Monday, October 15, 2007

Finally
For years, my love, I have admired you from afar. Waiting. Hoping that someday you would be mine. I watched as you found your way into other peoples lives, but never my own. Until now. Finally, you belong to me. Your strength amazes me and I am not sure how I lived so long without you. And, I must say, you look FABULOUS in Cinnamon Red!

Earlier this year I dropped the bowl to my old mixer. Since it was made of glass it shattered into a million little pieces. I didn't have the money to replace it. So, I used bowls that didn't really fit and held on tight while the beaters would toss the bowl around and make a mess. I don't like to mix things by hand (yeah, I would have been a crappy pioneer) and I never could get all the ingredients combined by using the old mixer with the mismatched bowl. Eventually I stopped baking.

So I waited... saved some money... and then it happened! Kohls had a sale. So I begged and pleaded and promised to bake all kinds of goodies. Actually, Hubby said yes right away, but I felt a tad guilty, so I kept asking just to make sure it really was okay. I'm annoying like that. Anyway, I went, got my lovely Cinnamon Red and brought it home. Started mixing applesauce bars and the beater was scraping the bowl and mixing a lovely black residue into my expensive ingredients (shortening and sugar). We messed with it and messed with it till Hubby noticed that the bottom was bent! ACK! MY MIXER WAS DEFECTIVE! I took it back and luckily they had another one. I brought it home and made my yummy treat. It worked beautifully. I made bread on Sunday morning and it was fabulous! Sigh... I am a happy woman! The down side to my new purchase: I'm baking more. Which means I'm eating more. Which means I'm gaining weight.... I still think it's worth it!

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

Love. This. Song.

And congrats on the new addition!

Maddy said...

I didn't buy one until last year because we decided that there was no point in buying duplicate American appliances because we were only going to be here for 2 years . [UK has different voltage]

12 years later I gave in and bought one on sale at Mervyns.

It didn't work. Mervyns wouldn't take it back [weighed a tonne] as I'd lost the receipt.

Contacted the manufacturers and they sent me a new one within the week! Now that's American service for you.
Cheers

Holly said...

I love my mixer! Love the red.

Nancy Face said...

I have the very same red mixer, and I adore it! Now here's the ridiculous part...I just enjoy looking at it in all its red glory on my countertop, but I never actually USE it! My husband and daughter are amazing bakers, so I just let them have all the fun, then I clean my beautiful mixer and eat the yummy treats they made, and life is good. ;)

Tracey said...

Yay for new toys!

Jamie J said...

After waiting and longing for one for a long time I got a white one last November! I LOVE it! YAY for awesome mixers!

Yvonne said...

I love red--it looks great. I'm glad you're having a great time with it. Nothing is better than something homemade!!!

Enjoy!

Heather said...

Lucky you. I finally got a Bosch last week, but mine is really used, so not nearly as cute as that red....

Enjoy it!

diana said...

oh, it's beautiful. what a perfect time of year for it, too.

my handheld mixer blew up on me this weekend. it literally went "pop!" and then smoke came pouring out of it's pores. i would love to have something like your new baby, but we just bought a really nice blender. i'm going to have to wait. hmmm, although, i won't be able to make any goodies until i get a new something. maybe i'll ask for an early christmas present.

Thalia's Child said...

I got one of these babies as a wedding gift from Gramma-in-Law. I LOVE it. Love love love love it!!

Tonya said...

Oh my, she is so pretty. I have had my eye on one of these for years myself. Red is my favorite color. I don't have much counter space but I would make room for one of those :o)

Happy Baking!

Brandon & JaKell said...

i'm jelous! I want one too!

I need to update my address on good mail girls, just bought a new home and getting settled. I am not sure where I put your e-mail address.
thanks!

Jessica said...

I'm a bosch girl myself, but i am loving the color of your new toy!

Mandy & Ken Abbott said...

Yea! I have the EXACT same mixer! I love it and the color! Good taste must run in the family.