My mom gave me this old Sunbeam mixer many years ago.  I had stored it away and then somehow forgot about it.  😦   I think I didn’t realize what I had in my possession.  At one point, I was simply “storing” things for Mom and didn’t really think too much about what those belongings were.

One day last year I ran into it while cleaning, still in the original, well-used, box and I dragged it out to see if it was usable.  The ironic thing is that I had just recently been considering buying one of those new KitchenAid mixers, but was a little taken aback by their price!  So I was delighted when, after a little TLC with some loose screws and a deep cleaning, I plugged it in and it worked.  Not only did it work, it performed very well!

The really exciting thing, though, was when I saw the original recipe booklet that came with the mixer, was still in the box — and the back page of the booklet contained some very familiar hand-writing.   This mixer had been a gift to mom from her sister (my Auntie Bobbi) in the year 1995 for mom & dad’s 50th wedding anniversary (an early gift…)   The receipt is stapled to the booklet.   This mixer is 20 years old now…and still spinning!

This sits very proudly on my kitchen counter now, and I use it frequently.   Right behind the mixer, sits the recipe book.   Every time I use it, I re-read the note and smile.

So — thank you to Auntie Bobbi for the ongoing smiles in my kitchen.


For this photo, I made a simple Fruit Dip with the mixer — 8 ounces of softened cream cheese mixed with a 7-ounce jar of marshmallow fluff.   So good with grapes, strawberries, bananas, pineapples — or in the mind of my son Kyle, just a spoon……it’s that good.

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