Chopping can be compulsive
I just did something I haven’t done in years. I took the weekend and the holiday off. And I made salsa — from scratch.
I used my absolute favorite kitchen gadget, the Vidalia Chop Wizard, to chop the stuff that needed chopping .
Using the Chop Wizard I was able to chop the tomatoes quickly into uniform slices without launching seeds and pulp across the room or turning the whole tomato into a squishy mess . Then I chopped the other ingredients and m ixed them all together with lime juice, salt and pepper. I was done in about 5 minutes.
I love my Chop Wizard. I look for things to chop just because it’s so much fun. And the results are always so amazing.
I know I run the risk of sounding like a paid Chop Wizard spokesperson. It’s just that this gadget is such a time saver, and given the fact that it makes me want to make stuff from scratch, it’s a money saver, too.
I bought my first Chop Wizard years ago in response to a late-night TV infomercial. Remarkably, it is still being produced and is now available in stores and online for about $20. I can’t say that everything I’ve purchased through an infomercial or PBS special has turned out quite as well. I’ve been burned a number of times when my compulsive nature met a weak moment head-on. So how do I deal with compulsiveness when it comes to buying stuff? I have these specific questions written on a flowchart that I keep close by, and I force myself to answer them when I’m thinking about buying something. —Do I need it? —Can I afford it? —Do I already have something that will do?