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.

7 comments:

Tresa said...

Got a recipe for those gorgeous bagels and tips for first-timers making them?

Emilie said...

oooh, your bagels look much more "bagely" than mine did!
Yum!

Mom said...

How clever you are!--and how thoughtful Steve is!
Mom

Abby said...

yummy! those look amazing. i've read that you're supposed to boil bagels to get a chewy texture, and then you stick them on a pan to bake the outside. is that true?

you are full of good ideas, sarah! first the camera remote, now homemade bagels... and you even turned me onto Blurb, which i had never heard of before you mentioned it.

Katie said...

sarah those look incredible! i'm very impressed with your cooking & craft skills...and how you're able to manage that with 2 kiddos & another on the way! :) you're an inspiration chica...

Allison said...

Looks like you'll be staying busy!
Have fun.

Mary Beth said...

Sarah, your bagel sandwich looks totally delicious. I love that Steve got you that mixer, and I'm so glad you're feeling better now to use it. I would love one too, but we don't really have the space either.