This morning I was in the midst of making cookie dough, and the roll pin that holds the mixer stand to the mixer head backed out of position. Putting it back in turned out to be no simple job for this extremely mechanically inclined gal…NOT. (I have to remind myself of the little jingle “lefty outie, righty tightie” when I use a screw driver!)
My mixer was in two pieces, and my butter and sugar was only partially creamed. It wasn’t going to get light and fluffy any time soon at this rate.
In comes the Chinese puzzle. (Remember those little metal puzzles made of links that fit through each other? I found them to be insanely difficult.) The little round pin (laying to the back of the mixer base) had to be placed through three lined up holes, one on either side of the base and one through the head. The two pieces had to be held together with the holes lined up precisely while the round pin was pushed through. I tried from various angles. After fiddling with it for about half an hour I held the mixer upside down between my knees and DID IT! I DID IT! I’m far from being ready to submit my resume to Kitchen Aid, but my butter and sugar was going to be creamed until fluffy!
The cookies are now flash-freezing in preshaped, unbaked portions for easy baking when time gets tighter and Christmas gatherings begin. My beloved Kitchen Aid mixer is as good as new. For that I am thankful.
It’s snowing in southeast Mississippi this morning…my satellite will be iffy while it’s falling so….
Until next time…
A person, who is nice to you, but rude to a waiter, is not a nice person. It never fails.
~ unknown ~