Thursday 30th December - smoothie, mayonnaise, coleslaw, potato salad, chicken and brown rice soup, tortillas, stock

Breakfast - smoothie.

Then made
  • garlic mayonnaise
  • without cleaning the bowl some coleslaw
  • steamed potatoes and eggs for potato salad
To go with chicken and salad for lunch.

Dinner - QuirkyJo's Creamy Chicken and brown rice soup
And some of TrudyO's Tortilla's.
(with leftovers from lunch)

And some stock with today's chicken carcass.

Wednesday 29th December - smoothie, Butter Chicken

Breakfast - smoothie

Out all day.

Dinner - Butter chicken from the Indian cookbook. Once again so yummy. Probably said this the last time, far too much sauce (though have frozen some without the chicken to be used for a lunch for dd3 and I when the girls are back at school) - I also didn't use the 500g cream but used 250g cream, 100g yoghurt, 150g water (washed out the cream tub) but I think I'd just go 250g cream or even 150g cream/100g yoghurt next time as think the yoghurt gave a great flavour.
Really lovely flavours. A family favourite (I only use one chilli too with the kids) This is really nicer than ones from a restaurant. I guess it's all the herbs and spices (oh and I also used cumin seeds as well as ground cumin)

Tuesday 28th December - smoothie, pasta

Breakfast - smoothie

Dinner - creamy tomato pasta (pretty much as per the salami recipe in the edc without salami).

Monday 27th December - porridge, potato salad, coleslaw, bread rolls

Breakfast - porridge.

Lunch - made a dressing to go with the potato salad I'd prepared yesterday.
Made coleslaw and two lots of bread rolls as we had friends round for lunch.

Sunday 26th December - smoothie, cheese bread, bread, dip, banana bread, potato and eggs, Mongolian Beef

Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas Day.

The Thermomix had a good work out today after it's day off (nearly) yesterday.

Breakfast - smoothie

For lunch made a couple of small free form cheese and wholewheat loafs (with cheese in the middle and on top) served with various salads, ham and dips.

Also made a loaf of bread for tomorrow (cracked rye and black chia)

Made a garlic and herb dip (with parsley and chives) to replenish the one that was eaten yesterday. btw the pate was a massive success - everyone loved it and were very impressed it was homemade.

Made banana bread - as we had a couple of bananas needing eating up.
This is a lovely recipe. Very light and moist banana bread.

And cooked cubed potato in the varoma and eggs in the basket for potato salad for tomorrow.

Dinner was Mongolian Beef (MOTM). I had cubed beef so cooked it for 20 mins in total. Once again a hit, the meat is so tender from the marinating. I did put in a large green jalapeno chili only partly deseeded which made it a bit on the spicy side esp for the kids, but they still at it up and loved it.
Served with carrots and rice.

Saturday 25th December - smoothie

Merry Christmas everyone!!

We were out all day today but enjoyed a TMX smoothie before we left.

Friday 24th December - pancakes, dips, pate, coleslaw, bread, shortbread, Honey Mustard Chicken

Breakfast - pancakes

In the morning I made - garlic and herb dip (with chives and parsley - a really nice change to the spring onions) and hummus for Christmas Day tomorrow.
I also made the chicken liver pate in the EDC - very impressed. So cheap, quick and easy to make two big pate containers - dh is currently enjoying some!
Will be off looking at pate recipes now as it's just so professional looking.

Made coleslaw (instead of cleaning the tmx after making the garlic and herb dip).

Made a loaf of bread.

And a double lot of shortbread.

Dinner was Trudy O's Honey Mustard Chicken. Another simple, quick and very tasty Thermomix meal. Compared to most other people we would go for a little more mustard (dh thought a little hot english, I was thinking a little dijon) as we like things with a lot of flavour. Kids all enjoyed so this one is def on the menu.
I cooked red capsicum and mushrooms in with meal and served with rice and carrots.

