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Title: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CarolineW on October 08, 2010, 12:53:02 pm
Hi,
just thought I'd start a new thread to see if it's helpful.  For those of us not usually organised enough to do a meal plan, but thinking one day ahead / on the day  :D

I'm planning to do a stir fry turkey dish tonight (coconut, ginger and lemongrass sauce) in the TMX tonight, with steamed jasmine rice.  I only hope that fussy DD1 likes it!
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Post by: cookie1 on October 09, 2010, 08:11:42 am
Great idea for a thread CarolineW. We're having all the curry leftovers from last nights meal.
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Post by: maddy on October 10, 2010, 11:11:42 am
Love it Caroline.....we have this thread on the "taste" forum, and it's very inspirational  ;)

Tonight I made open beef enchilada's (using Julie O's beef enchilada recipe)......Love the sauce!

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_2887.jpg)
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Post by: meganjane on October 11, 2010, 07:00:56 am
(http://www.thedishforum.com/smilies/food-and-drink/yummy.gif)

I haven't had lunch yet, and that's exactly what I feel like!!

I have no idea what I'm cooking for tea tonight. DS 2 will be home and loves his food. I'm checking out cookdinner.com right now and I think this looks nice:Tangy Lemon, Spinach and Broccoli Soup (http://cookdinner.com/recipe.php?id=145&p=0&vi=&sort=&dir=)
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Post by: Kym on October 11, 2010, 07:26:09 am
Left over vegetarian lasange here.
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Post by: em on October 11, 2010, 07:59:38 am
we having a simple 3 in one varoma meal, chicken, potato and veg .
i am in need of some motivation, feeling very slack atm!!!
i need to make cyndis gluten free bread and have a big bag full of pears to make sum pear jam (dh has been nagging me to make this for him for ages) but i just dont feel like cooking atm, it must be this beautiful sunny weather we are having all i want to do is go outside and enjoy it!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 11, 2010, 08:04:13 am
Hubby is picking up a couple of our fave wood fired pizza's on the way home.

I'm still moving furniture around, and just can't be bothered cooking tonight  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on October 11, 2010, 08:21:54 am
Had a heap of veg that needed using up so we are having Italian Shepherds Pie from the EDC (with some sweet potato in the mash). It was so wintery this morning I thought this would be appreciated.  Now I think a BBQ out in the sunshine would have been a better idea.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: meganjane on October 11, 2010, 08:50:31 am
Well, I have three Chicken Breasts defrosting, but still not quite sure. Probably a Baf's Chicken, but not sure what flavour yet...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 11, 2010, 10:07:08 am
Made a Donna Hay recipe called Honey & Lemon Roasted Chicken using a small free range chicken cut into quarters.  Was really nice served with Judy's parmesan potatoes, mashed sweet potato and green beans. :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_4876.jpg)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on October 11, 2010, 11:32:22 am
Looks lovely.  Those potatoes are so yummy.  Must make them again!  :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 11, 2010, 11:50:02 am
mmn mmn mmn JO! Is this the recipe (http://www.laraferroni.com/2007/01/09/199/) you used for the chicken?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 11, 2010, 12:25:16 pm
CP it's similar, here it is, very simple as are  most of Donnas.  ;D

HONEY & LEMON ROASTED CHICKEN

2 tblsp lemon juice
90g honey
2 tblsp olive oil
sea salt and cracked black pepper
1 brown onion, cut into wedges
1.5kg whole chicken, quartered (I used a small free range chook, about 1.3kg and quartered it myself)
1 lemon, sliced
2 tblsp fresh rosemary leaves   
   
Preheat the oven to 200°C.
Place the lemon juice, honey, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Place the onion, chicken, lemon and rosemary in a baking paper lined baking dish
Brush the chicken with the honey mixture (I poured what was left over the top)  and roast for 45 minutes or until golden and cooked through. (I also turned the chicken over when I could see it was nice and golden on the first side).
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Post by: Zan on October 11, 2010, 12:33:37 pm
Oh that chicken looks divine! Saving that recipe!

Tonight we had a panicked, don't have enough time for the planned meal, makeshift dinner that was great. Made some lovely organic beef and basil sausages into a lovely 'mince' sauce for burrito's. Only took 15 mins to make (was going to do sausages, mash and onion gravy, with steamed veg, but only had 45 mins to be cooked and kids eaten and cleared, lol) and was so tasty and nice.
http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/2010/10/monday-11-october-burrito-sauce.html
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 11, 2010, 02:54:26 pm
I have some cooked pork with Italian tomato sausages and lefterover vegetables in the fridge, so I'm going to use Thermomixer's Frittata Recipe that uses the Varoma.I usually use the frying pan, so it will be interesting to see what happens. :D :D
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=862.0
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 12, 2010, 08:41:16 am
Thankyou JO for printing out the recipe, I am going to try it this week.

Good idea CC, we had roast last night and so I cooked heaps more veges than we needed as I was planning on making Bubble and Squeak  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4123.0) from this forum, but will give the frittatas a whirl now  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 12, 2010, 10:35:46 am
Tonight I converted a chorizo & zucchini risoni dish, can't remember where it was originally from, but it turned out just as good as the stove version.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_2964.jpg)
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Post by: foxycoxy on October 12, 2010, 11:08:08 am
That looks delicious Maddy, you are so clever  :D Yum
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Post by: meganjane on October 12, 2010, 02:48:21 pm
I ended up doing a Chinese version of Baf's Chicken Dish. Marinated the chicken breasts in soy sauce, fish sauce and Chinese Five Spice. Sauteed chilli, shallot, ginger and garlic in  *: then added chicken stock and dried shitakes. Steamed chicken in Varoma, removed, sliced and placed in Thermoserver. Added veges and steamed while cooking noodles in stock. Placed all on top of chicken and mixed together.

Bit messier than normal stir fry, but very delicious and fat free!
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Post by: zebraa on October 12, 2010, 02:50:16 pm
Extra mushroomy and cheesy mushroom risotto. Delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CarolineW on October 12, 2010, 09:42:56 pm
Boiled eggs with marmite soldiers and fruit.  How unimaginative is that?!  :-))
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on October 13, 2010, 02:36:09 am
I'm sure it tasted good though CarolineW.

We had a roast last night with roast vegies and cauli, broccoli, broad beans and fresh peas in the Varoma.

I'm dooing my menu plan for the week today so I have no idea what is for dinner tonight. ???
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on October 13, 2010, 04:29:00 am
KFC (Chookie style) last night with mash and garden salad.  Curried sausages with rice tonight.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 13, 2010, 05:17:07 am
Bought some lovely King George Whiting from the fish monger this morning, so will be crumbing them and having with salad.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: quirkycooking on October 13, 2010, 09:48:46 am
We had these Lamb Mince & Salad Pizzas (http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com/2010/03/lamb-mince-salad-pizza.html) today for lunch (except I didn't have any lamb mince) - 2 with beef mince & salad, 2 with flavoured tuna & salad - so leftovers for dinner with pumpkin soup.  :)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xPQX2B20Qx0/S6sV7zcZUKI/AAAAAAAAAyk/g434lqxF5iw/s320/Lamb+salad+pizza+(1).jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 13, 2010, 10:22:28 am
Roast lamb dinner, and for the eggplant/squash bake, I sprinkled it with the Italian style breadcrumbs from EDC.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_2975.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 13, 2010, 11:03:10 am
and just had Chookies banana butterscotch pudding for dessert.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_2994.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 13, 2010, 06:54:25 pm
DH and DS will be having the Chilli that I cooked yesterday and I will be steaming rice to go with it as I'm off to a Quiz Night tonight.There is still Dorset Apple cake to be eaten for dessert.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2010, 02:33:46 am
We will be having leftover KFC chicken tonight - I made far too much for 2 people last night but when you go to all that effort you may as well do a decent batch.  Don't think DH will complain getting it 2 nights in a row and I can have a day out of the kitchen.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on October 14, 2010, 03:15:20 am
Maddy those photos always make me hungry no matter what time of the day it is.
Last night we had steamed chicken breasts with a satay sauce and vegies in the Varoma.
Tonight DH is having a lamb shank in the slow cooker and DD and I are having steamed salmon in the Varoma. DH doesn't like salmon that much and we don't like shanks.
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Post by: *jo* on October 14, 2010, 05:52:30 am
Curry powder from ATOV is always sensational, the house smells fantastic so going on the theme and making the potato curry too.  I just LOVE that book it's worthwhile just for those two recipes alone! LOL.  Now to use up some turkey mince...I'm guessing meatballs...
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Post by: KarenH on October 14, 2010, 07:14:13 am
I was sneaky this morning and left the recipe for Chelsea's Swiss Beef on the kitchen table, and made sure that the ingredients were in the fridge, and then I went off to work leaving DH at home ....... and it worked!  I've been told that we are having swiss beef and steamed vegies for dinner  ;D ;D ;D ;D

http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2010/03/swiss-beef.html

And when I got home from work last night he was just finishing off a batch of thermomix gingerbread men for the kids - they were delicious too

I can see from the photo that I am going to have to leave the recipe for chookies banana butterscotch pudding lying around too  :D

I look forward to weekends when I get a chance to use the TMX too!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 14, 2010, 10:51:38 am
We had marinated pork stir fry with rice noodles.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3018.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2010, 11:10:28 am
I am enjoying this thread - get to see what others are eating which is not TMX.  Loving your photos Maddy. Some ideas to store away too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 14, 2010, 02:13:22 pm
I'm out tonight so it's my DH's favourite meal egg and chips.
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Post by: Thermomixer on October 15, 2010, 05:01:59 am
I have been absent for a few days & now there is a food porn thread !!!!  All those photos !!  Now I am hungry.  :( :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 17, 2010, 10:45:01 am
Tonight was a quick mix of beef ravioli and cheese tortellini, and a creamy pumpkin and sage sauce.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3105.jpg)
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Post by: quirkycooking on October 17, 2010, 12:55:20 pm
Yum, that looks delicious!
I made a heap of sultana bread and buns this avvie, so we had that for dinner, hot out of the oven - yummy!  ;D  We don't do too much on Sunday nights, just sandwiches or bread or leftovers.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on October 17, 2010, 01:03:13 pm
We don't normally do much either on Sunday nights.

My Hubby used the TM for the first time to make a meal (he makes our daily brekky juice - bless him).  He made some very yummy pumpkin and sweet potato soup.  He also made some savoury french toast spread with homemade tomato sauce to serve it with.  It was a rather strange meal, but we all enjoyed it.  Everything seems to taste better when you haven't had to cook it.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: quirkycooking on October 17, 2010, 01:24:56 pm
Everything seems to taste better when you haven't had to cook it.  :)

Isn't that the truth!!
Actually, I'm starving now, after seeing those photos... better go see what I can scrounge!
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Post by: Yvette on October 18, 2010, 06:14:23 am
Tonight I am trying the Mongolian Lamb fingers crossed
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Post by: maddy on October 18, 2010, 08:51:54 am
Spag bog
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Post by: Meagan on October 18, 2010, 10:36:51 am
Dh was home today do we are having pizza on the BBQ  for dinner tonight :)
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Post by: Zan on October 18, 2010, 10:47:47 am
Had chicken kiev, wedges and veg - really yum - photos of the kievs are on my blog or in the kiev thread. This will def be a regular on the menu here. Can't wait to try other fillings too.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on October 19, 2010, 02:50:20 am
We rushed out to a talk on Solar power on the roof last night so dinner was a bowl of soup and a roll from the freezer.
Tonight will be something using the chicken breasts I got for last nights dinner.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 19, 2010, 02:53:30 am
We rushed out to a talk on Solar power on the roof last night

i suppose if you are going to talk about that sort of thing thats the best place to do it  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 19, 2010, 07:34:14 am
ROFL. It wouldn't be much use anywhere else would it?  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: JulieO on October 19, 2010, 09:45:46 am
ROFL.

As long as you weren't on the roof when you did!   :D
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Post by: JulieO on October 19, 2010, 10:29:28 am
oops forgot what I came on here for.... :-[

We had Cajun chicken breast with mango salsa, baked potato and salad.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/chicken007-1.jpg)
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Post by: Zan on October 19, 2010, 11:33:44 am
JulieO - yum!
I really should do more for presentation in my photos, lol, but like tonights they are usually on the kids plates and often after the meal has started. (and using my phone as too time poor to grab the camera, lol.

Tonight we had salmon, rice and veg - AIO using the Varoma.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TL1kf6eI7_I/AAAAAAAAA_c/Vb8-hyv8Br8/s320/salmon.jpg)
As discussed on the blog I did a sauce similar to the Huelva one but it didnt have enough flavour for me, but was still nice and gave the rice a lovely flavour.
The salmon I also wrapped as I don't like it so didn't want it to drip on the rice (the kids love salmon). All was cooked perfectly and a winner of a meal.
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Post by: maddy on October 19, 2010, 12:11:14 pm
Chicken kiev (that Chelsea posted), balsamic salsa and wedges.

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Post by: Zan on October 19, 2010, 12:15:00 pm
mmmmm Maddy that salad really appeals to me. Everything about that meal looks yummy.
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Post by: judydawn on October 19, 2010, 12:19:53 pm
Lovely meals Julie & Maddy.
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Post by: quirkycooking on October 19, 2010, 12:30:43 pm
I wish I was having what Matt Stone cooked up on Iron Chef tonight - anyone see that?  Especially the dessert - unbelievable!  And he used the Thermomix for part of it, and they even said 'Thermomix'!!  Yay!!
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Post by: virgo9 on October 19, 2010, 03:19:16 pm
Yes, I saw Iron Chef too! Wow, the TMX has now been on TV two nights in a row - people must surely be getting interested in them now  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 20, 2010, 07:42:28 am
Fantastic photos and thanks for the laugh JulieO. If people could see me at the computer they would know I am crazy as I'm often chuckling away.
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Post by: quirkycooking on October 20, 2010, 08:21:01 am
Yummy slow-cooked lamb chops & veges (carrots, mushrooms, celery, garlic, onion)  in a spicy sweet n sour sauce, over garlicky mashed potatoes made in tmx.  :)
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Post by: maddy on October 20, 2010, 11:07:31 am
Judy's curried sausages (used a combination of beef & chorizo sausage)

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3124.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on October 20, 2010, 12:28:59 pm
Tonight was night 2 with my pork leftovers (1 more meal to go after this one) so I browsed a cookbook I have called Recipes for Leftovers by Jean Pare, a Canadian lady.  Tonight I decided to convert her recipe and make the Coconut Pork and Peaches.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 21, 2010, 03:01:18 am
Tonight is farfallina's Curry Chicken Croquettes.
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Post by: judydawn on October 21, 2010, 10:22:05 am
Still using up that roasted pork.  Tonight it was a crustless zucchini & pork quiche.
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Post by: maddy on October 21, 2010, 11:02:00 am
I made a Greek lamb meatball salad, with marinated olives, capsicum and a mint/yoghurt dressing.
It was delish!

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Post by: Zan on October 21, 2010, 12:25:04 pm
Maddy I think I'm going to move to your house!!
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Post by: Zan on October 21, 2010, 12:38:32 pm
We had dahl from the edc served with parmesan crumbed aubergine (I've been wanting to make this since seeing it on Junior masterchef the other week, so although a slightly odd accompaniment to dahl I bought an aubergine this morning and made it.

For me using the ratio of twice as much breadcrumbs to parmesan the parmesan flavour didn't shine through enough.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TMAXFj-f3II/AAAAAAAAA_s/sS6e4TFZl1E/s320/211010.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 22, 2010, 02:24:14 am
Maddy I think I'm going to move to your house!!


Oh Thank-you Zan......I have an 8 year old, and sometimes a hubby that wished they ate elsewhere  :-))  At least my 13 year old has evolving taste buds, and appreciates my effort most days.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: KarenH on October 22, 2010, 02:35:24 am
Send them to my house for a week maddy - they will come home very appreciative and grateful for the wonderful food you are creating for them  ;)
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Post by: Zan on October 22, 2010, 03:32:59 am
Maddy well my 8 year old and I would love your food - the salads you've been serving look so inviting.
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Post by: Kym on October 22, 2010, 04:29:45 am
Maddy I'm not a huge salad fan but yours look so inviting and yummy!
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on October 22, 2010, 04:40:57 am
Chicken kievs, mashed potato and steamed veg at our house tonight.  I have some custard left from yesterday so may do some custard tartlets for dessert.  :)
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Post by: Zan on October 22, 2010, 11:43:48 am
Using up leftovers - sliced up the leftover chicken ballontines from Wed night and fried the slices, served with salad and this http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4382.0 Parmesan bread.
A lovely summer feeling meal.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TMFb9NkBtaI/AAAAAAAAA_0/piTOGbXryxI/s320/parmbread2.jpg)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 23, 2010, 06:31:54 am
Tonight we're having a ham, cheese and whatever else I can find frittata.
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Post by: maddy on October 23, 2010, 09:06:35 am
Since Spring, hubby has declared every Saturday - BBQ night........we'll see  ;)

So I am roasting some pumpkin to make a pumpkin & cumin hummus (for starters) and to wash down with some bubbles

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3152.jpg?t=1287815460)

and having a potato bake with bacon/garlic/cream & cheese to have with our home-grown lamb chump chops and Italian sausage for the grill.
Not counting calories tonight!  ;D


Oh, last night we went out for Mexican, at our favourite little place in town.  A belated 16th Wedding Anniversary dinner......with kids  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: quirkycooking on October 23, 2010, 10:50:06 am
Happy anniversary Maddy!  :D  I love Mexican food.  We're having Mexican Quinoa with spelt tortillas tonight.
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Post by: maddy on October 28, 2010, 12:57:43 am
Happy anniversary Maddy!  :D 

Thanks quirky  :)

Missed a couple of nights with the forum down, so the latest is ricotta gnocchi with a salami/tomato/zucchini sauce.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3188.jpg)

and last night I threw some beef/rosemary and garlic in the slowcooker, and had that shredded with gravy on fresh rolls.
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Post by: Thermomixer on October 28, 2010, 03:11:35 am
Gosh maddy, I think I might have to move down to Geelong now, after reading through the last few weeks of this thread. Yum
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Post by: maddy on October 28, 2010, 10:10:33 am
 :D Your too kind Mr.T!

Tonight was Char Siu chicken with an Asian style salad

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3233.jpg)
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Post by: quirkycooking on October 28, 2010, 10:29:59 am
Nice!  I didn't feel like cooking tonight, too tired, so I just quickly made some pizza dough, pulled off chunks and made quick little calzones with flavoured tuna (from tins).  25 mins, then in the oven  :)
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Post by: *jo* on October 29, 2010, 10:43:33 am
Thermo meatloaf stuffed with spinach, boiled eggs, sundried tomatoes and a little mozzarella.  Add some mashed potato and steamed broccoli with mushroom sauce too easy...my boys will be very happy ;D
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Post by: maddy on October 30, 2010, 08:38:54 am
We filled up on hummus today, so it's going to be poached eggs on toast  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on October 31, 2010, 02:58:51 am
We've been out for the last 2 nights and had lovely food, so tonight will be ricotta gnocchi with a simple sauce.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on November 01, 2010, 09:30:47 am
Sweet & sour pork meatballs

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3283.jpg)
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Post by: Zan on November 01, 2010, 10:44:12 am
Tonight was Lasagna (all the bits of course made in the TMX)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TM54v3YEWGI/AAAAAAAABB0/eWmYisi43vA/s320/lasagne0111.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: quirkycooking on November 02, 2010, 08:57:05 am
We had lasagne too, all made in tmx (except the baking of course!) with homemade buckwheat lasagne noodles.  yum!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on November 02, 2010, 09:16:12 am
Butterflied lamb that was marinated in red wine/olive oil/garlic and rosemary.
The veggies were roasted in olive oil/lemon zest and garlic.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3306.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 02, 2010, 10:18:02 am
last night i made lasagne too and DS18 happened to say - if i could comment it would probably be "too cheesy". needless to say i shot him down in flames because it was 10/10 and I had worked all day and everyone was starving, he was lucky to get a home cooked meal and didn't ask for his stupid comment!
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on November 02, 2010, 10:27:15 am
last night i made lasagne too and DS18 happened to say - if i could comment it would probably be "too cheesy". needless to say i shot him down in flames because it was 10/10 and I had worked all day and everyone was starving, he was lucky to get a home cooked meal and didn't ask for his stupid comment!
Bet that silenced him  ;) ;) Might have to cook for himself and not have mum's yummy food placed in front of him. (I'm happy to take his place at your table CP63- your food is fantastic)
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Post by: judydawn on November 02, 2010, 10:30:26 am
Tonight was shepherds pie & steamed vegies.
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Post by: judydawn on November 02, 2010, 10:34:03 am
Wouldn't let me post 2 photos so here is the finished product.
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Post by: JulieO on November 02, 2010, 11:13:50 am
Looks yum Judy.  We had shepherds pie tonight too.  I used up the left over lamb from yesterday's roast dinner.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 02, 2010, 11:44:27 am
It's a great way to use up leftovers but it's been years since I made it.  When I was a kid, it was always a roast on Sunday and shepherd's pie on Monday nights.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 02, 2010, 12:55:32 pm
It's a great way to use up leftovers but it's been years since I made it.  When I was a kid, it was always a roast on Sunday and shepherd's pie on Monday nights.
It must have been an universal menu for the weekend, as it was the same in our house. :D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 03, 2010, 12:17:44 am
Last night was feta, wrapped in mince and then proscuitto and vegies as I had to rush off to book club and leave the rest to cook and clean up.
Tonight is a stir fry-I think.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 03, 2010, 08:30:20 am
Greek Lamb with steamed veggies.
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Post by: Terri on November 03, 2010, 09:10:29 am
marinated steak, steamed veg in TM with TM cheese sauce and potato gems  :-)) as i ran out of time to try JD's parmasan potatoes but next time i will !!!
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Post by: maddy on November 03, 2010, 09:14:12 am
Monster burgers & chips

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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 03, 2010, 09:16:14 am
ohh nice (wished you hadn't posted that pic of the chips but, cos now I want some :D)
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Post by: Terri on November 03, 2010, 09:29:04 am
Monster burgers & chips

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3318.jpg)

I wish i had that for dinner yum :o
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Post by: cookie1 on November 04, 2010, 06:48:10 am
Oh Maddy. Does that have chicken and beef in it? I'm going to print it in colour and model my next burger night on yours. :)
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Post by: maddy on November 04, 2010, 11:00:49 pm
LoL......they start a reasonable size, but by the time I keep adding.....we can't wrap our mouths around them!  ;D

I just use lean beef mince, and keep it simple with onion/garlic/egg/fresh breadcrumbs and pepper.
I do use the tupperware hamburger press

(http://fantasticupdates.com/hamburger.jpg)

.....which makes them perfectly shaped and as thick as you'd like them to be.   I pop the stacks in the freezer for an hour before cooking, and they never break up or split.  Alternatively, make them earlier in the day, and leave in the fridge in the stackable containers.
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Post by: judydawn on November 05, 2010, 12:06:38 am
Watched Little River Cottage with Huge Whittingstall last night and liked his idea of vegies topped with cheese sauce then covered in mashed potatoes so that is what we are having today.  Now to work out how I am going to cook the salmon portions to go with it. Surprisingly few recipes in our books.

Found one on the forum which I will try from ozzy-dj - has asian flavours so not quite the thing to have with the vegie dish but it won't bother us.

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Post by: obbie on November 06, 2010, 06:23:58 am
 :) home made pizza again. kids loved it.
Casserole tomorrow night, now to find a recipe for tomato relish.

Robyn
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Post by: Terri on November 06, 2010, 09:17:47 am
We had pizza EDC and JulieO's garlic bread, it was fantastic the kids loved it  ;D had a picture as was proud of my g/ bread but file too large (i'm so not computer savvy  :-[)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 06, 2010, 10:04:34 am
tessa you have to open up your pic wherever you keep it, Edit it and compress the pic for putting on the web. Only once this is done can you add the photo to your post. Somewhere on this forum it was explained to me...
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Post by: judydawn on November 06, 2010, 12:03:52 pm
For anyone wanting to read up on posting photo methods, there are discussions in Mince Meat Curry recipe in Main Meals (exactly where one would expect to find them  ;) ;)). Scroll down & read the information from  both CP63 & Chelsea and you should succeed - I did  ;D ;D   http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1017.0 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1017.0)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 06, 2010, 12:52:36 pm
I've just taken a Shepherbs Pie out of the freezer to defrost. :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2010, 12:00:01 am
We're having Hungarian Goulash I cooked yesterday from MWOC with buttered poppyseed noodles.
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Post by: Woerd on November 07, 2010, 12:15:42 am
Butternut Squash Ravioli with a truffle buerre blanc.  The squash was cooked then pureed with mascarpone in the TM.  Ravioli dough in the TM then through the KitchenAid pasta rollers.  For desert the Apple Crisp from MWOC topped with Isi's dulce de leche.
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2010, 12:19:54 am
That meal sounds delicious Woerd - having visitors?
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Post by: Woerd on November 07, 2010, 12:44:02 am
No visitors today.  Just the weekend when I can spend a lot more time doing what I like to do.  It's either play with the TM and cook or else clean and do laundry.  No contest.   ;D
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Post by: Kym on November 07, 2010, 01:19:36 am
It was meant to be a lamb roast with parmesan potatoes but I forgot to take the roast out of the freezer.  Looks like we'll have steak with mushroom sauce and pamesan potatoes instead.

Thinking of making something for desert but I haven't decided what yet.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2010, 02:11:02 am
We had a pasta dish last night and Chookie's golden syrup pudding. It was very nice.
Tonight I'm making a pie with leftovers from Robin's (?) casserole       that was in the freezer. Pastry from the freezer too.
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Post by: Terri on November 07, 2010, 05:28:00 am
I currently have a large chook roasting but really have no desire to do anything else, its quite warm here today so it will probably be a quick garden salad i think
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2010, 10:43:32 am
For desert the Apple Crisp from MWOC topped with Isi's dulce de leche.
  Woerd, which recipe do you mean here - can't find Apple Crisp in the index.  Do you mean the apple crumble?
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 07, 2010, 10:48:55 am
Going to cook Jo's Baked Beans .The supermarket had a offer on canned beans and for some reason "quirkycooking's " Baked Bean recipe just popped into my brain. :D :D :D
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Post by: Meagan on November 07, 2010, 11:01:05 am
Chicken satay from the UK fast and easy on the BBQ, chinese style stir fry veg and rice yummo. Forgot to take a pic but it looked great  ;) if I do say so myself.
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Post by: quirkycooking on November 07, 2010, 11:11:34 am
Hope you like the baked beans, CC!  :)

I made Chook Womans' asparagus soup and we had the leftovers tonight - very yummy!  (I only changed it a little bit - added vege stock, etc)
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Post by: maddy on November 08, 2010, 08:26:11 am
Cyndi's savoury apple couscous (was yum!) but I did add some marinated pork.......just to assure hubby  it's not a vegetarian meal  ;), and with smoked cheese stuffed capsicums.

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How easy is couscous in the thermoserve!  :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 08, 2010, 08:45:32 am
Eating up leftovers and maybe a soup.
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Post by: Terri on November 08, 2010, 09:36:36 am
I made Chelsea's wraps tonight so easy!! we had them with left over roast chook and salad, a nice simple meal!! will be making so many more of those wraps they are fantastic :D
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Post by: kmrodgers25 on November 08, 2010, 09:52:07 am
I made Chelseas Chimmichangas too - and some apple turnovers for dessert with icecream. We have really full tummies now!
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Post by: cottchick on November 08, 2010, 11:32:25 am
I made the vegetarian lasagne last night for the inlaws and thats what we are having again tonight. Its bewdiful.Thank you to Isi for this recipe. We are also having the TM apple crumble (it took me forever to peel the apples) and vanilla custard.
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Post by: Zan on November 08, 2010, 12:11:17 pm
Maddy I really think we need to move to your house!! Always stunning looking meals.
Tonight we had  Kebabs with Rosemary Flatbread and Salad from Jr Masterchef masterclass last week. http://www.masterchef.com.au/skewered-meatballs-with-rosemary-flatbread-carrot-salad-and-spinach-yoghurt.htm (http://www.masterchef.com.au/skewered-meatballs-with-rosemary-flatbread-carrot-salad-and-spinach-yoghurt.htm)
My kids are Jr/Masterchef obsessed so converted/made this meal for them.
Was really lovely.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TNfBQ0gAibI/AAAAAAAABC0/IBavdW4uGdE/s320/81110.jpg)
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Post by: meganjane on November 09, 2010, 04:07:19 am
Oh boy, I've been missing out on some great recipes lately as I see everyone is cooking such and such's lasagne, or another person's soup etc!

We're having roast chicken for tea tonight and not sure what for dessert. Off to look for inspiration!
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Post by: cookie1 on November 09, 2010, 04:17:36 am
I would imagine it is a very busy time for you MJ. How is the harvest?
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Post by: maddy on November 09, 2010, 09:55:03 am
Got home sooo late, so bunged some pita pizza's in the pizza maker (my second favourite appliance  :D)
I used spinach & pinenut dip for the base sauce, and topped with smoked chicken, avocado, pinenuts and sliced bocconcini.

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3388.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on November 09, 2010, 10:18:35 am
Great idea using a dip as the base for the pizza maddy - I have a couple of different types of dip in the freezer which could do the trick here.  I don't even know why I bother making dips, they all seem to end up in the freezer.
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Post by: maddy on November 09, 2010, 10:40:16 am
LoL Judy......you must have a whopping sized freezer for all your cooking that you do!
Dips are great bases for pizza's....also you could use your leftover dips for  quick sauces for your  pasta dishes, and the like.
Leftover dip is also great on top of open hamburgers  :P
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Post by: Zan on November 09, 2010, 10:46:11 am
We had chookie's kfc chicken, with wedges and steamed veg.
the 'kfc' mix obviously made in the tmx. The wedges par boiled in the tmx and the veg steamed in it.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TNj86J722pI/AAAAAAAABDE/ff5FHH4ZiZ8/s320/091110.jpg)
And it must be the angle they weren't the biggest wedges in history, lol.
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Post by: maddy on November 10, 2010, 09:52:59 am
Roast chicken, salad bowl & chips

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3401.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on November 15, 2010, 08:17:27 am
Last night we had Chookie's KFC, with a leafy green salad

(http://[IMG]http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3444.jpg)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3444.jpg)
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Post by: Zan on November 15, 2010, 08:44:30 am
We had ham and swiss cheese chicken parcels, potatoes and steamed veg and sour cream cheese sauce. Yum!
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TODwTYnMPQI/AAAAAAAABEc/aE3Hcgd0AYA/s320/151110.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on November 15, 2010, 09:00:16 am
Johnro's macaroni beef, with a cucumber salad

(http://)(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3487.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on November 16, 2010, 10:31:52 am
Slow cooked mexican beef tortilla's

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Post by: judydawn on November 16, 2010, 10:38:24 am
Oh yes please.  Can you roll that maddy or do you eat it with a knife and fork?

We had butter chicken tonight using some sauce & rice I had in the freezer - nice and quick after being out all day.
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Post by: Zan on November 16, 2010, 10:41:45 am
Maddy even when I've eaten your photos make me hungry!!

Tonight we had the creamy tomato and salami out of the edc. My kids favourite and haven't had it in ages.
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Post by: maddy on November 16, 2010, 10:47:44 am
Oh yes please.  Can you roll that maddy or do you eat it with a knife and fork?

We had butter chicken tonight using some sauce & rice I had in the freezer - nice and quick after being out all day.

