Thursday, November 6, 2008

Have You Thanked Your Hand Mixer Today!!

I try to limit my shopping to thrift stores mostly because I love a bargin, but also because if I'm tempted to make an impulse purchase it usually won't set me back too badly. Such was the case recently when I just had to buy this hand held mixer. I don't know if it was because it reminded me of a type I had seen at my grandmother's house or if I thought it would actually be useful.

Unrealistically, a fault my optimistic nature, I did indeed think it could be useful. Just think of the possiblities: if the power goes out; if the power hand mixer is broken (which happens to be true right now); if I need more exercise (which is also very true!!); to save money on the power bill- never hurts, right? Anyway, my first experiment of creaming butter in sugar was totally exhausting. Fortunately, due to the fact that we are on vacation right now the cookies were saved by powered method.

Oh well, maybe I'll see if there's a market on ebay. However, on the other hand I do have a friend that loves retro..... are you there? Any more suggestions?


Erika said...

I love those kind of mixers! It brings a smile to my face. I used one for 3 years when we lived in Montana and had no electricity or running water. I just loved that thing to death. Literally it died on me from over use. LOL
But seeing your mixer brings a smile to my face and reminds me of how much I loved that 3 years of "camping" and how much I miss it. Erika @ pioneer homemaker

Muhala Akamau said...

Yes...nothing like using what you have and making do!! What a great blog...I'll be back to visit soon!

Anonymous said...

I like to use my hand mixer for beating eggs for omelets and such.

Molly Schultz