I never told you what I got for Mother's Day. Well, my husband chose to give me a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer and I was genuinely surprised...and perplexed. For the longest time, I was fine with not owning this kitchen appliance and actually used that as an excuse for skipping numerous recipes. Every time I would see a recipe online, in magazines or on television shows, and find that they require the use of this mixer, I'd say with such relief, "Oopps! Can't do that one! Moving on!" It was an easy and convenient excuse and I felt it saved me not only from complex recipes which I don't have much patience for, but also from unwanted calories.
Truth be told, it took me one month before I finally gave in and decided to open the box. For weeks, I stared at it and wondered if I should just return it to the store. It's not like I'm dying to have, what my bff called, "another tool that furthers my domestication"...or subordination...whatever, they seem to be the same, right?....
When I finally gave in to it and took it out of its box, I let it stay on the floor for a few minutes. I approached it as an intimidated puppy would an unfamiliar creature; circling it cautiously, as if sniffing away to gently familiarize myself to it. I was, undeniably, completely intimidated yet simultaneously mesmerized and awed, tempted by its grandiosity.
Did I say that this sucker is heavy?? I was planning on storing it inside one of the lower kitchen cabinets but I realized that if I did that, I would never have the energy to take it out and use it...ever. So I ended up reorganizing the kitchen until I was able to create a spot for it beside my trusty rice cooker.
Now it just sits there in the corner, like a temptress in red. The next challenge is for me to actually read the manual and figure out how to operate this appliance. Hopefully, I'd get to it in the next five years. Wish me luck!
Have you ever received a gift you were ambivalent about? Did you end up being friends with it? If you're a Kitchen Aid Mixer fan, do you have any good advice for me?