Friday, April 11, 2008
Steve and I generally don't get each other Christmas (or birthday or Valentine's Day) presents. We each just buy something for ourselves that we want and call it a present. This past Christmas, however, he surprised me with a KitchenAid mixer. I had mentioned to him several times that I wished I had one, but at that time I was feeling so crummy I couldn't fathom ever cooking anything again. The box also looked so big and I didn't think we had enough space to store it, so after it sat in our living room for a few weeks, I returned it without ever opening the box. Fast forward to week ago, when I was feeling much more human again, and really starting to regret giving up the mixer. I ordered another one and it arrived yesterday! This time I am properly excited about my new toy.I wanted to do something with it that we hadn't tried before, so yesterday we made bagels. I was sort of skeptical that they would be any good, but they turned out amazingly well! A few of them were stuck to the pan pretty severely, but overall they turned out great. These are just plain whole wheat (great for making sandwiches), but I am looking forward to experimenting with more flavors in the future.