21st/22nd October - porridge, stock, minestrone soup, boiled eggs, strawberry jam, lemon chicken and noodles.
Saturday 24th September - chicken and mushroom in white sauce, pizza - dough, garlic and tomato sauces
Sunday 28th August - stock, chicken and sweetcorn soup, butter, orange muffins, vanilla pudding, mashed potato, steamed veg
Made chicken stock.
Lunch made honey soy chicken drumettes, haven't had these favourites in ages!!! Didn't pre marinate them, so just cooked in the sauce, yum. Steamed veg in the varoma to go with them and rice (done separately to save time). The recipe is from the forum and linked from here somewhere.
Then made some pate. (edc recipe)
Dinner - Made super quick chicken and mushrooms in white sauce to go with pasta, have cooked this a few times and probably explained better but basically white sauce (1/2 amount, only cook 5 mins) then added sliced mushrooms, shredded cooked chicken and pepper and cook for another 5 mins (but on reverse, speed1) Such a quick and easy dinner, super tasty. dd1 particularly loved tonights and had lots of seconds and has asked for the leftovers for morning tea at school tomorrow and she has never taken in a hot meal to school.
Had a query from a reader and just wanted to clarify for those that haven't read from the beginning what this blog is about.
My intention when starting this blog was to provide a daily diary of how often I used the thermomix and for what. When I was researching the tmx I found lots of blogs with lovely recipes but still had no idea if the owner used it once a week, once a day, or one in a blue moon. Hence, thermomix meals was born.
I do write up recipes when I convert or make up something new. And when I cook a new recipe from the Thermomix Forum or a blog I provide a link to it. However, on subsequent cooks usually I don't as it's very time consuming to find the recipes. (I print off recipes I like and use those). Also I cook quite a few things just off the top of my head. Though I often try to at least leave notes on how it was cooked.
This reader wasn't sure how to find the recipes I was talking about so thought I'd post to clarify.
I will also try to make a note next to recipes where they are from (eg cookbook and name, blog, forum, my head, lol) as I do think I've got a bit slack at doing that in the last few weeks.
Oh and whilst I'm posting. Just have to say I've had my thermomix for over a year now and I'm still loving it. It's well paid for itself and is used early every day and quite often numerous times.
I use the tmx more than I use other cooking methods, eg. oven, stove, though I do like a variety.
Sunday 10th July - butter, duck and noodles in oyster sauce, duck stock, cookies, pizza dough, pizza sauces
Dinner - fried bee hoon from the Asia cook book.
Basically a chicken, noodle and mushroom stir fry. Really lovely flavours. I didn't have the wood ear (forgot to get it and couldn't be bothered going back to the shops) but had loads of dried shitake so just did more of that. (mine are already chopped so just did a bowl full, no idea if it was 4+ but looked like it).
But I could barely fit it all in, when I tried putting the noodles and cabbage in they sort of sat on top and I had to keep squishing them down to get the lid on (took a while), I dont' think there was too much volume wise just it wouldn't pack down? Then got the lid on and turned around a minute later and the noodles were spinning around the butterfly and then poking out the top (it was quite hilarious actually), I tried to shove them in to no avail so just left it. Thought they wouldn't cook properly but all was perfect (mine were fine ones and did the 6 mins).
Loads of leftovers (maybe I just had too much of everything?!! Will admit to not weighing and sure there was a bit more chicken, but did 1/2 a 400g packet of noodles so assume that was the required 200g) and everyone loved it so will do again.
Forgot the photo!!! We were hungry.
Made a loaf of bread.
Dinner - the tmx made cheese sauce for cauliflower cheese. (would it be wrong to send in a tub of cheese sauce for dd2 for lunch tomorrow, that's what she's asked for as she just loves this so much)
And a tomato pasta sauce (out of my head recipe, lol) for the kids for dinner.
Wed/Thur/Fri 1-3rd June - porridge (x3), stock, broccoli soup, spinach and feta dip, garlic and herb dip
Wednesday and Thursday the tmx was just used for porridge for breakfast.
Friday - Also porridge for breakfast.
Made chicken stock and then broccoli and potato soup for dinner.
Also made Spinach and Feta dip (recipe on the forum, this is a real favourite and haven't had it in ages) and also the usual favourite Garlic and Herb dip.
Lunch - made a quick chicken, mushroom and rice curry.
Added 2 cubed chicken thigh fillets and sliced mushrooms. 2 tbsp of curry paste (I used madras so quite spicy but use whatever you like and to the amount/ heat you like), 1/2 tin of tomatoes (200g) and 100 mls water. 1/2 cup of rice (you could add more for a thicker and more rice-y dish).
Cooked 20mins, 100 ° speed 1 reverse.
Really loved this, an even quicker and easier version of my quick curry recipe with adding the rice to the dish.
Dinner - chicken and chorizo stew - will post recipe later. This was really yummy. Despite being quite spicy dd2 loved it and she usually doesn't like a lot of sauce or too much spice.
Breakfast - pikelets using nay-nays recipe off the forum - yum!!
Lunch - carrot, celery and capsicum salad (with a little mayo and sour cream)
Dinner - Quirky Jo's creamy brown rice soup - yummy as always.
Popped them in the thermoserver, picked up the girls, then whilst dishing up made a gravy from the juices in the tmx.
Yummy and perfect for our busy afternoons.
Dinner - Babi Tempra from the Asian cookbook. Pork with lime and soy.
But I made it with chicken thighs as suggested and only cooked for 30 mins.
Was really nice. I also added some veg 15 mins (next time will do 10 mins, not sure why I put them in early, we like our veg crispy, though wasn't overcooked at all) before the end. All cooked great.
A lovely slightly sweet taste the kids loved. Surprisingly loads of sauce which you could even thicken.
On the will make again list. We all love lime.
Saturday 14th May - boiled eggs, potato salad, mashed potatoes, chocolate icecream, lemon yoghurt cake, Gourmet beef,
Blogger has been down for posting so here is the last couple of days posts
Thursday 12th May
Breakfast - porridge and orange and mandarin juice
Lunch - I went to a friend's Thermomix demo (and she is buying one yah!!!) so not made in my tmx but had a lovely sorbet with orange, lemon, lime, and a bit of pineapple, beetroot salad, mushroom risotto, rolls, hummus and vanilla custard (made with goat's milk)
For dinner we had burrito's. Grated the cheese in the tmx. The mince mixture was from the freezer but had previously been made in the tmx.
Friday 13th May
Made liquid chicken stock in the morning for Dinner - cauliflower soup.
Milled coriander, cumin, and chili flakes, then added garlic and onion and chopped, then sauted, then added stock, cauliflower and cooked 15 mins, added flour and cooked 5 mins. Then blitzed for 1 minute.
It thickened up nicely in the thermoserver but I would add a potato if eating straight away.
All three girls had 3 servings and really loved this soup. It was really creamy and lovely flavours (dd1 picked the indian spices) and didn't need any extra cream.