I received product from Hamilton Beach as compensation for this post
I have really enjoyed being a Hamilton Beach Ambassador. All good things must end, they say, and this is the last post I will do for them. This time, they sent me a Stack and Snap 10 Cup Food Processor. This baby is just the right size for me, as most of the time I am cooking for only two people, but on occasion, I make some food for a house full. I hosted a Christmas party for all of my 6 grandchildren, my son and his wife, my youngest daughter and her husband, my step-daughter and her husband, my sister and brother-in-law, and their daughter and her husband. That is a whole lot of people to cook for! This food processor was be able to handle it though.
Here is a list of the many features of this food processor:
- Easy stack & snap assembly
- Unique, patent-pending design requires no difficult twisting & locking
- Simple function guide shows you which blade to use & which button to press
- Big Mouth® feed tube reduces pre-cutting
- Sealed bowl prevents leaks
- Powerful 450 watt motor
- Reversible slice/shred disk
- Chopping S-blade locks into bowl and stays put during pouring
- Dishwasher safe blades, bowl, and lid
- Cord storage
I think the things I like the best about the unit are that I didn’t have to cut things very small to fit into the feed tube, so it definitely saved me time in the kitchen. I also liked that the chopping blade locks into the bowl. I have had food processors before, both mini ones and full sized ones, and that dangerous “S” blade has never locked on any of them. You have to be so careful not to let that thing come out and cut your fingers while you are trying to get the food out of the bowl after you have processed it. Not anymore, though! With the Hamilton Beach 7020, that is no longer a worry!
Another thing that I like about having a food processor is that I can save money and time. Instead of buying pre-shredded cheese, which always costs more, I was able to buy a block of cheese and shred it myself. Using the Hamilton Beach Stack and Snap 10 Cup Food Processor, I also saved time. In the past, it has taken me twenty minutes just to shred the cheese for making sausage balls for a big party. Using the food processor, it took me less than 10 minutes, and that included time for cleaning up the food processor when I was through with the shredding! Everyone knows that when you are prepping food for a party, every minute saved is valuable!
Here is the recipe that I used for the sausage balls for my party:
Gluten Free Sausage Balls
- 2 lbs pork sausage (I used mild, but you can use hot) any brand as long as it is gluten free
- 2 cups Pamela’s Pancake and Baking Mix (Or use your favorite brand of gluten free baking mix)
- 1 lb sharp cheddar cheese
Let the sausage sit out of the refrigerator for about an hour to come to room temperature so it will be easier to mix. Place all sausage and Pamela’s Pancake and Baking mix in a large mixing bowl. Cut the block of sharp cheddar cheese into three pieces. Place in feed tube of food processor, and push with push tool until all cheese is shredded. Add cheese to mixing bowl. Squeeze all ingredients together with your hands until all of the cheese and baking mix is mixed in well. Pinch off pieces of the sausage cheese dough, and roll into balls about 1/2 the size of golf balls. Bake at 375° oven until browned, about 15 minutes. Makes 4 and a half dozen balls.
To help you get started out on the right foot in the brand new year of 2015, I am offering you two free printables: A Pantry Inventory Sheet and a Monthly Menu and Shopping List.Click the links below to download the printable forms.
2015 Pantry Inventory: To use the Pantry Inventory sheet, just go through your cabinets, pantry, freezer, refrigerator and anywhere else that you store food, and write down all the items you have on hand. That way, you will know what you have, and can “shop your pantry first”, especially during months when money is tight. I included a sample of how I filled mine in, adding in a stroke tally of duplicate items, so I know if I have 1 or 4 cans of tomatoes.
2015 Menu Template with shopping list: To use the monthly menu and shopping list, you use the calendar to fill to fill in meals your family likes, and make a shopping list for the month for everything you need to prepare all of those meals. When you have finished making your shopping list, look on your pantry inventory sheet, and cross off everything you already have that is on your shopping list, also known as “shopping your pantry first.” Also mark off the items you “bought” off your pantry inventory. Once you are finished making your menus for the week or for the month, and shopping your pantry, everything else left on your shopping list is what you will need to buy at the grocery store. I hope this helps even one person save money during the new year.
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