Must be the cooler weather as the kids are very into porridge for breakfast again - and I won't complain, cheap, filling and healthy.
Dinner - Leek and potato soup with garlic bread.
Put my foot down even when dd3 begged - not vegie udon soup tonight!!
One thing I so love about the tmx is how easy it is to make blended soups, not cooking, pouring into the food processor or using the stick blender, doing it in batches and making a mess. Cooks quickly (as you can chop the vegies first so easily) and then a quick whizz when cooked.
Luckily it was still a hit and even dd3 who refused to try it for the first 10 minutes (I don't like that soup!!! I remember it and I want the one with the vegies) ended up asking for a bowl and loving it.
Not very inspiring when photographed, lol, but yum.
dinner - We had a Thai pork belly that was on special at Woollies.
Really yummy, sous vide cooked and then heat for 20 mins, I cooked it in the oven, with rice and vegies in the tmx/varoma and then poured the jus into the tmx, added a spoonful of cornflour and cooked to make a delicious gravy (better I think than the dipping sauce it came with. A couple of additives I'm not happy with but if it's on special I'd buy it again as we all loved it.
This afternoon I fancied a hot chocolate (my child free day and I've been thinking for a few weeks I'd love to go and have one but was too busy and doing some dyeing for my store and was suddenly after 2pm and nearly school run time so I made a quick hot chocolate in the tmx). Yum.
Dinner was the girls favourite - chicken, vegetable and udon soup. (am hoping one day they'll let me make a diff soup!!! But it's tasty, healthy and filling and if I say it's soup for dinner they all plead for it (and yes dd2 and 3 both had a bowl of the frozen vegies whilst it was cooking).
Lunch I made a super quick curry, sliced beef, curry paste, left over defrosted stroganoff sauce!, cooked for 10 mins, added mushrooms (another 5 minutes) and capsicum (another 5 mins), added some cooked rice for a sort of curry stew. Really really yum.
Dinner - the Persian beef and lime stew from MOTM. Once again a mix of green lentils and soup mix, a bit less meat, but so so tasty. A family favourite.
Dinner - made Sausage, mash and onion gravy with veg using the forum recipe. Haven't had this in ages but dh had bought some sausages for the bbq on the weekend but we all had steak instead. It was really yummy, forgot how nice it was.
Made it before dinner and popped in the fridge to chill, so super super easy and tasty. Next time I'll add a little more cocoa, wondering even if you could melt some chocolate but still chill it quite quickly.
And that was it for the poor Thermomix today. Was busy all day and went out for dinner for my baby girl's 4th birthday.
(btw having a massive one day sale at my store to celebrate her birthday- ArtEZan - 15% off everything - plus if you get the nappy hunt code another 10% off for a massive 25% off. If anyone is looking for a bargain. I stock hand dyed yarn, commercial yarns, knitting accessories, children's clothing, hair accessories, lovely beaded bookmarks and hand dyed bags, aprons etc. )
Made dd3's favourite dip for her party today - the garlic and herb from the EDC (or the white one as she calls it) and then made a carrot, capsicum and spring onion salad.
The party went great and the cake was a hit. Now we just have to make the 40 cupcakes for preschool - am thinking of doing cheese and zucchini muffins as they are her favourites, but not sure if too many of the kids would be disappointed.
Dinner - chicken thigh fillets flattened. Filled with a (tmx made) filling of cheddar cheese, garlic, herbs and yoghurt - some with added olives, some with added sundried tomato. Cooked in the varoma with rice and vegetables. (chicken 25 mins, rice 16mins, veg 10 mins)
If anyone likes online hunts, cryptic (and not so cryptic) clues and a bit of fun check out the Great Down Under Nappy Hunt of which my store ArtEZan is a sponsor. The hunt started today and runs for the whole of March. There are $9000 worth of prizes up for grabs. I just like doing some of the mini hunts to get my brain working.