The cold weather has settled in....and the days are shorter...
it means I crave warm...comfort food.... salad just isn't cutting it for me anymore.
So this week.... I turned my attention to the good old "Thermomix Everyday" cookbook..and tried a couple of new recipes.
Like all Thermie owners...I love my thermomix...and I pinch myself sometimes at how lucky I am to own one.
Just as a plug for their versatility. I wanted to mention....I use it for almost everything I cook... regardless of the recipe. I may just use it to chop the veg... or to make a sauce...or to cook the rice... anyway I can shortcut the cooking method using one pot...I do.
Shepherds Pie (or cottage pie seeing as I used beef mince) - Yummo! perfect cold weather goodness... tasty beef mince with mushrooms and veg...topped with creamy mashed potato.
This made the 'make again' list.
Pumpkin Soup - Well...whats not to love about pumpkin soup...and in the Thermie it took 30mins.
Creamy Tomato and Salami Fettuccine - Pasta isn't often on our menu here... so I wasn't sure about this one....but I had cream... chorizo and tomatoes that were needing using up....so it fitted the ingredient list wonderfully. I have to say it was sinfully delicious.
Beef Rendang - Well there is sometimes a flop...and this was it for me. I took AGES.... roasting and milling the spices... cooking all the batches...following all the steps... including a trip to the supermarket for special ingredients... I served it up...and although I thought it was OK.... it wasn't loved by any means...and I scraped quite a bit of it into the bin. It was designated to the 'never again' list.
I feel that maybe I didn't do it the justice it deserved.
Every Thermomix owner has this book in their collection...as far as I know it comes part and parcel with the machine.
I have tried many of the recipes...but there are still some pages with little post-its flagging recipes to try. Id love it anyone has any favourite Thermomix sites or recipes to share.
So... on that note... I am taking a break from my recipe book project for a couple of weeks....but I will be back for round two in the future... thanks again for following along and for the lovely messages along the way.