What says Mommy! more effectively than the acknowledgement that she cooks well and often for us - a KitchenAid mixer? What, I ask. We can make our own pasta sheets now, also, which will mean that maybe I'll get to use it sometimes. My lasagna recipe is always a crowd pleaser. Real men do not bake cakes. I am old-fashioned, in that way. Some would say regressive.
Raquel was very pleased with our gratitude for all the hard work that she does, and of our thoughtfulness in a gift. I usually avoid buying appliances as part of what can be considered and called "kitchen work," but this one felt right and landed perfectly.
Mom is very pleased. Oh, there was other stuff.