When I married I wanted a well-outfitted kitchen like my Mom’s. It needed things like springform pans, ramekins, and various sizes of cake pans. But number one on my list of ‘mest-haves’ was a KitchenAid mixer. I was quite sure that every good Mormon woman had one of those in her kitchen. I knew it could mix up a batch of cookies or brownies in a breeze, not to mention the ubiquitous attachments that would allow wheat (and meat) grinding, pasta rolling, bread kneading, and even ice cream making!
So even though I wanted one of these mixers for 15 years, I just received one today as a gift. I love it–I’m having fun mixing up my first batch of cookies even as I type (the dough is chilling in the fridge for 15 min). But in a way, it was also a bit anticlimactic to get my mixer. After so many years of expecting it, of thinking that I would finally be vaulted into domestic goddess-hood once I had one, well, I imagine that life will go on pretty unchanged from here on out except that I’ll have one more appliance on my kitchen counter.
What do you all think? Did you have dreams about what your kitchen/home would be like when you were married that have been unfulfilled? Or when they do come to pass, are they all that you expected them to be?
Note: The image is Vermeer’s KitchenMaid (not KichenAid)