There's been no posting of recipes for several days now, and there is a reason for this. You see Santa stopped by my house last Thursday in the guise of Madame T, and delivered me my early christmas present from my darling husband. You guessed it a Thermomix!!!!
I have been very busy testing out my new toy - so I have been cooking, but really just getting my "Thermo legs" and trying very basic things to start with - so I figured I wouldn't bore you with all the simple stuff - I would wait a little while, until I was really sure of what I was doing and then I would wow you all with what I could do.
The way I see it, the only problem with the Thermomix is that you just go into a cooking frenzy. Once you make something you are just amazed at how easy and quick that was and you think, OK what else can I make???
Yesterday we were having the neighbours over for drinks - I only had to make one dish - decided to make a dip - but did it stop there??? No - made a lovely basil pesto dip - that took all of about 8 seconds - so what next? Well why not may some citrus dill mayonnaise to go on top of the smoked salmon frittatas that I also made - did I stop there - no - then decided why not make some fresh bread to go with the pesto dip - but wait - there's more - why not make a cake??? Why not indeed - that only took a couple of minutes to produce a lovely light, moist chocolate cake - oh and the chocolate frosting to go with it. Someone stop me now before I cook myself into oblivion!!!!
The kids are loving "Thermie" - they are making custard, juices, and today we have made pizza dough, another juice and we are currently making yoghurt (while I type!!!). I think this is a great tool for teaching the kids to become a little self sufficient - there really is no reason why they cannot cook food with it.
Seeing a Thermomix demonstration and actually owning one are two totally different experiences. I mean they show you - it looks easy - but they are doing it. Let me tell you IT REALLY IS THAT EASY!!!! The first night I had "Thermie" I made spag bol - I hear you saying - but spag bol is easy anyway - with "Thermie" you you pretty much put all the ingredients into the bowl - and walk away - it stirs and cooks, and then rings it's little bell when it is ready for you to serve!!! It's like having your own personal chef!!
Oh I could go on and on about my new love, but I wouldn't want to loose you with boredom!! So stay tuned - recipes will follow - and I promise they all won't be Thermomix recipes!!!
I hope that Santa is as good to you as he was to me Dear Readers!