Knife and fork Judy.....it's quite juicy!
I use refried beans mixed with salsa for the base, add grated cheese and cook in pizza maker for 3 minutes, then top with the beef,and the rest.

Zan.....your too nice  :D
P.S......that salami/tomato fettuccine is one of my faves  ;)
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Post by: Zan on November 16, 2010, 11:11:05 am
Maddy how do you do your refried beans?
Once bought a can and the kids hated them.
And really your photos inspire me.
Makes me remember how still photography was never my thing when I did photography, and also why maybe I shouldn't rely on throwing the food on the plate and taking a photo with my phone, lol.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 16, 2010, 11:40:31 am
Oh I love this tread because of the time difference it gives me inspiration of what to cook for future suppers. ;D Today I have planned to cook Turkey, thyme and leek meatloaf. I will have to call it "Turkey Bake" to get it passed DH. :D :D I will let you know if my deception works. ;)
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Post by: maddy on November 16, 2010, 10:36:30 pm
Maddy how do you do your refried beans?
Once bought a can and the kids hated them.


Actually Zan, I've never made them  :P  It was late when we got home, so I used tinned refried beans, mixed together with a jar of salsa.  It actually works well together....as I won't eat it on it's own  :)
I must search out a recipe and try and make them....usually when I think to use it, time is the problem.
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Post by: quirkycooking on November 16, 2010, 10:38:51 pm
Our kids LOVE refried beans on tortillas, especially with all the other toppings!  We often use the tinned ones (you can buy organic ones that are nice), but I do make them sometimes too.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 17, 2010, 05:23:05 am
Tonight is Chicken Cordon Bleu.
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Post by: maddy on November 17, 2010, 08:12:52 am
sǝıd ʎʇɹɐd........(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-forum/img.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
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Post by: JulieO on November 17, 2010, 08:21:59 am
 :D  Maddy.

We had crumbed garfish and salad, then finished off with strawberries and white chocolate ice cream with dark choc & macadamia  chunks.  ;D
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Post by: Zan on November 17, 2010, 08:42:23 am
LOL Maddy! So no great photo of that one then!

We had Squisito Cabretto from Meat on the Menu.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TOOSQc-CO5I/AAAAAAAABEk/GXzR_34eRIE/s320/171110.jpg)
Have posted a review, but was a nice stew and would do again.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on November 17, 2010, 10:09:27 am
Maddy how do you do your refried beans?
Once bought a can and the kids hated them.

I saw a recipe for refried beans in a TM cookbook yesterday.  I am pretty sure it was the Cyndi O'Meara one.  :)
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Post by: quirkycooking on November 17, 2010, 12:22:27 pm
I have a refried beans recipe on my blog too - they're made in the crockpot.  Haven't got a photo though - must make them again and take a photo!  (Not very inspiring to take photos of!  ;) )

Mexican beans & Refried Beans (http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com/2009/02/mexican-beans-refried-beans.html)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 18, 2010, 06:32:35 am
Tonight is KFC.  Chookie's one of course.
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Post by: judydawn on November 18, 2010, 06:52:10 am
There is a refried bean recipe on the forum here http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2332.0
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 18, 2010, 09:09:25 am
Herbed Honey Rissoles (MOTM), mashed potatoes, and veges   (yay! DD20 is cooking it) and a couple of glasses of wine to wash it down with cos I've had a tuf day
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Post by: maddy on November 18, 2010, 09:09:53 am
Chicken korma.....that Chookie posted

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Post by: Nik2WIN on November 18, 2010, 05:57:51 pm
Today I have planned to cook Turkey, thyme and leek meatloaf. I will have to call it "Turkey Bake" to get it passed DH. :D :D I will let you know if my deception works. ;)

Must be a British thing because I've got one of those too!  Or perhaps its a Southern thing as we're only up the coast in Dorset - you flooded btw?

We have a birthday in the house today - Isaac is 6 and its always been tradition that we go to Pizza Hut on birthdays ....  Its a tradition I'd like to change but since daddy is away working and some friends weren't available for a "tea" I didn't think this was the right time :)

I have great plans for a belated birthday tea on Saturday but I guess I'll have to wait until then and update this thread as necessary :D  Suffice to say Thelma will be working VERY hard all afternoon on Saturday

Nik
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 18, 2010, 09:51:14 pm
 
Today I have planned to cook Turkey, thyme and leek meatloaf. I will have to call it "Turkey Bake" to get it passed DH. :D :D I will let you know if my deception works. ;)

Must be a British thing because I've got one of those too!  Or perhaps its a Southern thing as we're only up the coast in Dorset - you flooded btw?

We have a birthday in the house today - Isaac is 6 and its always been tradition that we go to Pizza Hut on birthdays ....  Its a tradition I'd like to change but since daddy is away working and some friends weren't available for a "tea" I didn't think this was the right time :)

I have great plans for a belated birthday tea on Saturday but I guess I'll have to wait until then and update this thread as necessary :D  Suffice to say Thelma will be working VERY hard all afternoon on Saturday

Nik
I did get the Turkey, thyme and meatloaf passed my DH , but I did make his favourite of roast potatoes to go with it and he liked the "turkey bake".I'm in Buckinghamshire Nik, so the floods didn't affect us and my family in Cornwall live in Falmouth and Truro so they were fine.
Have fun cooking for the Birthday Tea on Saturday and I hope Isaac has a great time.  :)
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Post by: Terri on November 19, 2010, 07:35:55 am
Well i think i would prefer to have tried KerrynN's creamy chicken and avo fettuchini, but i have had to stick to my menu plan and not go out and buy things which means we are having pasta e fagioli  >:( all well i hope the tweeks make it more enjoyable as i wasnt overly fussed when i had it at my demo but if worst comes to worst i also made Isi's fast and fluffy rolls with garlic and herb philly so they will be awesome (as they always are ;D)
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Post by: quirkycooking on November 19, 2010, 08:16:02 am
We're having calzone filled with savoury tomatoey mince - no particular recipe, need to write one out!  Yummy and quick, and we can eat it on the run!
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Post by: joynatalie on November 19, 2010, 09:18:14 am
Hi,
just thought I'd start a new thread to see if it's helpful.  For those of us not usually organised enough to do a meal plan, but thinking one day ahead / on the day  :D

I'm planning to do a stir fry turkey dish tonight (coconut, ginger and lemongrass sauce) in the TMX tonight, with steamed jasmine rice.  I only hope that fussy DD1 likes it!
Sounds great can u post details for us newbies! Ta
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Post by: maddy on November 22, 2010, 09:55:39 am
Have been spoilt, and have dined out for last couple of nights.
Tonight I made a warm spiced chicken salad.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3658.jpg?t=1290419692)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CarolineW on November 22, 2010, 11:41:47 am
Hi,
just thought I'd start a new thread to see if it's helpful.  For those of us not usually organised enough to do a meal plan, but thinking one day ahead / on the day  :D

I'm planning to do a stir fry turkey dish tonight (coconut, ginger and lemongrass sauce) in the TMX tonight, with steamed jasmine rice.  I only hope that fussy DD1 likes it!
Sounds great can u post details for us newbies! Ta

Hi Joynatalie,
I don't really have a recipe for this, I just throw in whatever I have around as a stir fry (100oC / speed spoon / reverse).  The sauce was just coconut milk, some ginger and lemongrass, with a bit of garlic and chilli, if I remember correctly.  I just threw it all in - sorry!

I steam the rice first, then keep it warm in an insulated server while I quickly do the stir fry, exactly as I would in a wok, but in the TMX as described above.  Sometimes if I'm steaming rice I put coconut cream in with the water, so that the rice infuses with coconut - it's lovely.

I'm sorry I can't be more descriptive, but I hope that this helps.

Caroline
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Post by: joynatalie on November 22, 2010, 09:15:17 pm
Thanks appreciate it,
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Post by: cookie1 on November 23, 2010, 12:39:24 am
Yum Maddy. As Thermomixer said (where ever he may be) true food pornography.
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Post by: JulieO on November 23, 2010, 01:33:15 am
Yes it does look nice Maddy, would be perfect for our hot weather ATM.  :D

Oops, forgot to say what we had last night.  Thick cut fillet steaks, rubbed with a little spicy rub (recipe from here), steamed veg and cauli & cheese, and Judy's parmesan potatoes.  Yum.  ;D
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Post by: Jabejak on November 23, 2010, 03:11:09 am
I am making Butter Chicken with Naan tonight. The dough for the bread has risen beautifully and I am excited to try the butter chicken. I love indian food but could never afford to eat it too much.
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Post by: quirkycooking on November 23, 2010, 03:46:06 am
We're going to Grandma's house tonight for a good ole Southern style meal - fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, and iced tea - and I'm taking my jelly salad and also making cherry fruity dream with chocolate swirls for dessert!   ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on November 23, 2010, 05:14:43 am
We're having a roast tonight so that DH has some cold meat for his sandwiches. I'll be glad when school finishes as I don't think he'll take on 10 weeks work again. :D
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Post by: Renlor on November 23, 2010, 06:10:36 am
corned beef in the crockpot and steamed vegies and white sauce in the thermie.
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Post by: Zan on November 23, 2010, 08:21:42 am
Maddy, once again your salads have me salivating!

Tonight we had All in one varoma fish meal. The fish was done in foil with maple syrup and soy sauce (as recommended by a Canadian friend) and it was sooooo nice. The kids loved the sauce so we will def do it again. Served with white and sweet potatoes (personal preferences, lol) and steamed carrot and brocolli.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TOtwU3BTQmI/AAAAAAAABFU/6gG8kqYIHrs/s320/231110.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on November 23, 2010, 08:33:48 am
 :-* Zan!

I made minted lamb rissoles, topped with mint jelly (both in TM), and served with grilled zucchini/fetta/tomato risoni salad, with a lemony dressing. 

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3692.jpg?t=1290501055)
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Post by: Zan on November 23, 2010, 11:20:54 am
Maddy, something I can drool over but not want finally, lol!!! I hate mint. As do the kids.
But dh loves it - is the mint jelly recipe on here? I know he'd love that.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on November 24, 2010, 12:00:04 am
LoL Zan!
I used the mint jelly recipe that thermomixer posted: http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2838.0
I just halved everything, and it yielded 2 cups.
I got a little forgetful, and put the mint in with the apples to cook, instead of adding it in at the end......but it turned out wonderfully minted anyway  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on November 25, 2010, 09:20:42 am
KerryN's creamy chicken & avocado fettuccine

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3716.jpg?t=1290676680)

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Post by: cookie1 on November 26, 2010, 12:05:20 am
That looks lovely. I have it on the 'to make soon 'list. :-))
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Meagan on November 26, 2010, 12:18:51 am
Last night we had ricotta gnocchi with the arrabiata sauce from the Edc.. Went down well :) dh took a photo on his phone to send to his sis so if I remember I will post a pic :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on November 29, 2010, 08:48:05 am
Had Chelsea's Swiss beef, with garlic spinach & mushrooms

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3736.jpg?t=1291020310)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on November 30, 2010, 04:05:54 am
Garlic, spinach and mushrooms, I would never have thought of that and it looks delicious. We're having quiche tonight. Not sure what I'm putting into it apart from the eggs and cheese.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on November 30, 2010, 08:49:50 am
Tonight was prawns, cous cous, rice, carrots, garlic mushrooms and a cream lime sauce.
(dissension in the house with regards cous cous and rice and as you can do both at the same time in the tmx I just did both to make everyone happy)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TPS4ac2H76I/AAAAAAAABGE/SXtRyZyo0Ek/s320/301110.jpg)

Maddy thanks for the mint jelly recipe have printed off.
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Post by: maddy on December 03, 2010, 08:05:17 am
Cray from Apollo Bay  ;D  whipped up the cocktail sauce, poured some bubbles, and that's my dinner.  No one else eats it (YaY)!

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3751.jpg?t=1291363449)
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Post by: cookie1 on December 03, 2010, 10:52:33 am
Oh that looks awesome.
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Post by: Caroline J on December 03, 2010, 11:12:24 am
Teriyaki chicken with soba noodles.  It's my favourite under 10 minute dinner :D
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Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2010, 11:14:27 am
Lucky you Maddy - don't even try to talk them into trying a piece, they might get to like it and then you'd have to share. ;)

Hot here today so made coleslaw and the sweet potato salad from thermorecipes.blogspot which was very nice.  I used my magic mayonnaise and it really made it. Only did 1/3 of the recipe -  for the 2 of us that will last us 3 meals with cold meats etc.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 03, 2010, 04:08:34 pm
are we all letting our food go a little cold while we set things up and take a few photographs??? (I know I can be guilty of this, and my family like to laugh at me for doing it, so its all cool and part of the fun. My kids friends even call me by my avatar he he he - love it!  PS: when we eat and they comment on how nice it is, we refer to you and they know all you guys too from your avatars and how often we try your recipes). Keep up the good work, and keep posting. The photo's are priceless by the way.

If MM was to read this, it would be nice for each new forum member to be sent basic instructions on how to post recipes, search for ingredients or recipes, add photographs (very important) when they sign up as new members.
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Post by: judydawn on December 03, 2010, 11:03:02 pm
Great idea CP63, I second that  ;) ;)
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Post by: Meagan on December 04, 2010, 05:44:24 am
Maybe there should be a sticky in the intro section with links to all the basic info like that so it is all in one place  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on December 05, 2010, 06:52:44 am
Last night we had Kerryn's Chicken, Salami, Avocado etc fettuccine. It was lovely. Ours wasn't too pretty to look at but very tasty. We followed it with sticky date puddings from the freezer and custard.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 05, 2010, 09:50:12 am
Asparagus/bacon/onion quiche with rosemary & garlic potatoes and coleslaw.  I used the EDC shortcrust pastry.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3774.jpg?t=1291542419)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 08, 2010, 08:54:02 am
Chicken tortilla's

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3819.jpg?t=1291798343)
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Post by: maddy on December 09, 2010, 09:25:42 am
Lasagna & salsa

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3825.jpg?t=1291886661)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on December 09, 2010, 09:39:08 am
Nice maddy, haven't made lasagne for ages.

We are having a few meals from the freezer this week to try and make some space for ice-cream!
Chicken & macadamia quiche from the forum with jacket potato/coleslaw/sour cream - the quiche was even tastier than when first cooked.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 15, 2010, 09:20:00 am
Red curry chicken risotto

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3943.jpg?t=1292404555)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on December 16, 2010, 01:26:23 am
Maddy I've taken to looking here at your photos for inspiration when I do my menu plan. Thanks. :-*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 16, 2010, 09:04:58 am
Awww, that's nice of you to say that cookie   :) 

Tonight was a quick bbq chicken salad, with basil pesto/pinenuts/fetta/avocado and grape tomatoes.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3945.jpg?t=1292490092)
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Post by: cottchick on December 16, 2010, 10:22:59 am
I love the photos Maddy, thanks for posting them! I have just made marinara for spaghetti with lovely home made pasta sauce.
Yummo.
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Post by: Zan on December 17, 2010, 09:03:34 am
Tonight we had Popcorn Prawns and Steamed Vegetables. (with some leftover potatoes)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TQsllPLPKoI/AAAAAAAABH8/3lBxOIx9hvk/s320/171210.jpg)
The prawn recipe came from a Peter Kuruvita of The Flying Fish recipe that he demonstrated at the MasterChef Live Exhibition on the weekend. They were really lovely and will be doing the coating regularly.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Mel66 on December 17, 2010, 09:22:35 am
I made gnocchi and just pulled out of the oven the chocolate cake DD1 made...the Therminator is the best thing I have ever bought!!!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on December 19, 2010, 05:46:54 am
We had a salty mushroom risotto last night. It had proscuitto in it and some silly dope went and put vegie stock in it too.  (don't tell anyone it was me  :'() I had a beautiful 50g pack of dried mushrooms to use in it. They were lovely.
Tonight is pasta, anchovies and whatever else I put with it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Berry on December 19, 2010, 06:40:13 am
Maddy, would you mind terribly much letting us know what was in the red curry chicken risotto? It looks to be right up my alley!
 :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 20, 2010, 10:24:36 am
Teriyaki beef (but I used chicken thigh), with soba noodles (MOTM book)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3992.jpg?t=1292839342)

Was absolutely delish!   Has been my favourite meat dish from the TM so far  8)

I did increase the chicken content to 700gm cooked for 12 minutes - varoma temp), and doubled the sugar, cornflour, mirin and soy (Ketjap Manis) quantities.  Instead of fresh chilli, I added I tsp. dried chilli flakes.
Also added in 1/2 packet frozen stir fry veggies (microwaved first), then added in with the chicken for an extra minute to heat and mix through.

Maddy, would you mind terribly much letting us know what was in the red curry chicken risotto? It looks to be right up my alley!
 :)

Berry, I just followed the basic directions from the "Apricot chicken - risotto style"  EDC, page 86.
Basically I chopped 1 onion (quartered),  2 garlic cloves & flat leaf parsley.
Added 3 Tbspn. red curry paste, 40g olive oil, and saute 3 minutes, - 100c- speed 1.
Added 120g chopped carrot, 1 red capsicum (quartered), and chop for 3 secs - speed 7.
Added 600g cubed chicken breasts (thigh would be better), 100g organic light coconut milk (reserve rest of can), and cook 2 mins. - 100c reverse - speed 1.
Add remaining 300g coconut milk, 300g water, 1 Tbsp. tm stock, 300g aborio rice, salt & pepper and cook for 17 minutes - 100c-reverse speed 1.
Allow to rest in thermoserve for at least 5 minutes before serving.

P.S.....this was on the milder side, if you were wanting more heat, add in some finely chopped chilli  and saute with the curry paste ;)
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Post by: judydawn on December 20, 2010, 10:34:53 am
Maddy, that teriyaki chicken looks amazing - I am going to try it using left over turkey after Christmas.
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Post by: Zan on December 20, 2010, 11:26:31 am
Judy you must do the teriyaki it's really yum, we've already had it a couple of times and only had the book a few weeks.
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Post by: Zan on December 20, 2010, 11:59:28 am
Tonight we had beef madras
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TQ9EG9UpokI/AAAAAAAABIE/KhptUwwbmw0/s320/201210.jpg)
Using the Curtis Stone recipe I converted, with rice and veg. This was once again really yummy and one of my fav curries.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 21, 2010, 12:11:01 am
Yum Zan.....would you mind posting your conversion.....oh, and I wouldn't mind if you posted Curtis as well 
 :P +  :-* +  ;) =  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on December 21, 2010, 02:54:25 am
Maddy, unfortunately can't do Curtis, lol. But the recipe is here
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4722.0
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 21, 2010, 09:07:15 am
Maddy, unfortunately can't do Curtis, lol. But the recipe is here
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4722.0


Awwww  :(....... :D thought I'd ask!
Thanks for the link.

Tonight was eye fillet steak, veggies in a cheese sauce and topped with italian breadcrumbs and fat steak style  chips  :D  No photo.....went down the gullet quickly as I was starving!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on December 21, 2010, 09:58:24 am
awww yum Maddy - a photo of that would def have had me salivating. Feeling like a steak now!
Sorry about Curtis, if I find him I'll think of you :-)

Tonight we had chicken and feta balls with wedges and salad.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TRBnuiUtCEI/AAAAAAAABIM/mKo-dVK_pak/s320/211210.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on December 22, 2010, 12:36:57 am
We had a roast last night but I've got tandoori chicken tonight.
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Post by: Lovemythermo on December 22, 2010, 01:57:23 am
Zan is the recipe for the chicken and feta balls in the EDC? they look divine!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on December 22, 2010, 03:01:04 am
I'm sure I've posted the chicken and feta balls on here but here's the link to the recipe on my blog http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/2010/09/friday-17th-september-chicken-balls.html
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 23, 2010, 10:32:30 am
Zan, I haven't made the chicken balls yet.....but I will now.....it looks yummy!

Tonight was Trudy O's honey mustard chicken

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4017.jpg?t=1293100052)
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Post by: judydawn on December 23, 2010, 10:35:27 am
How good does that look.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Berry on December 23, 2010, 11:31:00 pm
Last night we had (or should I say, devoured) red curry chicken risotto.  Thanks Maddy for a fantastic recipe - we loved it!  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 27, 2010, 09:19:44 am
Glad you enjoyed it Berry  8)

Still munching through Christmas leftovers.....so for dinner I shredded cooked pork, blitzed up some garlic/onions/carrots/frozen broccoli, and once cooked mixed through some char siu sauce (Asian BBQ sauce), little soy, boiling water-cornflour,  bamboo shoots, baby corn and some peas.
Mixed it through some fresh hokkien noodles.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4052.jpg?t=1293441065)

Dessert was left over cherry ripe mud cake.....which is wickedly good.....and so glad it improves with age, as there is still so much of it!

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4036.jpg?t=1293441398)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on December 29, 2010, 09:51:33 am
Hubby's request of steak with pepper sauce, salad & chips.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4057.jpg?t=1293616125)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on December 29, 2010, 10:39:40 am
Yum Maddy, look like lovely chunky chips.

We had Butter Chicken from the Indian book. Yummy!! Posted a few tweaks on my blog (which I probably posted some of the last time I made it, must remember to use them, lol) but makes heaps to much sauce (even for me where I loooove extra sauce, not a big carb eater so prefer a soup like texture, lol) - recipe calls for 500g of cream, I did 250 cream, 100g yoghurt, 150 extra water - next time I'll try just doing 150g cream, 100g yoghurt. Thought the yoghurt really added to the flavour (and reduced the calories, lol). Also added some cumin seeds.

Sorry no photo, but really love this dish.
 
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Post by: LeeJ on December 29, 2010, 10:59:19 am
Oh Maddy! You are just too good!
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Post by: bigTcup on December 29, 2010, 12:01:30 pm
Tonight was brown rice & chicken soup

http://thermomixtarifdefterim.blogspot.com/2010/11/chicken-and-brown-rice-soup.html
 (http://thermomixtarifdefterim.blogspot.com/2010/11/chicken-and-brown-rice-soup.html)

I hope that link works (it is my first time attaching a link)

Really yumm  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 01, 2011, 09:08:25 am
Probably the easiest dinner in history!
Quince paste & camembert pita pizza's.....and of course along with a couple glasses of bubbly  ;)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4100.jpg?t=1293872429)

My two favourite flavour combinations.......and I'm trying to use up all the paste I made from last time.......the new fruit is already growing rapidly!
Just popped the paste in the microwave for 20 seconds, and it was perfectly spreadable.
 I sprinkle semolina on the pizza stone, and with each pizza it develops a lovely smokey flavour to the base  :-*
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Post by: judydawn on January 01, 2011, 10:12:23 am
Oh yum, must try that - looks scrumptious maddy.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 01, 2011, 10:25:27 am
Oh! Maddy that looks wonderful.Another great idea. :-*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on January 02, 2011, 03:17:32 am
Wow Maddy. We had pizza last night, nothing like yours, just traditional toppings. I tried a new sort of mozzarella this time and it was lovely.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 02, 2011, 03:41:52 am
Thanks  :).....basically it was a  giant warm cracker of the stuff .lol......just a special "now and again" pizza.
Kids of course had their boring ham & cheese, and hubby had the lot....what's left in the fridge lot anyway  ;D


Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 03, 2011, 08:57:49 am
Scotch steak, Kathryn's pumpkin & feta risotto, and Judy's parmesan potatoes  :-*

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4122.jpg?t=1294044984)
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Post by: Zan on January 03, 2011, 10:35:08 am
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TSGeXSgkiEI/AAAAAAAABKo/ErD5WK7fgvc/s320/3111.jpg)

Babi Pong Tay from the 2011 calendar.

Been so excited about this pork belly recipe after getting it a couple of weeks ago and it is so yummy!!!
Served with rice and steamed veg (broccoli, bok choy, red capsicum) done in the varoma for the last 15 mins (changed the temp up to varoma for that time).
Will make this again.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: hools003 on January 03, 2011, 11:05:16 am
Tonight I made Chookies KFC ..... I'm truly indebted to you, Chookie. Rave reviews tonight, except from the youngest son who is 6 hrs old and said it was too hot, but he says that about most things!!
I made the EDC coleslaw, mashed potato and Chookies no fuss rolls, but made them quite small so they were like the ones from KFC!
I made the EDC gravy but wasn't impressed so reverted back to gravox and added a tablespoon of the failed gravy to it. I've frozen the gravy in ice block trays to use for something!
So cheap and no nasties compared to getting takeaway! YUMMO!

(http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g341/hools003/photo-2.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on January 03, 2011, 11:22:54 am
This is becoming a very popular meal Chookie.  Looks great hools and the little rolls are gorgeous.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on January 03, 2011, 01:56:58 pm
oh yum...ok this is going on my menu plan..ive been dying to try this jsut havent got around to it chookie...as jd says it keeps popping up and its making me hungry lol mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on January 04, 2011, 03:05:30 am
It looks just like KFC you had to go out and buy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: hools003 on January 04, 2011, 12:22:33 pm
My 11 yr old son still keeps commenting on the "KFC" from last night!!!  Hmmmmm how do you top that???
Anyway, this afternoon was really hot and we ended up at my brother and sister In laws place for a swim later in the afternoon with a couple of glasses of wine!!! Got home at 6.45pm and realized I hadn't got anything out for dinner!! Oops! I looked in the EDC and remembered that the creamy tomato and salami fettucine went down really well last time I made it and I had all the ingredients. I used rigatoni pasta instead of the fettucine and It was ready in no time. My eldest son used to love the jars of pasta bake but I think this gets more of a thumbs up. Only complaint I get is that there isn't enough of it. I steamed some broccoli to pad it out a bit but it is a bit of a stretch to feed 3 hungry boys, husband and me!! I didn't have time to take a photo because we were all starving!!

Julia
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on January 05, 2011, 06:05:17 am
We're having a seafood pie tonight.
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2255.0

I added a few prawns this time.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: opi2kenopi on January 05, 2011, 07:21:16 am
We just finished some EDC Thai Chicken Red Curry with steamed rice.  A HUGE favourite in this house.  Oh, and the condensed & evaporated milk icecream has just finished churning in the icecream machine, so that is for dessert with some apple & rhubarb crumble.

 ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on January 05, 2011, 09:07:18 am
Chicken Kiev
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TSQ0P1qBEpI/AAAAAAAABLA/-EQKUWw_HnE/s320/5111.jpg)

So love these.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 05, 2011, 09:29:28 am
Looks scrummy Zan!

I made rockling with lemon & fetta sauce:  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=203.0    :-*

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4149.jpg?t=1294219395)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on January 05, 2011, 09:33:15 am
Maddy I love that lemon and feta sauce, must have it again soon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 05, 2011, 09:35:28 am
It is a lovely sauce Zan.
I used Danish fetta.  Will make this sauce again for sure!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Meagan on January 05, 2011, 04:14:58 pm
We had Helenes slow ribs tonight O.M.G they were to die for  :o yummo
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on January 06, 2011, 02:41:38 am
I like the Danish feta in that particular sauce, it seems to add an edge.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Sonan on January 06, 2011, 04:55:08 am
YOu  guys are seriously amazing !! If I wanted the recipes for these gorgeous dishes you are posting, do I just do a search up the top? There are so many things that look incredible, I don't know where to start !!
 :o :o :o
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 06, 2011, 06:07:04 am
If I wanted the recipes for these gorgeous dishes you are posting, do I just do a search up the top?
 :o :o :o

Yep, do that..... or for the TM recipes made for dinner.....we could try and remember to post the link to that particular recipe used when we post  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on January 06, 2011, 07:25:02 am
But to search make sure you are on the home page not in one of the sub forums as then it will only search in the board you are looking in.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: brazen20au on January 06, 2011, 07:26:55 am
i made meatballs which i am baking to have meatball subs :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on January 06, 2011, 07:28:52 am
If I wanted the recipes for these gorgeous dishes you are posting, do I just do a search up the top?
 :o :o :o

Yep, do that..... or for the TM recipes made for dinner.....we could try and remember to post the link to that particular recipe used when we post  ;)

Good idea maddy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: hools003 on January 06, 2011, 08:24:15 am
Ummmmm.... How do you post the link???? :-\
I have just made the salted caramel maple ice cream and it's in the fridge cooling down. I'll chuck it in the ice cream maker when we are having dinner, which is....... No idea yet. Better get a move on and get off this forum then hadn't I??
 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 06, 2011, 09:32:49 am
Ummmmm.... How do you post the link???? :-\


Hold your cursor over the recipe title, right click on the title, left click "copy link location".......then go to where you were going to post the link, then right click "paste".....done!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: quirkycooking on January 06, 2011, 09:35:48 am
We had leftover curry and rice, and chocolate mousse for dessert, with pecan-pineapple upside down cake coming up for supper! lol (I was practising the desserts for a dairy free, wheat free, grain free, etc, demo - so we're having a small main and a big dessert - hee hee!)  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on January 06, 2011, 09:47:14 am
I made an artichoke & parmesan tart:  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5313.0
 with a spinach, orange & macadamia  salad.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4221.jpg?t=1294306655)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on January 06, 2011, 09:58:39 am
That looks nice maddy.  We had your sweet pizza using pita bread, quince paste and Castello White which Foodland threw out for $1.99 today.  Have always wanted to do a sweet one and it was nice for a change - we did have our main meal for lunch so I didn't feel guilty having dessert for tea.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 06, 2011, 10:02:11 am
looks delicious maddy, will look forward to you posting the recipe. I have been meaning to buy one of those tart tins but have been undecided about the long skinny ones or the wider ones. Looks like you have a wider one maddy?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: hools003 on January 06, 2011, 11:59:43 am
Yum Maddy, that looks delicious.
I finally decided to make Trudys Honey Mustard Chicken and I must say that it was so easy and the flavour was yum!
I made rice and steamed brocolli to go with it. I did add a few mushrooms in the last 10 mins.
We are still waiting on the salted caramel maple ice cream as it hadn't frozen in the ice cream maker so I've just put it in the freezer.

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Post by: maddy on January 06, 2011, 12:32:28 pm
I have been meaning to buy one of those tart tins but have been undecided about the long skinny ones or the wider ones. Looks like you have a wider one maddy?

It was 13 x 36 cm.  Had it for ages, and first time I have used it  :P

We had your sweet pizza using pita bread, quince paste and Castello White which Foodland threw out for $1.99 today.  Have always wanted to do a sweet one and it was nice for a change -

This pizza absolutely has to be eaten whilst sipping some glasses of bubbly Judy.....that's the rules  :P ;D

HoolsOO3.....your meal looks lovely   8)
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Post by: opi2kenopi on January 07, 2011, 07:03:34 am
Maddy, your tart looks great and I've put in on next weeks list to help me use up some leftover mayo.

Hools003, your meal looks fantastic.  And yes, the honey mustard chicken is fantastic.

Tonight we're having pizza (EDC base, with Quirky Jo's BBQ sauce and some leftover christmas ham...still!...) and a garlic bread plait.

