I think I may have mentioned this before, but I’m going through an oatmeal phase. For the past few months I have had nothing but oatmeal for breakfast, and often for lunch too. (If you’re wondering why I’m not 90 pounds, it’s because I often load it with chocolate and whatever the heck this magical stuff I bought from IKEA is:
But this morning I decided to do something different. Last night I discovered a recipe for a strawberry shortcake smoothie, which involved frozen strawberries, cashews and almond milk — all ingredients I had. So instead of busting out the oats and chocolate this morning, I dusted off my blender. (Literally — it’s been sitting on the counter untouched since my obsession switched from smoothies to oatmeal months ago.) I put in all the ingredients and began the blending. Everything was going smoothly (no pun intended). Then I decided to get ambitious. I added two dates for sweetness. The blender chugged along, but I could tell it wasn’t happy about it. It fared better than my mini food processor though. I dipped a spoon in the blender for a taste and it was magical — it really did taste like strawberry shortcake! And it was healthy! I was going to have a great breakfast! I twisted the container off the blender base to pour my smoothie into my glass. That’s when this happened:
The blade somehow remained attached, separating from the container. My entire strawberry shortcake smoothie spilled out the bottom in one quick movement as I lifted the container up. It took me a minute to process what had happened.
Of course, my first thought was to grab my camera (my point and shoot, not the DSLR. Ain’t nobody got time for that when there’s a breakfast explosion). Then I had to clean the mess up, reminding me that I need to stop buying cheap paper towels, as well as cheap blenders.
You know what the worst part was? Not that I had to throw away my blender — it served me well for the price I paid two years ago — but that after all that work this was what I got for breakfast:
It may be time to rethink my stance on ridiculously expensive high-powered blenders.