Googling for an answer, I got conflicting results.
On How To Do Things.com, I was told it is not proper to use a wedding gift that was received before the wedding (see the full article here). Bridal Guide.com told me that I should send you a thank you note immediately upon receipt of a gift, which to me, implies the gift must be opened. (see the full article here). And of course, there was endless debate on different message boards (Weddingbee and The Knot, for instance).
After all this research, I still wasn't sure, but temptation was too much (especially since the gift was unwrapped and I had known from the beginning what it was going to be). Pretty quickly, this bad boy was out of his box, and sitting pretty in my kitchen:
|It's a food grinder! / Personal Photo|
A food grinder! This isn't one of the attachments we originally registered for (ice cream maker, I'm waiting for you!), but still a really awesome tool...at least it will be when I figure out how to use it, or what exactly to use it for. Sausage, anyone?
Having the KitchenAid stand mixer has been amazzzzzzing. So far I've made the following treats in it:
- Compost cookies
- Shortbread cookies
- Zucchini bread (although I have to admit, my mom's zucchini bread recipe is way better than this one...I just couldn't find her recipe)
- Whipped cream
- Homemade mayonnaise
- Chocolate cake
We were so grateful to our friends for giving us such an awesome wedding gift. I immediately dashed off a thank you note and I really hope that expressed our gratitude.
Would you open a wedding gift you received before the big day? And what's your favorite baking recipe? I might have to try it out!