Thirteen and a half years.....that's how long I've been married. It's also how long I've been making cookies for the folks that John works with each year during the holidays - or baking goodies in general. However, in all that time, I've never felt myself "worthy" of investing in a real "Kitchenaid". "The hand mixer works just fine, it'll do....."
But, lately, I've had a hankering. A longing, perhaps. So, when we walked upstairs at Macy's last week and Mikayla and I cast our sights on this baby - well, I asked John and Brayden to meet me up there, and it took negative .2 seconds for John to say, "let's do it". (Gotta love that man!).
We vascilated between the lesser expensive stainless steel bowl, or this - the 90th anniversary edition with the glass bowl. Of course, I said, "the cheaper one is fine", but after a discussion with the salesman, John had me quickly swayed to go for the one with the glass bowl. I'm SO GLAD I did as it is a huge "happy feature" for me. My mom has a Kitchenaid from when she first got married that still works wonderfully - it has a glass bowl and is what I grew up baking with. I'm hoping already Brayden and Mikayla are connecting this Kitchenaid with fun and coziness in the kitchen......just as I do with Mom's.
And, I ought to post a picture of the first cookies made with it. This is Kimmie, aka "Phoenix" from Camp Harlow. She was a HUGE HIT for the girls - they loved her so much, so as she came through town on a weekend break from my Western Oregon University alma mater, she blessed us with her presence. We made amazing chocolate chip cookies and had all sorts of "me too!" moments as the three of us (Michele included) shared our lives.