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Friday, January 8, 2016

Chopping Onions The Quick Way...

I like too cook with onions. They add flavor to so many dishes and are one of hubby's favorites. The only problem is they make my eyes water like something fierce. I am not talking a few glistening tears friends....I am talking full on water face. My eyes can not handle onions, so I have a hard time cooking with matter how flavorful they may make a dish. 

For a while Hubby would help me or the boy, but sometimes I don't have any other hands around to help me with the chopping. I needed to come up with an alternative. Then I remembered my food processor. I've had it for years, but it had never occurred to me to use it to chop onions. I decided to give it a try. In less than 2 minutes I had multiple onions chopped and ready for cooking. I now like to chop a bunch at once, so then I have onions for the week or I will chop and freeze onions. Either way there's less tears in the kitchen, which makes this mama very happy.

I now use my food processor to also chop veggies that I'm throwing into casseroles and soups. It makes meal prep a breeze!

What kitchen hacks do you use to make meal prep quicker? 

XO Danielle 


  1. Like you, I wash and prep all of my veggies for the week so I don't have to spend time doing it every night at suppertime. Sometimes, on Sundays, I will cook ground beef, chicken, bacon, or whatever meats I'll be using for the week so I can save myself some time on busy week nights. Not only do I get a big part of the cooking done on Sunday, but also it makes for fewer dishes during the week.

  2. What a great reminder! I hate chopping onions, just so mundane! I think it's such a great idea to put them in the freezer, but do they make everything in the freezer smell like onions? If not, I'm all for it! I have so enjoyed your last few posts, can't wait to make that pound cake!!

    1. I've never had an issue with everything else taking on that smell. Just make sure they're sealed up really good.

  3. I just food processed an onion for chili tonight~ it's a great way to go! My Mom used to do the same with green pepper, although I tried hard to avoid this if found in my food...

  4. My kids gave me a food processor for Christmas! I'm in heaven.

    1. Those are some sweet kiddos. What a fabulous gift :)

  5. My Nana wears swimming goggles when she cuts onions. Keeps the juice from getting in the eyes and is a lot easier on the wallet than a food processor. If you already have a food processor though then that's much easier :)


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