Is this really a good deal? This beautiful, bulky device would potentially rob me of an opportunity to work out aggressions I may have or even sneak in a pre-burn of calories I'm about to fearfully consume.
On the side, I haven't even owned an electric hand mixer in well over a decade. After cleaning up dried on splatters I must have missed by a former 1:4 spin out of brownie mix , I quickly realized there was quite decent control and more than satisfying results with a durable spoon instead. Even so, I had a ridiculously difficult time licking around the spinner attachments, anyway :P
Unless you own a baking type biz or have physical challenges that limit your stirring capabilities, why would anyone have need of this? Are there that many people with large, roomy countertops or will this be another rarely used gadget that rests peacefully (or 'rusts' peacefully) shelved alongside the soda maker, cake pop maker, donut maker, cupcake maker, grilled cheese griddle, novelty popcorn popper, hot dog cooker, and waffle iron?
The Sunday paper sale ads are showcasing these appliances often and bragging about how $200-$400 can basically turn over dough for you. I, personally, can imagine other ways to turn over my "dough" .... and it's on that new set of strap-on handweights and bamboo spoons.
Yes, I did. In fact, it's so yummy, it will almost top popcorn, but popcorn isn't green and is pretty much predictable with every bite. However, both popcorn and kale chips get stuck in your teeth so have some floss picks on hand :)
Note that I even showed photos of my boys eating this just to prove they love it. In fact, my oldest requested it today for snack. My younger son requested pinto beans & toast for breakfast, so we had that for lunch (since dry beans take a long time to cook).
Anyway, back to kale chips...
It's so easy, that a CPA can even do it.
Well, you know what I mean. There are just too many rocket scientists out there that have never heard of kale chips.
Here's the simple recipe:
1. Kale, buy already chopped --or-- chop carelessly in 1.5-2" pieces
2. Olive Oil
3. Sea Salt
1. Toss chopped kale very lightly with olive oil & sea salt
2. Spread on cookie sheet
3. Bake on 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes
- use too much oil; take longer to cook
- over salt; you'll lose the yummy taste of the kale
- over cook; just cook 'til it's crispy
- worry if you don't have it spread thin while cooking. I piled it on and it turned out fine.
- say you don't like it until you've tried it
Please feel free to comment below.
I always appreciate well-behaved feedback ;)
who is amySMITH ?
Amy is a full-time graphic designer, educator, mother to 3 precious Gifts & a Pastor's wife... who combines humor with creativity then stands back to watch it explode! :D