Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cooking Sucks :)

I have a love/hate relationship with cooking and baking.  Love eating it..... Hate making it.  I'm a good cook too.  I always get the thumbs up from hubby and kids... well, except picky daughter but she doesn't count.  There is just something about measuring, mixing, stirring, tending and turning that I hate!  Maybe it's my impatient nature.  I'd much rather clean it all up than cook it in the first place.  Sadly, I have had to cook and cook and cook for many years!  And most likely will have to cook and cook and cook for many more!

Making Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies for Christmas
I do love my kitchen gadgets and appliances as they make things easier.  The crock pot is my very best friend and we have had many good memories together.... oh beefy mushroom pot roast, soda pulled pork, sweet potatoes and chicken, and tomato hamburger soup.  The waffle iron often holds my hand for breakfast.  The Braun hand blender leads me through a lovely gravy.  The electric knife scares me.... hubby keeps it under control.  And ahhh the splendid mixer.  Wait....  I take that back.  First of all, I have never ever owned a stand mixer.  I've only owned the $7 dollar store special hand mixer and currently do not own any mixer.  One year we literally blew one up mixing frosting on Christmas Eve!!  We put it in a snow bank outside since it was on fire and found it in the Spring when the snow melted.  We all giggled.

Do you own a stand mixer?  Do you love it?  Do you make yummy things with it?  Dear Crissy is giving everyone a chance to win a Kenmore stand mixer.  WOW.  I'd love to win it....  maybe we wouldn't blow that one up.  And maybe I could learn to like cooking a little more.  Maybe. :)


Nicole B said...

Following you back from the Wednesday Buzz hop.
I hate (occasionally a like) cooking too. It feels like such a chore, plus I'm not a natural in the kitchen.
A couple years ago I got a great Costco deal on a stand mixer and using it is really probably the only enjoyable time I have in the kitchen. It makes mixing everything so much easier! So if you get one, I do think you'd love it, even if you don't love to cook and bake.
Sorry for such a long comment! :)