Jump to content

TMX Buddies #4


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
90 replies to this topic

#76 jojonbeanie

Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

My teenager declared the TMX a complete success the other day when he whipped up a large batch of fake stage blood using the very fancy recipe of heated golden syrup, custard powder and red coloring.

#77 *LucyE*

Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Lol at the fake stage blood.

I wonder what other creative things the TMX has been used for?

I wish I had it back when I was making play dough a lot. My arm would get sore from all that mixing.

The candles are a complete success and we are using them tonight original.gif

#78 ubermum

Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:44 PM

My consultant gave me a brush with the machine (it's actually an Ikea one).

I can't do the mash. It's my one and only failure so far and I have tried it three times. I have used different potatoes and made sure they were well cooked, but it still turned out gluey. I make much nicer mash without the thermy.

I made a vanilla icecream just with the thermomix using this recipe. It was really good. I halved the vanilla extract and used half a bourbon vanilla bean to give it a deep vanilla flavour.

Other than that, I haven't been particularly adventurous. I have been too busy and have just been using it for everyday things. It is getting used for smoothies a lot which are great when we are running late for school. I have smoothie cups with lids and thick straws that the kids can use in the car.

#79 *Caro*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

I got a green brush with mine too.  It's great for cleaning it.  I've also been putting the blades through the dishwasher occasionally, I hope it doesn't damage it - my consultant said it was ok.

I've made mashed potato a few times and been really happy with it.  I have a real mental block with making mashed potato normally and avoid it like anything, so the kids are happy that I'm making it again!

What are you all serving your hollandaise with? I keep meaning to try it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

#80 *LucyE*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

We have hollandaise with eggs Benedict. We like ours with smoked salmon and spinach. I have done slowed cooked eggs in the TMX which is so much easier and less messy than poaching them. You could also make a brioche dough in the TMX to serve under the eggs rather than English muffins.

Last week the hollandaise was to go with pan fried salmon pieces, steamed chat potatoes and asparagus.

#81 *Caro*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

Yum! Can I come to your place for breakfast tomorrow? laughing2.gif

#82 Red Cabbage

Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 16/03/2012, 09:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I made a vanilla icecream just with the thermomix using this recipe. It was really good. I halved the vanilla extract and used half a bourbon vanilla bean to give it a deep vanilla flavour.


Oh dear, I'm going to get SO FAT!

#83 *LucyE*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 02:56 PM

QUOTE
Yum! Can I come to your place for breakfast tomorrow?

No, because I suck at the TMX hollandaise. I can't get it consistently right. I'm about to give up on it and go back to the whisk and stove top method because I can't afford to waste anymore eggs (our hens are off the lay so every egg is precious lol).

We ended up having the salmon, potatoes and asparagus with a red wine vinaigrette instead.

Anyway, tomorrow's breakky will be eggs en cocotte done in the wood fired oven original.gif

#84 *LucyE*

Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:02 PM

Oh, and that ice cream recipe linked to above...I do a similar thing but froze the custard in cubes (or just chopped it with a knife). Then I would purée some fruit (mango is a fave here) and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice to accentuate the fruit flavours, then chuck the frozen custard in, give it a blitz and presto, delicious soft serve style ice cream.

#85 jessiebean

Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:03 PM

Oh dear, I just read through this thread, went onto the TM website and bought the lunch box ideas and My Way of Cooking....I love Thermomix....

#86 jojonbeanie

Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:11 PM

I have to say since the thermomix came into our life my family has consumed so much soup it's crazy. My 18 year old is just inhaling the stuff (a bit like he does with milk). I'm making him 2lt of veg soup every second day. He's taking 500ml for lunch and then downing another 500ml between meals at some other point in the day. We have had a huge number of really beautiful tomatoes so many of them have become soup but his fav this week was corn, carrot and butter bean. Would have thought? To be honest I made it because I had a whole load of carrots taking up room in the fridge and one too many bags of corn taking up space in the freezer.

Edited by jojonbeanie, 17 March 2012 - 09:12 PM.


#87 *Caro*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:39 AM

Nothing wrong with a good lashing of soup!! We are making pumpkin soup for lunch - again  rolleyes.gif

In my head I cook like LucyE, but in reality there is a lot more plain, churn-it-out-to-feed-the-masses stuff going on here.  At least the Thermomix makes it easy to do that!  original.gif

I've got some left over Thermomix pesto in the fridge, so I'm hoping to make pesto and chargrilled capsicum scrolls this afternoon, and then make some red lentil soup, all to take for lunches during the week.  I'm also making okonomiyaki for dinner tonight.

#88 Colleer

Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE
In my head I cook like LucyE, but in reality there is a lot more plain, churn-it-out-to-feed-the-masses stuff going on here. At least the Thermomix makes it easy to do that!


I love it! That is so so me!

#89 *Caro*

Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:23 PM

I'm pleased it's not just me original.gif

#90 ~Sorceress~

Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:26 PM

I've been just churning out meals lately - my children have their favourites and penalise me if I get too creative on them sad.gif .

I toss my whole TMX into the dishwasher as I was told I could when I bought it... now you've got me worried! ohmy.gif

#91 Freckles

Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:15 AM

Time for a new thread folks. original.gif




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

The words I hated hearing as new mum

It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.

To the pharmacist who sold me baby formula

On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.

Babies may benefit from autism therapy

Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.

Knatalye and Adeline born with an everlasting bond

Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.

The question this dad wishes he'd asked his wife

I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.

Why we should talk about the deaths of the Hunt children

The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.

Baby dies of meningococcal weeks after vaccine application denied

A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.

Finding the right balance when playing with your kids

Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.

Creative DIY light shades

The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.

The battle of iParenting versus imagination

Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?

Why movement is so important for your baby's growth

Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.

Video: Toddler not keen on clean-shaven dad

This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.

When will I feel like myself again?

At some point I became 'me' again, but not the same me that I was ... and that?s not a bad thing.

Our Watch: ending the national emergency of domestic violence

An ambitious new national initiative aims to address the "national emergency" of domestic violence across Australia.

Decrease in stillbirths in late pregnancy and older mums

There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.

My baby was permanently injured during birth

My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term ?brachial plexus birth injury? and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.

Being a yo-yo mama is the rhythm of motherhood

A flip-flop happy-sad can occur in the same minute, the same second. And it continues forever, throughout a yo-yo mama's tenure, beginning with pregnancy.

Is it okay to ask for money instead of gifts?

First it was weddings. Then it was engagement parties. Now it seems christenings are following the trend of asking guests for money in lieu of gifts.

Crash testing new parenthood

The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.

Itching for a solution to eczema

Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.

Video: The challenges and joys of making new mum friends

This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Special offer: The Baby & Toddler Show 2014

At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.

Win a House of Magic prize pack

To celebrate the release of the new movie House of Magic, we have 10 double passes and magic sets to give away just in time for these school holidays. Enter Now for a chance to win!

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

'I wanted a heart over the i'

After naming her other daughter Princess Tiaamii, glamour model Katie Price needed a special name for her new baby.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Reader offer

2 FOR 1 TICKET OFFER

For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.