Guess what I got at lunch today …April 18, 2008 at 1:15 pm | Posted in Random | 7 Comments
Yes, that’s right folks I now only have one kitchen appliance (14 cup food processor) left on my list of “every kitchen appliance I could ever want.” Obviously, that list doesn’t include a drool worthy AGA stove, but that’s on a whole different list of large scale appliances for when I get a house in 20 years or so.
Anyway, back to my hand mixer. For awhile I felt like I didn’t need one. I mean I already have a wonderful KA stand mixer that I love and adore, but lately, I’ve been getting frustrated. My KA does a stand up job, but it feels like such a waste to have to use the big guy when I’m mixing something small and basic. I also get really annoyed when I’m making cupcakes because I’ll throw my first batch in and want to get started on the frosting, but NOooooooooooo I still have batter in the bowl and I’m way too lazy to get a new bowl, scoop the batter out, wash the KA bowl … ugh hassle and a half. In the end I say I’ll do it after the cuppys are done, but inevitably I’m “over it” by the time the cuppys are done and they won’t get frosting for another day or so if they ever get it. Now I know my little gripes can be easily solved with a few extra little things, but really, I have too much already and I wanted to keep it to one easy solution.
I thought it would hang out on my list for awhile and eventually I would get around to buying one. It wasn’t like the day I decided I needed a stand mixer and within a few days I had one. Well, today I wanted to take a long lunch because it’s Friday, it’s nice out, and I get Monday off for Marathon Monday so a long weekend is headed my way. I ended up finding my way to Macy’s and figured ehh I’ll go see if there’s anything good. Then I remembered that I had a gift card for $28 and change that expires next month. Yay for wedding registry rewards.
I get in the store and it’s popping. I look at the purses meh nothing good on sale. Then I headed downstairs to look for cooking goodies. Meh, the Martha Stewart stuff is so overpriced for the quality and I just wasn’t feeling any of it. I almost got some random cookbook they had just so I could use my gift card before it expired, but then …. I saw the 7 cup food processor on sale hmm, I wonder if the 14 cup is too? Nope, it’s still more than I came to spend BUT, the hand mixers were on sale for $50 w00t, $50 -$28 + tax = $24 yippity skippity. I snached up the black one (they only had black and white) and now, sitting in my car, waiting for me to get home and start baking is my brand new hand mixer. I’m giddy.
I love kitchen appliances … it’s a severe addiction … I have a problem (that’s the first step right?) … I think I might need meetings 😛