I worked on the Thanksgiving meal together and managed to pull it off without a hitch. It was a great bonding experience. All of our family was super impressed that I pulled it off so well for the first time. It was a wonderful holiday that will be remembered for a long time. My dad and I are already excited for next year!