"Mmmm" at first bite for DH so that's always a good sign  :D
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Post by: judydawn on January 07, 2011, 07:19:19 am
I am just so impressed with the food you girls have been producing lately - such gorgeous photos too.  If they don't inspire people to get cooking, I don't know what will  :D :D
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Post by: Zan on January 07, 2011, 07:50:24 am
Honey soy chicken drumettes, steamed veg and rice. Still a favourite.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TSbEKCetKrI/AAAAAAAABLQ/cNjT_UqSwOA/s320/7111chicken.jpg)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 07, 2011, 08:11:48 am
Lovely photos everyone,it looks so delicious. :)
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Post by: maddy on January 07, 2011, 01:46:17 pm
Salt & pepper chicken with a Thai dipping sauce  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5326.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4253.jpg?t=1294407632)

This is on the cover of this months Australian Good Taste magazine.....and I just had to make it   8)

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Post by: Zan on January 07, 2011, 09:29:01 pm
ooooh Maddy that I have to make.
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Post by: Wonder on January 07, 2011, 09:46:50 pm
maddie what was the chicken like? i bought the magazine last night just for that recipe so would be great to get a review.
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Post by: maddy on January 07, 2011, 10:48:54 pm
It was really lovely Wonder!
A little tedious cooking the chicken in small batches (I used 3 chicken breasts), but worth it for the flavour.  Do allow yourself plenty of time before dinner, to fry the chicken.
Next time I will cut the chicken a little thicker than I did.
Think it would also be lovely with pork too.
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Post by: quirkycooking on January 07, 2011, 10:54:20 pm
I'm cooking lamb chops in my new Scanpan frying pan today - yipppeee!!!! And braised lentils in the Thermomix :)  And American chop salad in the tmx too.  :)
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Post by: opi2kenopi on January 08, 2011, 09:05:57 am
Love a scanpan frying pan  ;D

I made the EDC creamy tomato and salami sauce which I reduced down quite a lot and served on a baked potato - we love that sauce and DS1 eats it happily veggies and all :)

Made JulieO's Chocolate Icecream for dessert...mmmmm...straight to the hips but oh, it was worth it!   ;D ;D

(as you can see from the pic, we were so keen for the icecream, it was still really soft and the raspberries still frozen!!)  oh sooooo good!
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Post by: Zan on January 08, 2011, 09:51:50 am
Andrea, lol, love that desperation for the icecream.
Though my kids all love frozen berries (and frozen veg)
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Post by: opi2kenopi on January 08, 2011, 10:19:42 am
(and frozen veg)
Now that's keen!! 
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Post by: maddy on January 08, 2011, 10:36:26 am
late lunch, so no one was really hungry.
We had some cheese & garlic flatbread I'd made earlier, and kids happy with a bowl of cereal  :P

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Post by: Zan on January 08, 2011, 11:42:18 am
(and frozen veg)
Now that's keen!! 

LOL I don't usually do frozen veg but the frozen berry place does a carrot/corn/pea one for $4 for 2.5 kg so I just had to try it. Last week I made soup and thought I'd put some in and they were all swarming around begging, ended up giving them a bowl full.
But they do prefer everything pretty much in it's precooked stage, lol. They eat any herbs/spices (I've even bought that jarred garlic for them as they love it so much), vegies, dried pasta is a big favourite. I often struggle to get a full meal on the table by the time they've scavenged.

But with the veg at that price they can have a bowl as a 'treat' anytime, lol.
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Post by: JulieO on January 09, 2011, 04:34:27 am
What was supposed to be for tea we ended up having about an hour ago. Ricotta & parmesan gnocchi with a tomatoey sauce I made up with some defrosted roasted red & yellow capsicum that I chopped, a good spoonful of home made tomato pesto. I sauteed both until it smelled wonderful, then added a tin of chopped toms and a tsp sugar. Let it cook for a little while then added a couple of slurps of chicken stock to thin down a little. Mixed in some fresh torn basil leaves right before serving. Went with the gnocchi perfectly. Will just have toasted sandwiches tonight if we get hungry.  ;D

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Post by: cookie1 on January 09, 2011, 05:53:46 am
Wow, that really jumps out at you.

Tonight we're having Jo's chicken sausage rolls.
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Post by: Zan on January 09, 2011, 12:57:30 pm
Oh Yum Julie!! Wish someone here would like gnocchi other than me. Esp with lots of sauce like that! mmmm.
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Post by: JulieO on January 09, 2011, 09:25:21 pm
Thanks Zan.  It was the first time I've made the ricotta gnocchi, it was so much quicker and easier than the normal potato one.  Really enjoyed it too.  :)
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Post by: johnro on January 09, 2011, 11:06:56 pm
Julie that looks so goooooood - I have a similar problem to Zan I am the only one who likes gnocchi, need to invite a friend over for lunch before school term begins, as there goes leisurely lunches and surfing the forum at 9am. Cheers  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on January 09, 2011, 11:55:00 pm
speaking of gnocchi..over here they have a version you can cook in the pan and i much prefer that to standard gnocchi..has anyone ever tried cooking the THX version in the frypan or does that not exist in oz???  Maybe you need to make it first then once cooled recook it in the pan??? probably wouldnt work and just stick to the pan??
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Post by: Yvette on January 10, 2011, 01:40:54 am
Made Maddys red curry chicken risotto yum, tonight chicken stroganoff and tomorrow night fast chicken curry all cooked just have to reheat.
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Post by: Meagan on January 10, 2011, 02:10:50 am
speaking of gnocchi..over here they have a version you can cook in the pan and i much prefer that to standard gnocchi..has anyone ever tried cooking the THX version in the frypan or does that not exist in oz???  Maybe you need to make it first then once cooled recook it in the pan??? probably wouldnt work and just stick to the pan??

Do you cook it in the sauce in a pan? Or just cook the gnocchi in the pan.
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Post by: Lovemythermo on January 10, 2011, 02:41:00 am
Frozzie I've had pan fried gnocchi in a restaurant. Its definately worth giving it a try I think you'd need to use a reasonable amount of olive oil. I'm quite sure the recipe would be the same boiled or pan fried.
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Post by: Frozzie on January 10, 2011, 10:45:44 am
speaking of gnocchi..over here they have a version you can cook in the pan and i much prefer that to standard gnocchi..has anyone ever tried cooking the THX version in the frypan or does that not exist in oz???  Maybe you need to make it first then once cooled recook it in the pan??? probably wouldnt work and just stick to the pan??

Do you cook it in the sauce in a pan? Or just cook the gnocchi in the pan.

you cook the gnocchi in the pan first then add the other ingredients and sauce after..i normally brown the gnocchi first then add iether oignon or shallots and chicken for example..some spices white wine..let that reduce then cream last and reduce it a bit...sometimes put mushrooms in after the onion and chicken have cooked a bit.. but like i said its a commercial special type of gnocchi ive tried it with other normal gnocchi that you boil and it doesnt work the same..may need to dry it out a little or put it in the pan partially frozen or something??
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Post by: Frozzie on January 10, 2011, 10:47:25 am
Frozzie I've had pan fried gnocchi in a restaurant. Its definately worth giving it a try I think you'd need to use a reasonable amount of olive oil. I'm quite sure the recipe would be the same boiled or pan fried.

i love it..prefer it to the regular gnocchi..has that bit of crunch and not so soft...mmmm going to have to give it a go and get around to making some..
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Post by: quirkycooking on January 10, 2011, 11:44:58 am
That sounds like something I had at a restaurant up here - they were sweet potato gnocci, and I think they were pan-fried - soooo yummy!  Can't remember what was on them... need to go back and have them again!  ;)
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Post by: maddy on January 12, 2011, 08:41:12 am
A bottle of cough syrup and 3 strawberries (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick021.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sleep001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Hubby bought kids pizza....his idea of cooking  :-\
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Post by: Frozzie on January 12, 2011, 09:30:29 am
oh maddy hope u get better soon!  lol sounds like my hubby ...exactly something he does when im unable to cook
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Post by: judydawn on January 12, 2011, 10:19:59 am
Get well soon maddy  :-* :-*
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Post by: Zan on January 12, 2011, 11:41:01 am
Oh no Maddy hope you feel better soon - so did the kids complain it wasn't as good as mum's?

We had spinach and ricotta puff pastry rolls. Terrible for my heartburn but they are usually a regular for the girls lunch boxes so were missing them with the holidays. And such an easy peasy meal, lol. (I used bought puff pastry) Used the TMX for dessert though for a lovely tropical sorbet.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 12, 2011, 05:22:03 pm
Get well soon Maddy. :-*
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Post by: maddy on January 12, 2011, 11:38:18 pm
Aww, thank-you  :)
I haven't cooked for 4 nights, so the kids have had tinned spaghetti, bacon & eggs, sausages and bought pizza  :-X  I know I can't say too much, but seriously......how hard is it to attempt to make something normal?  ???
When I reposition the lung that I've coughed up, I'll boot him out of there  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 13, 2011, 01:56:23 am
Maddy, take care. If you are as ill as your little icons............you poor, poor thing. :-*
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on January 13, 2011, 04:32:38 am
Get well soon Maddy and get Hubby out of the kitchen!!!  ;D :-*

We are having chicken breasts in tomato sauce with mushrooms and pasta (recipe from the forum) for dinner.  I will be having a little serve of pasta with lots of steamed veg as I'm shedding some extra kilos at the moment.  I have lost 3kg now - 5 more to go! Woohoo!  So much more energy for cooking now!!! ;D ;)
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Post by: johnro on January 13, 2011, 05:28:48 am
Get well soon Maddy and well done Chelsea sounds like I need someone like you as a motivator.  :)
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Post by: Zan on January 13, 2011, 08:53:50 am
Maddy, hope you are feeling better, your poor kids must not know what's hit them with all the processed food!

Tonight we had 'moussaka' (sort of lasagne but with aubergine and potato instead of pasta).
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TS68QYBbEsI/AAAAAAAABMQ/iXnPaWbcHIY/s320/130111-1.jpg)
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Post by: Meagan on January 13, 2011, 09:29:11 am
Get well soon Maddy and get Hubby out of the kitchen!!!  ;D :-*

We are having chicken breasts in tomato sauce with mushrooms and pasta (recipe from the forum) for dinner.  I will be having a little serve of pasta with lots of steamed veg as I'm shedding some extra kilos at the moment.  I have lost 3kg now - 5 more to go! Woohoo!  So much more energy for cooking now!!! ;D ;)

Good on you Chelsea. That is one pf my goals this year ;) to shed some kilos and get some more energy.
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Post by: bigTcup on January 13, 2011, 10:15:25 am
Mushroom risotto from EDC with chicken - quick and easy tonight ;)
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Post by: opi2kenopi on January 14, 2011, 09:20:58 am
We had Honey Soy Chicken with rice and vegies for dinner.  How nice is that one???!!!  It was a absolute winner, as I have gathered it is with many of you.  Finger lickin' good!  ;D ;D
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Post by: maddy on January 14, 2011, 09:56:33 am
Chorizo & Zucchini Risoni  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5396.0

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Post by: maddy on January 16, 2011, 09:12:18 am
Teriyaki beef with soba noodles (MOTM book)

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Post by: maddy on January 18, 2011, 08:38:15 am
Slow cooked lamb curry http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/20346/slow+cooked+lamb+curry (with added sweet potato and left out the extra chilli), and chookies naan bread http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4932.0

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Both yum  :-*
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Post by: judydawn on January 18, 2011, 08:54:11 am
Both look great maddy. 
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Post by: KarenH on January 18, 2011, 08:56:24 am
We had judydawn's tuna noodle and corn casserole ....... two very happy little boys ate heaps ....... and so did a very happy mum and dad  ;D :-*
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Post by: Yvette on January 18, 2011, 08:56:43 am
Looks great Maddy might try soon thanks
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Post by: judydawn on January 18, 2011, 09:23:37 am
So glad to hear that KJH.  My GD loves tuna too and will just eat it out of a can.
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Post by: Zan on January 18, 2011, 11:34:33 am
mmm Maddy, inspiring as always!!

Tonight we had beef kofta, mash potato and steamed veg (including garlic mushrooms).
(so meat mixture made in the tmx and baked in the oven, rest in tmx whilst they were cooking)
And for those that don't like mashed potatoes (sacrilege) they had left over tortillas from last night.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TTVSZRtfMjI/AAAAAAAABOQ/0hLh9TV-7Uw/s320/180111.jpg)
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Post by: Frozzie on January 18, 2011, 11:39:55 am
maddy and zan ..great as alwxays!!  love the photos..!!  keep it up.  ;D
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Post by: hools003 on January 18, 2011, 11:44:22 am
We had Chookies KFC with EDC coleslaw and salad. We can't get enough of the KFC. Think I'll have to make some more of the spice mix. Might have to make double this time.
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Post by: dede on January 18, 2011, 11:46:01 am
For me was the Chicken Kiev's and fried rice both from this Forum. and both my first attempt and both absolutely beautiful.
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Post by: Lovemythermo on January 19, 2011, 02:26:45 am
Zan which beef kofta recipe did you use? looks delicious.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 19, 2011, 07:34:51 am
Spinach impossible pie and beetrot and feta salad. I'll post the recipe if it's nice.
Banana icecream and jelly for sweets.
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Post by: judydawn on January 19, 2011, 09:00:04 am
Tonight from the freezer we had spicy chicken & vegie patties (had some mixture leftover from Jo's sausage rolls), Golabki  (stuffed cabbage) & mushroom sauce plus a fresh batch of mashed potato.
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Post by: dede on January 19, 2011, 10:25:06 am
Tonight was some cheese and bacon rolls fresh out of the oven, Macaroni cheese and left over chicken Kiev's from last night. full again.
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Post by: Zan on January 19, 2011, 12:02:18 pm
lovemythermo - this recipe http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/2010/11/monday-8th-november-kfc-spice-mix.html adapted from a Masterchef one. This time I didn't set aside the spices though to make it even easier.
Oh and thinking of adding some breadcrumbs to make it lighter, but haven't tried it.

Tonight we had Jo's fried rice with chicken, cashews, mushrooms, carrot, corn, peas and eggs. So easy and yum.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TTarq7vzQpI/AAAAAAAABOY/eVjGgY7z_os/s320/190111.jpg)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 19, 2011, 08:07:08 pm
We enjoyed Johnro's Gourmet Beef Casserole with mash, steamed carrots and peas.Delicious. :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 20, 2011, 03:50:54 am
The cold weather is great for yummy casseroles and mash potatoe etc mmn
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Post by: fundj&e on January 20, 2011, 05:27:24 am
Wholemeal pizza made in TM, topped with roast veg and chili jam made in the *: Salad with tomato, cucumber, red onions, capers and lots of EVO and plenty of salt, no vinegar.

buon appetito

ciao
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Post by: judydawn on January 20, 2011, 05:54:24 am
For lunch today we just had egg, baked beans and some leftover mashed potato.  I sprayed a frying pan, put a couple of blobs of cold mashed potato into the pan and was so surprised when I came to turn it over and it stayed in the same shape and nothing stuck to the pan.  Normal mashed potato has never done that for me, it was great - all brown and crispy on the outside and lusciously smooth on the inside.  I will be now be making sure I have leftovers just so that we can have it again.

Tea tonight will be the last of the fish fingers and some crispy potato slices/salad.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 20, 2011, 06:37:48 am
Judy that sounds lovely. A great relaxing meal. We're having Chookie's KFC tonight.
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on January 20, 2011, 07:04:19 am
It's 3pm and I have no idea what we will have  tonight  :-\ We had Chookies KFC last night and loved it as usual. DS1 said he was thinking about it  during work and couldn't wait for 9pm to arrive so he could come home for it. He had eaten 2 chicken thigh fillets  in bread rolls at 5pm so he wasn't starving.
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Post by: Zan on January 20, 2011, 08:20:15 am
An interesting dinner here.

Started off I made stock from lunches chicken carcass. And then made an udon soup with it.
chopped garlic, ginger, chili, added stock, little soy sauce, frozen peas, corn and carrot mix, cooked for 15 mins 100° reverse speed 1, adding a packet of udon noodles 3 mins before the end.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TTfrySrGcdI/AAAAAAAABOo/jd-yObbh_Lc/s320/200111soup.jpg)

This was the planned dinner with some bread from yesterday.

But I got Jamie Oliver's 30 min meals in the post today and was reading through and his super quick and easy yorkshire pudding started a craving.
So dinner became as dd1 said 'a multicultural meal' as the soup was served with Yorkies, lol.
They were very yum though!! Kids had 3 each and I only managed 2!
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TTfryn7_ieI/AAAAAAAABOw/RQSE6DPB7gw/s320/200111yorkies.jpg)

Dessert made Jamie's 'Berry Icecream' (1/2 portion)
250g frozen berries (I used strawberries)
250g yoghurt
2 tablespoons of honey
All mixed together

This was nice and healthy though next time I would do a bit more on the fruit and less on the yoghurt as it was still a bit tangy/sour. But am wondering if this batch of strawberries aren't quite as full of flavour as thought that with my smoothie this morning as well.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TTfryEIDoaI/AAAAAAAABOg/3XVKitgCbhk/s320/200111strawb.jpg)
One thing he'd mentioned was putting the bowls/cups in the freezer and think that would be a great idea for this or Strawberry Dream (edc) etc as it was fine in the girls plastic ikea bowls but in my bowl I've noticed it starts to melt around the edges as soon as it touches the bowl.
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Post by: maddy on January 20, 2011, 09:34:30 am
Tonight was lemony chicken pasta (will type up later  ;))

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Zan.....would you pretty please type up your yorkshire pud conversion?  I'm led to believe their quite finicky, but yours look like they turned out perfectly!
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Post by: Zan on January 20, 2011, 09:37:47 am
Will do it now Maddy. Very easy.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 20, 2011, 07:28:10 pm
Wonderful photos Maddy and Zan.I cooked Jo's Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice
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Post by: Lovemythermo on January 20, 2011, 11:55:48 pm
Maddy there is also a very nice yorkshire recipe in the meat on the menu cookbook. I have English parents and have grown up with them and I'd go as far as saying they're the best yorkshire puddings I've ever had!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 21, 2011, 02:29:16 am
Zan I have taken an idea from Helene's blog re sorbets or soft serve icecreams. I serve them in insulated glassware. They are actually coffee glasses made by Bodum but they are so good for soft serve ices. They help to keep it frozen and stop the edges melting.
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Post by: Zan on January 21, 2011, 09:04:41 am
Great idea cookie, will look out for them.
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Post by: dede on January 21, 2011, 12:16:21 pm
Had Pizza tonight. The TM made it so easy. Tomorrow night we are going to try the KFC coating. Only need garlic powder to finish off the list of spices. We will probably have some salads to go with the chicken. I am looking forward to trying this recipe.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 22, 2011, 07:05:35 am
Tonight is Kathryn's Pumpkin and Feta Risotto.
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Post by: CarolineW on January 27, 2011, 08:42:06 pm
Tonight was lemony chicken pasta (will type up later  ;))
(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4354.jpg?t=1295515906)

Zan.....would you pretty please type up your yorkshire pud conversion?  I'm led to believe their quite finicky, but yours look like they turned out perfectly!

I love the look of this Maddy.  I tried to find where you'd typed it up, but I think that perhaps you haven't got to it yet.  Please will you let me know where to look when you've done it.  This is one I definitely want to try.  :-*
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Post by: maddy on February 03, 2011, 08:46:11 am
 :-[  Sorry Caroline......haven't typed it up.....now I need to find where I jotted the recipe down  ???.......purely blonde sometimes I am  :P

After a mini holiday to Port Fairy, I'm back in the kitchen.
So because I left labelling the school books, ironing uniforms to the day before we go back.......I threw some silverside in the slow cooker, and having with horseradish sauce, roasties and veg.

Kitchen looks like a bomb site, as I made a double batch of cheese & bacon rolls for the school lunches to freeze (In oven now).......so much for an easy night......now the clean up  :'(
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Post by: cookie1 on February 04, 2011, 06:02:30 am
No cooking tonight either. Going out-3rd night in a row. Not bad for people who rarely go out. I'm still feeling very full from last night.
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Post by: Zan on February 04, 2011, 09:19:08 am
ooh Cookie you're living it up! Hope you've had some nice meals.

Tonight I made a Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom curry.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TUvCV09EWjI/AAAAAAAABQ0/y98fxfuQbkk/s320/040211.jpg)
Tired of salads so decided to make a light curry. Was really nice - recipe on blog.
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Post by: maddy on February 04, 2011, 09:58:07 am
Went to our favourite Mexican place....our Daughters choice.....to celebrate her first day of high school  :)
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Post by: judydawn on February 05, 2011, 06:59:10 am
Tonight we had an early tea - Roast Pork & vegies (cheese sauce & gravy thawed out from the freezer) followed by a Lemon Pudding Surprise Cake from the UK Thermomix site - will post that recipe. No need to, I found it in the cake section http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=67.0 although it is more like a pudding so perhaps should also be in desserts.
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Post by: Coops on February 05, 2011, 10:11:52 am
Was to hot to really cook tonight so I made the coleslaw from the EDC and grilled some turkey sausages.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 06, 2011, 03:44:44 am
I really did not feel like cooking, had a case of the can't be bothereds. We had home made wedges and red rooster chicken.
Tonight is salmon and macaroni casserole.
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Post by: Meagan on February 06, 2011, 08:24:47 am
Cookie were you and DH out in your car today? I saw a whole heap of similar cars driving down sheperton( sp?) road this morning :)
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Post by: maddy on February 06, 2011, 10:26:10 am
Trying really hard to get out of holiday mode....sigh.... :-\

Tonight I cooked up some meaty homegrown tomatoes in some butter, with red onion, garlic & parsley, then plonked  it onto hot buttered toast.
Kids had nachos.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 07, 2011, 04:58:12 am
No Meagan we weren't out with that group. Our next outing is on 20th February to Sandy Beach reserve for breakfast. Ours only got it's new/second hand/repaired motor in it yesterday. Motors have been going in and out of it since before Christmas. At least it keeps him out of mischief.
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Post by: Zan on February 07, 2011, 08:51:31 am
Had Maria's Squid (squid marinated in garlic, ginger and lime juice) with steamed rice and vegetables.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TU-w6eRF9TI/AAAAAAAABQ8/13d5JD2CQGU/s320/070211.jpg)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on February 07, 2011, 10:40:20 am
Oh I love squid Zan - Yum!!!
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Post by: Zan on February 07, 2011, 11:12:17 am
Chelsea, I'd never had it I don't think other than as calamari.
I don't like much seafood so never really looked at it. I try to do fish for the girls once a fortnight - but as dd1 feels the same as I do (ie pukey at anything fishy, lol) we don't do much. But a friend (Maria, lol) recommended this so it's been on the list for months and finally today was at the shops and thought I'd do it.
Really not fishy at all and can't believe dd1 had 3 servings!
Think the marinade really did it.
I left the marinade remnants in the tmx bowl to flavour the rice too so that was extra lovely. (oh and marinade had coriander too)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on February 07, 2011, 11:40:37 am
My DH catches them occasionally for me off the local jetty.  ;D
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Post by: Zan on February 07, 2011, 11:52:49 am
Well that's handy, catch some for us, lol. though the idea of cleaning them is a bit off putting.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 08, 2011, 03:17:16 am
Tonight is chicken with cuts in it, stuffed with sun dried tomatoes and baby bocconcini. With some vegies I guess. Uninspired with the warm weather.
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Post by: Yvette on February 08, 2011, 05:38:38 am
I am cooking Jaimies rib eye stir fry and dan dan noodles
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Post by: cookie1 on February 08, 2011, 09:59:49 am
I've added creamed rice from MWOC and stewed plums to tonights dinner.
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Post by: foodiepep on February 08, 2011, 11:04:10 am
Got home too late today to cook the roast pork so made a crustless quiche in the oven and had it with a salad.

Although I did make some blueberry and chocolate friands in the TMX this evening.



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Post by: meganjane on February 08, 2011, 11:17:42 am
Mmm...Friands sound lovely!

I've made Chelsea's Condensed Tomato Soup to go with her Porcupine Meatballs. I made Brazen's Carrot Cake yesterday, so will have that for dessert.
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Post by: hools003 on February 08, 2011, 11:46:15 am
I made homemade fettucine for the fist time. I made cannaloni the other day and it was such hard work with the rolling pin that I went out and bought a pasta roller thingy!  I made a creamy, bacon, mushroom and broccoli sauce in the saucepan and OMG it was delicious!!
I also made rhubarb and apple to have with yoghurt for breakfast.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on February 09, 2011, 02:00:27 am
I made homemade fettucine for the fist time. I made cannaloni the other day and it was such hard work with the rolling pin that I went out and bought a pasta roller thingy!  I made a creamy, bacon, mushroom and broccoli sauce in the saucepan and OMG it was delicious!!
I also made rhubarb and apple to have with yoghurt for breakfast.

Pasta rollers are great.  I only ever use the lasagne sheet roller on mine now as I can't be bothered cleaning the others after use.  When making fettucine I just lightly flour the pasta sheets, fold them up and slice them up with a butter knife.  The pasta strips shake out easily from being folded if they are floured. I learnt that tip from watching Jamie Oliver.  :)
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Post by: maddy on February 09, 2011, 08:31:46 am
Slow cooked Mexican chicken, with Bron's garlic rice with added capsicum & onion  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=655.msg72177#msg72177

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4394-1.jpg?t=1297240277)
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Post by: Zan on February 09, 2011, 11:43:04 am
Maddy I'd love your slow cooked mexican chicken recipe please, I'm drooling here!!

We had hamburgers
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_baJJCSYEBXM/TVJLJ828YCI/AAAAAAAABRU/_IhbXi9c7io/s320/090211.jpg)
dd3's request of the week.
Made the roll dough in the tmx. Pattie mix made in the tmx. (oh and the tomato sauce was also made in the tmx previously)

Oh and the looked better once squished down, lol .
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Post by: maddy on February 09, 2011, 10:57:37 pm
Maddy I'd love your slow cooked mexican chicken recipe please, I'm drooling here!!

Zan, it was a Sally Wise recipe (slow cooker) book.
She called it Spicy Roast chicken, but it wasn't that spicy (you could add in chilli if you wanted some heat), and she used a whole chook, but I used thigh pieces.

Slow cooked Mexican chicken

Chicken rub
1 Tbsp. sweet paprika
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp stock powder or salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp dried mint
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp cornflour (optional)
1kg chicken thighs chopped (or whatever amount you wish to use)

Pop all these ingredients into a large ziplock bag, and massage the rub into the chicken.
Can leave in fridge to marinate until your ready to cook.

Into slow cooker add:
1/4 cup chicken stock (I used 1 cup because we like extra sauce for the rice), mixed together with 2 tsp sweet chilli sauce (1 used 2 Tbsp.)
Pour into slow cooker, place chicken on top, and cook on HIGH for 3 hours.

I mixed in 4 Tbsp. cornflour mixed with 2 Tbsp. water, at 2 1/2 hour mark to thicken.




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Post by: cookie1 on February 10, 2011, 06:30:42 am
Tonight is fish patties using smoked salmon. If they are nice I'll post the recipe.
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Post by: maddy on February 14, 2011, 09:48:42 am
Scotch steak, smokey capsicum & spinach frittata  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5646.0, and buttered smashed potato.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4430.jpg?t=1297676560)
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Post by: cookie1 on February 15, 2011, 02:24:57 am
This is true food pornography. What a beautiful photo. The colour of the frittata is amazing.
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Post by: Zan on February 15, 2011, 02:56:02 am
Thanks for that Maddy - think I might even have that book, lol.
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Post by: maddy on February 15, 2011, 08:43:13 am
LoL cookie  :D  Hope you enjoy eating it!

Tonight I made some rather huge  :o burgers.
Spiced lamb burgers, on toasted turkish bread, with TM Tzatziki (with added sumac) on top & base, beetroot and cos.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4443.jpg?t=1297759124)

Only managed to eat half of mine, so leftover could be nice cold for lunch  ;)
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Post by: Cuilidh on February 15, 2011, 09:00:31 am
Late night at work tonight so took a quick break and defrosted JudyDawn's Breakfast Hash, teamed with ?'s (sorry, I didn't note down who submitted this recipe, but it was on the forum just last week) Steamed Garlic Rice - the combination worked really well.
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Post by: Frozzie on February 15, 2011, 11:29:24 am
the rice is Brons recipe...unless there is another one? but i doubt it  :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on February 15, 2011, 11:44:17 am
Blimey Maddy, what a whopper of a burger, looks gorgeous.My DH would adore it. ;D
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Post by: maddy on February 15, 2011, 10:58:25 pm
Blimey Maddy, what a whopper of a burger, looks gorgeous.My DH would adore it. ;D

LOL CC.......when it comes to burgers.....portion control always seems to be an issue!  :D
Maybe I should make chookies mini mac's instead  8)
They start off normal, but always end up bigger than Texas  ;D
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Post by: maddy on February 16, 2011, 09:35:46 am
Tonight was shredded chicken on toasted tortillas, with melted cheese, refried beans & salsa, salad & sour cream.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4453.jpg?t=1297848793)
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Post by: judydawn on February 16, 2011, 09:39:34 am
Very colourful maddy and it looks delicious.
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Post by: KarenH on February 17, 2011, 08:02:57 am
Roasted vegetable calzone with basil pesto

http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3947.0

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Post by: maddy on February 17, 2011, 09:12:39 am
Karen.......  :P looks delish!!

Tonight we had  Italian pork sausage kebabs, with cucumber salad and garlic & herb toasts.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4464.jpg?t=1297933735)

Tomato & cucumber are home grown.  Tomatoes were so sweet too  :)
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Post by: judydawn on February 17, 2011, 09:36:37 am
First time I've ever seen a sausage kebab maddy  :-)) :-))  They look good.
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Post by: maddy on February 17, 2011, 10:33:14 am
LOL Judy......makes sausages less boring.....plus kids eat anything on a stick  :D 
Hmmmm...."thinks".......broccoli & pea kebabs perhaps?  :P
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Post by: maddy on February 19, 2011, 11:00:55 am
Dim sims ...........(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-scared005.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
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Post by: maddy on February 22, 2011, 10:25:05 am
Made a large dish of chicken balsamic bake  http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/24207/balsamic+chicken+bake

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4500.jpg?t=1298370036)

Was delish.  I did pre boil the potatoes first for 10mins. before roasting, used homegrown zucchini and tomatoes, and made 1 1/2 quantity of the balsamic drizzle.
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Post by: judydawn on February 22, 2011, 10:44:35 am
Sounds and looks nice maddy - you don't see the thighs with bone in very much these days.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on February 22, 2011, 11:34:32 am
That looks really good Maddy,I will give it a go this week.I was a little taken aback at the amount of chicken used in the recipe but when I read on I realized it's to cover  two meals, which is even better ;)
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Post by: maddy on February 22, 2011, 09:52:38 pm
- you don't see the thighs with bone in very much these days.

Probably not so much at the supermarket, but chicken shops would.  Do you have Tasman meats near you?  They have everything!

