Friday, April 3, 2009

A New Toy

My first craigslist purchase!

It sounds funny to say out loud, but I miss my mixer. My Kitchenaid stand mixer. I put it in storage along with most of my other cooking 'toys'. It was too big, it was heavy, it would take up room we didn't have, I wasn't going to be baking cookies anyway. Seems like a long time ago. It wasn't so bad when we had the propane oven. I hate gas ovens and the ones they put in campers seem to be even worse... they have kind of a damp heat. Anyway, for the last year or so, since we got the new motorhome with the microwave convection oven, I have been attempting to get my baking 'mojo' back. Most of the time I can fight the urge to bake. Except in November and December when it's time for holiday baking. Then I struggle thru with my hand mixer. Even for fruitcake which has 2 pounds of flour, a dozen eggs, a whole jar of molasses... just for starters. So I cross my fingers that the little mixer won't burn out as I blend it all together in a dishpan.

A couple of days ago, I just went nuts. I looked on craigslist and found a mixer almost exactly like the one in storage. I talked to Dave about it and we both agreed it would be easier to go buy this one (for WAY less than the cost of a new one) than it would be to dig thru storage to find my original... so I did. In doing so I broke one of my rules... never buy anything like that until I figure out where I'm gonna store it.... still working on that part. I used it twice today and loved every minute of it!
And this? This is why my kids asked me not to take pictures while I was in Japan.


Tory said...

Congrats on the new toy! Sorry I can't help with storage .. the jeep? Just leave it on the counter? Pretty soon you won't notice it. Love your picture. I miss your face!!!
L. tory

Scott said...

I didn't know you were baking today. Dave didn't say a word.

Paige and Dave said...

The actual baking will take place today, yesterday was prep. If it turns out, you know I'll share

Jane and John Weichert said...

Should we follow the aromas?