Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Santa Brought Me An Easy Bake Oven!"

Just imagine the squeals of delight when girls (and boys, too-thanks to Jamie Oliver!) open their gifts on Christmas morning to discover that toy of toys:  The Easy Bake Oven.  Or maybe you have experienced this excitement for yourself.

Internet EBO Photo Circa My Era (Stop Smirking, I'm OLD)

Well, I experienced that joy today as I set about baking some Christmas cookies.  Our IKEA oven is my own personal Easy Bake Oven.  *Insert squeal of delight here*  All of you Wolf and Viking owners are so jealous, I can feel it.

My Grown Up Easy Bake Oven

Actually, I'm lucky that the cookies made it on to the baking sheets and into the oven.  My Kitchen Aid mixer plug would not fit into the converter.  And I thought I was being Miss Smarty Pants when I packed the Kitchen Aid for the move.  I was even a Miss Smartier Pants when I discovered the price of a Kitchen Aid in Vienna is close to $900.  Heh, I have a crap oven, but I've got my Kitchen Aid to keep me warm.  Or so I thought.

Uh, Houston, We Have A Problem
I now know that I have no mixer and rather than give up on the peanut butter blossoms and chocolate chip cookies, I mixed them by hand.  Yep, the old timey way for me.  Hey, if you had an Easy Bake Oven, why would you expect to have other modern conveniences?

My Mixer
Yeah Baby!
The Easy Bake Kitchen
I've got a couple of batches to go, but I need to let my chiseled biceps cool down.  Or perhaps venture out to buy a hand mixer tomorrow.

Happy Baking friends!


  1. Forget the oven envy; I have kitchen envy! Yours is easily four times larger than mine! Can I bake cookies at your house? I have the right adaptor for my KitchenAid. :)

    1. Come and bake anytime! The photo is deceiving…….must have left the "fisheye" lens on :)

  2. Haha I have the same kitchen! Big white room with teeny appliances. I've now got the EZ Bake cookware to go along with the oven...

    1. Must be the "standard issue" Vienna kitchen! Need an Ikea trip to purchase the mini kitchenware to match.