I was a little taken aback at the amount of chicken used in the recipe but when I read on I realized it's to cover  two meals, which is even better ;)

 The whole lot was polished off  :P  The thigh portions were smaller, and I didn't use 3 of them in the pack (too much visual red stuff for my liking  :-\).......and my hubby works hard and eats lots!!!!  There's never usually leftovers  ;)
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Post by: Yvette on February 23, 2011, 04:20:19 am
Chicken in yoghurt from the indian cookbook
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Post by: Cuilidh on February 23, 2011, 06:08:52 am
Lentil bolognaise, probably on rice, with warm white bean salad.
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Post by: JenniCB on February 23, 2011, 10:49:40 am
Chookie's quiche with salad...yum!
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Post by: Yvette on February 23, 2011, 08:49:50 pm
Fast Chicken Curry from EDC
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Post by: quirkycooking on February 24, 2011, 07:40:36 am
I'm making Curry Vegetable Fritters from the Vegetarian cookbook - nice and easy, although a little time-consuming to fry... but so yummy :) So while they cook I've got my laptop in the kitchen so I can check out what you all are doing!  ;D  The kids may be a little disappointed with just the fritters for dinner, so I'm going to make some dessert later - so I'm going to make a peach rice pudding with rapadura & lime syrup, and caramelized peaches.  (Experimenting!)  :)
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Post by: maddy on February 24, 2011, 08:28:49 am
Stuffed eggplant with maple carrots & broc.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4509.jpg?t=1298535970)
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Post by: maddy on February 25, 2011, 09:11:44 am
DD requested smoked chicken (that my Dad smoked), avocado & pine nut pizza's.......again.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_3388.jpg)

My Dad bought a food smoker from Aldi's, not long ago.  It does a wonderful job.  He uses the dry wood from our fruit tree cuttings, I give him a bulk load of chicken breasts....and shazam......heaps of smoked chicken for the freezer  :D
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Post by: judydawn on February 25, 2011, 09:54:07 am
We had Baf's all-in-one meal tonight - haven't done that in ages and had forgotten how delicious it was. The chicken breasts were not huge ones so I only cooked them 8 minutes and they were perfectly cooked & moist.
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Post by: Frozzie on February 25, 2011, 10:20:13 am
we had homemade chicken, peppercorn and basil ravioli with a creamy tomato sauce..yumm
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Post by: Cornish Cream on February 27, 2011, 07:49:49 pm
Maddy's Balsamic Chicken Bake looked so good I thought I would give it a go and so I made it for supper this evening.It's delicious.Thank you Maddy for taking the time to post photo's.They certainly sell a recipe. :)
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Post by: Frozzie on February 27, 2011, 09:00:57 pm
tonight we had the vegetarian fritters with the avocado salsa in the vegetarian cookbook
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Post by: judydawn on March 01, 2011, 07:19:04 am
Made Chookies Chow Mein with mashed potato tonight http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2354.0

Now I can try those spring rolls with the leftovers  ;D ;D
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Post by: quirkycooking on March 01, 2011, 08:37:54 am
I made up a gluten free foccacia recipe tonight - it's so yummy!! (Based on my gf pizza base recipe.) We had it with Cabbage Patch Soup - a mince-tomato-cabbage soup with a big blob of mashed potato in the middle. Comfort food :)  (Yes, it's cool enough for soup here - sorry Perth people!)
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Post by: JulieO on March 01, 2011, 09:25:22 am
I made a risotto tonight, only the 3rd time I've made one and I forgot to set on Reverse speed  :-))  Of course it turned out more gluggy than it should have but the flavours with the garlic and chilli prawns was really nice.  I couldn't eat it on it's own but with the prawns it was very nice.  I converted a Bill Granger recipe called Citrus Risotto with garlic & chilli prawns.

I also made a lovely cobb loaf, it turned out crusty on the outside and nice and soft on the inside, was very happy with it.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/tues006-1.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/cob011-1.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/cob014-1.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on March 01, 2011, 09:56:31 am
I made a risotto tonight, only the 3rd time I've made one and I forgot to set on Reverse speed  :-))  Of course it turned out more gluggy than it should have

Whoops!!!  :D  don't worry Julie.....I'm sure your not the only one who has done that ( :P me included)
Such beautiful photos.....how did you add your signature?  Lovely touch  8)  I have missed your posts!
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Post by: JulieO on March 01, 2011, 10:09:51 am
Thanks Maddy.  I've been flat out for the past 3 weeks.  Having my dtr and baby staying with us hasn't left me much time to play around with photos until today.  She has gone home for a couple of days as her partner is on dry land until Thursday then she'll come back.  Am loving every minute of it but think I'll fall in a heap when she finally goes back.  :D

The signature in the photos I was able to add in Picasa3 where I upload my photos to from my camera.   ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on March 02, 2011, 05:31:28 am
Lovely to hear from you JulieO. I love the signature too.
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Post by: judydawn on March 02, 2011, 05:44:01 am
Don't go spoiling that gorgeous baby too much Nana  ;) ;)  Have missed your postings/photos too Julie  :-*
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Post by: JulieO on March 02, 2011, 07:03:24 am
Thanks girls, I will be back properly at some stage in the near future.  :D
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Post by: Twitterpated on March 02, 2011, 08:13:39 am
Have baked pasta ready to go in the oven and Portuguese rolls nearly finished their first rest. Read so much about the rolls I thought I had better give them a go. Just realised both recipes are Isi's and from what I've read both are failsafe.
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Post by: hools003 on March 02, 2011, 10:25:47 am
Tonights dinner is salmon quiche and salad with quirkys mayo... Yummo! Also today I made some plum jam, potato foccacia and Luigis 40 second biscuits. Busy day!
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Post by: Zan on March 02, 2011, 12:32:11 pm
Beef with roast potatoes, veg and yorkshire puddings
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5U3TTqq-ahI/TW3_5gvhdpI/AAAAAAAABTc/HclN_UxzaAk/s320/020311.jpg)

I think the yorkies are up there in the kids top 10 so should make them more often - guess it doesn't have to be a roast, lol.
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Post by: judydawn on March 03, 2011, 01:12:33 am
Yum Zan, roasts are still my all time favourite meal.

Tonight we are having we had pork loin steaks, vegies-au-gratin & crunchy potato slices.
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Post by: Deeau on March 03, 2011, 01:34:07 am
JulieO can you please tell me what recipe you used for your Cobb Loaf, it looks devine!
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Post by: Yvette on March 03, 2011, 02:03:55 am
Tonight we are having butter chicken from the indian cookbook yummmoooo
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Post by: Sonan on March 03, 2011, 07:16:58 am
I am making a savoury curry type beef braise - I whizzed it all up in the TM and poured it over uncooked blade steak and then cooked for two hours... delish !! it has apple, onion, vinegar, curry powder, sugar and seasonings....sounds weird but really tasty!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on March 03, 2011, 08:13:27 am
JulieO can you please tell me what recipe you used for your Cobb Loaf, it looks devine!

Have moved the recipe to it's own thread.  :)
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Post by: maddy on March 03, 2011, 09:08:18 am
Today I cooked sloppy joe mix  in the slowcooker, then we had them tonight after footy with toasted focaccia I made earlier.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4569.jpg?t=1299143099)
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Post by: Rara1 on March 03, 2011, 01:54:19 pm
I made beef teriyaki with soba udon noodles from the meat on the menu cookbook for hubby and kids.
My dinner was freezer suprise  :D

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm57/rara6014/photo-78.jpg)
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Post by: cookie1 on March 04, 2011, 08:07:41 am
Quick and easy tonight as we had to unpack the van and wash it etc. Seafood risotto.
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Post by: maddy on March 05, 2011, 08:15:48 am
Tonight we had slow cooked chicken, using Opi's greek marinade  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4990.0
char grilled zucchini brushed with garlic oil, and I roasted some tomatoes/red onion/garlic with balsamic vinegar & garlic oil, then mixed it through some rice.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4584.jpg?t=1299312711)

I'm tipping we wont get a cold this month with the garlic consumption from tonight  :P
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Post by: maddy on March 07, 2011, 09:20:31 am
Was 33c here today, so fired up the bbq and cooked scotch steaks, onions, made potato salad using kerry's ceaser dressing http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2603.0 (which was really nice), and dressed cucumber.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4609.jpg?t=1299489417)
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Post by: Sonan on March 07, 2011, 10:05:43 am
I'm with you there Maddy....we eat garlic in nearly every dinner ! Tonite was pumpkin and leek risotto (with lots of wine and garlic) YUM! ;)
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Post by: Meagan on March 07, 2011, 11:22:30 am
Well DH was on dinner tonight  :o ;D I am laid up in bed. He made the meatballs from the motm then mash and steamed veg  :D one way to get DH cooking in the TM so proud of him  :-)) although I wish I was ok to stand and cook.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on March 07, 2011, 11:40:29 am
I guess it is your knees Meagan. I hope you are going to the doctor Tuesday. Sorry, don't really mean to sound like your Mother. ;) ;)
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on March 07, 2011, 12:07:52 pm
Oh Meagan, so sorry to hear you knees are giving you more trouble. Well done DH for getting dinner.
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Post by: JulieO on March 07, 2011, 01:47:12 pm
Tonight we had calamari that had been marinated in garlic, lemon zest, chilli and olive oil then quickly grilled.  I made some aioli in the TM to serve with.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/mon002-1.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on March 08, 2011, 02:23:40 am
Looks beautiful Julie! 
I adore your aioli pot  8)
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Post by: cookie1 on March 08, 2011, 03:31:52 am
Very colourful. ;D ;D
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Post by: judydawn on March 08, 2011, 03:54:15 am
What a lovely change from salt & pepper squid Julie.
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Post by: dede on March 08, 2011, 08:18:24 am
We had Minestrone from the EDC and some Cheese and bacon rolls from this forum. I am very full and it was very yummy.
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Post by: maddy on March 08, 2011, 09:41:36 am
Zan's chicken croquettes http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4582.0  and made a simple pasta with bacon/mushrooms/pinenuts and mixed through Farfallina's zucchini cream sauce  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3706.0  .......Both yummy!!!  Thanks girls  :D

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4633.jpg?t=1299577163)
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Post by: Rara1 on March 08, 2011, 12:34:22 pm
Tonight I made chicken with KFC seasoning, mashed potatoes and peas.
For me I found some carrot felafel in the freezer.
 
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm57/rara6014/photo-79.jpg)

I fried the chicken breasts in a small amount of oil then whacked it in the oven for about 20 minutes.
DH gave it a 5/5
DD1 also gave it 5/5 and is taking her left overs to school.
DD2 said it was too spicy and said she doesn't like any type of spice  :-))
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Post by: maddy on March 10, 2011, 09:12:36 am
Vegetable & pasta soup http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3113.0
with toasted bacon/tomato & cheese subs.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4649.jpg?t=1299748005)
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Post by: JulieO on March 10, 2011, 10:54:46 am
Yum, looks good Maddy.  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on March 10, 2011, 11:53:29 am
It certainly does look good maddy - my DH would have a fit if I served that much up to him at once  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on March 11, 2011, 01:32:23 am
Chicken smashed flat, with sundried tomatoes and bocconcini and olives in it. Rolled up and steamed with Baf's sauce on it and vegies in the Varoma.
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Post by: Lovemythermo on March 11, 2011, 05:54:19 am
Maddy which recipe did you use for those gorgeous subs?
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Post by: medusa on March 11, 2011, 06:50:54 am
Those subs look really really good!!
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Post by: maddy on March 14, 2011, 07:46:19 am
Maddy which recipe did you use for those gorgeous subs?

 :-[  left over hot dog rollls, grilled with diced cooked bacon/garden tomatoes/pizza cheese & pizza topper herbs  :P
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Post by: maddy on March 14, 2011, 07:47:32 am
too many vino's with friends this arvo......so pita pizza's in the pizza oven it is!
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Post by: dede on March 14, 2011, 09:07:29 am
Tonight was Honey Mustard Chicken with rice. And not a scap of leftovers to be seen. My family love it.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on March 14, 2011, 09:18:53 am
We had homemade pasties (http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2011/03/filling-tummies-with-yummy-homemade.html) and steamed veg.  An easy dinner after a big day in the garden. ;) ;D
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Post by: Zan on March 14, 2011, 10:51:40 am
Dinner was sausages, mash, vegetables and onion gravy from here. Haven't had this in ages but dh bought sausages for bbq dinner last night but we all had steak so had to use up the sausages.
Forgotten how tasty it is. Everyone loved it.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cCKNdiQst4I/TX3wQCsbyPI/AAAAAAAABU8/myi5_usdPv0/s320/140311saus.jpg)

Dessert - Jabba's chocolate cashew cream
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4579.0
This was sooooo easy and quick.
Nice. Not quite rich enough for us but not sure if I put the right amount of cocoa in. Made a triple serving which served the kids fine. dd3 didn't like it as it was too nutty but the others did. Me I think of it as a healthy version of choc pudding and any excuse will do!! Yum!
I made it before cooking dinner and popped it in the fridge, had firmed up and chilled nicely. So a great quick and easy choc fix.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qmd-46kd_PM/TX3wP-_aneI/AAAAAAAABU0/JCPgy1TrxuU/s320/140311choc.jpg)
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Post by: GoneCrazY on March 17, 2011, 04:17:35 am
no thermo here yet , but we will have beef stirfry with home made  honey soy / sesame maranade,sauce
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Post by: maddy on March 17, 2011, 08:54:21 am
Tonight I made quirky Jo's chicken and cashew/coconut rice dish http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5335.0
O.M.G........tasted yummo!

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4661.jpg?t=1300351767)

Loved the cashew sauce.....loved the coconut rice!!  :-*

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Post by: judydawn on March 18, 2011, 07:30:18 am
Nothing flash but very tasty - pan 'fried' eggs on toast and breakfast hash (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4358.0;prev_next=prev).
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Post by: Sonan on March 19, 2011, 11:38:34 am
I made Shepherds Pie. Made mince in the TM, then chopped all veges in TM and cooked in an oven pan (too much for poor thermy) and then made mash in TM (left skin on for a change and to add some nutrients - was okay).
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Post by: maddy on March 21, 2011, 09:16:29 am
I marinated chicken pieces in spicy plum sauce, and placed on top of zucchini, red onion, capsicum, garlic, oil, and seasoned with salt and pepper

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4663.jpg?t=1300698652)

Baked for 50 minutes, and served with Bron's garlic rice....too simple.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4671.jpg?t=1300698850)

Oh....and washed down with 2 glasses of dolcetto  ;)
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Post by: maddy on March 22, 2011, 08:40:51 am
Baked potatoes.  Bacon/pineapple/cheese, and coleslaw/sour cream & cheese.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4679.jpg?t=1300782324)
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Post by: judydawn on March 22, 2011, 10:19:02 am
They look great maddy - I love baked potatoes and cannot understand why some people leave that beautiful, crisp skin on their plates  ??? ???
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Post by: GoneCrazY on March 23, 2011, 06:44:58 am
tonight is my first night with the TM !!
we will be having steak
 TM hollandase sauce , tm mash , steamed asparagus and corn  and a salad

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Post by: Sonan on March 24, 2011, 09:20:55 am
sounds great Gone crazy!! :)
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Post by: abstar on March 26, 2011, 06:49:47 am
Flaky Filo Spinach Slice from BB recipe book, this is surprisingly nice!
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Post by: bigTcup on March 26, 2011, 12:22:32 pm
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4535.0
Beef casserole with mash - yum :)
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Post by: cookie1 on March 29, 2011, 09:06:55 am
Last night we had a curried vegetable curry from Jamie's 30 minute meals, rice and roti from this site. 


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Post by: CreamPuff63 on March 29, 2011, 02:32:13 pm
TM Roast Beef (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5692.msg76586#new) with vegetables and gravy. So yummy and very highly recommended!
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Post by: cookie1 on March 30, 2011, 04:38:42 am
That looks delicious.
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Post by: Cuilidh on March 30, 2011, 08:15:43 am
EDC tomato and lentil dahl and coconut (brown) rice with quinoa.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on March 30, 2011, 08:35:24 am
Beef and vegetable stew with cheesy herb dumplings.  :)
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Post by: Kuwait Cook on March 30, 2011, 02:14:14 pm
Full Steam Ahead - Ricotta Ravioli with Lamb Ragout - YUMMM
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Post by: judydawn on March 31, 2011, 01:10:13 am
I'm going to try Maddy's Red Curry Chicken Risotto.
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Post by: Yvette on March 31, 2011, 05:55:20 am
That's a favourite in our house Judy quite hot though
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Post by: judydawn on March 31, 2011, 06:00:19 am
I thought it might be Yvette so I cut down on the red curry paste and it was just right for us.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on March 31, 2011, 08:38:20 am
I'm going to try Maddy's Red Curry Chicken Risotto.
Oh! Forgotten about that recipe Judy,thanks for bumping ;) ;D
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Post by: maddy on March 31, 2011, 09:49:21 am
That's a favourite in our house Judy quite hot though

That's interesting Yvette.
What brand curry paste do you use?
I use the Aldi brand one, and it's sooo mild.  I end up adding a teaspoon of chilli paste to it.
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Post by: maddy on March 31, 2011, 09:57:13 am
Another all in one bake  :P
Marinated chicken pieces, with potato/sweet potato/red onion/baby toms, that were tossed  in my fave balsamic/garlic dressing, before roasting.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4709.jpg?t=1301561466)

oh and some Turkish bread with Tzatziki.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4721.jpg?t=1301561647)
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Post by: GoneCrazY on March 31, 2011, 10:15:35 am
looks yummy maddy :D
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Post by: Snoozie on March 31, 2011, 11:17:03 am
We had pizza... from eagle boys lmao

Bed rest sucks.  :-))
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on March 31, 2011, 12:03:13 pm
We had pizza... from eagle boys lmao

Bed rest sucks.  :-))
Have I missed a post somewhere Snoozie?   ???  Are you Ok?
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Post by: Snoozie on March 31, 2011, 12:09:40 pm
Nope I've been venting (and spending) on fb lol

I very stupidly decided to go collected my fruit 'n vege delivery (organic gets couriered in to one person's house and then all orders collected from there)... which was a broccoli box weighing about 12-15kg... that I then carried to the car, drove home and carried up stairs and in the house then had lots of pain in stomach/back had to lie down for ages but got better then of course washing machine door is not working properly so it has to get reefed to open so of course I did that a few times ... apparently both rather stupid things to do when you're just shy of 26 weeks pregnant as I got told off by nurse and told to stay in bed for rest of the weekend so hopefully all I've done is pulled tendons and not anything worse.

DH is away overnight and has been working ridiculous hours so the kids are really unimpressed with their slack mum (although enjoyed the junk food!) lol
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on March 31, 2011, 12:15:08 pm
Mmmm best do as you are told snoozie. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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Post by: Snoozie on March 31, 2011, 12:19:38 pm
Yes but I'm so not good at that  ;D

hehehe

Trying to be good... gave me a bit of a fright especially since one lady on a forum I go to who was due only a few days before me had her bub a couple of days ago.  Last time I remember the same "pain" sensation I was in labour with DD1 so yeah... not smart move on my part.

Tomorrow night hopefully we're having devilled sausages which will have mashed potato added to the top and baked with some grated cheese lol  soooo basically a "pie" lol
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Post by: Debbiebillg on March 31, 2011, 01:15:26 pm
Snoozie are you a member on the Australian Breastfeeding Assoc forum ?  Just wondered as I remember reading about someone having their baby early.  I often wonder if there are members on here that are also on the ABA ? I don't often post on there, my youngest is two now and no longer feeding but still read it here and there.  I hope everything is ok with you, and really hope you manage to get some bedrest.  I imagine very hard though with other kids to look after and DH at work.  Take care !
Debbie
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Post by: Frozzie on March 31, 2011, 05:18:15 pm
get well soon snoozie...or more rest up you dont want to do something you will regret later  :)
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Post by: Snoozie on April 01, 2011, 12:39:56 am
Not on ABA. DD2 weaned last year but am anticipating issues when new bub arrives as she is/was very proprietorial!!!

Waiting for DH to get home so he can take DD1 to school ( late ).
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Post by: GoneCrazY on April 01, 2011, 12:58:39 am
tonight the slowcooker and TM will both be helping me with dinner

it will be chicken in the slowcooker and couscous in the TM :)
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Post by: judydawn on April 01, 2011, 01:03:02 am
Take care of yourself Snoozie, I also wondered what you meant by 'bed rest' and suspected a pregnancy there.  Us women do tend to do things we shouldn't, especially when there is no-one around to help us. 
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Post by: Yvette on April 01, 2011, 06:00:19 am
Maddy I think it is the Ayam red curry paste maybe it is hotter then yours DS 13 just loves it, I added a chilli the first time I cooked it and thought it was that so left it out next time still super hot but enjoyable I have developed a liking for spicy food since having my TM
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Post by: cookie1 on April 01, 2011, 06:12:51 am
Take car of yourself snoozie and do exactly as you have been ordered. With DH home lay back and enjoy the rest. No more being super girl. ;)

Our dinner tonight is slow cooker too. Hopefully with sweets in the TX or maybe some dumplings. I feel like sweets tonight. :-))
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on April 01, 2011, 09:50:51 am
We felt like sweets tonight too Cookie.  We had sticky date pudding. Yum!  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on April 02, 2011, 07:41:45 am
We had apple crumble  and I even managed to make some good old fashioned dumplings in the Varoma. I'll post the photo and recipe later. I was really pleased as they went with the slow cooker casserole really well.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 02, 2011, 01:13:32 pm
i won't let you forget cookie  :D
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Post by: Snoozie on April 04, 2011, 05:34:17 am
Sounds yum cookie!

Pregnancy is still kicking my butt :( My stress levels are rather high which isn't helping. Go see Ob on Wednesday at least!

I just made rara pancakes for lunch lol

Not sure what's happening for dinner. Trawling the site for something easy!
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Post by: cookie1 on April 04, 2011, 07:04:35 am
DD is holding a meeting here for the group she mentors and we're going out, very nice.
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Post by: judydawn on April 04, 2011, 08:05:25 am
Good enough excuse to go out Cookie, enjoy your night out.
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Post by: maddy on April 04, 2011, 12:27:58 pm
Opi's quick Spanish beef   http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5391.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4752.jpg?t=1301916291)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on April 05, 2011, 08:15:04 am
JulieO's Family Chowder and Toasted Sandwiches. I'm having a can't be bothered day.  Thanks heavens for thermie! ;)
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Post by: Snoozie on April 05, 2011, 08:54:30 am
Had the creamy chicken and avo etc last night. Was absolutely yummy!

Trawling for tonight's dinner :)
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Post by: Frozzie on April 05, 2011, 09:39:04 am
JulieO's Family Chowder and Toasted Sandwiches. I'm having a can't be bothered day.  Thanks heavens for thermie! ;)

haha chelsea im having a cant be bothered month..dont know whats wrong with me but just cant seem to get inspired..pathetic i know!
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Post by: Meagan on April 05, 2011, 09:50:20 am
haha chelsea im having a cant be bothered month..dont know whats wrong with me but just cant seem to get inspired..pathetic i know!

Not pathetic, just life really  ;) I have been very lacking in inspiration myself lately.
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Post by: Frozzie on April 05, 2011, 11:15:10 am
thanks meagan..nice to know someone else is a bit in the slumps even thoçugh you have a good reason..hows your knee?..i started taking some st johns wort the other day and that seems to be helping a little...horrible feeling but think it comes down to the mundane and ever so tiring job of being a mum at home with over active little ones and a dh who is always working not to mention that sensation of being my familys housekeep come doormat even though they- dont mean too..sorry winge over lol!
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Post by: Zan on April 05, 2011, 12:39:20 pm
Frozzie another one uninspired at the moment. Not menu planning properly. No time to look for recipes so just throwing things together or doing old tried and true recipes.

Tonight was a thrown together but super yummy stir fry chicken and noodles. Made it up as I went along but really yum.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8jGMMpslM7w/TZr9mcD9LhI/AAAAAAAABXM/4qG3E4hNkxo/s320/050411.jpg)
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Post by: Ninny on April 05, 2011, 01:13:52 pm
I'd had a busy day so we had good ole Bolognaise Sauce with Pasta and Green Parmesan! The green parmesan came about by a spur of the moment, I just put my cubed parmesan into the tmx and looked at the parsley and grabbed a sprig and threw it in too. It crumbled up just like the parmesan and turned it a lovely shade of green, and i thought it tasted beaut!! Jenny ;D
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Post by: maddy on April 06, 2011, 01:37:58 am
Last night was 5 spice pork stir fry with egg noodles

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4761.jpg?t=1302049875)
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Post by: judydawn on April 06, 2011, 02:03:43 am
Is that a TMX cooked meal maddy, looks delicious.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 06, 2011, 05:33:21 am
I think this  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5633.0) is it JD
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Post by: judydawn on April 06, 2011, 05:35:50 am
Thanks CP - you are on the ball today  :-* :-*
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on April 06, 2011, 05:37:54 am
Rendang curry and brown rice (again). Motivation is slightly improved today, but only when it comes to baking cakes.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on April 06, 2011, 09:01:06 am
Going out again tonight. I'm too old for this 3 nights in a row out. DD is having leftovers. I made a delicious smoked salmon thing last night. I will write it out and post it. I must remember to take a photo before she eats the leftovers.
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Post by: dede on April 06, 2011, 09:41:55 am
We had pumpkin soup with bread sticks. followed by a caramel pear pudding and ice-cream. Yum Yum
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Post by: maddy on April 06, 2011, 10:50:19 am
Is that a TMX cooked meal maddy, looks delicious.

Actually cooked it in the wok Judy  ;)
I tend to like my stir fry's better that way.


After school I made Mexican chicken in the slow cooker, then after footy training threw it onto large pitas and cooked in the pizza oven.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4770.jpg?t=1302083102)
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Post by: judydawn on April 06, 2011, 01:01:41 pm
That looks fabulous maddy (again  :D).
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Post by: Frozzie on April 06, 2011, 01:52:41 pm
yeah ok im coming to your house for dinner maddy lol..would turn out to be a very expensive dinner though !! looks yum!
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Post by: hopefulcook on April 06, 2011, 06:45:36 pm
We had Baf's chicken except with salmon. Did the cheese sauce with parsley and wine.
Even DS1 ate his salmon. DH said he prefers salmon Asian EDC style but it was nice for a change. Love that I started cooking at 5.05pm and we were tidying up at 5.50pm...
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Post by: Frozzie on April 06, 2011, 09:01:04 pm
wow thats early to eat...the kids have afternoon tea at about 5 after school and we normally eat around 7.30pm..dh rarely gets home before 8pm and kids in bed at 8.30..my mum had alot of trouble when she visited though...europeans eat alot later ..most restaurants dont open until 7.30pm and they are pretty empty until about 8.30pm and thats quite early for some other european countries who eat even later still lol...ahh got to love different cultures! sidetracking again...tonight we had lasagne from the 100 façons cookbook (100 ways french thx cookbook) and friday night ill have the new gout du monde (tastes of the world) or travelling with thermomix english version and another one called small plates for big tables meaning basically basic meals for large famillies after my demo..yay...promotion here you get 2 new books free just for inviting three guests who dont have a thermomix..all good!
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on April 07, 2011, 12:34:45 am
It is so interesting reading about different cultures.  Our family in Europe eat quite late too.  My Uncle gets home from work at about 7.30pm and then starts cooking tea for the family.  Quite often they don't eat until after 8.30pm.  We have an early tea at about 6pm.  That gives us time for baths and a little quiet play before an early bedtime.  :)

P.S - My friends eat dinner at 4.45pm every night.  I would be starving by bedtime!!!
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Post by: Cuilidh on April 07, 2011, 04:07:21 am
I was attending a traditional Chinese medical practitioner a couple of years ago and he said that you shouldn't eat within four hours of going to bed.  Ever since then I have tried to eat at around 6 - 7.00 pm but, I've got to admit, I haven't noticed any difference if I eat later than that so whether I'm doing the right thing or not ... goodness only knows!
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Post by: Frozzie on April 07, 2011, 12:59:46 pm
europeans often dont get to bed until late as well so no problem with the four hours usually...in summer its still light out at 11pm..long days and as its summer holidays it doesnt matter too much if the kids go to bed late either!! my parents freak out when they come over to visit so we usually have to adapt a little and eat earlier lol!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 08, 2011, 08:20:04 am
...and I even managed to make some good old fashioned dumplings in the Varoma. I'll post the photo and recipe later.

haven't forgotten cookie???  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on April 09, 2011, 05:26:07 am
Freezer items & leftovers for tea tonight  - tuna patties (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4582.0), golabki (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3561.0) and leftover vegies.
Lunch was freshly made Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6028.0) with bread rolls & sticky date pudding both from the freezer as well.
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Post by: foodiepep on April 09, 2011, 07:36:42 am
Tonight we are having beef and chicken fajitas so the only thing I will be using the TMX for is the salsa and guacamole.


wouldn't mind doing something with pears as I've got quite a few to use.  Any ideas would be gratefully received.
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Post by: judydawn on April 09, 2011, 09:36:44 am


wouldn't mind doing something with pears as I've got quite a few to use.  Any ideas would be gratefully received.

Check out some of the pear recipe ideas I posted here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5775.msg74730#msg74730) foodiepep - just scroll down to come to all the URL links.
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Post by: Meagan on April 09, 2011, 11:29:58 am
Home made pasties  ;D made with left over casserole. I am gobsmacked that ds4yrold gobbled up two mini ones with a side of Brussels sprouts after flat out refusing to eat the casserole the other night telling me he 'didn't like that dinner'  :o and before anyone comments, he loves Brussels sprouts and often asks me for them when we go shopping he was professing his love for them at the checkout today and the lady behind me said wow  :o  you dont hear that very often lol  :D
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Post by: Katya on April 09, 2011, 04:29:51 pm
Tonight I'm going to do a vegetarian chilli to use up all the odd veggies I've got hanging around.   We're off to France on Monday for a week so I'm trying to avoid having to throw anything out.

Can't wait - and the friends we are staying with have now got a Thermomix so we should be cooking up a storm. ;) ;)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on April 09, 2011, 07:42:17 pm
Tonight I'm going to do a vegetarian chilli to use up all the odd veggies I've got hanging around.   We're off to France on Monday for a week so I'm trying to avoid having to throw anything out.

Can't wait - and the friends we are staying with have now got a Thermomix so we should be cooking up a storm. ;) ;)
Have a great holiday in France,will look forward to hearing what you cooked. ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on April 10, 2011, 12:05:44 am
Tonight I'm going to do a vegetarian chilli to use up all the odd veggies I've got hanging around.   We're off to France on Monday for a week so I'm trying to avoid having to throw anything out.

Can't wait - and the friends we are staying with have now got a Thermomix so we should be cooking up a storm. ;) ;)

Where abouts in France katya??
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Post by: Snoozie on April 10, 2011, 10:47:41 am
Had chicken and avo fettucine etc again but this time with evaporated light milk.
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Post by: Ninny on April 10, 2011, 10:52:50 am
Just made pizza from EDC but have been reading the Guru magazine and it in a pizza guru said to have cold water and no leaving it to rest,so did this and my DH loved them, they were thin and crispy and divine if i do say so myself!!  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on April 10, 2011, 10:58:13 am
Have a nice holiday Katya.
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Post by: Katya on April 10, 2011, 11:53:25 am


Where abouts in France katya??

St Brieuc, Brittanny.   Going on Eurostar which is always fun.
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Post by: judydawn on April 10, 2011, 12:48:19 pm
Home made pasties  ;D made with left over casserole. I am gobsmacked that ds4yrold gobbled up two mini ones with a side of Brussels sprouts after flat out refusing to eat the casserole the other night telling me he 'didn't like that dinner'  :o and before anyone comments, he loves Brussels sprouts and often asks me for them when we go shopping he was professing his love for them at the checkout today and the lady behind me said wow  :o  you dont hear that very often lol  :D

One of my DD's loved them also when she was a little one - quite unusual for a child. 
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Post by: Frozzie on April 10, 2011, 06:55:34 pm


Where abouts in France katya??

