Monday, December 31, 2007

Christmas Bounty

One of the best Christmas gifts I ever got was this year -- my DH got me a much-longed for Kitchen Aid Mixer. Yup, the really expensive one with a 5-1/2 quart bowl and a motor so powerful you could probably mow your lawn with it. I've watched the Barefoot Contessa use hers so many times, wishing I had one...and now I do!

It took a few days to stop being intimidated by it, but yesterday I girded my loins and made whole wheat bread with it. Mmmmmm... And what a relief to not have to spend a long time kneading by hand, especially whole wheat dough, which is very stiff and unyielding. I see a lot of homemade bread and other goodies in our future now. There are attachments you wouldn't believe -- ravioli maker, shredder, sausage grinder and even an ice cream maker.

Someone posted a link to this hilarious Re-useable Shopping Bag the other day, and I just had to get one for myself. I'm going to have to hide it from my daughter, though. I expect her to try to appropriate it.

My son had his impacted wisdom teeth removed this morning. He is so stoic and matter of fact about things like this. I was a nervous wreck and burst into tears when he got home. He's been through so much to get his teeth fixed, 8 years of retainers, then braces, then retainer again, 8 permanent teeth pulled to make room in his mouth and now this. His face is swollen up but he's not complaining. I love that boy so much. How did I get so lucky?


Amber Rose said...

OMG I just came across your blog and I want to marry it. heehee. I'm adding you to my list of fave blogs on my own blog. Did I say blog enough? blog blog blog! hehe, sorry. Keep up the good work! :) Happy New Years'.

Stephanie said...

Hey, nice to meet you -- and congratulations on your first hot process soaps! I use an older crockpot to make my CPHP. I'm going to bookmark you now so I can see what else you're doing! :)