Five years ago this weekend, DH2U moved in with me. This is a wonderful milestone for us.
Only a couple of months ago we had another milestone: our first joint purchase. I was shocked when I realized that up to that point it had been one of us or the other who had paid for the rest of our newly acquired things.
DH2U has been excellent at creating many of our kitchen gadgets. Our Crockpot also serving as both a sous vide machine and a yogurt maker is just one tasty example. Some things, though, it’s best to buy the real thing, hence our purchase: A KitchenAid mixer!
DH2U’s go-to meal is souffle, so he was the first to try out the purchase. It raised more than twice as high than usual!
I have now used it for both fluff and tamales. The fluff was not very successful. I’m not sure why, but it didn’t turn out as well as it did with the hand mixer. I think part of it might be that the mixer blade doesn’t quite touch the bottom, leaving part of the whites un-whipped. Note to self: Fluff still makes a mess even with the deeper mixing bowl. Well, live and learn.
The tamales, on the other hand, were fabulous: The dough came together so much faster, and my poor 20+ year-old hand mixer really wasn’t up to the task of that thick mix job. Also, the joy of being able to do something else while the dough is being mixed is not to be undervalued!
This has been such a wonderful five years and a great joint purchase. I love you, DH2U.