Lunches - part 3

Final part of the school lunches post.
These are just their lunches, they also had a morning tea (usually fruit based with some muffin/ltm/dried fruit/muesli bar type thing or dip and crackers or dd2 takes soup or pasta) and fruit break (fruit, lol)
muffin, bread with mayo, olives, cheese, peas, gherkin and container of mixed seeds

Pizza scroll (??Ham, cheese, pizza sauce, olives?? made with tmx pizza dough), Lettuce, sundried tomato, cherry tomato and tub of salad dressing.

Rice crackers and muffin (the most common muffins I make are the cheese and zucchini, orange or banana, this looks like an orange one - this is the easiest recipe and is on the forum).
Lettuce, Ham (rolled up and skewered with flower cut cheese), cherry tomatoes and flower cucumber (and think that's a sundried tomato to the side)

Tortillas with sour cream, ham, cheese and cucumber.
Cucumber, olives, gherkin, cherry tomatoes.

I half and half home made and bought tortillas though must have been a busy couple of weeks (well it was with all the end of term stuff) so the ones here are all shop bought.

These are pretty indicative of their lunches, they aren't keen on sandwiches, love anything with puff pastry and love wraps and salad. dd1 has sundried tomatoes, whereas dd2 can't live without gherkins and olives.
They aren't big eaters at school, preferring to play with friends but if the lunch is interesting enough they will eat it. If it's a sandwich it comes straight back home (funnily enough they love sandwiches/toasted sandwiches at home. Though mostly only with homemade bread.

I love using little cutters to add interest to their lunches, takes hardly anytime and they love it.
Other lunch favs are sushi (I hate making it but dd3 is on about it all the time at the moment. I hate touching the rice, but the older two are happy to do that bit), and dd2 loves leftover soup or pasta (which she has whenever we have those, so once every week or two, though often for morning tea)

School lunches - Part 2

Part 2 of 3 of the last 2 weeks school lunches.

Another Friday - puff pastry rolls again (no idea of fillings but cheeses, pizza sauce, olives, salami, spinach etc), with LTM and cherry tomato
Tortilla wraps with (am guessing) ham, cheese and cucumber. Feta, cherry tomato and sundried tomato.

Crackers, muffin (banana???) cheese (flowers), cabanossi, carrots, tomato, gherkin and a snowman chocolate.

School lunches - Part 1

Not necessarily TMX related but I took pics of the girls lunch boxes over the last couple of weeks of school so if I need ideas in the new year I can have a look.
Hopefully some ideas for others as well. Will try to remember what there is as best as I can.

Salad - cucumber in flower shapes, lettuce, cheese, sundried tomatoes. Tuna. Crackers. LTM. And a Christmas Chocolate (I don't usually do chocolates etc for school lunches but it was December!) Today was a snowman.
Puff pastry squares with herbs. Cold boiled egg sliced, bacon, cherry tomatoes and cucumber. With another snowman chocolate.
Puff pastry rolls - not sure what's on them, we do them most Friday's, usually pizza sauce, cheese, olives, sometimes spinach, capsicum etc.
With cherry tomatoes (love the yellow ones, we had a great yield off one small plant), LTM and santa choc.

Tortilla wraps (no idea what was on them, but probably sour cream, sweet chili sauce, cheese, cucumber, maybe lettuce, maybe ham)
With Christmas shortbread (with pistachios and craisins, recipe on the forum), LTM, cherry tomatoes, star cucumber and heart chocolate

Thursday 23rd December - porridge, stock, bread rolls

Breakfast - porridge (well dd1 made it as I popped to the shops).

Had chicken for lunch so made stock. And bread rolls.

Lunch and dinner were similar - chicken, rolls, salads, lots of leftovers basically. Dinner everyone had some of the stock made into a light soup - just stock microwaved with some shredded chicken and pepper.

