1. I have a new attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer The Kitchen Aid Beater Blade is fabulous! As it mixes, it scrapes the sides and bottom of the bowl eliminating the need to hand scrape throughout the mixing. It speeds up the whole process and when you're done it can be used as a spatula to remove the batter from the bowl. I don't know what I did without it!
2. I am a big fan of the TV show The Biggest Loser. I love to see the physical and mental transformation of the contestants. I get totally sucked in every season and find it very motivating. In fact, I totally changed my mind about running a marathon after I saw this past season's contestants run one. I really had no desire to run 26.2 miles, especially after completing my first half-marathon in January, but something about them tackling that feat gave me the courage to try it myself, So I am signed up to run the Disney Marathon in January. My goal is to run the entire thing.
In other Biggest Loser news, I just heard there is a Biggest Loser Resort in California and Utah. The Grand Opening is September 26, 2010. A one week stay can set you back $2,695. If anyone decides to go, I want to hear all about it.
3. A book recommendation - Emily Giffin's latest book Heart of the Matter was a good read. Although this book is a departure from her first four, some of the same characters are present. I suggest reading the books in order as each one builds upon the next. The books are a fun easy read. Also, Something Borrowed and Something Blue are being made into movies starring Kate Hudson, Colin Farrell, John Krasinski and Ginnifer Goodwin. If you're like me, you want to read them before you see the movie.
4. I am taking child #2 to South Carolina this weekend to get her moved in for her senior year of college. Our cars are packed to the brim! How can one person need so much stuff? Let's just hope it doesn't rain.
Are you a fan of the Biggest Loser? Have you read any good books lately? Do you have any kitchen tools you can't get along without?