Hello people. Things have been quiet in blogland recently because I have a new toy. A new kitchen toy. Ho yes. I find that instead of slumping on the lounge every night to watch telly, I am in the kitchen whipping up some new creation. And it's working its magic not just on me - but Meyles too! Yes. We are taking it in turns to use it.
For tea tonight we're having mushroom soup with a few garden greens and asian chicken balls on the side. Oh, and did I mention I made cheese souffle for breakfast today?
Anyone have any recipes they think would go well in this baby?
Here it is in it's full glory - a brilliant piece of quality German engineering, which replaces about 10 different appliances that I now will never use again, because now we have a new Thermomix.What did I ever do without it?
Why is it so?
Because it weighs, chops, whips, grates, blitzes and cooks in the same bowl.
Soups are a piece of cake. Chuck in the stuff, chop by pressing a button, and cook by pressing another button. All done and dusted in one bowl.
Bread? Ho yes. We've made roti, pizza bases, scones, pastry - although in these cases I have used the oven or frypan to cook.
Cake. Last night we made a weird but wonderful Red Bean Chocolate cake (would you believe). Today I've made boiled orange cake.
Stroganov. Last night Meyles cooked beef stroganov - chopped up stuff and cooked in the same bowl.
We are both delighted with the new toy. And so we should be, as it costs a freaking fortune. But if it helps us eat better, quicker, healthier, with more food options, then I say bring it on.