Lots of work for the Thermomix today.
Breakfast was porridge
In the morning I made choc balls again as the girls really liked them- double the recipe from before but it was a bit runny (think I added too much water) so add 100g of shredded coconut (so I can't have them but that's probably good, lol).
Then I minced up garlic, spring onion, chicken, zucchini, mixed herbs and paprika to make 'sausage rolls' for lunch.
Then I made strawberry jam - as per edc added 25 g jamsetta and then also cooked it for 10 mins on varoma at the end.
Brilliant - perfect consistency and really yummy.
Dinner was baf's chicken http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1063.0 - dd2 and I really liked this but the other two weren't keen on the cheesy sauce - no idea why?!! It was yum!!
Desert I made strawberry dream (1/2 portion of the Fruity dream recipe in the EDC) with frozen strawberries, sugar and egg white. Yum, girls asked for more! The pic of my portion is a bit defrosted by the time I got round to it.
So simple and yummy will definitely do that again with different fruits.
Lots of uses today.
Breakfast: boiled eggs
and then pureed strawberry for adding to yoghurt
Had guests for dinner so during the afternoon I made
isi's bread rolls and herb and garlic dip
And for dinner had Beef Stroganoff
I also made cheese sauce (for the girls cauliflower cheese for dinner)
Breakfast - banana smoothie
Snack - chocolate balls
Adapted from this recipe http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3619.0.
I wanted to try these so didn't use coconut and change a few things around (had nearly run out of sultanas).
40g almond meal
40g milk powder
1/2 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp boiling water
1 tsp psyhillium husk.
As per the recipe. Only did a small batch as wasn't sure about them but they turned out great! Made 10 nice sized balls.
A healthy chocolate treat. When I asked the girls what they were they immediately said chocolate balls.
Dinner - tuna pasta
Sort of like the EDC recipe (though I didn't notice it to later, lol).
Grinded a clove of garlic (8sec speed 7), then sauted in oil for 2 minutes (100 degrees speed 1) added 1/2 a zucchini, basil, parsley and a whole tomato and whizzed speed 6 for 8 seconds, added 1/2 a tin of tomatoes (was a bit less hence the extra tomato), bit of white wine and bit of water (so all up around 400 ml level in the bowl I think). Cooked for 10 mins 100 degrees speed 1. Added tin of tuna (the 185g tuna slices one) and pasta (this was just for the three girls so 8 good handfuls, lol, how I've always measured it so not sure how much that is) and cooked for 10 mins at 100 degrees, reverse speed soft.
Served with parmesan cheese.For a larger family serving you'd need more liquid.
Breakfast - banana and strawberry smoothie
Dinner - Beef and beer casserole
Lunch - Honey soy stir fry chicken wingettes
I quickly made up the marinade from this recipe for some chicken wingettes to go with salad for lunch - didn't have long to leave it to marinade so cooked it in the marinade, then poured the sauce over and let sit for a few minutes to cool a bit.
These were so so yummy. Will definitely being doing them properly for dinner one night.
I made the tomato and lentil dahl from the edc as a side dish.
I made a half quantity and a couple of substitutions.
Didn't have mild chilli powder so did paprika with a pinch of hot chilli powder
I don't eat coconut so substituted the coconut milk for half milk/half plain yoghurt.
And didn't have any limes so used lemon juice.Was delicious!
But made up for it today.
Made banana smoothie and then crepes (edc)
Afternoon made lemon/mandarinade (3 small lemons, one mandarin, tray of ice cubes, 100g sugar (blitz first), 1L of sparkling water.
Isi's bread http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2729.0
This is such lovely bread! Agree with the other reviews. Just perfect!
And the family favourite - creamy tomato and salami pasta from the EDC for dinner.
(so dd2 can take some leftovers to school for lunch tomorrow).
First I made LTM's (kids rice bubble snacks) http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=528.0 for the kids for an afternoon snack/next weeks lunch boxes.
These were an absolute hit.
Dinner was very much a Thermomix affair - chicken and vegetable soup and rolls.
Made bread rolls (edc basic recipe).
And soup with the chicken stock I made yesterday from the chicken from lunch.
First chopped garlic and peppercorns and ginger; then added the stock and finely sliced carrot, celery, zuchinni, red capsicum, cooked chicken and cooked for 15 mins 100º soft reverse.
Then made garlic butter - garlic, basil, parsley, oregano - chopped, added butter and mixed.