I use my Thermomix a lot, but I could use it more. Some days I use it several times, others I don’t use it at all. I would like to use it a bit more for our main meals. It is just the learning, researching and planning that goes into using it has been letting me down recently. Since Josie was born almost 6 months ago I have not been all that interested in experimenting with main meals. We have eaten a lot from the freezer and Meet and Three Veg type meals that are quick, easy and require very little planning have been coming thick and fast!
I am starting to get my grove back now that we have all found a bit of a routine and have a little more time on our hands at that end of the day. I am going to include more Thermomix meals in our meal plan for the week, that way the planning bit is all out of the way and I don’t have to think about it too much 😉 Perhaps I should aim to try one new meal each week?!
These are some of my favourite Thermomix meals that I already make regularly.
Recipe Community, Chicken and Vegetable Pie
This pie filling is really yum and always a big hit with the kids. It makes heaps! I freeze half the filling, it separates a little on defrosting but it’s nothing a good stir won’t fix.
My Cauliflower and Bacon Soup
Quirky’s Spicy BBQ Chicken all in one dinner
The road to loving my Thermomix’s Pepper Garlic Chicken Fried Rice
The road to loving my Thermomix’s Cheats Curried Sausages
From the Every Day Cookbook
Beef Strogonoff p. 123
In this I use Gravy Beef. I follow the recipe as is and then put the lot in the Slow cooker for about 4-6 hours, the meat just falls apart, it is perfect! You can easily double this recipe as it freezes really well, just put the mushrooms straight into the slow cooker so that there is enough room in the Tm bowl 🙂
Creamy Tomato and Salami Fettuccine p.105
I love this because it is packed full of veggies! I usually replace the Salami with ham or bacon or leave it out for a veggie meal. I have used light evaporated milk in place of the cream which works well. I am not too fussy about following the specific vegetables in the recipe, I just throw in whatever is in the fridge. Broccoli stem, carrot, peas (put in towards the end of the cooking time) all work well. I always end up putting in more veg than the recipe states. Tinned Tomatoes work as well as fresh 🙂
So there are 7 of my favourites for you to try if you haven’t already. What are your favourites? Please share!