Wednesday 22nd December - mayonnaise, coleslaw, tortillas, strawberry jam

Morning - garlic mayonnaise (using the whole egg, then oil then flavouring recipe from the forum)
Then made some coleslaw to use up the mayo in the bowl.
Lunch - tortilla's.
Afternoon - strawberry jam.
Sure there was another use in there but dinner was sushi (oooh could have done the sushi rice in the tmx, used the rice cooker as always) and breakfast was eggs so not sure what else.
OK not TMX but also dehydrated a load of oregano - it's gone manic with all this rain!

Tuesday 21st December - smoothie, porridge, bread, rice, chicken balls

Breakfast - smoothie and porridge

Lunch - rice

Made a loaf of bread.
Dinner - chicken balls (served with wedgesand salad). These were once again a hit (recipe on here - made with chicken and feta).

Monday - 20th December - coleslaw, bread, beef madras

Lunch - coleslaw (carrot, cabbage, celery, red capsicum with a little mayo) to go with other salad ingredients, ham, cheese and tortillas.

Made a loaf of bread.

Dinner - Beef madras - cooked the madras that I converted from the Cole's Curtis Stone recipe - published on here and the forum. Once again very yum!!
Served with rice and veg. (older two girls aren't keen on curry or sauce or a lot of meat so they have rice, veg and a bit of the meat whilst dd3 and I love the rice and sauce.)

Friday 17th December - smoothie, bread, shortbread, popcorn prawns and vegetables

Breakfast- smoothie

An afternoon at home and made shortbread and a loaf of bread.

Dinner we had Popcorn Prawns. Went to the MasterChef live show at the Hordern Pavillion on the weekend and decided to recreate the Popcorn Prawns dish demonstrated by Peter Kuruvita of The Flying Fish.
I bought his chili salt to try out and use in the dish and will have a go at adapting it at some point as it's a nice and versatile seasoning.

For the prawns I made some popcorn.
Put 4 large handfuls into the TMX, ground 15- 20 secs spd 9.
Added to this a tsp of chili salt
And a tsp of sumac.

I then cooked the prawns as well as some carrots, capsicum and mushrooms (the vegies in the bottom of the varoma, the prawns in the top and added later as they were cooked prawns that just needed heating through).

Dip the cooked prawns in garlic mayonnaise (made in the tmx of course - I used plain mayo as that's what I had to use up, but will make garlic next time) then in the popcorn mixture.

I was a bit sceptical but these were really nice, all the flavours worked well together and I'll def make these again, a lovely addition to plain prawns and very little work (and the girls love popcorn).

Thursday 16th December - smoothie, fettucine and meatballs, chicken stock

Breakfast - smoothie

Dinner was Fettucine with Meatballs.
Had meatballs in the freezer which I defrosted.
For the sauce:
1 clove garlic
handful of parsley and oregano
1 chili deseeded
1/2 an onion
1/2 courgette
chopped 10 secs sp 5
1 tin of tomatoes
150ml wine
200ml water (would add a little more next time for a runnier sauce)
2 tsp stock concentrate
Put the meatballs and slices of red capsicum in the basket.
Put the basket in and cooked 25mins on varoma speed 1.
Really yummy, loved the sauce and the meatballs were so tender. The method I got from the spaghetti and meatballs recipe in meat on the menu, but the sauce I made up.

Also made chicken stock.

Wednesday 15th December - smoothie, pork and mushroom tikka masala, rice and veg

Breakfast - smoothie

Dinner - Pork and Mushroom Tikka Masala. Using TMX tikka paste. Also cooked rice and steamed carrots in the varoma.

Tuesday 14th December - smoothie, beef stroganoff

Breakfast smoothie.

Lunch used the leftover stroganoff sauce (dh had made extra!) with some added meat (bought a rump today and vacuum packed it into portions - so loving my new toy!) and 3 mins before the end added leftover rice from last night to heat through. Really yummy!!

Nothing for dinner as we were out for carols night at the school (dd1's birthday) so had sausage sandwiches

Monday 13th December - smoothie, chicken, rice and veg

Breakfast - smoothie.

