One of the main things that I have been wanting for years is a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer! I saw one last year or might have been the year before that and fell in love with it. I have always been envious of those who were lucky enough to own one and have constantly asked for one for Christmas the past 2 years. Well this year my dream has come true! Jason surprised me with a Flamingo Color Kitchenaid Stand Mixer for my Christmas and belated birthday present. OMG! I almost couldn’t believe what was sitting in front of me! I couldn’t believe that my husband of almost 2 years actually got this for me! Was I dreaming? Probably, but no I wasn’t!
Jason decided to give it to me early so that I can start cooking and baking for the holiday’s. I have been wanting to make cookies for a while and it got to the point where I couldn’t because it hurt to hold the whisk for a long period of time. My hand would cramp up so bad that it would just plain hurt to hold anything or use it. This is on the hand that I broke almost 5 years ago so needless to say it gets stiff very easily. Yesterday I made 2 loaves of bread (that didn’t rise because I added too much butter) and 4 dozen chocolate chip cookies. I was going to make homemade chicken pot pie tonight but ended up getting lazy and just ate leftovers. No problem at all! Made more room in the fridge for leftovers for tomorrows dinner. Which just so happens to be the chicken pot pie. I’m also making homemade pastry dough so it will be amazing! I remember growing up eating chicken pot pie and honestly I didn’t know until tonight that my mom used to make it at home all the time. I guess that’s why I don’t like frozen pot pie at all! I think it tastes horrible to me! I’d rather cook and bake it on my own than from a frozen box dinner.
What is one thing that you like to bake at home or cook at home? What is a staple item food that you have to cook at least once a week?