I think if I was getting married again I would do a couple things differently.
No, I wouldn’t change the guy (Hi Carl!).
And I wouldn’t change the minister (Hi Dad!)
But the gift situation. Don’t get me wrong, we got some fabulous gifts and I loved everything, and I plan to use my toaster and knives forever and always, but this time around, this is all I’d put on the list.
Isn’t that a beauty? The clear bowl is what convinced me I need to break down and buy one of these things. I love my clear mixing bowls, and this one has measurement markings and a pour spout! What more could a girl ask for?
I bake a lot, and believe me, those hand mixers are not designed for daily use. I think I’m on my third or fourth one, and I’m only on my third or fourth year of marriage (No, maybe fifth? Anyways, however many there have been, they’ve been fabulous.)
Back to the issue at hand, my mom’s Most Amazing Shortbread recipe, my favorite Christmas cookie of all time (possibly my VERY favorite cookie of all time), requires 10 minutes of beating butter on high, and I just have not yet bothered to stand holding my hand mixer for that long. It makes the carpal-tunnel-in-training flare up.
So I try other shortbreads whenever I see them. I made an acceptable Cranberry White Chocolate one this Christmas, but it was not the same. None ever is. None ever will be.
Maybe I will work in into my mortgage.
One day when I get a mortgage.
Like I said, I have a dream.