Kitchen Aid & 50 Shades of Red

A mixer not my own

A mixer not my own

Oh Kitchen Aid. You had me at hello. There you were, all stacked up in a glorious tower on the floor of Macy’s cellar. So many colors to choose from and me with a Macy’s credit card.

I don’t know why, but I wanted one of those mixers and I wanted it in red.
I had never wanted a stand mixer before and I don’t really like the color red, but there was something about it that called to me.

“Suuuuuuuzy. Suuuuuuuuuuuzy. Buy me. Buy me RIGHT NOW!”

And so I did.

Forsaking the pair of boots I had come to buy, bypassing the pretty sweaters I didn’t need in our Los Angeles weather but thought I should get, totally ignoring everything in the jewelry department, my heart all of a sudden longed for that red Kitchen Aid stand mixer.

So I bought it. In a rush I sped home, flung open my door, grabbed a knife and made a surgical incision along the packing tape and ripped that mixer right out of the box.

Ahhhhhhhhh. It was everything I thought it would be. It was red. It was sturdy.
In it’s shiny stainless steel bowl held infinite possibilities.

I could make…..

I could make…..

Who was I kidding?

I had no idea what I could make with a stand mixer.  I knew I could mix things, for that was the nature of a stand mixer.  But I had things I could use to mix things.  A spoon.  A small hand mixer.  My hands.

What could I mix that needed such a beautiful, colorful, shiny thing?

I mean, most of the things I usually mixed had one dry ingredient for which you added water or milk or one more thing like an egg.

just add something

just add something

I needed something more ambitious.

So with everything that I need to know about, I turned to the internet and this is what I found.

Cookies.

Cookies, cookies and more cookies.

Not the slice and bake kind, not the just add an egg kind but beautiful, handcrafted, highly decorated cookies.

Beautiful Cookies

 

Inspirational Cookies

 

http://sweetopia.net/2014/12/video-nutcracker-decorated-cookies-2/

From Sweetopia.com

 

This would be it. This would be a way I could make a Country Living.  I could make cookies and sell them in  a brand new Etsy shop.  I could make cookies on Saturday, post them on Sunday and by Monday Nabisco or some other mega-cookie company would be knocking on my door, begging me for my cookies.  Perhaps I would even get a home-invasion type visit from those Keebler Elves. (But not the old one. He’s just creepy.)

The possibilities!

Of course I would need a couple of things before I started this empire, and for those things, I would need a trip to the Dollar Store, the store where all empires begin.

And of course, I would need to learn how to make cookies.

 

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