My birthday is coming up on August 16th (it’s not a national holiday yet, but they do commemorate Elvis’ death every year on that day). Anyway, my wife has told me I have a choice for a present: Go see Alton Brown at the Opryland Hotel (my culinary hero), or get a stand mixer so I can attempt to cook like Alton.
This is very, very tough. It would cost about $200 for all four of us to go see Alton (and it WOULD have to be all four of us; my kids absolutely LOVE him). If I used that money for a stand mixer, it would not be top of the line, for sure (those babies are EXPENSIVE!) In fact, I may be hard pressed to find one for only $200.
I am so torn. To go see Alton Brown would be a memory of a lifetime. But a stand mixer would probably last the rest of my life. Nevertheless, I have a wonderful wife. But I don’t know which to choose. Suggestions?