No, I know what you're thinking.
Let me just say right now that I have NOT discovered a way to use a mixer in my cardmaking! But you just gotta check this out. I'm so tickled!
Now,I know I'm a little on the retro side (and btw,can we just leave the 1987 Isuzu with 280,000 miles and the burnt orange formica countertops out of it) but listen, this is what happened:
My daughter and I were in the middle of making a lemon merengue pie on Tuesday and guess what decided to burn out halfway through meringue making?? Yup, our six month old sunbeam. Now I have a pet peeve with mixers, I seriously go through them like they're toothbrushes.Every six months they start making that funny smell and click, they stop. I'm sick to death of it.
Well after having to finish the meringue with a WISK (you heard that right) my biceps looked like the "we can do it" lady.
Yup. That's me right there :)
Looks painful, doesn't it?
My mind went back to our old 1950's Sunbeam that I bought at a yard sale for $1.50 some years ago. It worked like a dream and the only reason I got rid of it was because a beater broke and I had no way of buying a new beater. (We didn't have internet then ~ if I only knew!)
I decided I would rather spend $20 or $30 bucks on a mixer that has already lasted 40-50 years than spend the same on a modern mixer designed to self combust after 1 year. (if youre lucky). So while the lemon merenge was in the oven I went on ebay. What a treasure trove of vintage mixers! I could so easily get into this. They even had a turquose bullet from the 60's. Chrome and everything.
In the end I ordered two. A 1970's avacado green mixer (to go with the burnt orange countertops) and this white Oster below.
Both of them were barely (if ever) used. Still in its box with warranty card and recipes.
Is that cool or is that cool??
Check out how tiny those beaters are. The recipe book says I can mash enough potatoes for 12 people with them. Whaaaat? Mash potatoes with a mixer?? Enough for 12 people with this??
Well! I'm all set then!.
One thing though....With "Happy Jane" cupcakes and prune muffins galore I may never make it to my craft table.
If you don't hear from me by Thursday have Stacey drive by and bang on the bathroom wall. :D
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone!