Well, Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has left the building. The egg has hatched. The Eagle has landed, or however you want to say it: I have used my mixer!
My first concoction was for “Olive Garden bread sticks”, and they turned out delicious. These were the perfect complement to our meal consisting of salmon with teriyaki sauce and salad. Three of us ate 6 bread sticks. We usually only eat 1 bread stick each, but they were so good, we splurged. Now, we have 6 left for 1 or 2 more dinners.
Today, I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies. At first, I used the same attachment (the hook) as when I made the bread sticks, but then I thought, “That doesn’t seem quite right.” After I asked Google, I learned I had to use, what I call, the “tree” attachment. Once the batter was made, I dislodged the tree and then scraped off the batter. I guess this is the right way? Someone please tell me if there is another way to do this. It’s not like other mixers where you raise the beaters out of dough while still spinning, and that gets most of the batter off the beater.
I did see a Facebook post where someone returned her mixer because she was afraid of gaining weight. I understand this. However, cookies are not a huge temptation for me. I know I won’t be making a ton of desserts because I know that would not be good for me. Anything in moderation though. I do plan to makes some dinner biscuits, maybe pretzels or pretzel bites for snacking, a homemade pizza, and perhaps some dough with a chicken mixture baked inside. Eventually, I want to try spiraling vegetables – like zucchini.
Now, dear readers, I promise I won’t bother you good people with a post every single time I make something with my KitchenAid mixer. I will reserve such posts to times when I broach a new, exciting frontier – like the vegetable spirals or perhaps when I make a mistake and feel others could learn or have a good laugh from it. For now, thanks for reading, enjoy the day and please stay safe!