Dinner - chicken breast flattened and wrapped around ham and cheese with rice, steamed veg and lime and cream sauce.
(so chicken put in varoma for 35 mins, rice added with 16 mins to go and veg added - top tray of varoma - with 10 mins to go - once all cooked mixed juices, juice of a lime, and a couple of dollops of cream at 50 degrees speed 1 to create a sauce.

Sunday 12th December - Beef Stroganoff

Was out all day celebrating dd1's birthday but dinner was Beef Stroganoff (cooked by dh as dd1 and I were out).

BTW here is dd1's cake. The cake is the forum Bimby Chocolate Cake with vanilla icing and purple sprinkles and chocolate butterflies and stars in blue and purple and a chocolate 9.

Saturday 11th December - cake, banana muffins, tortilla's, ravioli, lentil curry

It's dd1's birthday party tomorrow (going to Putt Putt Golf at Dural) so cake making today.
Made the large chocolate cake from the forum, also made a variety of blue and purple chocolate butterflies and stars to decorate it, as well as blue chocolate 9 (she's turning 9 obviously).

Also made some banana and choc chip muffins (forum recipe), for general eating and also will send a variety of these and cheese and zucchini muffins for dd2 to take to school on Monday for a class picnic.

Lunch - made Trudy Olive's tortilla's. (forum recipe)

Dinner - spinach and feta ravioli, made the filling in the tmx (cooked spinach, added feta and blended) and also the pasta dough. dd1 made up the ravioli's. (not the best example as this was one of the last ones when we were running out of filling).

And later dh made himself lentil curry (from his own very long winded recipe - smelt great though).

Friday 10th December - bread, vegetables

Made bread rolls.

Dinner - we had leftovers and steamed vegies in the Varoma as well.

Thursday 9th December - smoothie, muffins, sundried tomato and capsicum dip, chicken stock, soup

Breakfast - smoothie

Made cheese and zucchini muffins (forum recipe)

Made Sundried Tomato and Capsicum Dip (EDC) - this is really nice and makes masses, next time I'd do half the recipe if just for us for dips.

Made chicken stock and soup for dinner.

Wednesday 8th December - smoothie, mongolian beef

Breakfast - smoothie

Dinner - Mongolian Beef (mongolian lamb from Meat on the Menu) - this was really nice and will get a repeat.
Very quick and easy.

Tuesday 7 December - smoothie, honey soy chicken, kfc coated chicken, mashed potato and veg.

Breakfast - smoothie

Lunch - honey soy chicken wingettes (forum)

Dinner - Did chicken strips (coated in Chookie's KFC coating) with mashed potatoes and steamed veg cooked in the TMX.

Monday 6th December - smoothie, teriyaki chicken

Breakfast - smoothie.

Dinner - Teriyaki chicken
This time I omitted the cornflour and added a mc of water, think next time I'll add the water and a little cornflour. I love sauce and the original recipe was too dry for me.

Sunday 5th December - porridge, smoothie, Christmas Shortbread, dip, salad, tortillas, slow cooked ribs, potatoes, steamed veg

Breakfast: porridge and 4 berry smoothies

Spent a lot of the morning in the kitchen

Pistaschio and cranberry Christmas shortbread
Kids had this for desert and loved it.
Lovely red, green and white festive colours.

Not TMX but also made some more Xmas chocolates (the girls have been loving having a little advent chocolate in their lunch boxes as a December treat) and easiyo yoghurt

Lunch - garlic and herb dip
Carrot, capsicum and lime salad (with leftover dip in the bowl)
Tortillas (Trudy Olive's recipe)
(also tomato, cucumber and feta salad and leftover veg from last night)

Dinner was Helene's slow cooked ribs
These are just so scrumptious, though I over reduced the glaze, but just slapped it on and cooked and worked fine. Well worth the time and effort - though really they aren't that much work so long as you are around the house.
Served with parmesan salt potatoes (cubed potatoes, cooked in the basket 20 mins; then rinsed and dried the bowl, chopped parmesan and salt and then tossed in the potatoes and a little EVOO and mixed for 10secs, reverse, speed 1. Then popped in a roasting tray with a little more oil and baked in the oven to crisp up.)
And steamed vegetables in the Varoma.