St Brieuc, Brittanny.   Going on Eurostar which is always fun.

haha yes smooth sailing on the eurostar...my dh's grandmother lives in st brieuc..and his family lives in the south of brittany in the gulf du morbihan!!  we are heading down the south of france for a week in a week but thermie is coming with us..just got a thermie travel bag and will have to take photos and compare with the one in oz to know if its hte same as the price difference is huge..ours is 40 euros here and if i remmber the one in oz is 120 AUD which is around 80 euros give or take so double the price...oh and tonight after being out all day dh decided he felt like chinese so its take out tonight!
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Post by: Katya on April 10, 2011, 07:05:12 pm
I bought the friends we are going to see a Thermie travel bag for Christmas and it cost more than 40 Euros... I'll be sick as a parrot if yours turns out to be the same as mine  :D :D
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Post by: judydawn on April 11, 2011, 02:12:21 am
If it is the same, I think it is wrong that items can be priced so differently from one country to another. When Frozzie posts the picture Katya - don't look at it!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 11, 2011, 02:28:09 am
If its the same, 40 Euros is equivalent to AUD$55  :o :o :o
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Post by: judydawn on April 11, 2011, 02:36:57 am
So probably cheaper for us to get one freighted over CP  ;)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on April 11, 2011, 03:01:09 am
We REALLY need to check the freight costs! Just in time for Mothers Day!  :)
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Post by: judydawn on April 11, 2011, 03:19:57 am
Yesterday I tried to cook some huge lamb shanks (450g each) in the varoma using the all-in-one method.  Although they were cooked, they weren't falling off the bone as I like them to be so I removed the meat from the bone and cooked it a further 20 minutes in the sauce.  That is what we are having for tea tonight with mashed potato and steamed vegies.  I will work on the times for my original attempt with the other 2 shanks I have in the freezer as I am determined to have success with them. I purposely cooked a large amount of sauce with this recipe to use the excess in a bolognaise sauce for another meal.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on April 11, 2011, 03:51:16 am
you talked about cooking lamb shanks (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=907.0) back in 2009. what is the maximum time you can cook something in the TM I wonder at low temp? I am sure there is probably a cut off time.
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Post by: em on April 11, 2011, 05:48:16 am
hi. so as you all know i have been trying to get my motivation back and yesterday i cooked up some yummy desserts to take out to my parents house.  i made the salted caramel maple ice cream and it was delicious! will be making that again for sure.  i also tried teninas salted caramel brownies (http://tenina.com/2010/05/salted-caramel-brownies/) recipe and they were also nice.  we hadnt tried the salty caramel flavour before but i was impressed with these and the brownies baked quite quickly which was good.
today is min 6 max 15 here in wodonga, so really feeling the chill all of a sudden, so i made some yummy vegie soup for lunch which really warmed me up.  so i think i am finding that motivation again, just seeing how much you can make in so little time, really makes me love the tm all over again!
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Post by: judydawn on April 11, 2011, 08:33:50 am
you talked about cooking lamb shanks (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=907.0) back in 2009. what is the maximum time you can cook something in the TM I wonder at low temp? I am sure there is probably a cut off time.

I basically used that recipe for the sauce but with 2 cans of tomatoes and more water because I was steaming the shanks in the varoma dish like the recent topics of roasting meat CP.  I browned them first and only cooked them for 40 minutes.  When a knife went through easily I thought they were cooked but no, it needed more time.  I will start the recipe afresh another time and steam them for at least 1 hour 15 minutes. This is a picture of how I set them up to steam.
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Post by: Frozzie on April 11, 2011, 08:44:26 am
Will post photos in a couple of hours..im out all morning with appts..,
Now im curious.. Anyway got to run.. Later  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on April 11, 2011, 11:32:13 am
I bought the friends we are going to see a Thermie travel bag for Christmas and it cost more than 40 Euros... I'll be sick as a parrot if yours turns out to be the same as mine  :D :D

ai ai ok well i posted a topic with photos so i hope for you its not the same..its very durable fabric and is rigid where it needs to be for support..the link for my post is here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6041.msg78158#msg78158)

 ??? ???
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Post by: Frozzie on April 11, 2011, 11:35:57 am
If it is the same, I think it is wrong that items can be priced so differently from one country to another. When Frozzie posts the picture Katya - don't look at it!

JD more often than not products are priced quite differently as they know that once you add postage it comes to roughly the same give or take ten dollars..it is criminal but i hope its not the same bag for those of you who bought it in oz (like katya)..so expensive. Anyway waiting waiting for replies  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on April 12, 2011, 05:56:35 am
Em I'm so pleased your cooking Mojo is coming back. I sometimes realise that once you get started again you are fine. (that was the case with me-I had just been on holiday and spoiled for too long)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on April 12, 2011, 06:07:58 am
We are having Bangers and Mash for dinner. Pure comfort food on a cold, wet night.  :)
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Post by: maddy on April 22, 2011, 10:59:48 am
Tonight was predictable Good Friday fish & chips.
With luck, we have 2 fisherman friends, so we were given a hunk of mako shark, and fresh red fin  :D

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4872.jpg?t=1303466065)

I oven baked the shark topped with a  lemon/chive crust, and the red fin was crumbed and pan fried.
Was  lovely.
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Post by: Snoozie on April 22, 2011, 11:15:48 am
Looks beautiful :)

We had steamed salmon and veges in white wine sauce with oven baked chips.  Fish/Sauce recipe from EDC.
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Post by: Meagan on April 22, 2011, 11:34:30 am
We had Asian style fish fillets. Kids almost licked their plates  ;D I must remember that and cook more fish!!
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Post by: maddy on April 25, 2011, 11:22:31 am
Mums meat slice with mashed potato & gravy    http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6107.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4982.jpg?t=1303725910)
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Post by: cookie1 on April 26, 2011, 07:38:46 am
Last night we had farfallina's oven baked vegie crepes and tonight is chicken and vegies. I'm not sure who's recipe it is.
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Post by: maddy on April 28, 2011, 01:06:10 am
Last night was T-bones with mushroom gravy, roast potatoes with rosemary salt & monkeyboyzmum cheese sauce with the colli/broc.......http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6120.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5037.jpg?t=1303948994)
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Post by: Twitterpated on April 28, 2011, 03:55:43 am
Maddy the mushroom sauce looks divine. What recipe did you use?
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Post by: maddy on April 28, 2011, 05:09:53 am
Maddy the mushroom sauce looks divine. What recipe did you use?

Well.... :P.....I have yet to find one that I really like in TM, so.......I saute the mushrooms with a little butter and cracked pepper, then I make up the gravy using "Knorr" rich brown gravy  (in a commercial tub), then mix it in with the mushrooms.

(http://www.unileverfoodsolutions.com.au/wu_cache/img/069/50004975_0000_0000_0.jpg)

I don't use fat drippings to make gravy, so this is the nicest we've tried yet.
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Post by: judydawn on April 28, 2011, 09:19:04 am
Do you really buy 7.5kg at a time  :o :o :o :o
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Post by: foodiepep on April 28, 2011, 11:05:59 am
Do you really buy 7.5kg at a time  :o :o :o :o

I guess they really liked it.  LoL
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Post by: maddy on April 28, 2011, 11:18:58 am
Do you really buy 7.5kg at a time  :o :o :o :o

I guess they really liked it.  LoL


LOL.....no my tub is 2.4 kg.
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Post by: Snoozie on April 28, 2011, 11:22:04 am
hehe to the gravy

I made slow cooker spinach lasagna (http://www.raisehealthyeaters.com/2011/01/slow-cooker-spinach-lasagna/)... not healthy here as our local woollies doesn't stock "light" anything unless it's in the tiny tubs / blocks.  sigh!

DH liked it... I thought it was a bit rich (duh cheese central lol) and my kids just picked at it.

I prepped in the tmx... grated parmesan/cheddar... also grated up a couple of carrots and zucchini to add to the ricotta mix which I mixed in tmx as well.
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Post by: judydawn on April 28, 2011, 11:54:49 am
We went out to lunch today and had leftovers for tea but on the way home I stopped off and bought a huge crayfish for tea tomorrow night whilst watching the wedding. Invited Mum around to share the occasion.
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Post by: judydawn on April 29, 2011, 07:50:37 am
Well here's our Royal wedding crayfish buffet all set up (earlier for a photo, it is all back in the fridge at the moment until later).  Made Chookies no fuss rolls, coleslaw, tossed salad, eggs and the star of the table, the crayfish and homemade seafood sauce.
Can't wait to get stuck into it, it's been ages since we've had crayfish.
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Post by: JulieO on April 29, 2011, 11:11:44 am
Judy it looks wonderful, no wonder you are happy.  I love the touch of the Royal Albert dinner set too, just beautiful! I hope you enjoyed your night.  :-*
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Post by: Frozzie on April 29, 2011, 11:26:46 am
yes ditto and i hope you enjoyed or more are enjoying your night..im sure your glued to the tv watching the wedding  :)
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Post by: Zan on April 29, 2011, 11:56:53 am
Judy looks lovely.

We had meatballs and fettuccine.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iiG1wXS2u2U/Tbp_lvLpIPI/AAAAAAAABXk/bW9os2r2_qI/s320/290411.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on April 29, 2011, 01:05:53 pm
We had a lovely meal, Mum even had a small amount of wine without screwing her nose up.  The crayfish was superb with enough for lunch for the 2 of us tomorrow and the wedding was magnificent - she looked gorgeous.  Just waiting for the kiss on the balcony now.  Had to bring out the Royal Albert Julie on such an auspicious occasion.
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Post by: Frozzie on April 29, 2011, 01:55:28 pm
Kate was gorgeous/is  :) and glad you enjoyed your meal and your mum too  :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on April 29, 2011, 07:34:55 pm
You had a lovely looking banquet Judy. ;D Kate did look beautiful,such a wonderful day for the couple.
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Post by: Frozzie on April 29, 2011, 08:50:35 pm
i am currently cooking dinner..a conversion of my mums sweet lamb curry in the thx but think i will need to tweak a little before posting..having it with rice and cooked ILBs choccie cake for DHs bday..its tomorrow but we are celebrating tonight as we are in the car for alot of tomorrow going to see the inlaws for the weekend..he is still getting his pressies in the morning though..there is something sacred about bdays and presents on the day IMO  :)
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Post by: andiesenji on April 29, 2011, 09:46:32 pm
Not using the TMX, or at least not yet.  I have a chuck shoulder roast braising in the small oven - long, slow cooking so the cartilage and etc., dissolves and the meat becomes totally tender for shredding.  My version of "loose meat" sandwiches on order for this evening.

Depending on how ambitious I get, I may be making a sauce for the meat in the TMX.
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Post by: dede on April 30, 2011, 11:10:08 am
Tonight we had Thia Chicken patties and TM fried rice. Everyone really enjoyed them. Always go down well
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Post by: Zan on April 30, 2011, 01:12:04 pm
Tonight was TMX stir fry - chicken, vegies and noodles

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-82r2FMg9AGE/Tbv6_lwOuiI/AAAAAAAABX8/G0KQ_CYD3bs/s320/300411.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on April 30, 2011, 03:15:48 pm
Someone once said we can't do stir fries in our TMX but we definitely can - I just love them and yours looks great Zan.
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Post by: maddy on May 01, 2011, 12:27:04 am
Looks yum Zan.
I think with stir fry....I love that sizzle you get from the hot wok, and I love the process from cooking them on the stove.  I do use the TM for stir fry sometimes, but that's one dish I do prefer to do "the old way"  :)

After a huge day yesterday, and too many "social" wines in afternoon & night......it was steamed dim sims  :P.....which I do steam from frozen in the TM though  8)
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Post by: JulieO on May 01, 2011, 01:24:52 am
Yesterday I made a citrus creme brulee for dessert in the TM but it took about 1 1/2 hours to set enough in the oven  :o  I also found it a little rich for my taste, but I loved how the top cracked!  :D  It was flavoured with lemon, orange and vanilla bean.

I've seen MeganJane's recipe on here now so I will give that a try next time.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/sat006-2.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on May 01, 2011, 01:27:49 am
That looks really lovely JulieO and I love the signature - good idea, would stop anyone using your photo and claiming it as their own ;)
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Post by: Twitterpated on May 01, 2011, 02:49:41 am
Creme brulee is my all time favourite dessert. How did you do the top JulieO - under a grill or with one of those little torches?
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Post by: JulieO on May 01, 2011, 03:31:12 am
Thanks Judy, I did read of Maddy's debarcle - not good.  >:(

Twitter, yes I used a chef's blowtorch.  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on May 01, 2011, 06:31:06 am
I will post thé french thx recipe for crème brulée and alternatives in a couple of days... It shouldn't be that difficult or take that long :(
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Post by: Zan on May 01, 2011, 12:39:11 pm
oooh that brulee looks divine!!

Maddy I would say I prefer stir fries done the traditional way, but TMX is so much easier and cleaner, lol. And still tastes great.

tonight we had Roast Lamb, roast potatoes, baked mushrooms, veg and yorkshire puddings.
The yorkshire pudding batter and the gravy were made in the TMX.  (and yes I know not traditional to have yorkies with lamb but they are a complete favourite in our house. )
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Post by: quirkycooking on May 01, 2011, 12:40:37 pm
That looks soooo good JulieO!! Making my mouth water...

I really should put a signature on my photos too - I'm always in too much of a hurry! What happened to Maddy? Did someone nick her photos? Someone nicked some of Helene's, but she got onto them and they deleted them off their site. Cheeky!!
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Post by: judydawn on May 02, 2011, 08:49:41 am
Not only did someone nick her photo Jo, they copied her cheese & bacon rolls recipe onto RC when she already had it there.  I couldn't find it the other day when I went to see what the poster's reaction was to comments - maybe it was deleted quick smart.

Tonight for tea we are having Beef & Guiness Stew with mashed potato.  Have GD today so have made enough to go home with her for their tea with some spring rolls for entree. We had another lot for lunch today and I taught GD how to roll them - she did a great job.
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Post by: quirkycooking on May 02, 2011, 09:00:23 am
Some people are rude, aren't they!! Well we'll just have to keep an eye out for each other!  :-* :-*

I made some spelt bagels today, and some of Helene's Bacon Jam (http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/2011/11687/bacon-jam-recipe-thermomix.html) (no. 2 - sooooo good!!), so we had Cauliflower & Almond Soup (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1706.0) (minus the cream) with a bit of bacon jam on top (I thought it needed a little more flavour), and bagels to dip in, and some lamb chops.  :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 02, 2011, 09:13:48 am
i love the signature too. i grew up on the belief that if someone copies you it is a huge compliment, but in this day and age it does get wearsome to be so forgiving.
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Post by: quirkycooking on May 02, 2011, 09:44:45 am
And it's just frustrating if you've done all the hard work but someone else takes the credit!
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Post by: maddy on May 02, 2011, 11:43:49 am
Johnro's beef macaroni bake (with extra herb & veg.) http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4246.0, and topped with Monkeyboyzmum's cheese sauce (but used 200g tasty cheese & 45g cornflour).......was  :-*   http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6120.0
with fetta/lettuce salad with basil & garlic dressing, and garlic bread.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5090.jpg?t=1304332545)
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Post by: judydawn on May 02, 2011, 12:21:17 pm
Superb maddy, must try that sauce - there has to be something in it, everyone is raving about it  :D
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Post by: dede on May 02, 2011, 12:46:16 pm
Yummo, Johnro beef macaroni is so nice, We had this tonight as well.  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on May 02, 2011, 01:49:40 pm
All your meals look lovely. We had corned beef in the slow cooker tonight. It looks as though it will be too windy for us to go fishing so it will do for cold meat. The weather here is lovely, although the evenings could be cooler. I spent most of today sitting in the annexe of the van reading and looking out at the ocean. very relaxing.
DH has been telling everyone about the apple risotto so I guess we will be making it soon to share.
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Post by: Frozzie on May 02, 2011, 07:36:01 pm
relax and enjoy cookie..you deserve it  :)

tonight we had spinach and feta calzones using the pizza/calzone dough from the 100 façons book which ive been told is the french version of the international my way of cooking...i just cooked some onion and garlic in the thx then added some stock and frozen spinach and mixed some crumbled feta in once slightly cooled..we enjoyed it and even DS who is super fussy ate it all up! oh and squeezed some fresh lemon juice over the calzones before eating  :)
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Post by: Yvette on May 02, 2011, 10:58:56 pm
Tonight - Fast Chicken Curry EDC

Tomorrow night - Chicken Stroganoff EDC

Next night - Curried Salmon and rice
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Post by: Renlor on May 09, 2011, 09:25:51 am
Hi Everyone,

I'm making Bafs creamy chicken for the first time tonight....I hope it's as yummy as everbody says, because I really need a few good recipes for mains...poor old thermie doesn't get utilised as much as he should in that department  :-[
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Post by: Zan on May 09, 2011, 02:04:22 pm
OMG Maddy I rarely eat pasta but I think i need to do a pasta bake now!!!
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Post by: faffa_70 on May 10, 2011, 02:44:45 am
Some people are rude, aren't they!! Well we'll just have to keep an eye out for each other!  :-* :-*

I just found another one and have pm'd the original author and poster from here  :-)) :-))
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on May 10, 2011, 07:07:32 am
Thanks Kathryn.  :-*  It drives me mad so I am glad you picked up on it.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 10, 2011, 07:13:31 am
We're on a casserole from the freezer that was cooked in the TMX. Last night we didn't eat until late as we were chatting/drinking till late and then had to go back and cook dinner.
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Post by: maddy on May 10, 2011, 10:54:40 am
Johnro's gourmet beef casserole http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4535.0
which was really yummy, piled on top of mashed potato.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5138.jpg?t=1305021201)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5145.jpg?t=1305021248)
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Post by: judydawn on May 10, 2011, 12:03:44 pm
That looks great maddy.

We had the leftovers from the Healthy Chicken Rice Porridge from the Asian book tonight and, as I expected, it was more like a risotto. We ate it with a fork this time and a soup spoon when it was freshly made a few days ago. Not gluggy like reheated risotto either.
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Post by: Zan on May 10, 2011, 01:25:52 pm
We had Jamie Oliver's Piri Piri chicken (from the 30 min meals book) with rice and veg.
Made the piri piri sauce in the tmx, so easy and really really tasty - dd1 in particular loved it, on her favourites list.
Also cooked the rice and steamed veg in the tmx/varoma.
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Post by: JulieO on May 10, 2011, 03:24:41 pm
Today I made a lovely green pasta salad.  Following the guidelines in MWOC I was thrilled to see how wonderfully the TM milled the spinach with the flour to create the base for the pasta.
 
The recipe was from here    http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/6792/green-pasta-salad.aspx  but I halved the recipe.  The basil pesto dressing really made it.

After milling the spinach with the flour
 (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/tues003.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/tues026-2.jpg)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on May 10, 2011, 06:39:25 pm
Wonderful work Julie, you must eat a different meal every day. :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on May 10, 2011, 10:06:57 pm
Could you give me a few hints on the spinach / flour process please?  Do you simply wash and dry a specific quantity and add that to a specific quantity of flour and mill it?  Have you done the same with a tomato / flour mix - if that is even possible as the tomatoes are so 'wet'?  Thanks.
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Post by: JulieO on May 10, 2011, 10:59:25 pm
Thanks Cornish, Yes I pretty much make a new recipe every night.  There's just so many recipes that I want to do.  :D

Cuilidh, I will PM you.  ;D
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Post by: ellie j on May 10, 2011, 11:14:01 pm
That looks fantastic JulieO, I have been attending pasta making classes every week for a few weeks and last week we did spinach pasta. I was told that you cant make fettuccine with the pasta machine as the spinach is too fibrous so the pasta had to be hand cut.. I knew the TMX could do it ..If you could please pm me the recipe that would be great  :D :D :D Thank You
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Post by: judydawn on May 10, 2011, 11:27:30 pm
That looks so vibrant and delicious JulieO.

Ellie j, you'll have something to tell them at your next class now  ;) ;)
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Post by: JulieO on May 10, 2011, 11:36:50 pm
ellie - done!

Judy, thankyou, we really enjoyed the salad for a change, it would be really lovely during summer.  :)
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Post by: maddy on May 11, 2011, 12:13:31 am
Love the pasta Julie!.....bet it tasted great too.
I really should think about getting some pasta attachments for the KA......it would be great to make your own.
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Post by: ellie j on May 11, 2011, 02:59:05 am
Thanks so much JulieO will try it on the weekend  :) :) :) :) :)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 11, 2011, 03:43:47 am
wow JO I am supremely impressed. I agree with you that there are so many recipes out there that you don't have to get stuck on the same old ones week in week out, and its always a good feeling to find a new recipe to add to the Old Favourites.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 11, 2011, 04:42:18 am
That looks yummy JulieO.
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Post by: maddy on May 11, 2011, 06:08:26 am
 Jo.......we had your chicken & mushroom risotto  on Monday, and enjoyed it  :)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5094.jpg?t=1305090365)
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Post by: quirkycooking on May 11, 2011, 06:24:48 am
Yum, looks great Maddy!! Nice easy one, isn't it. :)
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Post by: maddy on May 11, 2011, 11:03:15 am
Tonight was shredded Mexican beef tortilla's with red onions & guacamole.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5173.jpg?t=1305108105)

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Post by: judydawn on May 11, 2011, 12:08:11 pm
Oh yes please to both of those meals maddy  :D :D

Tonight we had Golabki with mushroom sauce  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3561.0) (from the freezer) with leftover couscous.
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Post by: judydawn on May 12, 2011, 10:13:11 am
Tonight we had Baf's Chicken in the varoma/vegies and I made Cheese Cauliflower Couscous from this site (http://allrecipes.com.au/recipe/11035/cheesy-cauliflower-couscous.aspx) to use up some leftover couscous.
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Post by: maddy on May 12, 2011, 11:04:13 am
......I need to make Baf's dish again.


Tonight was BBQ chicken calzones

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5184.jpg?t=1305194458)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5194.jpg?t=1305194502)
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Post by: judydawn on May 12, 2011, 12:29:41 pm
They look nice maddy, is the recipe anywhere other than in your head.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 12, 2011, 02:27:54 pm
off memory JD I think there may have been a Calzone recipe in one of the calenders, MWOC or maybe even here somewhere
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Post by: Frozzie on May 12, 2011, 04:08:42 pm
there is a great one in mwoc (well there is in the french version) and the dough is divine and obviously works as both a calzone and pizza and you just let your creative skills go wild for the filling...  :)
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Post by: maddy on May 13, 2011, 01:09:50 am
They look nice maddy, is the recipe anywhere other than in your head.

was loosely based on the calzone recipe in the free leggos cookbook promotion at Coles atm.

The non yeast dough was good.

280g SR flour
pinch salt
1 egg
110g milk

mix 7 secs, speed 4.  then knead setting for 3 mins. (enough dough for 4 large calzones) which you roll out to 18cm disks.
wrapped and popped in fridge whilst cooking chicken.

Didn't measure precisely, but heated 2 TBSP. oil and chopped garlic first, added cubed chicken breast - 2 breasts (I made double quantity), cooked for 13 mins, 100c speed 1.
Then added  pizza sauce, bbq sauce, chopped salami, chopped mushroom, 2 tsp. dried oregano. Mix.
Once mix on dough, sprinkle with pizza cheese, seal and brush with milk.
Cook 20-25 mins, 200c.
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Post by: judydawn on May 13, 2011, 01:23:50 am
Thanks maddy, I've made them before but they certainly didn't look as delicious as yours. I was careful not to put too much filling in those I made and as it turned out, it wasn't anywhere near enough once they were cooked.
Will check out the MWOC recipe too frozzie. Must take that book to bed with me again and have another read - you soon forget what is in it.
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Post by: Frozzie on May 13, 2011, 07:22:19 am
I know what you mean JD..when people mention they tried out some recipe in a certain book and I have it and have NO idea that it was in there...I dont think I have sat down and had a good look through all the recipes...I had meant to sit down and type up the recipes i would want to try out so I can access them anywhere and dont have to lug books around with me ...should make up a yet to try folder and do as mum told me and note out of 5 each recipe so if I forget I made it or if it was good or bad at least by one look I will know by my note... :)
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Post by: judydawn on May 13, 2011, 09:57:26 am
Tonight I used up all the leftovers I had, made 4 salmon patties using 180gms leftover couscous, an egg yolk and a 210g can pink salmon, served them with the leftover sauce from last night's Baf's all in one chicken meal and all the remaining vegies.  Fridge is clear now so can start afresh tomorrow.
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Post by: maddy on May 14, 2011, 10:59:37 am
Parmesan bread http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4382.0
grilled eggplant with garlic oil/toms/bocconcini and
Chicken cacciatore http://thermorecipes.blogspot.com/2008/07/july-chicken-cacciatore.html, to which I used 1kg. chicken thighs quartered instead of drumsticks, and added to the recipe 2 Tbsp. tomato paste, 1 MC cream, and thickened with cornflour paste and some grated parmesan.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5218.jpg?t=1305366754)
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Post by: JulieO on May 15, 2011, 01:24:12 pm
I made a Jamie Oliver recipe for Steak & Guinness pies about 10 days ago and froze 2 of the unbaked pies which we had for tea tonight with mash & peas.  The photo is a little blurry from the steam when I cut into the pie.

I also made individual  lemon surprise puddings (made 6) which were lovely, but for some reason seemed sweeter this time around so will cut back on the sugar a bit next time.
 
Judy if you see this, they took about 40 mins in a 180C oven, but I did have to open the oven door a few times for the pies.  Made them in a couple of different type of containers.  Great recipe.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/sun006-1-1.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/sun011-3.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/sun006-3.jpg)

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Post by: Frozzie on May 15, 2011, 07:09:03 pm
oh julie O yum yum yum and great photos (pity the pie is a little blurry but im still getting the yumminess lol)..one thing i really enjoy is homemade meat pies..how did you form the pies julieO they look so perfect...mine usually have corrigated type edging as they are the only individual size tins I have found here ..would be interested what you use julieO  :) :) :) :)
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Post by: JulieO on May 16, 2011, 01:12:02 am
Thanks Frozzie.  I have about a dozen pie tins like these.  They are the perfect size and I freeze the unbaked pies in them.  Being non-stick means I don't have to grease them either.  :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/misc/pietins.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on May 16, 2011, 01:39:39 am
Thanks Julie - surprised the puddings took that long but they do look better served individually.  Love your pies too.
Bakers Secret also have the oval shaped pie tins too Frozzie.
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Post by: maddy on May 16, 2011, 01:49:22 am
Just gorgeous photo's Julie!   The food just leaps off the screen!
I love the enamel? mugs for the puddings......I want pie and lemon pudding NOW!  :P
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Post by: JulieO on May 16, 2011, 04:08:05 am
Judy. I would only go by my time as a guide as I was doing other things and didn't take too much attention lof them to be honest, just kept checking to see when they turned golden and sprung back when touched in the middle.

Yes I have 4 of the oval shaped tins too but they seemed to make quite big pies from my memory.  Maybe I should try them again to see.  I really want to make some chicken ones soon.  Pies are great to have in the freezer, so much nicer than any bought pie. ;D

Thanks Maddy, yes they are enamel mugs.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on May 16, 2011, 04:54:28 am
My mouth is watering too JulieO. They all look lovely.
WE only eat homemade pies, I am always scared of what is in bought ones.
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Post by: Frozzie on May 16, 2011, 06:08:49 am
thanks julieO will look into them online as they are perfect and thanks JD for the tip re oval ones too  :)

cookie i too love homemade and my family has only ever had homemade as you cant get them over here anyway and I too am a bit scared about buying them..only time I ever did in oz was at certain bakerys who made them in house fresh and even that wasnt that often..i have a great WW recipe for meat pies (mince ones) that taste delish and you can add whatever, onion, mushroom, curry etc etc..ok have to get some of these tins and make me some more pies  :) :)
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Post by: cookie1 on May 17, 2011, 12:27:30 pm
We had fish, chips and TMX coleslaw for dinner tonight. I caught a lovely big cod this morning. It will probably be the same tomorrow night.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 17, 2011, 12:45:32 pm
lucky you cookie - I just paid $30 for some snapper, and I bet yours is much nicer  :)
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Post by: TM_Ted on May 20, 2011, 01:12:22 pm
Tonight we had Thai - Larp Gai. I could not find a TMX recipe so we made it up as we went along. It turned out as we expected, and we made lots of notes about how to do what next time.

Had difficulty toasting the Jasmine Rice, even on Varoma temperature it didn't seem the TMX was hot enough. Think there was sufficient to dry the grains but the grinding then took a little longer than expected. Normally we toast them to a golden brown in a little frypan on the stove.

I was worried about how to handle the Chicken mince but that worked itself out by extending the cook time. Next time I will just use skinless Chicken Breast and get the smallest kitchen in the world to mince it.

We both enjoyed it. I had mine wrapped in a Lettuce leaf and DW had hers on a bed of shredded lettuce. Gemma will definitely not be getting the leftovers. She is too busy eating the last of the Cream Puffs from a few days ago, she does not mind if they are a little soggy.
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Post by: Zan on May 20, 2011, 02:38:19 pm
Julie, I'd also love that pasta recipe.

Tonight we had Friday night soup night - chicken and vegetable soup tonight.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Voz6j0vAlEw/TdYwaxgy5QI/AAAAAAAABY0/XSrqafred_w/s320/200511.jpg)
Stock and soup made in the tmx. (vague recipe for the soup on my blog)
As we are in and out a lot on a Friday night I and the kids are really enjoying soup night this winter.
So far all winners.
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Post by: JulieO on May 20, 2011, 11:56:41 pm
Done Zan, should be in your inbox.  :)
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Post by: maddy on May 22, 2011, 10:13:43 am
Julie O's chowder   http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2067.0
& a pizza sub.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5299.jpg?t=1306055463)
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Post by: TM_Ted on May 23, 2011, 02:21:33 am
Last night we had Italian Chilli Braised Pork Chops with TMX Mashed Potatoes. The Pork recipe came from the WW Pressure Cooker Book but as I just had some Pork Chops I browned them on the cooktop and then braised in the oven. DW has told me we are having this dish again this week, we have more Pork Chops and it was so good.
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Post by: JulieO on May 23, 2011, 04:59:05 am
Thanks for the review of that recipe Ted.  I bought that book on the weekend as I'd ordered a pressure cooker on Thursday expecting it some time this week.  It arrived this morning  :o

I have put that recipe on my list of ones to make, so thanks for the heads up.  :)
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Post by: johnro on May 23, 2011, 10:40:35 am
Corned Beef and steamed vegetables with mustard sauce - it was yum, so easy to make the sauce in thermie. :)  :)
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Post by: maddy on May 23, 2011, 11:34:39 am
Teriyaki chicken with soba noodles  (with alterations)  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4655.msg82178#msg82178

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5307.jpg?t=1306146308)
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Post by: Zan on May 23, 2011, 11:44:03 am
Haloumi patties with mushrooms, carrots and pasta (dd3 really wanted pasta)
The patties were adapted from this months masterchef magazine and so so simple and easy to make in the tmx.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EQqOu0anva4/TdooCRFZy-I/AAAAAAAABY8/mvamaVVPTEE/s320/230511.jpg)
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Post by: Shazzy on May 24, 2011, 10:35:20 am
Wow Zan they look lovely - dont suppose you might be able to post the recipe??? We travelled Australia last year in a van as a family and I discovered a cherry tomato and haloumi pasta in one of the caravan parks that we loved and cooked all the time.
Since then I have been on the look out for any haloumi recipes.

We are having left over stroganoff from last night with rice and steamed veges (my first go doing them together in the tmx).
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Post by: Zan on May 24, 2011, 02:10:21 pm
I've put the recipe on my blog http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/2011/05/monday-23rd-may-apple-and-cinnamon.html - sorry I'm a bit pressed for time at the moment so recipes are a bit sketchy but copied quantities from the original recipe.

