For years, I have been lusting after a KitchenAid Mixer. I tried, for a long time, to be as self sufficient as possible. Then I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, and I had to stop doing a lot of self reliant activities – such as bread making. I loved making bread, and I was really darn good at it too! I loved making something from scratch, kneading life into it, and feeding it to my family. My arms are useless for kneading dough now, but I refused to buy a bread maker. It felt like cheating to me.
My friend Elaine brought over her KitchenAid a while back and made pizza dough in it. It was so similar to hand making it, except the KitchenAid kneaded for her. I lusted after it even harder than before. With a family as large as mine, though, a 4.5 qt Mixer was not going to suffice. I needed at least a 6 qt, and a 7 qt would be even nicer. The 7 qts are so hard to come by, so I settled for a 6 qt, and today my lovely husband went out with the two younger kids and returned with this:
Ain’t she beautiful? I’ve named her Betsy. All the best tools in my house have names. He bought me a few extra attachments too, and right now if you buy a mixer, you can get the Ice Cream maker attachment for free! So that should be coming to me in a few weeks time!
I am so excited to make bread again and am already planning on making me tortillas tomorrow. I shall update with pictures, recipes, and results! I’m so excited!
And since he left with the two younger ones, I managed to have a few hours to clean uninterrupted. My room is well on it’s way to being complete!