Saturday 4th December - pasta

Dinner for the girls made pasta. (we had steak, potatoes and vegies on the bbq)

Friday 3rd December - smoothie, mayonnaise

Breakfast - smoothie.

Also made some mayonnaise.

Had to have an early dinner as had to get back to school for dd's band soiree and as it was hot ended up just having salad/wraps/sandwiches rather than planned dinner.

Thursday 2nd December - smoothie, Pork Tikka Masala, rice, steamed veg, bread, chicken stock concentrate

Breakfast - strawberry smoothie.

Dinner - Pork Tikka Masala.
I ended up with too much oil and drained that off most of the way through cooking the pork so lost a lot of the red colouring but this was soooo yummy. Loving the tikka paste (from the Indian cookbook, made last week). Served with rice and steamed vegies both done in the TMX.
Also made a loaf of bread.

And chicken stock concentrate. Chicken Stock Concentrate This is cooking at the moment so will update on how it went later.

Wednesday 1st December - smoothie, eggs

Breakfast - smoothie.

Boiled eggs for the girls lunch boxes tomorrow.

Dinner we had pie - the meat was the other half of the gourmet beef (recipe by Robyn on the forum) I made last week. Made a really lovely pie filling. And such a quick and simple meal with the leftovers in the freezer.

Tuesday 30th November - Prawns, cous cous, rice, carrots

Dinner - prawns, cous cous, rice, carrots (and garlic mushrooms and a lime cream sauce)

Cooked the prawns, cous cous and carrots in the varoma and rice in the bowl (different preferences amongst the family over rice and cous cous so did both). Whilst it was cooking I cooked up garlic mushrooms in a frypan (could be done in the tmx after but we were in a hurry) and then added the juice of one lime and a dash of cream to the remaining garlic butter and heated through. This was a really tasty sauce. All thekids loved it, even dd2 who doesn't usually eat the sauces.

Also bread rolls

Monday 29th November - minestrone soup, mince, taco sauce

Lunch - minestrone soup (from the forum recipe not the edc one which isn't meant to be any good).
Dinner - Taco's - made the mince (beef and pork) and then cooked it with taco seasoning.

Sunday 28th November - bread, Teriyaki Chicken, chocolate gelato

Made a loaf of bread for lunch.

Dinner - Teriyaki Chicken using the Teriyaki beef recipe from Meat on the Menu with a longer cooking time for the chicken.
Was really yummy. Next time will add a bit more liquid with the longer cooking time as I loooove sauce. But this was a massive hit with everyone. All three kids loved it and dd3 had seconds (dinner is not her big meal and she usually picks a bit) and dh and I also loved it. Will be a regular here. Also added carrots at the same time as the chicken to make it a more all in one meal. Served with rice noodles.

Dessert made a chocolate gelato recipe from the forum, this was ok. Couldn't get it to set in the icecream maker at all (the girls happily ate it as a soup/custard) so will see what it's like after freezing tomorrow.

Saturday 27th November - porridge, pasta

Breakfast made porridge.
Out all day but made the girls tomato pasta for dinner.

Friday 26th November - smoothie, curry, spinach and feta chicken, rice, veg

Breakfast - smoothie

Lunch - chicken 'super quick curry' - Made my super quick curry for lunch using the tikka paste I made from the Indian cook book last week - very yum!!! Served it on wraps with salad.

Dinner - varoma chicken breast parcels, rice and veg. The chicken tonight was rolled with spinach and feta. This is one of my fav easy thermomix meals.

Thursday 25th November - smoothie, LTM's, bombay potato, stock

Breakfast - smoothie.

