I have so much to blog about – so many exciting things from this past weekend in Kansas City, and stretching back even further. But I guess the best I can do is address them one at a time, one day at a time.
The most exciting thing from last weekend is, without a doubt, my “big” (and big) Christmas gift from Mom and Dad:
Have you ever known a person to blog from beyond the grave? No? Well now you have. Because when I got this, I died. (See? I even Tweeted it).
I must have been a very good girl this year, because Santa sure treated me well – a KitchenAid Professional 600, in a gorgeous velvety heart-stoppingly amazing steel blue color.
I immediately tore it out of the box and hauled it into their kitchen and whipped up an angel food cake, and I tell you what – this mixer is AMAZING. I cannot wait to make bread! and cookies! and marshmallows!
Everything about it is so solid, so strong. The bowl lifts (unlike the lower-priced KitchenAid mixers, where the mixer head tilts backwards), adding extra strength and durability to the whole system. It has a 575 watt motor, which doesn’t mean much to me but I assume translates to “really freaking powerful.” It weighs about 40 lb, which means that once it has a home on my counter, it’s gonna STAY on the counter 🙂
And it’s so elegant in its simplicity! The speeds are 1-10, not “mashed potatoes” through “egg whites”. There’s no digital display or timer or a voice that yells at you when it’s time to add more liquid. Just beautiful, simple, mixer.
It came with three pieces: a wire whisk (in the machine, pictured above), a paddle for cookie doughs &etc:
…and an evil-looking dough hook for pizza dough, bread dough, grandma’s hot roll dough, and whatever other doughs I might fancy to knead:
Holy cow, I love this thing.