Tonight we had Chicken Tempra from the Babi Tempra recipe in the Asian cookbook.
A winner.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AI6vKbaJ2kU/Tdummbf4blI/AAAAAAAABZE/8Q5oV1plgmQ/s320/240511.jpg)
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Post by: Shazzy on May 25, 2011, 12:31:06 am
Thanks Zan - they sound great - and healthy!  Will have to give them a go.
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Post by: Halex on May 25, 2011, 08:16:36 am
Haven't posted on this thread before, but feel like I have cooked a 3 course meal today (without any effort) so here we go

Family Chowder Soup with TM bread - both from forum

Spaghetti Bologanise from EDC with a few additions

Rice Pudding from EDC

You can tell it is getting colder n Perth, not sure if we will manage all 3 courses, but DS had a bowl of rice pudding for afternoon tea!

So 3 courses all in the TM - gotta love my machine ;D

Hally
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on May 25, 2011, 08:48:09 am
wow am enjoying all these photo's  :-* keep 'em coming
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Post by: judydawn on May 25, 2011, 10:01:22 am
This  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3373.msg82438#new) was our tea tonight - Katya's Chicken with coriander and mango. It was an all-in-one-meal although I browned the cubed potato in a pan at the end so I have asked Caroline to move it over to our new section.
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Post by: gotta cook on May 25, 2011, 12:17:49 pm
My very first post - here goes! Just bought a few recipe books so tried out the Chicken with Prunes from the Meat on the Menu book.Used chicken thighs. Decided to try and make it even more Moroccan .Modified the recipe by adding  8 dried apricots, a cinnamon quill, 1star anise, a pinch of turmeric, a shake of ground cardamom,and a shake of  ground cumin. ( just guessed amounts   and hoped for the best!) Turned out really yummy, served with cous cous . :)
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Post by: judydawn on May 25, 2011, 01:08:45 pm
The additions had to add some flavour to the recipe gotta cook - I'll make a note on mine to try all those extras too.
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Post by: judydawn on May 27, 2011, 06:41:16 am
We had roast chicken & vegies cooked in the weber today with steamed carrots, beans & cabbage done in the TMX along with the gravy. Whilst the gravy was cooking I quickly stir fried the steamed cabbage in some butter on the stove to give it a flavour boost.  Will post the gravy recipe, it really made this meal.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 27, 2011, 08:24:22 am
We're having spaghetti bolognaise tonight. someone told me I could put the spaghetti in with the meat after a bit ofcooking as long as I had enough liquid. I'mn going to try that as I don't have the thermoserver with me.
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Post by: judydawn on May 27, 2011, 09:02:11 am
You mean this one  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2094.0) Cathy came up with Cookie?
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Post by: johnro on May 27, 2011, 09:14:55 am
We are having corned beef hash cakes - great way to use left over corned beef other than fritters, plus vegs can be disguised in them easily for the families with littlies or biggies who still whine about vegs..  Thermie was only used to boil the potatoes  :)  :)  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on May 27, 2011, 06:58:59 pm
been flat out again this week..not really planned but ended up that way... got home late from shopping tonight so we are having the bangers and mash with onion gravy as I very excitidly found different sorts of beef sausages..provencial herbs one, shallots one and some plain ones (unheard of in France except maybe on the odd occassion or region you may find them in very small quantities but here its pretty much merguez and chipolatas..blah)  so looking forward to trying them out in this dish!  :) :)  (still havent got around to making my own or testing them out to give a recipe to my butcher so nice find tonight for me)
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Post by: maddy on May 30, 2011, 10:58:06 am
Silverside with Johnro's yummy mustard sauce  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6315.0
roasties and zucchini/red onion/tomato bake.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5327.jpg?t=1306749188)

also made Trudy's  impossible lemon pie for desserts  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=628.msg2516#msg2516

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_1554.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on May 30, 2011, 11:53:25 am
Today made an extra super quick curry. Similar to my Quick Curry but added rice to it.
All cooked in 20 min in one pot.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-LI_itG1zPN4/TeNr-jec4aI/AAAAAAAABZM/0r4xTytN2bc/s320/300511.jpg)

Made it for lunch and have leftovers to heat up for tomorrow. So two yummy treat meals for less than $4.
Recipe (tried to make this one closer to a recipe than my usual instructions), but it's still probably a little vague, on my blog.
http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/2011/05/monday-30th-may-porridge-quick-chicken.html (http://thermomixmeals.blogspot.com/2011/05/monday-30th-may-porridge-quick-chicken.html)


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Post by: maddy on May 31, 2011, 11:50:22 am
Looks good Zan  :)

Made Chelseas beef stroganoff (YUMMY) http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2010/06/filling-tummies-with-beef-stroganoff.html

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5343.jpg?t=1306838494)
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Post by: maddy on June 02, 2011, 11:28:08 am
MJ's pasties  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6362.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5361.jpg)

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Post by: maddy on June 07, 2011, 12:57:33 am
Last night was Ayla's tweaked tuna mornay.....YUM!     http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3750.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5376.jpg)

My little  tweaks    http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3750.msg83511#msg83511

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on June 09, 2011, 04:19:09 am
We are honey and soy chicken by sandra. Will let you know what we think.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 11, 2011, 12:47:59 pm
Tonight was Judy's chicken & vegetable soup  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3714.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5420.jpg)

and apple crumble pots - using Rara's crumble topping  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6209.msg81003#msg81003  and cooked the apples as per "my way of cooking" book.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5423.jpg)


Friday was eye fillet steak with ratatouille and corn

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5401.jpg)


Thursday was coconut chicken, from the budget busters book

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5385.jpg)


and Wednesday was my vegetable & pasta soup with hot buttered rolls  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3113.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5392.jpg)





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Post by: judydawn on June 11, 2011, 01:22:34 pm
Your family eat so well maddy - lovely photos.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 11, 2011, 01:25:42 pm
A feast of photographs Maddy 8) Everything looks so appetizing  :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 11, 2011, 09:26:24 pm
Seeing as DH has a horrible head cold (and has just shared it with me) I am resorting to my Scottish crofter roots and making a bowl of porridge for breakfast followed at lunch / dinner time by a big pot of Scotch Broth made the "traditional" way, slow cooked on my rayburn stove, it will be followed by Vegetable Stew from the Rainbow Recipes cookbook - this will be my first recipe from this book so am looking forward to trying it.  I'm definitely into cold weather / comfort food mode just now!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 12, 2011, 02:47:36 am
a big pot of Scotch Broth made the "traditional" way

quoting Matt Preston in today's paper:

"The secret to a happy life is a good soup bubbling away on the stove"
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: bigTcup on June 12, 2011, 03:02:04 am
Maddy you make me want dinner and it is only 10.00am - everything you cook looks soooooooo tasty!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 12, 2011, 07:22:27 am
Thank you  :) that's lovely to read.
Some nights you would think I was trying to poison them  :-))

Tonight we're going out for Mexican.....which I always think tastes better when someone else cooks it  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 12, 2011, 10:37:38 am
As usual Maddy your pics are such a visual feast - thank you for always sharing with us.  :)  :)  :)
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Post by: JulieO on June 12, 2011, 12:35:03 pm
You have been busy Maddy, all looks wonderful.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on June 12, 2011, 11:18:52 pm
I just wanted to comment on my last post - I tried the vegetable stew from the Rainbow Recipes book last night and have got to say that the gravy was BRILLIANT!!!  As a vegetarian I have found it challenging to get a good gravy, but this one has done it.  I would probably change the vegetable mixture next time, but the gravy is definitely going to be used again and again and again ....
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on June 13, 2011, 12:35:05 am
Is this the first recipe you've done from that book Cuilidh?  Overall, what do you think of the book?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on June 13, 2011, 10:27:59 pm
Yes, this is the first recipe I've made from this book.  Everything is well laid out and presented so it is very straightforward to follow recipes - it also gives non-TMX instructions for cooking the same dish so is versatile in that sense as well.

Overall, I would say the recipes look varied, interesting and healthy.  I will be tackling more as time goes on.  For me, the book is a boon (harking back to being a vegetarian here) and I think I probably prefer it to the Vegetarian book from TMX, but it's early days yet.  I'll keep you posted on meals as I make them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 14, 2011, 01:25:05 am
Ended up making 2 meals last night, as I knew the boys wouldn't eat the pasta/pumpkin  :-))

Ricotta & spinach agnolotti, with a pumpkin & sage sauce.  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6468.0

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5471.jpg)

.....and the boys had Chelseas bangers & mash   http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3821.0
 with lemon pepper carrots & zucchini

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5477.jpg)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on June 14, 2011, 02:17:19 am
Nice Maddy your meals look sooo nice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 14, 2011, 02:51:06 am
Amazing photos from everyone again-well done.
Tonight we're trying a dish from the Travelling book. Beef roulade with gherkins. Will post a review tomorrow.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on June 14, 2011, 02:57:01 am
Maddy

You cook the most amazing meals.

Can you ship them to perth :) :D

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Twitterpated on June 14, 2011, 08:01:39 am
Maddy most of us are lucky to get one meal on the table at night - but two! You're amazing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 14, 2011, 11:36:53 am
Our dinner fare was thanks to Judy - chicken and vegie soup and then curried sausages - thanks again JD.  I have also organised the menu for a friend for the rest of the week - she has borrowed my thermie....oh no I hear you say, but DD is in Darwin for a week so took her TMX, so I am not as unselfish as you may have first thought!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 14, 2011, 11:53:04 am
Oh gosh *blushes*......anything looks good photographed up close, but thank you gorgeous girls  8)

Tonight the kids had late dental appointments (YaY.....both still are filling free (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy110.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)),   so I made pita pizzas.
I LOVE MY PIZZA MAKER!!!!.....3 minutes and they're done  8).......and Thank you to Julie O for bringing my attention to it  :D amongst other things.....LOL! My shopping guru   8)

Hubby & kids had on theirs -  triple smoked ham, salami, Nico's quick tomato salsa (well drained before using), and pizza cheese.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5487.jpg)

I had sweet potato & cashew dip spread on the base, then topped with marinated artichoke hearts, grilled & marinated peppers, and marinated fetta....was really yummy, but knew the kids would have  screwed  their noses up..... Fussy buggars  :P

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5502.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on June 14, 2011, 12:06:34 pm
Now I feel like pizza..... :-))....... ;D  Looks Yum Maddy!  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on June 15, 2011, 12:03:35 am
Yum Maddy what pizza maker is it? How much does it cost? We buy pizza most weeks so I should start making my own.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 15, 2011, 02:08:08 am
Yvette pizza makers are really the best. DD won one several years ago and we haven't bought pizza since. Hers is simply branded 'The Pizza Maker.' My brother has a Breville and has trouble with the filling sticking to the top element.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on June 15, 2011, 05:09:43 am
Thanks Cookie will keep my eyes open for one. Maybe I will try Victorias Basement on the weekend.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 15, 2011, 09:06:51 am
Yvette, the one I have is called "The pizza maker - multifunction pizza oven".
There are two types.  One is red, and the pizza stone is non removable.  The black one has the removable stone, with an insert to pop in and make frittata's etc.

(http://img.oo.com.au/prod/HMHCLD901/2b.jpg)

(http://img.oo.com.au/prod/HMHCLD901/5b.jpg)

(http://img.oo.com.au/prod/HMHCLD901/4b.jpg)

Works well, and with fresh dough, it would take around 8 minutes to cook.  You would just pop your cheese on in the later few minutes, so that it doesn't brown too much.
The bases are lovely and crisp, and usually I'm not organised to make the dough prior, but using pita breads as bases is only 3-4 minutes cooking.

I will say, use only one side of the pizza stone.....I gave mine to a neighbour to try before she decided to buy, and I'm not sure if it was whatever topping she used, or it was turned over and used on the clean side  :o.....but when I got it back last night, it was smoking like crazy on the underside, and burning the oil that was there  >:(  that's why you just use the one side!  Luckily I have just found a replacement stone online for $24.00 just now.

Semolina is great for sprinkling on stone if using fresh dough, and I don't even bother with that if using pita breads.
I purchased mine at kitchenware direct, but check around for prices.
Like Julie, I purchased the metal paddles from the machines own website  http://www.thepizzachef.com.au/Default.asp?c=15527  they are fantastic!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on June 15, 2011, 09:29:46 am
Don't you hate lending anything that doesn't come back quite the same  :'( :'(
Love the look of that machine maddy but we don't have enough pizza to warrant one. I will be strong  :D :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on June 15, 2011, 10:22:44 am
I like the Pizza oven, looks like a good machine to have but like Judy we don't eat that many pizzas either.

Tonight we had Curried mince meat (from the forum) with added veggies to bulk it up. I can feed a family of 7 for under $10 with this meal. And we love it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on June 15, 2011, 10:36:01 am
Thanks Maddy I am going to get one great pics
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 15, 2011, 02:10:31 pm
Don't you hate lending anything that doesn't come back quite the same  :'( :'(

Absolutely!  You know, one would think I should have learned a lesson by now.
My Sister in law had been without an oven for a few weeks, and was waiting for the element to turn up.  I felt sorry for her, and loaned her a brand new-never out the box Breville pizzetta oven, I had been storing until my "one day" new kitchen happened.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTeItQDNOSpFVWTw207QCKLSycH52Bp3EUy0kLTHuPW3nfRq8kY9w&t=1)

Well, it's been at her place for at least 18 months now, and you should see the state of it!  :o >:( >:(
I would highly doubt that industrial strength cleaners would clean the baked on grime  >:(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 15, 2011, 02:20:27 pm
Ahhh....now that whinge is off my chest  :P 
We had sweet & sour pork

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5510.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on June 15, 2011, 02:25:51 pm
Yum Maddy, that looks so nice. I have made the sweet and sour meatballs before but not for a long time. I think I better put this on the to make list for next week. Love your photos (I could nearly eat the screen)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 15, 2011, 02:38:54 pm
are people so blind that they: 
a) just don't see the mess they make or 
b) so stupid that they think you won't notice or
c) think that someone will clean up after them

I work in the hospitality/short term rental holiday home industry where people  see neither a, b or c and when you charge them for the additional time it takes over at normal clean for that property to clean up after them.  They challenge you through all the legal channels, and threaten you with word of mouth negativity, and also media attention under the guise of customer dissatisfaction. I just stick to the Terms and Conditions of booking and will not bend for anyone, that way I know where I stand when they express dissatisfaction as you have to be consistent. There are no handshake deals as far as I am concerned, and even growing up in the country, you cannot trust anyone (bar one or two ).  If you are lending appliances just between friendly channels you  also have to beat your head up against the wall for these knuckleheads, and I would personally be reluctant considering its
a) of no benefit to you if they loved the machine
b) insurers will be reluctant to cover you if if something goes wrong under someone else's roof without you being there and
c) just make sure you are covered if you lend your machine and something goes wrong  and
d) can trust your friend if something does go wrong (believe me most people are liars and just try to go with the option that will not cost them any money
e) when it comes to money; the friend you thought you had may not be friend at all <full stop>
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 15, 2011, 02:48:27 pm
Totally agree with you there puffs........I think I am just too soft  :-\  but I will say with confidence, the TM will never leave my home on loan!
You would love me as one of your holiday renters.....I make the beds, sweep, empty the rubbish, and clean everything before we leave.....the thought of people thinking we were sloths, does my head in  :P

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 15, 2011, 06:22:10 pm
You lovelies have made me VERY nervous - you may have noticed a comment in another thread that I have loaned thermie to a friend for this week as a getting to know it activity prior to her ordering (have been using DD's TMX while she is in Darwin for the week!!!!!!!!) I read this post prior to going to bed - now it is 3am, you don't have think very hard to guess my first thoughts of the day.  :-\  :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 16, 2011, 12:36:01 am
You lovelies have made me VERY nervous

Oh Robyn.....sooooo sorry to cause you angst!
You obviously know your friend is responsible......unlike me.....I should have known better  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on June 16, 2011, 12:53:59 am
Last night I made a lovely cooking sauce, only took 10 secs to make in the TM.  It contained roasted red capsicum, red onion, garlic, smoked paprika, red wine vinegar, sambal, olive oil, salt & pepper and a little brown sugar. I poured it over a butterflied chicken and baked.  When it was cooked I spooned some of the lovely stuff over the top to serve.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/Wed3.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on June 16, 2011, 04:17:43 am
JulieO, that looks so appetising I almost wish I ate meat just to try it!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 16, 2011, 05:54:39 am
My DH lends things to people he shouldn't. ie-his brother. He often has to ring him months/years down the track and say have you finished with my ...................It makes me cross. He lent a couple of our travelling maps that have all our previous trips on them in different coloured high lighter, including all the little side trips etc. The 'dear friend' never returned them. :'( :'(

Our pizza maker is just like yours Maddy. Great machine. I make our own dough and we cook it untopped for a bit first. (in the pizza maker)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 16, 2011, 06:07:46 am
I make our own dough and we cook it untopped for a bit first. (in the pizza maker)

Ah, that's clever cookie!
 How long roughly would you cook it first, and on what number?
Which dough recipe do you prefer?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 16, 2011, 06:18:43 am
I use the EDC recipe Maddy. I make 3 pizzas or small ones from it. DH does the cooking and he said it depends on the thickness of the pizza. About 2-4 minutes he said and temperature is fairly high. It just needs to be firm so that you can handle it with topping on it using the paddles.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh142/birdsam/IMGP2439.jpg)

One from a while ago. You can see we love to load them up.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 16, 2011, 06:33:16 am
Yummy cookie  :P
We have pizza at least once a week,  it's a great way to use up stuff.

My favourite would still have to be the Camembert/quince paste one  ;D

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_4100.jpg?t=1293872429)

Compleeeetely indulgent  :-*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 16, 2011, 08:13:06 am
I need to find some quinces and make some more paste. DD and I like to different things but DH isn't very adventurous.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 16, 2011, 08:13:57 am
Dinner tonight is MJ's rough puff pastry pasties. The pastry is made and it seems very easy, need to see how it cooks up.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 16, 2011, 02:18:07 pm
I use the EDC recipe Maddy.

this recipe is lovely with rosemary and a couple of cloves of garlic *blitzed*

what make is your pizza maker cookie? I have heard there is an Italian brand that is superb and it may be around $300+. We are not huge pizza eaters and so its good to hear what other brands are out there getting good results.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 16, 2011, 02:25:18 pm
Last night I made a lovely cooking sauce, only took 10 secs to make in the TM.  It contained roasted red capsicum, red onion, garlic, smoked paprika, red wine vinegar, sambal, olive oil, salt & pepper and a little brown sugar. I poured it over a butterflied chicken and baked.  When it was cooked I spooned some of the lovely stuff over the top to serve.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/Wed3.jpg)

Mmn mmn...JO can you be more specific in your measurement of ingredients -- it looks totally what I am looking for in my Favourites File #2  ;D I want the drumstick!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on June 16, 2011, 03:15:42 pm
CP, here it is, so easy but it was really nice.  The amounts of paprika and sambal is what I used and it was perfect for us, just up them if you like it more spicy.  :)

CHILLI CHICKEN
1 whole chicken, butterflied (remove the backbone)
2 largish red capsicums
1 red onion cut in quarters
1 tbsp. brown sugar
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 ½ tsp  sambal oelek 
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (I used light)
salt and pepper

Remove the stalks from each capsicum and discard.  Cut each pepper into quarters long ways cutting off any white membranes so all that’s remaining is the capsicum.

Place under a hot grill until skins blister and blacken.  Remove immediately to a zip lock bag and seal.  Put aside for 10 mins or so.  Preheat oven to 190c

Remove capsicums from bag and peel off the skins.  Place peeled capsicums into TM bowl.
Add rest of the ingredients (except the chicken of course) and blend to a smooth paste 20 secs/speed 10.

Lay butterflied chicken onto a baking paper lined tray, make sure you use the paper otherwise some of the sauce will stick and burn to the tray.

Pour chilli mixture onto the chicken and use your hands to spread the mixture so it coats the chicken all over on both sides.  Allow to marinate for about 15 mins.

Bake for 50 - 70 mins (depending on the size of your chicken) or until the chicken is nice and crispy and cooked through.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 16, 2011, 03:18:16 pm
Thanks so much JO, its definitely going to be made within the next couple of days. Love it!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 17, 2011, 01:16:11 am
Yep, that looks really lovely Julie  :-*  What would you rate the heat level for those quantities you used?

Last night we had rosemary lamb chop casserole (the freezer is full of them  :o), with roasted potatoes & zucchini with Italian crumbs.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5524.jpg)

I made the sticky date pudding for the first time.....oh my......that sauce is wickedly good  :-*

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5534.jpg)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 17, 2011, 05:31:37 am
Our pizza maker is the same as Maddy's CP63. It makes lovely pizza.  I've also used it for Naan bread in the summer too as it was easier to heat that in the laundry than the oven.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on June 17, 2011, 06:01:38 am
Maddy, it wasn't hot, just a bit spicy, if you are making it for your kids, maybe use 3/4 tsp sambal the first time, then you can gauge whether you could increase or not.   :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 17, 2011, 06:51:18 am
JulieO I can just taste that chicken, it looks amazing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on June 17, 2011, 08:29:14 am
Thanks Cookie, it was nice.  :) All this talk of pizzas has made me put it on the cards for tonight.  Had a busy day so will just be using yiros bread as the bases today instead of making my own, makes for a quick tea.   ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on June 19, 2011, 09:14:05 am
Weber Chicken Maryland roast tonight using a cooking sauce which CC gave me.  Thanks CC, we both enjoyed it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on June 19, 2011, 09:32:11 am
Hubby is in charge of our Sunday night dinners now. Steak, eggs and fried potatoes are on the menu tonight.  ;) ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: AmandaN on June 19, 2011, 09:53:07 am
We are having paneer and spinich tikka marsla.  Made the tikka pasta last weekend so we will be having a run of indian meals.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on June 19, 2011, 11:04:01 am
Hubby is in charge of our Sunday night dinners now. Steak, eggs and fried potatoes are on the menu tonight.  ;) ;D

lol Chelsea this sounds just like my DH's menu when he cooks.  :D :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 20, 2011, 12:09:09 pm
last night was red curry chicken lasagna

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5548.jpg)

and tonight was Mexican Meatloaf (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6525.0)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5580.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on June 21, 2011, 08:36:47 am
Well tonight the DH;s Birthday tea which is Roast Pork and roast veggies. Nothing made in the Thermomix. Oh except my the Birthday cake (Bimby Choc Cake)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: MGlatte on June 21, 2011, 09:40:42 am
Tonight I made Beef Rendang (from the EDC book) but used chicken instead of beef. I only used half a chilli. It was a little bit spicy but both kidlets ate it and my 6 year old went back for more. Yay!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lainie on June 21, 2011, 10:32:29 am
Only three of us home for dinner this evening and fish was on the menu.  Very proud to report that we tried the Varoma for the first time and had a success, preparing CP's ginger steamed fish and Asian veg with rice [url][/http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6031.0url].  I don't have a bamboo steamer so just placed the fish and veg directly into the Varoma.  I used sea perch fillets as they weren't too thick and i was worried about getting the timing wrong. The sauce was really nice - this was a winner and will become a regular in our house, thanks CP.  Don't know why I was tentative about trying the Varoma, very easy - off to look for tomorrow night's menu in the all-in-one area, and trying to resist the temptation to make something naughty (but yummy) for dessert on this cold wintry Melbourne night! 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 21, 2011, 10:35:42 am
great to hear the feedback, and glad you enjoyed it Lainie.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 21, 2011, 11:20:20 am
Tuna and Macaroni Bake (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2111.0) here but I used salmon instead - only thing in Mother Hubbard's cupboard  :)  :)

BTW forgot to mention it was really delicious!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 22, 2011, 11:29:41 am
making JO's Chilli Chicken for dinner tonight from the previous page, its in the oven now  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 22, 2011, 01:13:19 pm
A variation of Baf's chicken/veg dish, with pasta and lemon/cashew/basil sauce. (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3421.msg41253#msg41253)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5638.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 22, 2011, 02:36:11 pm
Great pics Maddy - I made Nic's Peanut Chicken (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5983.0), unfortunately the resulting pics did not do this delicious meal justice (the chicken looked undercooked in the pic which definitely was not the case).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on June 23, 2011, 10:51:26 am
Been a bit down this week with a cold, so today I made one of my favourite comfort foods - cottage pie.  Threw heaps of different vegies into the pot and it tasted great.  I think I feel better already!  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_6435-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on June 23, 2011, 11:54:13 am
Your pie looks great Julie - hope it helped and you are feeling better soon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 23, 2011, 11:57:23 am
Great pic Julie - looks far more appealing than the left over peanut chicken on out plates tonight.  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on June 23, 2011, 12:42:05 pm
I love looking at the photo's of peoples dinner, it definitely makes the taste buds salivate just looking at them.
Yum JulieO that looks great.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 23, 2011, 03:07:11 pm
i think there are too many recipes in this world to cook the same thing week in week out, so I love the inspiration they provide also. we can all "hear" when someone says they cooked thisnthat, but when we see a pic we think gee that really appeals to me (or not)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 24, 2011, 12:20:11 am
Hope your feeling better soon Julie.  Pies are just the perfect comfort food  :-*

Last night was pork sausages with hot apple sauce & onions, individual bacon wrapped egg pie & garlic mushrooms.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5653.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on June 24, 2011, 01:53:01 am
That's different maddy - my man would enjoy that one!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 24, 2011, 03:12:17 am
Maddy your photos are so inspiring.

We were having grilled steak with mushroom sauce (from the gravy of the roulades I made before). When I went to the freezer the steak wasn't sirloin it was gravy beef. I don't know how I managed that. I think I should wear my glasses more at the shops. :P :P Hence dinner is something different. Perhaps curry.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 24, 2011, 04:09:02 am
That's different maddy

It's the lazy girl roast pork dinner  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lovemythermo on June 24, 2011, 07:44:45 am
How did you do the eggs Maddy? yummo!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 24, 2011, 07:53:57 am
How did you do the eggs Maddy? yummo!

Grease 4-5 individual pie tins.
Wrap 1 1/2 rashers bacon (rind removed) around sides, and bottom, for each pie.
Whisk together 6 eggs, 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream, and chopped chives or parsley. Pour into tins.
Bake 180c, 25 minutes.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 26, 2011, 10:56:29 am
We had roast lamb and roast vegs with steamed broccoli, carrots and corn in thermie veg - dessert was date and butterscotch self saucing pudding (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6566.msg85958#new).  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Twitterpated on June 26, 2011, 11:10:37 am
The dessert looks awesome Johnro. Thanks for providing the link.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Gen Y on June 26, 2011, 11:15:33 am
Osso Bucco with the sauce made in the thermomix. it was falling off the bone. absolutely beautiful !
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 26, 2011, 11:48:58 am
Frittata using the ricotta I made with vegies and for dessert steamed roly poly and custard. Oops, nearly forgot, cauliflower soup and my take on Masterchef's sourdough. Recipe to come.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: TM_Ted on June 27, 2011, 05:23:35 am
Last night I was a little naughty, did not use the TM31 but cooked dinner (Kranski's, Asparugus, Zucchini, Eggplant and Tomatoes) on the Chimique.

DW did use the TM31 to whip the cream for the smashed Pavlova.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on June 27, 2011, 11:26:27 am
Judy's Honey Beef and Beans (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6562.0) was delicious and left over date and butterscotch pudding :) :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on June 27, 2011, 11:31:34 am
Saturday I made Beef Enchilada's (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1645.0) with taco bread.
Bit of an oops though with enchilada's....I had a couple of friends over, there may have been wine involved  :P and with a lapse of concentration, talking & cooking, I  put way too much chili in  :o  Just managed to eat it though :P
For the taco bread, I followed the parmesan bread (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4382.0) recipe, just omitting the parmesan cheese & herbs, and then I added 1 1/2 Tblsp. Sonan's taco mix  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5620.0)  (will add 2 Tbsp. next time), then topped with tasty cheese and spring onion.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5666.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5663.jpg)

Sunday we had take out Chinese with my Brother

.....and tonight I made chorizo & capsicum risotto. (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6578.0)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5685.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Gen Y on June 28, 2011, 12:49:10 pm
Beef pumpkin & cashew pilaf =D was superb !
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rara1 on June 28, 2011, 03:08:24 pm
Swedish meatballs from edc.
OH loved them BUT the kids didn't like them  :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on June 28, 2011, 09:53:24 pm
Yesterday was my birthday so we went to our favourite Indian restaurant and had Sev Puri, Onion Bhaji, Bombay Aloo, Chicken Mak..(something that I can't spell), rice, garlic naan and mango kulfi.  Now I feel like a big blob, but it was a gorgeous treat!
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Post by: JulieO on June 28, 2011, 11:23:35 pm
Happy Birthday for yesterday Cuilidh, sounds like your meal out was nice.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on June 29, 2011, 12:20:22 am
Happy birthday for yesterday Marina, sounds like a nice meal you had there. Nice to not have to cook on your birthday.  Made a note for next year  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on June 29, 2011, 01:01:17 am
Thanks for all your good wishes.  JD, you have such a kind heart, if you make a note of everyone's birthdays you will never get to bed at night!!  However, I will easily remember Geoff's as we are right next to each other!
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Post by: cookie1 on June 29, 2011, 01:53:33 am
Best wishes for yesterday Marina. Your birthday dinner sounds lovely.
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Post by: faffa_70 on June 29, 2011, 02:36:23 am
Happy Birthday for yesterday Marina - so glad you got the night of cooking!  :-*
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on June 29, 2011, 03:23:50 am
happy birthday Cuilidh, another candle on the cake - hope you had a happy day  :-*
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 29, 2011, 04:22:24 am
CP - The candles wouldn't go out and the cake melted!!
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Post by: trudy on June 29, 2011, 04:32:04 am
Happy birthday for  yesterday Marina.  Hope you had the best of days!!!
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Post by: johnro on June 29, 2011, 04:55:24 am
Happy birthday for yesterday Marina, I hope that your day was filled with special moments :)  :)  :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 29, 2011, 07:40:16 am
Belated Birthday Wishes Marina. :-*
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Post by: Very Happy Jan on June 29, 2011, 12:06:21 pm
Belated birthday wishes Marina. It's nice not to have to cook on your birthday.
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Post by: Frozzie on June 29, 2011, 02:51:52 pm
belated bday wishes Marina...good you had the night off cooking and enjoyed your meal!  :)


for lunch we had MMs bol sauce with chilli salt added, made with pasta at the end like CCs pasta bolognaise method minus the parmesan cheese and as there were so many leftovers (mainly only me who ate as DS eats like a mouse and DD fell alseep while I was cooking lol)....so i put the leftovers ie 3/4 of it into a glass oven dish and ill top it with either mash and cheese or a cheese sauce and bake it in the oven for dinner with a fresh salad...might even just do monkeyboyzmums cheese sauce and pour it oven and bake until golden...easy dinner!
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Post by: bigTcup on June 29, 2011, 02:56:06 pm
I had a bit of a cheats dinner, broccoli pesto (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6534.0) on pasta, quick & easy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on June 30, 2011, 07:36:53 am
Tonight is Jo's curry and vegie chicken sausage rolls.
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Post by: Cuilidh on June 30, 2011, 09:45:10 am
Cookie, I see you've just gone over the 7000 posts mark - is that a record for this forum?