Made LTM's (rice bubble snacks for the kids)

Made a potato dish for lunch - based on the Bombay Potato recipe in the Indian cookbook but without the chili as had mother's group around and wasn't sure if some of the other kids might want some and probably don't like chili like my 3 year old. Was very nice so looking forward to making it properly.

Made stock from the chicken bones from lunch.

Wednesday 24th November - smoothie, bread, beef casserole

Breakfast made a smoothie.

Made a loaf of bread.

Dinner was beef casserole, made a large portion for leftovers to make pie next week.

Tuesday 23rd November - honey soy chicken drumettes, fish with maple syrup and soy sauce, potatoes and veg

Lunch, I made my favourite honey soy chicken drumettes, yum!

Dinner, All in one varoma fish meal. Placed the fish in foil parcels with maple syrup and soy sauce (recommended by a Canadian friend, Penny) and cooked potatoes (white and sweet as per people's choice) and steamed carrots and brocolli. Loved the sauce. dd1 said numerous times how much she loved it - def on the menu again.

Monday 22nd November - smoothie, pizza dough

Breakfast - banana smoothie.

Dinner - pizza
We like a lot of toppings tonight's had:
Tomato base, Mozarella, Capsicum, Spinach, Tomato, Mushroom, Olives, Cabanossi, Ham, Feta, Pepperoni, Pineapple

Not TMX but also started making some Christmas themed chocolates - santa and snowman ones - the girls were thrilled with Christmas themed chocs.

Sunday 21st November - pancakes, ghee, leek and potato soup, bread, Butter Chicken

Breakfast - pancakes. The kids favourite.

Then made some Ghee (ready for tonight's dinner).

Lunch - my favourite soup - Leek and Potato. Using the liquid chicken stock I made on Friday and lovely Leeks given to me by my neighbour.

Made a loaf of bread.

Dinner - Butter Chicken from the Indian cookbook.
This is a really lovely butter chicken - though I did cringe at the amount of cream in it!!
Really tasty - used the Tikka Paste I made yesterday and this morning's Ghee.

Saturday 20th November - bread, rice, tikka paste, strawberry jam

Made a loaf of bread.

Made rice at lunch time (to go with leftover swedish meatballs and other lunch stuff).

In the afternoon made some staples.

The Tikka Paste from the Indian cookbook - mmm smells yum, looking forward to using it, this week's plans are for Butter Chicken.

Also made Strawberry Jam.
Used frozen berries from the local Frozen Berry place and it's come out great (I do always use jamsetta with Strawberry Jam), really pleased as this is a very economical way of making the jam (and easy as no hulling/washing etc, lol).

Out for dinner.

Friday 19th November - chocolate pudding and steamed veg

Made chocolate pudding for dessert, yum!!

And steamed veg to go with the dinner which was left over chicken kievs (realised how heavy I'd gone on the garlic when I could smell it even before defrosting, lol) and fish nuggets from the freezer.

Thursday 18th November - stock, swedish meatballs, veg, fruity dream

Made chicken stock, some of which was to be used in the sauce to go with the swedish meatballs, the rest for a soup (my neighbour gave me some lovely leeks so will do a leek and potato soup).

Dinner made the Swedish Meatballs from the Meat on the menu book with the sauce, served with steamed veg (cooked for the last 8 mins in the top tray of the varoma above the meatballs.

The meatballs were nice. I thought they were ok, dd1 really liked them, dd2 didn't like them, dd3 thought they were ok. Bit strong on the dill flavour for me, but a nice change. I loved the sauce.

For dessert I did a fruity dream (frozen fruit, sugar and egg white) as had some strawberries that needed eating up, these weren't quite frozen but did it with frozen bananas so came out a nice cold custard consistency.

Wednesday 17th November - bread, orange muffins, boiled eggs, squisito cabretto, custard

Today made a loaf of bread.
Running low on kid's lunchbox stuff so made Orange muffins (still loving this simple recipe and makes heaps).
Boiled eggs for tomorrow's lunchboxes.

