Today I lost my vegetable peeler. It was truly tragic, because I was trying to be very good and have some carrot sticks instead of diving head-first into the box of croutons the way I wanted.
But I couldn't find the vegetable peeler. I looked on the counter, in all the drawers, in the dishwasher, everywhere. No peeler.
Finally, DH got sick of listen to me whine and cry in the kitchen (I actually did get a little teary), and came out to look. Surprise, surprise, he couldn't find it either.
So I had to ask him how to peel a carrot without a peeler.
I know that sounds dumb, but I have never done it before. I have peeled potatoes with a knife, but that is SO DIFFERENT. After all, we are talking about carrots, not potatoes.
We did eventually figure out how to scrape the peel off with a knife.
It is an ugly, messy process and the finished product is not pretty, either. I will be purchasing a new vegetable peeler right away in the morning, because there are some things I just won't compromise on. Evidently the appearance of my carrot sticks is one of those things...