Oh, I've just seen JudyDawn is nearing 9,000 - maybe she has the record?
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Post by: Twitterpated on June 30, 2011, 09:48:37 am
Making Quirky Jo's fried rice and lemon chicken (forum) for tea tonight. Having a small taste but not eating as I am only 3 kilos from my goal weight and already cheated this week.
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Post by: maddy on July 01, 2011, 02:20:05 am
Making Quirky Jo's fried rice

I did too  :)  Yummy Jo! and I love the coconut flavour through the rice.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5690.jpg)

I cooked  2 pieces of pork fillet in the oven (which had marinated in char siu sauce prior), then added that to the cooked rice and veg.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on July 01, 2011, 12:07:40 pm
Pizza night.....so I made cajun chicken, with red onions, sour cream & avocado.
For the base sauce, I simply spread light sour cream, and sprinkled with pizza cheese.  Was really yum.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5723.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on July 01, 2011, 12:24:13 pm
I'm not hungry at the moment maddy but that looks so inviting.  Great idea with the sour cream/cheese base.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 01, 2011, 12:36:23 pm
yum maddy  :)
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Post by: johnro on July 01, 2011, 01:12:37 pm
Certainly looks very appetising - what pizza base recipe do you generally use Maddy?  :)  :)
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Post by: maddy on July 01, 2011, 01:22:11 pm
what pizza base recipe do you generally use Maddy?  :)  :)

 :P :P  I usually use pita breads, as it's quick & easy and cooks in under 4 minutes with the pizza maker.    I prefer a thin base, as we can enjoy the toppings more.
Dough bases I find are too filling, and almost always I feel too bloated after eating them.
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Post by: johnro on July 01, 2011, 01:29:37 pm
Thanks Maddy - I am seriously considering the pizza maker!!!!!! Certainly hastens the process of pizza making!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on July 02, 2011, 11:23:01 am
Chelsea's yummy beef stroganoff, with pappardelle pasta.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5735.jpg)
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Post by: Gen Y on July 02, 2011, 11:49:40 am
Strawberry foam but with Raspberries =D omg yum i am so making this for my family to keep
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on July 03, 2011, 04:19:34 am
Vegetable curry with chick peas. Perhaps with naan bread and soup before hand.
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Post by: hopefulcook on July 03, 2011, 12:36:28 pm
We had my versatile lentil sauce which we haven't had for ages, sorry don't know how to do links. Served with EDC mash, half potatoes and half sweet potatoes. I use less liquid with sweet potatoes or it ends up like purée and reminds DH of baby food, he won't touch it!!
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Post by: Frozzie on July 03, 2011, 01:00:52 pm
We had my versatile lentil sauce which we haven't had for ages, sorry don't know how to do links. Served with EDC mash, half potatoes and half sweet potatoes. I use less liquid with sweet potatoes or it ends up like purée and reminds DH of baby food, he won't touch it!!

links are super easy hopefulcook.  when you posty your reply one of the buttons above where you type is of the world...thats the hyperlink button... first you need to copy the web address of the recipe or page you want to link then you just type whatever you want as the link word in your post ie 'here' or 'versatile lentil sauce' then highlight the word(s), cick on the world button above then all you just have to do is put an equal sign between the first l and end bracket followed by a paste of the link address....thats it...done!
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Post by: johnro on July 03, 2011, 01:54:02 pm
We had my versatile lentil sauce which we haven't had for ages, sorry don't know how to do links. Served with EDC mash, half potatoes and half sweet potatoes. I use less liquid with sweet potatoes or it ends up like purée and reminds DH of baby food, he won't touch it!!
Hopeful cook there is lots of discussion on this post (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3083.0) re inserting links - I followed CP's instructions to the letter for a long time before it became almost second nature.  Hope this helps together with Frozzie's advice.  :)  :)
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Post by: hopefulcook on July 03, 2011, 01:56:48 pm
Thanks I guess this means I should really do it on my laptop and not just on my iPhone!!
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Post by: johnro on July 03, 2011, 02:07:38 pm
That is one issue I have with the I-pad as well - a wee pain at times but I generally find it quicker to use the PC to insert any posts on the forum  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on July 03, 2011, 02:30:42 pm
thanks robyn for adding the link...i forgot to add that I did the same ..read CP and Thermomixers posts on how to add links!
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Post by: johnro on July 03, 2011, 02:33:20 pm
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) My pillow and I have a date!!!!!!!!  :D  :D
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Post by: Frozzie on July 03, 2011, 02:35:13 pm
night night then  :) :) :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on July 04, 2011, 06:46:59 am
OK Robyn I can work out the time it was for you but Frozzie what time was it for you please? Early/mid morning??
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Post by: Renlor on July 04, 2011, 07:28:58 am
I'm going to try Quirky Jo's sausage casserole with dumplings for the first time.  Hope this becomes a regular meal for us  :)
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 04, 2011, 07:44:28 am
We are having curried snags and rice (http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2010/08/filling-tummies-with-easy-curried.html). My Hubby's favourite.  ;) ;D
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Post by: Yvette on July 04, 2011, 07:47:45 am
We are having tasty chicken and rice
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Post by: johnro on July 04, 2011, 08:58:05 am
Teriyaki Beef with Soba Noodles from MOTM here tonight - delish!!!!!!  :)  :) Added water chestnuts, capsicum and snow peas (fresh from the garden) and used onion instead of shallots - we love this dish   :D  :D

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r36heJO7oN0/TiafsDywpwI/AAAAAAAAJjM/2ZoiMQ48FU0/s720/Teryiaki%252520Beef%252520with%252520Soba%252520Noodles.jpg)
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Post by: Frozzie on July 04, 2011, 09:30:17 am
OK Robyn I can work out the time it was for you but Frozzie what time was it for you please? Early/mid morning??

sorry cookie i must have logged off when you wrote this or just didnt see it???...i just close my laptop as i dont actually log off ever lol..anyway to answer your question it was mid afternoon...the east coast of oz is 8 hours ahead of me...dont know about west...just checked your 6 hours ahead...its currently 10.30am here...
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Post by: Renlor on July 04, 2011, 10:00:44 am
well I made the sausage casserole with dumplings...was a huge success with the family.  It's going to move to the head of the class  ;)
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Post by: hopefulcook on July 04, 2011, 10:55:54 am
Made chookie's pide to go with some left over lamb shanks. Stunning. All gone. 10/10 from all of us!!
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Post by: Zan on July 04, 2011, 12:50:08 pm
Savoury mince pizza's.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9HLUjtq5p0o/ThGoX1MqvFI/AAAAAAAABao/a77YMWvymLg/s320/040711.jpg)

Had mince, was going to do lasagne or pasta bake, then wanted pizza. Sooooo yummy!!!!!!
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Post by: cookie1 on July 05, 2011, 05:10:51 am
Zan that looks so yummy.
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Post by: maddy on July 05, 2011, 05:20:42 am
Zan that looks so yummy.

....it does Zan....and makes mince less boring  :P
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Post by: dede on July 05, 2011, 08:34:26 am
Tonight we having Chicken Kiev (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3879.0) and  Quirky's Fried rice  (http://quirkycooking.blogspot.com/2009/08/thermomix-fried-rice.html) and  Apple Crumble (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5875.0) for dessert.  Yum I cant wait.
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Post by: Renlor on July 05, 2011, 09:07:09 am
meatloaf and steamed vegies tonight...thermie did the breadcrumbs, chopped and sauteed the onion/squash/celery/garlic and is now steaming the potato (for mash), carrot and broccoli.
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Post by: Yvette on July 05, 2011, 09:09:41 am
Fast Chicken Curry EDC
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 05, 2011, 10:04:49 am
Homemade rissoles, mashed potato and steamed veg here tonight. Simple but tasty. I made sure that there was enough mash left over to make a boston bun tomorrow. Yummo!
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Post by: Twitterpated on July 05, 2011, 11:29:19 am
Tried Cookie's tuna and macaroni bake. Got home late for work so made it exactly as the recipe cites and it was lovely. A hit with the whole family.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 05, 2011, 01:30:41 pm
Roast, and Caramel Apple Pudding (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3595.0) with icecream. (served separately  ;D)
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Post by: caketin on July 05, 2011, 02:08:23 pm
Chicken Laksa, my sister's (charabelle) recipe! Yumm...
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Post by: foodiepep on July 06, 2011, 05:14:44 am
I'm going to make a chicken tikka masala in my TMX tonight. 

I've not made it in the TMX before so this should be interesting.  I guess I cook it on 100c speed soft and reverse. ? 

Any ideas?

I'm steaming the rice in the basket first. 
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Post by: judydawn on July 06, 2011, 05:50:47 am
That's what I'd do foodiepep but if the food isn't moving, I'd up the speed to 1.
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Post by: obbie on July 06, 2011, 06:13:18 am
 :) Swiss beef, then stewed Rhubarb and ice cream :-*
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Post by: foodiepep on July 06, 2011, 06:20:40 am
That's what I'd do foodiepep but if the food isn't moving, I'd up the speed to 1.

Thankyou!
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 06, 2011, 06:57:27 am
Tasty Chicken and rice here tonight.  :)
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Post by: johnro on July 06, 2011, 07:49:57 am
Chelsea's Beef Stroganoff (http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2010/06/filling-tummies-with-beef-stroganoff.html) it is a favourite in this house, similarly for all who have tasted this delish dish  :)  :) - cooking as I post  :)  :)
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Post by: Twitterpated on July 06, 2011, 09:03:08 am
Pizza Risotto for tea tonight. Something quick and easy as the football match of the year is on tonight. Go Qld!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 06, 2011, 09:31:36 am
Chelsea's Beef Stroganoff (http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2010/06/filling-tummies-with-beef-stroganoff.html) it is a favourite in this house, similarly for all who have tasted this delish dish  :)  :) - cooking as I post  :)  :)

It was a recipe swap night Robyn.  I cooked your delicious tasty chicken.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: maddy on July 06, 2011, 11:24:06 am
Chelsea's stroganoff a fave here too  8)


Last night we had a hearty beef casserole with rosemary dumplings

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5784.jpg)

and tonight was spiced oven roasted ribs, with buttermilk dressed salad and an occasional treat of onion rings  :P

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5796.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on July 06, 2011, 11:39:30 am
Love ribs, they look very meaty maddy.
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Post by: maddy on July 06, 2011, 11:43:16 am
Love ribs, they look very meaty maddy.

They were Judy.....but I certainly paid for it too!  :o
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Post by: JulieO on July 06, 2011, 12:42:17 pm
Looks good Maddy.  :)

I made a chicken pilaf out of the Woolies mag "Fresh" today.  It was really tasty and one I would make again.

CHICKEN PILAF
10 strands saffron soaked in 1½ cups salt reduced chicken stock for 30 mins before starting the recipe, then add 1/2 cup white wine and put aside.
600g skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
1 chorizo sliced
1 red onion finely chopped
2 garlic cloves crushed
1 long red chilli finely chopped (seeds and all, it won't make it hot)
4 rindless bacon rashers finely sliced
2 tsp paprika
1 ½ cups long grain rice
1 red capsicum seeds removed and chopped
1 cup frozen peas
3 tbsp chopped cont parsley leaves

Heat a little oil in a paella pan or wide open heavy based pan over med to high heat. 
Cook chicken in batches for 4 mins or until golden.  Remove from pan with a slotted spoon.
Add chorizo, onion, garlic, chilli, bacon and paprika and cook for 3 mins stirring constantly. 
Add rice and capsicum, stir for a minute to coat with oil.  Reduce heat to med.
Pour the stock, saffron and wine combo over the rice and stir in.
Push the chicken into the rice mixture.  Reduce heat to low and cook (uncovered) for 15 mins or until the rice is nearly cooked.

Add peas and cook for a further 5 mins.  If rice is not cooked through add a little more stock and cook until done, (mine was cooked, didn't need extra time).
Season to taste with salt & pepper. You want the rice to be quite dry, it’s not meant to be wet like risotto.  The base should be crusty and golden.

Sprinkle parsley over paella and serve with crusty bread.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_6508.jpg) :)
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Post by: Gen Y on July 06, 2011, 02:05:16 pm
That looks amazing julie o i will have to try that!
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Post by: Yvette on July 07, 2011, 12:10:23 am
Looks great Julie did you make it all in the TM? Any chance you could post the recipe? please please
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Post by: JulieO on July 07, 2011, 12:49:37 am
Thankyou Gen Y.  Yvette, no didn't need to use the TM in any of this last night, just the stove top.  If you'd still like the recipe, just ask.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: KarenH on July 07, 2011, 01:14:58 am
I would love the recipe JulieO - it looks sensational!  Thanks!
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Post by: JulieO on July 07, 2011, 02:01:05 am
Thanks KJH, have put the recipe with the photo.  :)
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Post by: KarenH on July 07, 2011, 03:02:38 am
Thanks JulieO - will try it out this weekend.  :-*
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Post by: Yvette on July 07, 2011, 03:51:26 am
Thanks Julie will try this soon
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Post by: johnro on July 07, 2011, 09:54:58 am
Me too Julie, thanks so much - tonight we are having Baf's Chicken in Varoma  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5526.0)with Maddy's lemon and basil sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1063.30) - thank you lovelies for such delicious posts.  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on July 07, 2011, 12:24:14 pm
Beef madras (from the coles Curtis Stone recipe I converted ages ago) still a massive family favourite and the kids all had 2nds at least.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: hopefulcook on July 07, 2011, 12:29:54 pm
We had JD's curried mince - first time- kids not big fans but DH and I enjoyed it. We needed to add a bit of chilli but hadti keep it 'not spicy' for the kiddies. Another one I can present to my fussy Scottish in-laws so thanks JD.
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Post by: maddy on July 07, 2011, 12:56:57 pm
 Pea & ham soup with pesto toasts.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5818.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 07, 2011, 01:01:23 pm
Chicken Cacciatore from MOTM
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Post by: cookie1 on July 08, 2011, 06:33:09 am
Ham steaks from the leg of ham DH bought yesterday. ??? Hopefully with an onionand cheese tart. If it works I'll post the recipe.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on July 08, 2011, 11:10:33 am
Chicken, rice and vegetables from the UK Fast & Easy cookbook. They described it by saying 'looks & tastes like a risotto but is cooked in a different way' and although it is served as layered rice, vegies, chicken and sauce poured over the top, it certainly does taste like risotto.  Very easy to do & follow - the only tweak I made was to cut the olive oil down from 70g to 40g (some of that is used at the beginning to marinate the chicken for a  very short time).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Gen Y on July 08, 2011, 12:57:54 pm
Sour Cream and Chicken Enchiladas from the Meat on the Menu but i minced the chicken meat , yum yum yummy
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 08, 2011, 07:11:58 pm
Chicken with Pesto,Taleggio and Roasted Tomatoes.
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/59c1a7f9.png)
Not the greatest bit of food photography but it was delicious.Served it with steamed baby new potatoes,chantenay carrots and frozen peas.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on July 08, 2011, 09:56:17 pm
That looks so appetising, CC.  Fairly makes my mouth water just looking at it (I hadn't thought my taste buds had wakened up yet as it's not even 7.00 am local time here as I write this!)
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Post by: johnro on July 08, 2011, 11:23:36 pm
Looks great CC......BTW I saw the pic before I noticed who posted, immediately thninking that it was either one of our two pic pros (Maddy and Julie) - great work!  :)  :)
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Post by: JulieO on July 09, 2011, 01:42:32 am
CC looks really good.  Could I trouble you for the recipe please?

Judy, that looks really tasty I must say.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on July 09, 2011, 01:54:17 am
Great photo CC, very colourful and to be up there with our top 2 photographic whizz kids, that is a compliment  ;) :-*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 09, 2011, 08:43:27 am
CC looks really good.  Could I trouble you for the recipe please?

Judy, that looks really tasty I must say.  ;D
Certainly,I will PM the recipe to you Julie. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Lainie on July 09, 2011, 09:38:49 am
Fast Chicken Curry from the EDC just about ready and Trudy's Impossible Lemon Pie in the oven, both smell great and will be well received on this cold Melbourne evening.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on July 09, 2011, 11:30:22 am
Very impressive CC  8)  love the photo!
I would love the recipe too please  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on July 09, 2011, 12:40:13 pm
I have PM'ed it to you Maddy ;) ;)
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Post by: obbie on July 09, 2011, 10:58:50 pm
 ;) yesterday I made pizza's  for the kids, and they were great. So popular.

I wish i knew how to upload photos on here.

Also potato and leek soup as well.

Robyn
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 10, 2011, 03:57:34 am
Roast chook, smashed potatoes and steamed veg tonight.  :)
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Post by: LeeJ on July 10, 2011, 04:03:56 am
Roast chook, smashed potatoes and steamed veg tonight.  :)
Same here Chelsea :)
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Post by: achookwoman on July 10, 2011, 10:04:03 am
Visitors for lunch,  we ate
Springbok pate,  brought back from South Africa ,in a tin.  With dry bisc.

Corned beef,  cooked in Crockpot.
Fennel Seed and raisin bread.
Cheese sauce ,EDC on Varoma steamed cauli and broccoli.
Mashed potatoes . EDC
Carrot and parsnip mash,  cooked in TMX and mashed
Mustard sauce,  my recipe.

Xmas Pud,  my recipe,  out of freezer
Sweet white sauce with brandy
Cream.

Peanut Biscuits and Coffee

For Tea ?????

Left over Pate.

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Post by: judydawn on July 10, 2011, 10:07:19 am
I would think so Chookie  ;D ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 10, 2011, 10:53:07 am
Lime and Chicken Mexican Soup from MOTM (DD making this)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on July 10, 2011, 01:44:04 pm
Corned Beef (Slow cooker) here aswell with a white mustard sauce (TM) and steam veggies (TM), followed by honeycomb ice cream for dessert (TM and ice cream maker).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on July 11, 2011, 07:03:23 am
Beef olives with vegies and soup. Maybe sweets!
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Post by: bigTcup on July 11, 2011, 09:28:23 am
Hi Obbie - see this page (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3083.0) for info on how to add photos and how to make your links pretty  ;)
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Post by: caketin on July 11, 2011, 10:34:13 am
Quiche for me! With diced bacon, roasted tomatoes & spring onion
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 12, 2011, 09:05:22 am
Beef rendang and rice tonight.  :)
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Post by: dede on July 12, 2011, 09:16:46 am
Honey Mustard Chicken with rice for us. Smells good.
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Post by: Cuilidh on July 12, 2011, 09:43:17 am
Scotch Broth (bowls and bowls of it!) - good old fashioned winter warming meal - with nice fresh, tasty bread.
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Post by: judydawn on July 12, 2011, 01:31:41 pm
Parmesan crumbed chicken tenderloins with leftover mushroom sauce & mashed sweet potato & steamed vegies.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 12, 2011, 02:28:03 pm
basic lunch today with 2 extra kids at the table...crumbed chicken or schnitzel with potato mash thx and a shallot sauce..
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Post by: maddy on July 14, 2011, 04:59:40 am
last night was easy satay chicken risotto (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6711.0)  

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5858-1.jpg?t=1310615862)
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Post by: judydawn on July 14, 2011, 07:58:44 am
Pork Rolls  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6705.0;topicseen) for us tonight.
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Post by: dede on July 14, 2011, 11:12:36 am
I love this thread and the photo's posted. You guys must have your cameras permanently set up in the kitchen ready to take photo's.
We had roast lamb and baked veggies with gravy. TM didn't help out at all tonight although I did think about making dessert in TM but decided to do that tomorrow as the recipe I was going to make takes too long and I cant be bothered tonight lol.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 14, 2011, 11:27:34 am
What about chocolate,peppermint Or vanilla ice-cream for dessert Dede  :D :D :D :D :D Just saw your stash on another topic ;) ;)
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Post by: dede on July 14, 2011, 11:34:52 am
What about chocolate,peppermint Or vanilla ice-cream for dessert Dede  :D :D :D :D :D Just saw your stash on another topic ;) ;)

lol CC, I just felt like something hot to have with some ice cream. I very rearly have ice cream on its own, And I think that having something hot with ice cream makes you feel warm on these cold frosty nights, but ice cream on its own makes me feel even colder (If that makes sense)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 14, 2011, 11:46:52 am
What about chocolate,peppermint Or vanilla ice-cream for dessert Dede  :D :D :D :D :D Just saw your stash on another topic ;) ;)

lol CC, I just felt like something hot to have with some ice cream. I very really have ice cream on its own, And I think that having something hot with ice cream makes you feel warm on these cold frosty nights, but ice cream on its own makes me feel even colder (If that makes sense)
I know what you mean Dede,there is nothing like Apple Crumble with vanilla ice- cream. ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on July 14, 2011, 11:51:22 am
mmm yum  :P, I was going to make the Peaches and Cream dessert (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6674.0) actually, but it needs 40 minutes cooking then another 15 min so I decided to make it tomorrow night. Sounds so yummy.
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Post by: hopefulcook on July 14, 2011, 01:00:54 pm
We had teriyaki beef, but DH decided to help... Popped over to see how it was going and saw kecap mania glugging in - he thought it was mirin - oh dear - he used to be quite a good cook but hasn't done hardly any now I have thermie!!! Think I need to get him cooking more... Anyway, removed what I could see, added mirin and left out soy sauce. Tasted a bit sweet but it was still good.
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Post by: jkmt on July 14, 2011, 01:23:58 pm
Leftovers from yesterday tonight. Had Vegetable Stew from the Rainbow Recipes book - had to blend it with extra liquid into a smooth soup for fussy DS7, while DS10 who hates soup, enjoyed the chunky stew with the steamed dumplings. Then we finished off with Impossible Lemon Pie and salted caramel maple ice cream.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 15, 2011, 11:59:35 am
As I hang my head in shame I'll say we had Red Rooster. Haven't had take away for an eternity. We went to the Good Food and Wine show and we so full of all sorts of goodies that I couldn't be bothered cooking. Had some nice sorbet at the TMX stand. ;D ;D
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Post by: maddy on July 15, 2011, 12:04:43 pm
We went to the Good Food and Wine show and we so full of all sorts of goodies that I couldn't be bothered cooking. Had some nice sorbet at the TMX stand. ;D ;D

Oh Cookie....how was it?  Bet you had a blast! 
We expect show & tell you know  ;D
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Post by: maddy on July 15, 2011, 12:27:56 pm
Roast lamb tonight.  It was nice  not to rush around on a Friday like we normally do.  Last week day of holidays.....Yipee &  :( ......I hate the morning rush.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5895.jpg?t=1310729204)
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Post by: AmandaN on July 15, 2011, 12:48:42 pm
We had moussaka from the gluten free book.  Nice.....but I used lamb mince instead of beef, so it was a bit on the greasy side.
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Post by: maddy on July 16, 2011, 11:04:57 am
Made Cyndi's vegetarian sausage rolls (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5376.0)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5907.jpg?t=1310810217)

and while I had the puff pastry out, I made Mexican tarts using guacamole, leftover taco mince, tomato, red onion & cheese.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5917.jpg)
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Post by: quirkycooking on July 16, 2011, 11:10:25 am
I just had dinner but now I'm hungry again seeing those, Maddy!!! :)
I was tired from a long demo, and hanging around the stables waiting for my daughter... so I just made the old faithful 'chicken & cashews (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5335.0)', but instead of the satay sauce I just added garlic, ginger & some asian stock (from the asian cookbook) to the juices left in the bowl - it was delicious! And quick. :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 16, 2011, 12:48:17 pm
 Don't know what DH or DS are eating tonight as I'm off to a quiz and this cook has the night off :D :D :D
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Post by: Bedlam on July 16, 2011, 03:08:48 pm
Maddy, I think you should run classes on how to take beautiful food photos,not only are you a star cupcake cook, your photos are brilliant.
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Post by: caketin on July 18, 2011, 10:02:29 am
I'm going to make spaghetti bolognaise in the thermo, first time so we will see how that goes! And also give my hubby a quick lesson as I'll be away in Sydney for the next few days and I don't want him to kill the machine whilst I am gone if he attempts anything!
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Post by: maddy on July 18, 2011, 10:47:16 am
 :D Aww... Thanks Bedlam, but I think Julie takes the BEST photo's, and mine are more close up snapshots  ;)

Tonight hubby out to a sportsman dinner, so kids voted in pizza.
Little man had his usual ham, salami, and cheese, but my girl and I like to try something different.  It was a little naughty, but tasted yummy.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5938.jpg)

Smoked bacon, marinated artichokes, triple cream brie & lemon thyme.
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Post by: Twitterpated on July 18, 2011, 11:39:36 am
Looks good Maddy. A little naughty is the way to go. Food for the soul.
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Post by: bigTcup on July 18, 2011, 03:20:54 pm
I gave my Indian Cookbook a good working out today: Beef Vindaloo, Chicken Tikka Masala, Spicy Green Beans with Coconut, Bombay Aloo (Bombay Potatoes) & Naan bread.  Also made a little jar of Tikka paste for my sister in law to take home with her (she is not luck enough to have a TM - yet  ;))
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 18, 2011, 08:57:47 pm
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad348/Cornish_cream/f021f428.png)
Salmon Fillet with Lemon and Dill; Broccoli Puree.I served it with baby new potaoes and peas.
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Post by: johnro on July 19, 2011, 08:48:05 am
Looks so appetising, I am definitely going to put this on the menu in the coming week, thanks for the recipe Denise.  :) Dinner for us was Zan's Five Spice Pork with Rice and Vegetables (varoma) (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5633.0) - really tasty!!!!  :)  :)

(http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=5633.0;attach=2982;image)
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Post by: natmum on July 19, 2011, 10:55:45 am
Pumpkin soup...no home made rolls..been out too long to do that.
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Post by: Twitterpated on July 19, 2011, 10:59:31 am
Farfallina's beef stew with dried and fresh mushrooms. It really was delicious with a lovely smooth and flavoursome sauce. Followed by Thermomixers old fashioned cold pineapple pudding. Although the pudding didn't quite set it was really tasty and something I would definately make again. Actually both recipes will be staying in my collection.
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Post by: maddy on July 19, 2011, 01:02:34 pm
Lovely looking meals Denise & Robyn  :-*

Tonight we had chicken enchiladas

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5952.jpg?t=1311076737)
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Post by: hopefulcook on July 19, 2011, 01:19:40 pm
They are gorgeous Maddy. Why don't mine look like that??? With your homemade tortillas? Yet to try them... Kids back to school so just 1 and a half at home (DD4 goes to kindy and DD2).
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Post by: maddy on July 19, 2011, 01:41:32 pm
With your homemade tortillas? Yet to try them

Old el paso ones tonight  ;)  Left it too late to make my own tonight.
A simple tip to keep them in shape......skewer them with 2 toothpicks at the fold, and then bake them that way with the sauce and cheese.  Pluck them out before serving, and they keep their shape nicely.
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Post by: Twitterpated on July 20, 2011, 08:40:04 am
I'm making Maddy's Easy Satay Chicken Risotto. I made the satay sauce on the weekend in preparation as there just isn't enough time after work for something.
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Post by: maddy on July 20, 2011, 09:50:27 am
May the force be with you twitterpated, and hope you like it  :P
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Post by: Twitterpated on July 20, 2011, 09:53:08 am
It's not quite finished but had to have a little sneaky taste - wow how great is it! Love the flavour and look of it. You're awesome Maddy!!!
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Post by: dede on July 20, 2011, 10:13:19 am
Tomato Lamb Casserole tonight. Was pretty good but I think I need to tweak it a little before posting the recipe.
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Post by: maddy on July 20, 2011, 11:30:02 am
Beef was planned tonight, but my girl had to watch a documentary on "Live Export" in English today..... :o. :'(.....she pleaded for chicken instead, as she just couldn't stomach beef.

I made Johnro's Tasty chicken with tumeric rice (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4927.0)
YUMMO!

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5953.jpg?t=1311157730)
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Post by: Twitterpated on July 20, 2011, 11:36:37 am
Maddy, the whole family loved the Risotto. Thanks heaps for posting the recipe.

To everyone else: You've got to give this one a go. I made the satay sauce and added a little chilli as the chillies I used in the sauce were not very hot (we don't like much heat at all but it just seemed to be lacking a little punch). It was beautiful, quick and so easy to make. It's staying on my "I'm too tired and can't be bothered cooking much" list as I now have some frozen satay sauce in the freezer.
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Post by: Bedlam on July 21, 2011, 01:55:50 am
We have had my niece and nephew stay for a couple of nights. They have loved my instant ice-cream dessert,berries and frozen yoghurt with a splash of cream ready in less than a minute.
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Post by: maddy on July 21, 2011, 12:08:41 pm
So pleased you enjoyed it twitterpated.....the "easy" of course was the Ayam sauce, but will love to make the sauce from scratch next time.

Hubby requested chow mein.....to the delighted groans of the kids  :P  DD believes he needs to transport himself back to the  70's  pronto! :D

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6002.jpg?t=1311246261)
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Post by: KarenH on July 22, 2011, 12:42:28 am
That looks wonderful maddy!  Did you use chookies recipe?
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Post by: maddy on July 22, 2011, 04:55:33 am
Kind of.  I made a huge quantity to have some for freezer, so I cooked it in a large wok instead.
I added noodles, ketjap manis, capsicum, and used more chicken stock & curry.
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2011, 04:56:58 am
Lunch today was Weber roast chicken maryland and Pea & Pancetta Risotto from the UK Demonstrator Delights recipe book.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 22, 2011, 06:55:59 am
We're having the chicken with tumeric rice. Trying lots of new things to see if we like them and can do them in the van.
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Post by: JulieO on July 22, 2011, 07:50:35 am
I made a big pot of soup in my pressure cooker today, called Moroccan spiced lamb & chickpea soup (using lamb shanks), also some of Chookie's no fuss rolls to have with. I did use the TM to chop the veg and of course make the rolls.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_6558.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_6551.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on July 22, 2011, 08:28:47 am
You do Chookie's recipe proud Julie.  What do you brush on the tops, just water or an egg glaze?
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Post by: JulieO on July 22, 2011, 08:38:06 am
Thankyou Judy.  I just spray with water before the second rise, they were lovely today with home made butter.  :D
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Post by: dede on July 22, 2011, 08:39:48 am
JulieO those rolls look fantastic, and the soup looks Divine. Sometimes I wish I didn't see all these wonderful photos as it makes me feel hungry. But on the other hand the photos are the selling point most of the time to try these recipes our selves.
I can almost taste the soup just by looking at it :P
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Post by: maddy on July 22, 2011, 12:49:00 pm
Yummo Julie!  Obviously your loving your pressure cooker  8)
I have umed & ahed about purchasing one for a while now.  My Dad swears by them....so I'm really still deciding.


tonight we had fish & chips.....not the usual greasy ones, but a place in town sells a family pack with beautiful crumbed butterfish/prawns/scallops & chips.
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Post by: johnro on July 22, 2011, 01:48:15 pm
Julie as usual your pics are wonderful - the soup looks good enough to eat and I mean straight from the PC screen.   :D  :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on July 22, 2011, 07:25:13 pm
Made the sweet and sour meatballs from the EDC.I have plenty of leftovers :D :D
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Post by: obbie on July 22, 2011, 10:06:08 pm
Last night I did a huge beef casserole in the slow cooker.
Tonight I am doing a pork roast, but vegies in the thermie.

I need to bake cakes and biscuits today too.

Robyn :D
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Post by: Frozzie on July 22, 2011, 10:39:02 pm
We went to a friends house for dinner but we still had a thermomix meal!!  She made lamb colombo and an icecream cake for dessert!
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2011, 12:44:49 am
Julie, your soup and rolls are making me hungry. Yum
Hally
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Post by: cookie1 on July 23, 2011, 07:08:31 am
Pizza, I must go and make the dough. Saturday night special.
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Post by: Halex on July 23, 2011, 09:02:38 am
Last night of  eating out, so better make it very special......