Dinner we tried the Squisito Cabretto from the Meat on the Menu book.
(basically a goat and tomato stew)

I thought this was really nice. Only thing was I added some garlic at the start and carrots near the end.
A nice stew in a light tomato sauce. dd1 found the bones in the goat a bit annoying (though being cooked for an hour it was very tender and lots of the meat had pulled away from the bones), dd2 didn't like the meat (she can be fussy like that) and dd3 had a great time pulling the bones off, lol.

Dessert was vanilla custard.

Tuesday 16th November - creamy salami pasta

For dinner I made the kids ever favourite creamy tomato salami pasta from the edc. Once again a hit. With leftovers for dd2 for school tomorrow.

Monday 15th November - bread, ham and cheese chicken parcel, potatoes, vegetables

Made a loaf of bread using Chookie's no fuss bread rolls recipe - this is probably the girls fav recipe. I'm really liking the one I made a couple of times last week with 50g sunflower seeds, 50g oats, 30g honey.

Dinner was one of my favourites. All in one varoma meal - ham and cheese chicken parcels (flattened chicken breast, with ham and swiss cheese rolled up in tin foil and steamed in the varoma for 30 mins (hot water in the bowl)), with boiled potatoes and steamed veg, with a sour cream cheese sauce (just added a big tablespoon of sour cream, a big one of cream cheese and the juices from the chicken parcel and cooked for 2 mins)

Sunday 14th November - cashew pork, garlic cumin rice and spicy beans and peas

Dinner we had an Indian inspired meal

Made the cashew chicken but with pork for the Indian cookbook. Chose this as heard good reviews, the older two love cashews and don't like hot curries. (followed the recipe other than using pork and 1 red chili instead of the two green ones)
Cooked it up, then popped in the oven to slow cook with a dish of cashews roasting.
Made garlic and cumin rice and popped that in the Thermoserver whilst I made the veg.
Spicy beans and peas
Chopped garlic, cumin and coriander seeds.
Added chopped green beans and peas.
1/2 tin of tomatoes
A couple of dashes of tobasco.

Cooked for 8 mins 100° reverse spd 1.

This was a lovely meal, really loved the flavours.

Saturday 13th November - mayonnaise, salad, shortbread, bread, choc icecream, tortilla, garlic butter, vegie soup

Made mayonnaise - as per the thread on the forum, so as per the edc but using vinegar and heating to 37°. A real success, now I can't wait to experiment with different flavours over the summer.

carrot and cabbage salad - Without rinsing from the mayo I made a carrot and cabbage salad to go with lunch.

dd1 made shortbread. Finally she is able to close the TMX lid so hopefully plenty more cooking to come from her.

Made a loaf of bread.

Made Julie O's chocolate ice cream from the forum OMG this is so rich and delicious. So easy to make real chocolate ice cream with the TMX to melt the chocolate and mix the ingredients. I used my ice cream maker to churn it.

Dinner. Garlic bread tortilla's and vegie soup. (this was a slightly chunky soup which you can't see in the photo)

Made up a batch of tortilla's using Trudy Olive's recipe from the forum.
Made garlic butter (garlic, parsley and butter, mixed together, at 37 ° as the butter was from the fridge.
Whilst the girls divided up the tortilla dough I made a soup.
Chopped garlic, parsley and oregano. Added the chicken stock I made yesterday, added carrot, celery, spring onion and chopped. Added cubed potato and peas (that dd3 was podding), a little soy sauce, a little tobasco, pepper. Cooked 20 mins 100° sp 1

Cooked the tortilla's and for the ones for dinner spread some garlic butter on them and cooked for a few minutes in the oven till brown and crispy.
Yum, this was such a lovely dinner, the soup was nice and light (it was hot today) and the garlic tortilla's really tasty.
We had some of the chocolate ice cream for dessert - did I mention how yummy this was, lol.