Right now I have the most amazing mixer in my kitchen. It is not mine, though I am thinking of stealing it from my brother. It is a professional grade KitchenAid Mixer. It is amazing. I haven't even used it yet and I am already in love. According to the website, it has a Flour Power Rating of 14 cups. That means it can mix enough dough for eight loaves of bread or 13 dozen cookies in a single bowl! Seriously, EIGHT loaves of bread, that is crazy. And because of this mixer, I am inspired to be a better housewife. I am inspired to cook.
If you know me at all, you realize how amazing that last sentence is. I am not really one to cook. Jason likes to cook, not me. Until now. Something about my recent subscription to Martha Stewart Living and this mixer have inspired me to be all that I can be! And so I begin.
I have decided to make one new entree and one new dessert each week. WHOA! (for some of you I realize that is not really that big of a deal, but for me it is HUGE) This week the dessert is cupcakes. I realize cupcakes are not that difficult, but I am making them from scratch (the icing also) and I am making two different kinds. Both Martha Stewart recipes and both for Isabelle's birthday. As for the entree, right now I am leaning towards Creamy Chicken and Dumplings, but I have to find out if Jason likes dumplings first!!!
In addition to my new cooking project, I have also decided I would like to learn to sew and crochet. My mom (I hope) can teach me both! Sewing would be a nice skill to have in order to make some simple things for the girls, or curtains or whatever. Crocheting is just because I decided to give up on knitting!!!
So look out Suzy Homemaker! I have gone 1950's wife crazy! I am taking care of kids, cleaning, cooking and making stuff. What else is left? The bizarre thing is, I am excited to get started. So look for my entree this week and my cupcake post next week. Have a great Monday!