I recently watched a commercial for the KitchenAid stand mixer and fell in love with it, but I had sticker shock when they announced the price. I can bake a lot of bread with my hands for a lot less, and bread machines are cheap compared to the KitchenAid. Still, I wanted the real bread making experience—getting my hands into the dough and kneading, then watching it rise. As an alternative I went online and checked out my mother’s old Sunbeam MixMaster. Her stand mixer stayed on the kitchen counter and worked at mixing something every day for as long as I lived at home.
Now I am busy baking ciabatta, focaccia, wheat bread, white rolls and loaves of apple bread and oatmeal bread. Yum, yum, yum! I baked three loaves in one afternoon and I started thinking, “who wouldn’t want a yummy loaf of bread for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas?”
Not much knitting being done. Macy is hanging around my feet a lot, waiting for goodies to drop on the floor. Max prefers to be a dog ball until the bread is out of the oven.
Life is good.