Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Introducing Isabelle

I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of my cooking family, Isabelle.

Isabelle, an empire red Kitchen Aid Pro 5 Plus, arrived at 7:10pm on December 18, 2007 and weighed 29.1 lbs. Upon emerging from her comfy and warm shipping box, she immediately began what I hope to be a very happy and fruitful working relationship by making quick work of a sour cream raspberry butter crumb coffee cake batter.

Resulting in what my co-workers are calling the absolutely best coffee cake they have ever had.

Isabelle and I have a long list of goodies to make in the upcoming days, months, and years. I'm sure we'll be very happy.

If you would like your own "Isabelle" to name and care for, you should rush over to the Menu for Hope IV donation page and bid on David Lebovitz's awesome prize of a Kitchen Aid stand mixer, ice cream making attachment, and autographed copy of his wonderful book "The Perfect Scoop" (prize EU17). Or if you already have an "Isabelle", live in the greater NYC area or Fairfield County Connecticut but don't know how to make homemade bread you should bid on my prize, A Day of Breadmaking with Breadchick (prize UE11).

This Friday, December 21, is the last day your $10.00 donation will get you a chance to win either these prizes or any of the other raffle items my fellow food bloggers are offering. Remember your donation to Menu for Hope IV will help support a school lunch program in Lethoso, managed by the World Food Programme. So far, we've raised over $43,000 and are inching closer to our goal of over $60,000 to better last years amount.

So hop to it or at least put your mixer on 10...