Friday, December 14, 2007

I'm in love..........

.....with my new mixer.




I guess math and mixers go hand in hand for some reason. At least in Kim's mind. After he passed his math compass test he stopped on his way home and bought me this super-duper new mixer. Oh, what I've been missing! This thing is a dream. My old mixer would cream butter and sugar, no problem. But then add flour with any expectations? No, that needed to be worked in by hand. A lot of work.

I've had my old Sunbeam mixer for...oh, shall we say 20 years? At least. And it's been a work horse. I've replaced the beaters a few times, but that's all. If my new mixer lasts half as long I'll be thrilled. But this new mixer is the Hummer of mixers. I whipped up two batches of sugar cookies in record time this week. Record time. And no sore arms. Oh, the luxury. Today it kneaded dough for a loaf of bread. In about 5 minutes. (My bread machine died and I've been kneading my dough by hand.)

Kim had watched me earlier this week as I made Chocolate Spritz cookies; stabbing away at the dough, trying to work in the flour. He noticed this mixer had gone on sale; more than half off and he said he couldn't resist. Maybe he sees this as his guarantee of more of his favorite sugar cookies. And it probably is. I don't really care what his motive was, I just want to stay in the kitchen and pet my new favorite toy.



Having fun decorating the sugar cookies.

6 comments:

Robin and Bob Young said...

Victoria - Where did he get it and what iis the brand/model? Our's is on the fritz, for the second time.

Kim and Victoria said...
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François, said...

Bonsoir,
c'est le meilleur des appareils qui puissent exister, monpère serait encore vivant, il te féliciterait pour ce choix. Il disait toujours qu'il voulait un appareil comme celui ci, c'est ces appareils là qu'il avait en cuisine quand il travaillait ! très bon choix ! Bisous, FX

Kim and Victoria said...

Merci, François. That means a lot to me.
- Victoria

Bek said...

That looks like an awesome mixer! No wonder you cookies look so delicious:)

R said...

cookies look so good!
I too treated myself to a Kitchenaid mixer so easy to use and so much faster