Well, dear readers, I need to ask forgiveness for I have purchased a silly "As Seen on TV" product, and I love it. I give you the RoboStir
It's a little motorized thingy that stirs pots for you. I felt like a dork buying it, even though I did get it at Joann with a coupon. How lazy have we become when we can't stir our own dinner? Hello, Jane Jetson!
Well, here's the reason I bought it - homemade Alfredo sauce. My sister Kelly introduced me to this lovely culinary delight about a year ago (Yes, I was living under a rock before that). I'd never tried it. Worked in Baltimore's Little Italy for 5 years, never tried it. (remember the rock?)
Kelly made it for me, and I fell in love. I made it for my family, and they fell in love. The only problem is that you have to stir it constantly for like 15 minutes. I just don't have that kind of time to be chained to the stove. As I make dinner, I'm also answering emails, updating Twitter, browsing Pinterest, you name it.
Of course, if it was this stove from Big Chill, I might reconsider:
Anyhow, I have to report that the Robo-stir worked really well. Resulted in probably one of the best alfredo sauces I've ever made. I think the constant stirring really helped. It was so thick and rich. Basically, the recipe is just a stick of butter, splash of olive oil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, heavy cream and pepper. Here are some links to recipes I've tried:
Having recently read Robopocalypse: A Novel, I have to say, I was a tiny bit worried about inviting a robot like thing into the house. Even so, I think it's a keeper!