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I have a question. My husband loves me very well and usually his gifts are just incredibly thoughtful. Recently I had a birthday though and the gift he bought me has raised a tiny disagreement between us and I’d like to know what you think. He bought me a stand-mixer. This much is indisputable: It’s got a lot of power under the hood. With a heavy-duty crank, the large stainless steel bowl lifts to meet the beaters. It can make enough whole-grain bread dough to feed the multitudes. With attachments it could make pasta and probably even sausages (if I ate sausages.) It’s even got the word “professional” emblazoned on the front!

It’s powerful and great engineering and all…but what I want to know is: would that speak romance to you?

. . . . .

How about if it were RED?

Like the color of fire engines? – no…

Like  Scarlet O’Hara roses, and Marilyn Monroe’s lipstick! And a little cherry-red MG convertible rolling down a country road with the top down and your hair blowing free and a smile lighting your whole face! YES! This mixer speaks romance to me too! It even sings it! He doubted it, but I knew you wouldn’t!

(Still, you can vote if you like.)

The weather promises a little sun and warmth for us this weekend so we’ll be cooking from the grill! Have you ever eaten pizzas cooked on your barbecue? OH! You might just want to! So later today I’ll be sharing a recipe for pizza dough. I like to let it go through a very slow rising process in the fridge, so we’ll be enjoying these little savory pies tomorrow or the next day. But let’s get that dough started! (Getting out my sexy red mixer!)

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  1. MariAnna #

    I would prefer a red one as well. Maybe you can exchange it?

    May 28, 2011
  2. Oh no, MariAnna!Was I not clear? It WAS red! (And it even sings love songs!)

    May 28, 2011
  3. Anne McAvoy #

    Two years ago my son and his girlfriend gave me a new mixer for Christmas. They were starving college students and this was a BIG purchase. My initial reaction was not unlike yours, though I tried to hide it. Then I realized that they were so excited to give me something like this because they see me, they “get” me and they love me. They know I like to cook and they wanted me to have great equipment. (My old mixer was from 1979 I think.) I realized it was speaking love from the bottom of their hearts, not to mention their very thin wallets. I was humbled and embarrassed by my initial reaction. This is way too much information but I learned a lot being the recipient of that particular gift.

    May 28, 2011
    • Oh Anne I was so happy to get this comment from you! It wasn’t at all too much information and I’m grateful you took the time to write! Like you, I received the gift from my husband knowing he gets me! He knows my heart (and he speaks to it in many and varied ways.) – but can I say, here’s the “funny” thing. When I wrote this post I was doing so with a bit of my tongue in cheek…I was the one who actually saw the romance in this gift – it was my HUSBAND who felt it wasn’t romantic enough and needed convincing. And THAT was the nature of our very tiny disagreement! Thanks for the opportunity to clarify my meaning! Maybe I need to completely re-write the post!

      May 28, 2011
      • Anne McAvoy #

        Your husband sounds extraordinary.

        May 28, 2011
        • And so do your son & his girlfriend! : )

          May 28, 2011
  4. Ashley #

    Romantic…oui! (especially in that red!)

    May 28, 2011
  5. Before, I was neutral. Then it turned red and my heart melted.
    What else could Spree possibly desire, but a cherry red, industrial-strength stand-mixer? I’d say it’s sexy as hell.

    May 29, 2011
  6. Don #

    Love the posts!
    @ Anne M.; Truly the essence of giving
    @ Ashley; you speak the language of love tres eloquently!
    @ Carolyn; ‘Sexy as hell’ Well put!
    @ Spree; “Is it a romantic gift?” Does it put ‘love on the table’?

    June 6, 2011

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