Before I bought our Thermomix, I asked around to get different peoples opinions of the (very expensive) appliance. The majority of reviews were positive, but I still couldn't get my head around how I could justify such a large amount of money. I feared that like every other appliance I had 'needed', the Thermomix would be used for a few days before it started to collect dust.
After we had a demo in our house, Tim bit the bullet and signed the papers to buy the Thermomix on the interest only deal. I was still SO SO scared that we had thrown away a huge amount of money. The night that we bought it, I made a promise that I would make myself use it at least once a day for the first year (while we were still paying it off). The first few days were hard. I would go straight to the stove/oven as soon as it was time to make dinner. It took me a good 4 days for me to change my way of cooking and the habits I was in.
After those 4 days though, I haven't looked back. I have had the Thermomix for just over 2 months now and I go straight to it to make ANYTHING. I love it and absolutely have no regrets about buying it. Tim, on the other hand, had a few issues with it to start with because he is a 'meat and 3 veg' kinda guy. I had spent the first two weeks of our Thermomixes life making stews/soups/pasta dishes etc. Whilst Tim loved them, he missed having to "chew his food". So..I did some research and found recipes I could use the Thermomix for that would suit our family better. The list is bottomless and Tim is much happier now!
I thought I owed it to everyone to share a little of what a week of cooking in the Thermomix looks like in our house. I received so much feedback when I asked others what they used their Thermomix for and thought that now that I had my own, I should pay the favour forward. I tried to remember to take photos of everything I made, but there were a few things I forgot to photograph, including pumpkin soup, pikelets and our favourite - fried rice.
Any questions, feel free to ask...
|Buttermilk and spreadable butter (made from Pure Cream)|
|Butter - chopped up and ready to use for cooking|
|Chicken, green beans, bacon, carrots and way to much potato!! (note - half the potato in future)|
|Our daily porridge for breakfast|
|Real mash potato|
|The infamous 100+ biscuits (adapted for the Thermomix)|
|Chicken, bacon and corn pie|
|Grated cheese - we now buy blocks of cheese and grate it ourselves|
|Homemade pizza and real hot chocolate|
|Silverside, potato, carrots and beans|
|Pineapple and coconut muffins|
I love the Thermomix so much (my favourite thing being how little mess it makes) that I've actually signed up to be a Thermomix consultant. Crazy how things work out, isn't it?
I'm off to find something to make with the buttermilk before it goes off now.
Have a lovely Friday!