4.21.2008

Oh yes, one day you will be mine

I was feeling domestic today and made some cookies. I don't know if it was the gloomy weather or a need for chocolate chip cookies, but I made them.

It is not an easy task when you consider that I have to carry the heavy transformer into the kitchen (and back), just to use my hand mixer. I have had a Hamilton Beach black hand mixer since I graduated from graduate school, when I cooked....hmmm...what did I need a mixer for in those single days? Maybe the infrequent use has allowed it to last so long! While using it, I started dreaming of this:

Behold, the mother of all mixers-the KitchenAid. I'm not sure if this is the exact color or not; maybe not the exact model, but the idea is the same. I have really wanted one of these for quite a while. I have considered the girly pink and purple colors; maybe a red one to match my blender? Or maybe a classic black or white? Blue would always fit in my kitchen....

The tiring mixing of butter cream frosting batches-easier; making my friend Shannon's fabulous creamy mashed potatoes for holidays-so creamy; attempting one of Carol's homemade cake recipes-easy.

The time is not right, but some day it will sit on my counter top. Right now I would not risk letting it run on a transformer and cause possible damage, nor do I have the counter space (only two!), but a girl can dream! For now, it sits patiently in my "saved" cart, in several colors :).

By the way, I used the cookie recommendation from For Better Or For Worse. Congrats for finally finding a successful recipe!

6 fabulous friends:

Bilary said...

That is funny. I like the Kitchen Aid, but I am used to the regular cheaper kind of stand mixer - mot a hand mixer, but not a Kitchen Aid. And you know what? i almost prefer the kind I have because it is easier to get ingredients into the bowl without it spilling all over the place.

I want a Bosch one of these days. now, THAT is the mother of all mixers! (I don't even know if I spelled it right - see, I will be dreaming for a long time. All I know is that my mom has one, and it is FABULOUS! And fabulously expensive!) AAHHH, a girl can dream!

Did your cookies turn out yummy?

Rhea said...

I have many items in my saved cart that I go look at and dream about occasionally. One day...

Andrea said...

I haven't heard of Bosch mixer (other appliances, yes)! I had to look them up. I guess I have been out of the US too long!

The cookies were good that evening, but very yummy the next day!! They were super moist. Do they still have ghirardelli chocolate chips? I remember buying a great cookie mix....

Bilary said...

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Christina said...

Girl, these mixers make Christmas cookies a breeze! I'll jump for joy when you do get the chance to get one. Oh, the fun you'll have

Tai said...

Andrea-

Yes, they do still have Ghiradelli chocolate chips. Those things are DIVINE!!!:) Makes me happy just thinking about it - Yum, Chocolate!