Matt spoiled me big time at Christmas. He got me a super fancy, super nice Bosch mixer and everything to go along with it...cookie paddles, blender attachment, chopper/shredder attachment, a wheat grinder, loaf pans, wire cooling racks, bags to store homemade bread in, a rolling pin, baking mat, dough slicer, and lots of yeast. (I think that was everything). (Wayne and Marcia were part of the gift givers as well - Thank You!)
But I did it. I used my Bosch this week. No, I didn't bake any fabulous loafs of homemade bread but I used it. And I loved it.
1 - We used it to shred cheese. LOVED IT. One of my least favorite things to do in the kitchen is shred and slice cheese by hand. I am sooo bad at it. But NOW we are fancy and have jars of freshly shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses in the fridge and freezer.
2 - We shredded chicken, too. While we were at it, why not shred some chicken breasts. Um, I fell in love AGAIN with my Bosch. I baked the chicken in the oven and then Matt popped the chicken in the Bosch mixer and a few seconds later, ta-da, we had 4 freshly shredded chicken breasts. It tasted very YUM-O in our baked chicken burritos. And I am looking forward to it on our BBQ chicken pizza.
3 - And we made smoothies. Strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry smoothies to be exact. Matt was the chef behind this treat. I love that the blender just pops right on the Bosch base...so easy and so much less clutter. Now I have a blender that actually blends. Our old blender used to just turn stuff around and smoke a bit, not very useful.
I bought the ingredients to make homemade pizza dough (with yeast) so I'll attempt that this week. I've read that pizza dough is forgiving. Keep your fingers crossed that it's true.
Willa hung out in the cabinet below the mixer while we were at work. She loves it in there.