Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Stand mixer!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Cooking with Kelly: Stand mixer!

I can't blog tonight because I need to get to bed so Santa can come. However, Tim and I had a lovely time in the Dells and ate some wonderful food. More to come later.

My exciting news: Tim and I exchanged gifts this evening and he got me a Kitchenaid mixer! I am so, so ecstatic about this gift.

I know some of you out there must have a stand mixer. My family never had one, so I'm not sure where to start. What should I make first? Also, what attachments and accessories do you find useful?

I've already set it up on the counter and I can't wait to use it. Best. Gift. Ever.


Dagny said...

Congrats on the great gift! I have one as well but have not gotten any of the accessories. I'll be interested to hear what others have to recommend.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Congrats on your first Kitchenaid -- you'll never want to be without one again! You don't need any of the accessories, though the ice cream bowl might come in handy in the summer. Happy holidays to you and your family.

ley said...

I just got one for Christmas, too! Isn't it exciting?? Congratulations on the new addition to the family. ;)

David T. Macknet said...

Try bread, as of course you have! But, by try, I mean - try letting your stand mixer really go at it, let it knead it for a good long time, until the bread turns the texture of chewing gum. THEN pull the dough & hand-work in some more flour & form the loaves. That's the one thing I miss about my mixer - that I'd let it run for a good 10-15 minutes, really building the gluten. Can't get that mixing by hand, which is what I'm reduced to.