I view recipes more as suggestions than the gospel truth so I would have just adjusted everything else when I noticed extra heavy dough and also I never leave the mixer unattended because once my mom's mixer jumped off the countertop in dramatic fashion.
But alas, I wasn't the one making the bread.
Because I am rather attached to my KitchenAid, I started thinking about a replacement. I have polled my nearest and dearest about their mixers.
On the way to drop Braeden off for his shift at the pool, I laid out all the options for him. I am 99% sure he was not at all interested but the beauty of driving your children around is the whole captive audience thing.
I detailed the pros and cons of another KitchenAid (I loved my KitchenAid, you can get it in red, or aqua blue, or a bunch of other colors, did I mention red?) verses a Bosch (stronger motor, not very attractive but maybe light enough and small enough it can be put away between uses and free up counter space--which is at a premium in my little kitchen).