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Post by: dede on July 23, 2011, 09:05:36 am
Last night of  eating out, so better make it very special......




Enjoy Hally. Hope your trip home is a good one.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 23, 2011, 09:14:04 am
Broccoli and cheese soup (forum) and toasted sandwiches.  It is a "can't be bothered tea" (although the soup is rather delish).  :)
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Post by: Bedlam on July 23, 2011, 09:18:26 am
Made a loaf seeded for me and white rolls for DH(chookies no fuss,bedlams mods). Tonight going to try Anna Gare 's  Leek tartetan( from home show) and maddys Satay risotto ,looking forward to it. And also made that Devine beetroot,Parmesan and cashew dip at lunch time. Yesterday made the date and lime cake from budget cookbook- fantastic recipe.
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Post by: dede on July 23, 2011, 09:19:51 am
Broccoli and cheese soup (forum) and toasted sandwiches.  It is a "can't be bothered tea" (although the soup is rather delish).  :)

I have that kind of tea every Saturday night. I cook every other day and Saturday is my lazy day. I sleep in till hopefully 8am or later and have no set routines (I'm up at 6am 6 days a week). I love Saturdays.
Sunday I need to be up early to take DS 15 to do the paper deliveries and then I usually cook ready for school/work lunches for several hours.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 23, 2011, 09:26:35 am
That is my Sunday routine Dede. I have a head cold and hubby has a broken foot so we worked together tonight and made tea. He hopped  about and I snuffled and groaned.  ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on July 23, 2011, 09:29:45 am
Thats no good Chelsea  :-[, Hope you both feel better soon.
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Post by: achookwoman on July 23, 2011, 11:24:24 am
JulieO,  as usual your photos are wonderful.  When you make NO Fuss Rolls they always look better than when I make them ;D ;D ;D

Tonight,  traditional roast pork with all the trimmings.  Too full to have any pud.  Also cooked Tang Zhong rolls from the basic recipe,  Didn't turn out quite as expected.  Will place a tray on top next time and brush with egg wash to give some colour to the tops.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 23, 2011, 12:23:57 pm
hi chookie, not sure if you saw this  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6488.0)while you were galavanting around the countryside  :D but I thought you would be interested
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Post by: obbie on July 24, 2011, 06:26:43 am
 :)Pea and ham soup, savory pull apart bread
Roast Lamb and veges for dinner
Now to decide on desert.

Robyn

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Post by: dede on July 24, 2011, 07:06:45 am
We are having JD's Moroccan Sausages with rice, then Butterscotch self saucing pudding with vanilla ice cream.
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Post by: achookwoman on July 24, 2011, 07:33:49 am
Making a loaf of Fruit bread for friend who cant have wheat, from Quirky Jo's recipe.  Thanks Jo,  going a bit slow as it is very cold here. Tonight we are having soup,  my kids call this 'head' soup as I make it up out of my head.  Celeriac. onion, garlic, carrot and potato ,cooked in chicken stock.  When zappped it was nice and creamy.  Tang Zhong rolls,  nice and soft,  and reheat well.  Think these will make good freezer rolls.  Thanks Meganjane. Prepared a Chicken  and Vino Cotto casserole for tomorrow, Maggie Beer's recipe.  Smoked Ham Hock and Pea soup in Crock pot.
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Post by: judydawn on July 24, 2011, 08:54:12 am
We are having varoma cooked rump steak & vegies with cheese sauce.
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Post by: johnro on July 24, 2011, 10:13:28 am
Your curried sausages (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3099.0) at this end of the country Judy - yum!!!!!  :)  :) with another favourite Chookie's delicious Caramel Apple Pudding
 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3595.0)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XSZq91itg24/Tivqgq1Y-oI/AAAAAAAAJlA/Ya_ok9QveWo/s720/IMG_4472.JPG)
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Post by: dede on July 24, 2011, 10:15:45 am
 And Judy's Moroccan Sausages this end lol.
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Post by: quirkycooking on July 25, 2011, 01:38:12 pm
Ha ha - that's funny ChookWoman! - 'head soup' - love it!  :D
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Post by: Katiej on July 26, 2011, 08:21:24 am
Lasagna & Dede's Boston Bun

First time making the Boston Bun - it looks and smells lovely  :)
I don't think I'll tell my partner it has mashed potato in it until after he's eaten it!!
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Post by: dede on July 26, 2011, 08:52:15 am
Lasagna & Dede's Boston Bun

First time making the Boston Bun - it looks and smells lovely  :)
I don't think I'll tell my partner it has mashed potato in it until after he's eaten it!!

Good idea Katiej, I have done this before when I made choc chip chickpea cookies. Sometimes its best to say nothing. lol
Hope you enjoy the Boston Bun.
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Post by: dede on July 26, 2011, 10:14:40 am
We had Chicken with turmeric rice tonight and it was delicious. If you haven't tried it yet then I recommend that you do. We will be having this on a regular basis.
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Post by: maddy on July 26, 2011, 02:07:49 pm
last night we had Chelsea's stroganoff (a regular), with mashed tata

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6037.jpg?t=1311685193)

and tonight was chicken crusted with pistachio dukkah, and roasted lemon/garlic vegetables.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6049.jpg?t=1311685569)
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Post by: obbie on July 26, 2011, 10:02:28 pm
 :) we had fish curry with rice and veges. yum

Robyn
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Post by: maddy on July 27, 2011, 11:50:46 am
Salami & basil spaghetti.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6068.jpg?t=1311763696)
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Post by: Meagan on July 27, 2011, 12:43:20 pm
Hainanese chicken rice from a taste of Asia  :o yummo with veg
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Post by: jomarko on July 27, 2011, 02:23:51 pm
Hi,
just thought I'd start a new thread to see if it's helpful.  For those of us not usually organised enough to do a meal plan, but thinking one day ahead / on the day  :D

I'm planning to do a stir fry turkey dish tonight (coconut, ginger and lemongrass sauce) in the TMX tonight, with steamed jasmine rice.  I only hope that fussy DD1 likes it!
Hi where can I find this sauce recipe or did you make it up? I need a good sauce with chicken

Jo :)  :P
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Post by: judydawn on July 28, 2011, 05:27:20 am
Using this (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6104.0) recipe, today we had Hokkein noodles with pork and honey soy sauce made up with the unused portion of noodles and frozen stir fry vegies from yesterday's meal, some pork fillet instead of chicken, leaving out the chilli and oyster sauce and using the small packet of sauce from this (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6371.0) recipe I had in the freezer - delicious. This is the leftovers, our serves were much bigger.
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Post by: maddy on July 29, 2011, 03:59:04 am
We had slow roasted "Dog Bones"  last night.....which is hubby's interpretation of lamb shanks.
I popped them on top of some vegetables, and poured over a sauce with red wine/stock/tomato paste/garlic/oregano.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6073.jpg?t=1311908113)
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Post by: dede on July 29, 2011, 08:42:11 am
Maddy that looks like it would be full of flavor to tantalize the taste buds.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 29, 2011, 10:43:16 am
Leftover winter soup and then lasagna.
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Post by: Halex on July 29, 2011, 11:47:39 am
Maddy -them bones look good.LOL ;D
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Post by: obbie on July 30, 2011, 01:47:25 am
 :) Slow cooked corn meat, veges for tonight.

Robyn
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Post by: Halex on July 30, 2011, 05:13:49 am
Have 3 boys for a sleepover, so roast chicken, roast and steamed veggies, bread sauce (thanks JD), gravy, then apple crumble and custard. Yumm plus a few glasses if wine for ne to dull th noise :D
Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on July 30, 2011, 07:21:39 am
We had isi's crispy olives, a sundried tomato and mushroom quiche and chookie's apple caramel dessert which i tried using honey as nô golden syrup where we are and no where near as Nice as honey too overpowering!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: achookwoman on July 30, 2011, 08:23:18 am
Chicken Spring rolls and Chicken and Corn soup, tonight.  Tripe in white sauce with parsley and fresh bread.  Yes , I can hear the moans.  It was delicious. ;D ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on July 30, 2011, 08:26:35 am
LOL chookie  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on July 30, 2011, 09:06:11 am
Yesterday morning I made a Rick Stein recipe; Lamb & potato curry in my pressure cooker (only 20 mins cooking time), and once cooled put in the fridge and left it to develop flavours until required today. I served over plain rice. 

Today I made Fast Ed's rhubarb bread & butter pudding (stewed the rhubarb in the TM) to have after the curry.  I only made a half quantity of both recipes and there's till heaps left over.  :)

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on July 30, 2011, 09:15:34 am
Yummo Julie.  You sometimes wonder where they get their serving calculations - recipes for 4 people which are halved, usually feed 3 people in this household of 2  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on July 30, 2011, 10:13:27 am
Yum Julie they look great
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on July 30, 2011, 11:06:22 am
JO that dish looks delish, and I love cooking in a pressure cooker. Is this his recipe (http://www.taste.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4569)?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on July 30, 2011, 11:56:06 am
Yes CP that's the one, only I halved the recipe.  I bought a 1.6kg leg of lamb, got it deboned by the butcher and used the meat from that.  I used the TM to grind the cooked onion etc to make the paste.  Also I only used 1 deseeded red long chilli, so it wasn't too hot, only 1/4 tsp chilli flakes and 1 tbs (4 tsp)  sweet paprika.  Remember if you make it that it's English tablespoons (equivalent to 3 tsp) in the recipe.  Makes lots of sauce, really nice.

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on July 30, 2011, 12:04:12 pm
We had 3 cheese scrolls, mint pea soup and date butterscotch self saucing pudding. Yum!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on July 31, 2011, 03:19:07 am
Julie do you think if I cooked all this in the slow cooker I would have to brown anything or just throw it all in?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Twitterpated on July 31, 2011, 03:39:56 am
Ice cream, ice cream and more ice cream. Spoilt myself yesterday and bought an ice cream maker (one with a built in compressor) so I'm going to start with the Salted Caramel Maple ice cream that everyone raves about. Oh, okay I'm also making Beef Rendang with pappadums. This will be eaten really quickly so I can get to the ice cream part.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on July 31, 2011, 06:46:52 am
Yvette, if it was me I would follow the recipe right up until he puts it all into a pot and then in the oven, only for you put it into a slow cooker.  The frying off of the onion etc makes for a better flavour IMO.  You don't normally need as much water/liquid in a slow cooker, but you don't use much in this recipe anyway so it shouldn't be too watery.  Good luck, it's worth a try.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on July 31, 2011, 08:12:20 am
Thanks Julie will give it a go soon
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on July 31, 2011, 09:12:42 am
Had Chookie's KFC chicken tonight.  Usually I shallow fry the fillets then finish off in the oven and I always use chicken breasts cut in half horizontally.  Today i decided to deep fry as I've heard if the right temp is used it's actually less greasy than shallow frying.  I heated the oil to 180C and cooked 2 pieces at once, only took a couple of mins and they turned out the best yet.  So crunchy and the chicken was lovely and moist inside.  Will continue to do them this way from now on.  I made Actifry chips and salad to go with.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_6606.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on July 31, 2011, 09:36:53 am
That looks lovely JulieO.
WE're having hamburgers with Isi's normal bread as the rolls and Maddy's beetroot hummos and left over butterscotch self saucing pudding with penut butter icecream. I wonder how we existed before TMX.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on July 31, 2011, 09:48:19 am
I will order that thanks Julie - leftovers are on the menu at this eatery tonight :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on July 31, 2011, 11:23:24 am
YUM Julie.....that's what I really needed to help soak up last nights red wine (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick001.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)


Tonight there was a choice of vegetable pasta soup (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3113.0), or tweaked tuna mornay (http://)

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: achookwoman on July 31, 2011, 02:58:34 pm
Julie, that looks great.  Yum ;D ;D ;D What are Actify chips.?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on July 31, 2011, 03:40:17 pm
Chookie it's one of these. Works a treat, I use 2 spoons of oil (6 tsp) it makes the best chips. 

http://www.tefal.com.au/All+Products/Cooking+Appliances/Fryers/Products/ActiFry/ActiFry.htm
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wonder on July 31, 2011, 05:15:34 pm
Kulaks, do you get much use out of the actifry? I looked at buying one to replace an almost dead deep fryer but couldn't justify the money when I wasn't sure how much I would use it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 01, 2011, 01:22:55 am
Kulaks, do you get much use out of the actifry? I looked at buying one to replace an almost dead deep fryer but couldn't justify the money when I wasn't sure how much I would use it.

Wonder, I'm presuming you are asking me?  I was lucky enough to pick mine up at our local electrical store when they were having a sale of all their floor stock.  I paid $199 instead of the $349 that they were selling anywhere else.  It comes with a recipe book as you can cook other things in it but I really wouldn't bother to be honest, I bought it just for cooking chips because of the attraction of using so little oil.  I've found 1 1/2 - 2 spoonfuls (4-6 tsp) works the best.  I guess I would only use it 1 - 2 times/month which may not be a lot but I'm very happy with it when I do.  I still have a deep fryer also which hardly ever gets used, but again it's there for when I need it (as in the chicken last night).

If you've ever made oven fries, the actifry chips tastes 100% better than them.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 01, 2011, 12:49:41 pm
Maddy, what no dinner tonight !?!?!?
 
I hang out to see your beautiful meals....... ;D
Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wonder on August 01, 2011, 01:07:09 pm
Sorry Julie, I was typing on my iPad and didn't notice it had auto corrected! Thanks for the information.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 01, 2011, 02:13:50 pm
Tonight I made the BEST roast I have ever made!!! Cooked  "Herb and Mustard Lamb" from the WW pressure cook book, my awesome cheese sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6120.0) over cauliflower, beans, roast potatoes, carrots and pumpkin, with Best Ever Gravy (http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/node/17267). Didn't like the look or runny consistency of the gravy, and seeing as there was lots of pan juices I made up a cornflour paste and tipped what I thought of the gravy into the pan juice and bubbled and brewed. Wow! for someone who has NEVER been able to make gravy, I really feel so happy cos i have never tasted a roast like it  :o :o :o and it was so worth the effort (sorry, this is not a humble moment  ;D)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on August 01, 2011, 03:44:20 pm
CP 63, I understand completely.  You should have heard me when I perfected my first loaf...so proud
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 01, 2011, 11:51:37 pm
JulieO the chicken looks very very tasty, might have to give that a go, maybe some nuggets for DS.

CP well done on the roast, roasts are one of my fortees, but baking is another story.

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on August 02, 2011, 01:42:36 am
 :) Cream Puff congrats.

I cook dinner ever night, but my husband still loves to make the gravy when we do it.

everyone is brilliant at something.

I love to bake anything, biccies, cakes, deserts.

Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on August 02, 2011, 01:53:40 am
Butter chicken (indian cookbook) yummo
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on August 02, 2011, 03:32:37 am
Robyn I'm like you. I absoilutely love baking.

Tonight we're having a large curry from the calendar a few years back and then we can have some leftovers in the next nights bush camp.
We will be in NOrseman and have power the next night so I'll make another casserole (the gourmet one ) and then that will do for the next night we won't have power. We have our generator with us but it is always so beautiful and quiet I won't let DH run it. We have one that will run the TMX with no problems. I'm getting very excited.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 04, 2011, 06:58:52 am
Dinner tonight drumroll.....
An indian Feast -well sort off

Tika paste then made the butter chicken from Indian book
Dopmes lamb organ jos
Chillies naan bread and
Basmatti rice.

Now how do I heat the curries up in the jug to put in the thermoserver?

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 04, 2011, 07:04:16 am
I've never done it Hally, I use the microwave. Some people use the varoma to reheat things by steam - you need a casserole dish that will fit into the varoma dish though.
Dopmes lamb organ jos - is that iPad language for Rogan Josh ;D ;D ;) ;)
Enjoy your meal, it sounds great.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 04, 2011, 07:14:40 am
Looks like the microwave then while rice cooking. Yes rogan Josh. My iPad turns it in to organ!!!!

If I can get a photo before DH digs in I will send it on to you to post, but it all  smells good.

I must admit I am tired.. And not 100% doesn't help, hope all the spices to the trick.

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 04, 2011, 07:31:43 am
I still don't understand why iPad plays with words you type in Hally - that would infuriate me to have a machine telling me what I should be saying ;)
Hope you start to feel better soon - you have done well to prepare so much today whilst being under the weather (not through alcohol though ;D)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 04, 2011, 07:35:29 am
Yes I am pleased  :)

I know it drives me mad organ Josh, gosh that would be gross. Maybe I can change a setting, another question for the apple store.

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 04, 2011, 09:51:51 am
don't know anything about iPads but Hally look under the Settings, and change it from Dictionary perhaps  ???
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 04, 2011, 10:00:30 am
No dictionary but i managed to turn off auto correct, so that might work
Thanks
Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 04, 2011, 11:40:38 am
This is what Hally had for dinner tonight - Butter Chicken Rogan Josh, Chookie's Naan bread & basmati rice
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 04, 2011, 11:45:16 am
Thanks JD xx
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 04, 2011, 03:03:02 pm
good one Hally, is that nigella seeds on the pita bread?  ;D ;D (got some from Liquorice and got some fresh yeast from Re Store - hate to advertise these places for free but my fingers have done a lot of walking by phone to get success). OMG I love the taste of Nigella!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: quirkycooking on August 04, 2011, 09:47:37 pm
Mmmm, delicious!! About keeping the curries hot, my friend made a heap of curries for a curry night and this is what she did: cooked the curries in tmx at midday, put each one into a thermoserver (she has lots of thermoservers because she's held lots of demos for me, bless her!), wrapped each server in a towel, and placed them in an esky. They stayed hot, and when it was dinner time, she opened them up and they were still steaming!! Love those thermoservers!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on August 05, 2011, 02:57:39 am
 :D I am happily baking cakes at the moment.
Lasange for dinner tonight.

Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: faffa_70 on August 05, 2011, 03:03:53 am
Jo that is a brilliant idea!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 05, 2011, 05:22:14 am
Hi CP, no it was crushed peppercorns and garlic, on my naan, didnt have any nigella seeds.

Just been to Loose Produce, in como,  they sell most things, a really good shop, worth a vist if you live south.

Jo a fantastic idea, thanks :)

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 05, 2011, 07:35:34 am
Thanks Hally, I would go to that shop if I could but it means crossing the bridge   :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 05, 2011, 10:34:52 am
Oh I made a real tasty meal tonight in the pc.  It's a Mexican dish called Chicken Mole.  I used the TM for all the prep work of making the paste etc, I served with plain rice but it would also be good on tortillas apparently.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_0026-2.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 05, 2011, 10:49:24 am
CP its that north south thing agsin.LOL
I never go north.

Juleo that looks delish

Is that your new camera

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 05, 2011, 01:48:49 pm
Thanks Hally, Yes it's the new camera.  I haven't played with any settings or anything yet, but my DH took a couple of photos of a couple of flowers, again without studying best setting etc and they've turned out really good.  I think we'll have fun with this.  ;D

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: achookwoman on August 06, 2011, 10:46:50 am
Tonight we had risotto balls,  Arancini,  from left over mushroom risotto,  with a tomato and olive sauce. Tomorrow family visiting for lunch .  Made the dessert today so I can play with the GC. Made Cold Chocolate Pud.  and Isi's Light Coffee Custard.  DIL loves this.  Cooked Oat Sour Dough Loaf. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on August 06, 2011, 12:49:11 pm
Looks delish Julie - that picture clarity is wonderful. Enjoy playing with your new toy :)  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 06, 2011, 01:05:21 pm
Thankyou Johnro.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 06, 2011, 01:58:52 pm
yes the picture quality is superb. that dish is lifelike I could almost spear a bit of the meat with a fork, almost... :'(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 06, 2011, 03:24:01 pm
Thanks CP.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 06, 2011, 07:43:24 pm
We had Chicken Kiev tonight,served it with steamed baby new potatoes,broccoli and green beans. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 07, 2011, 06:01:43 am
Another one dish  :) we had bacon wrapped pork which was spread with seeded mustard, and roasted on top of vegetables, and drizzled with maple syrup.

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 09, 2011, 03:26:51 am
Sunday was chorizo & zucchini risoni (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5396.msg68916#msg68916)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6174.jpg?t=1312855137)

and last night was cajun chicken & red onion pizzas

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 09, 2011, 04:33:14 am
mmm yum Maddy. They look scrumptious  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 09, 2011, 04:53:21 am
Maddy , yummmmmm
Hally :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 09, 2011, 04:55:54 am
Tonight not much effort as a busy day, just leaving for cross country carnival.
Left over chicken soup with yesterdays julieo buttered rosemary rolls, followed by chicken tika which has been marinating overnughf, rice and i will make some naan bread.

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on August 09, 2011, 09:43:36 am
Spiced chicken and sweet potato served with rice. Yum! :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 09, 2011, 11:19:49 am
Eye fillet steak with Dianne sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2692.0), cauliflower/pasta bake (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3958.0) and  paprika/garlic wedges

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6200.jpg?t=1312884516)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 09, 2011, 11:36:39 am
Tonight we had lamb chops baked in oven with French onion soup mix sprinkled ontop and stemmed veggies in varoma.
And an update on lambs. Lamb 1 died. Lamb  2 adopted by another mother and doing well. And lamb 3 brought home warmed up and feed then returned back to his mother and twin sister. So all happy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 09, 2011, 11:53:59 am
I am amused  by your lamb update Dede....after you devoured lamb chops for dinner  :P LOL
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 09, 2011, 01:01:30 pm
Well I thought while talking about our lamb chops was a good time to update about the little sick lambs. Why not.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on August 09, 2011, 01:07:49 pm
haha oh i couldnt do that..the one and only time dad killed some ducks we had, plucked them and prepared them and put them in the freezer (do feel sorry for him) we gave them all away as not mum, my brother or I would eat any...I prefer to not know where my meat came from..dont mind buying it from a farm but dont want to see the animal live prior...if we lived on a farm like you girls I think I would end up vegetarian lol!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Carine on August 09, 2011, 01:17:15 pm
One rule:  don't name the bottle-fed lamb  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: faffa_70 on August 09, 2011, 01:40:41 pm
our bottle fed lamb when I was a kid was called ... wait for it ... "chops to be" lol poor little lamb lol
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Zan on August 09, 2011, 01:50:15 pm
JulieO I'd love it if you could forward me your chicken mole recipe, it looks great and I need to use the pc more.

pmsl faffa_70, well at least the poor lamb always knew his ending.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on August 09, 2011, 01:58:22 pm
Didn't have time to post as was DS 22 nd birthday, we had chicken Kiev,another lovely recipe. My husband commented on how many new recipes I have cooked lately and how they have all been winners. Thanks everyone. I have alway loved baking but Thermie has given me new found interest in every day meals. Love it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: faffa_70 on August 09, 2011, 02:09:08 pm
JulieO I'd love it if you could forward me your chicken mole recipe, it looks great and I need to use the pc more.

pmsl faffa_70, well at least the poor lamb always knew his ending.

yeah so did we  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 09, 2011, 02:22:37 pm
Here you go Zan, it was very nice.  ;D

CHICKEN MOLE
1 large onion quartered
3 cloves garlic halved if big
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp ground chilli (used ¼ tsp)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp each: ground cumin and ground cloves
4 tbsp olive oil
400g can chopped toms
3 chipotle chillies in adobo sauce finely chopped (I used 1)
8 skinless chicken thighs halved (or quartered if large)
30g Mexican or unsweetened dark choc coarsely chopped (used Lindt dark choc & almond)
1 cup chicken stock
salt
flour tortillas or steamed long grain white rice to serve

Place chocolate into TM bowl.  Chop 3 secs/speed 8.  Remove from bowl.
With blades turning on speed 7, drop garlic through opening in the lid.
Add the onion, oregano and spices. Blend to a coarse paste, 3 secs/speed 5. Scrape down bowl.
Add 2 tbsp oil and blend 30 secs/speed 8 until a paste.  Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Place the toms and chipotle chilli into TM.  Blend 30 secs/speed 8 to puree.  Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.

Heat the remaining 2 tbsp oil in pc over med-high heat.  Cook the chicken pieces for around 2-3 mins or until lightly browned.  Transfer to a plate.

Sauté the spiced onion mixture in the cooker over low-med heat until golden brown. 
Add the set aside tomato puree and choc and stir to combine.  Pour in the stock and return the chicken to the pan, stirring to coat.  Lock the lid in place and bring to high pressure over high heat. 
Once stabilised, cook for 10 mins.  Release the pressure using nrm or qrm.  Transfer chicken to a plate.  Cover to keep warm and set aside.

Simmer the sauce uncovered over med heat for a further 5-10 mins until thickened.  Return the chicken to the pot and heat through.  Season with salt.  Serve with tortillas or rice.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 09, 2011, 02:37:24 pm
Oh if i bottle fed a little lamb, the little love would be snuggled up in bed with me, much to dh disgust. I dont eat rabbit, veal, duck, venison and a few more. I stopped eating lamb living in fremantle and seeing all the trucks. Dh convinced me to have lamb and we do once per month. Ds loves fish 'n' chips, but of course they dont come from the sea........ He as a magical pool of "pretend" fish. Nw he loves bacon and hates pigs, gosh dont know what a pig has done to him, anyway they smell etc. On his last school farm visit he apparantly told the pigs he loved bacon, yes he knows bacon comes from pigs, ...but... Even steak doesnt come from cows, well not in his world.

Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 09, 2011, 09:17:11 pm
Just wanted to clarify when I say we ate lamb chops I mean a full grown sheep and when I say I am feeding a lamb I mean a new born lamb. Just want to make sure people know we are not eating a baby lamb because that would be discusting. And we have never eaten a pet lamb, we just couldn't do it. If They are girls they are used as breeding stock and if they are boys we either keep them or sell them. Last years girl lamb is just about to have her own lamb any day now.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 10, 2011, 12:44:18 am
Dede, i know your on a farm and its your livelihood, glad to hear that your are eating sheep. I think city girls just like to pick their meat up from a good butcher and really dont like to think about where it comes from...

 Would love a good lamb recipe from you, dh and ds love lamb, i like it too, but it can be a bit fatty. I love lamb shanks when it falls off the bone. Yum.

Hally :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 10, 2011, 01:12:51 am
Dede....it was a tongue in cheek comment, hope I didn't offend you.
Don't worry, we eat what we raise too  ;) we just call them all "freezer".
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 10, 2011, 01:50:21 am
I see someone was asking for a Chicken Mole recipe for the TMX here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4537.0) with no success.  I really do think JulieO's recipe could be done in the TMX completely for those wanting to give it a go and not having a pressure cooker.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 10, 2011, 01:57:45 am
I wasn't offended at all I just wanted to make sure people know We don't eat a new born lamb that has died because that is just gross. My DH is a jack of all trades (Butcher, Farmer, Concreter, Truck driver and Shearer)
We actually live in a town surrounded by neighbours and lease a farm not far away from here where DH breeds his sheep. We really cant keep a Lamb here for too long because they are really noisy and demanding so we try to give them back to their mothers or find another mother who has lost a lamb. Lamb no. 2 actually went to a mother who has a single lamb already but it looks like she is going to accept him as well (Ewes don't usually accept another lamb if they only had one that is still alive).  I was brought up on a farm and eating our own farm grown sheep, cows, pigs and chooks was just normal. We used to own a butcher shop as well and I know alot of the customers didn't want to think about the meat was once alive. I'm a real animal lover and couldn't stand seeing the meat we eat actually being butchered or I know I would definitely become a vegetarian as well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on August 10, 2011, 07:45:50 am
My point exactly dede.... Oh and just so its out there i grew up on a small farm and we grew our own meat so to speak but it was butchered and prepared by a local butcher then returned in all the cuts...no prOblem with fresh meat just like dede couldnt see it killed then eat it   :(

Oh and dede dont think anyone thought you were eating baby lambs  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 10, 2011, 11:50:53 am
I ended up making dinner twice....as the first one was blerk-ing disgusting!  >:(
It was cranberry & pine nut pilaf, with glazed pork. 
The picture looked delicious, it sounded delicious.....but it was (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-sick006.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Luckily I had the foresight not to cook the pork fillet first, so I was able to turn it into something else.

So, in the end I made Zans 5 spice pork

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6234.jpg?t=1312972935)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 10, 2011, 12:17:03 pm
We all have meals like that at times Maddy. I guess we never know until we try them, Love the vomiting smiley face thingy lol.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 10, 2011, 01:09:00 pm
Me too Dede,I had a giggle at that smiley face vomiting :D :D Glad to hear that you resurrected dinner from a disaster Maddy. ;) :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 10, 2011, 01:25:25 pm
"It was cranberry & pine nut pilaf, with glazed pork. "  Is that a TMX recipe maddy - tell us where it is so that we can NOT do it  ;) ;)  You have great alternative meal skills, well done.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 11, 2011, 12:39:50 am
yes that little emoticon is priceless, and got the picture perfectly maddy
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 11, 2011, 01:06:11 am
"It was cranberry & pine nut pilaf, with glazed pork. "  Is that a TMX recipe maddy - tell us where it is so that we can NOT do it  ;) ;) 
 

LOL...don't panic, it wasn't here  ;) it was a WW recipe, from the book "cooking from the pantry"
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 11, 2011, 01:39:21 am
A Woman's Weekly recipe that didn't work - amazing, they are usually so good  :o Thanks maddy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on August 11, 2011, 03:28:18 am
Shows where my head is at,I thought it was weight watchers,lol.
Or do I mean where it should be!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 11, 2011, 01:00:50 pm
Chicken burritos, and I used the sauce from Julies beef enchiladas (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1645.msg14427#msg14427)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6253.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 12, 2011, 08:20:39 am
Looks good Maddy.  :)

I made Potato & Leek soup today but as I was making quite a bit I used the TM to prepare the veg, cooked it in the pc, then poured back into the TM in two lots to puree until silky smooth.

I served with slivers of smoked salmon, a dollop of creme fraiche and snipped fresh chives.  Was really lovely.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_0091.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 12, 2011, 10:21:37 am
looks good enough to eat JO! Love your cup matching the soup - how many different cups have you got?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 12, 2011, 10:28:54 am
Just the 2 CP.  This one and a pumpkin one.   ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Snoozie on August 13, 2011, 06:49:48 am
Oh my the burrito and the soup look delicious!!!!

We are having honey mustard chicken hehe
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on August 13, 2011, 06:51:52 am
Pizza here tonight with rhubarb pie and homemade ice cream for dessert.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Twitterpated on August 13, 2011, 01:40:47 pm
Nothing, going out on strike in sympathy with a fellow forum member. Did the ironing and they should be grateful I did that. No, really we had leftovers from the freezer, everyone had to get their own. I am thinking of pulling a strike though.....two and half hours of ironing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 13, 2011, 07:54:57 pm
Made All in One Salmon Tikka with steamed Basmati Rice and Green Beans.Fast and Easy Indian Cookbook page 90.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on August 13, 2011, 09:18:54 pm
We had Chelsea's Cheesey Tuna Strudel as a last minute dinner...was very nice  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Amanda on August 14, 2011, 01:41:52 am
I pay my kids to iron now.  I figure it's a win/win for me as I'd have to give them money anyway - I might as well get out of a boring job at the same time.

Nothing, going out on strike in sympathy with a fellow forum member. Did the ironing and they should be grateful I did that. No, really we had leftovers from the freezer, everyone had to get their own. I am thinking of pulling a strike though.....two and half hours of ironing.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 14, 2011, 02:06:19 am
Good thinking Amanda  :D  Mine probably would have outsourced it if I tried that one when they were young.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 14, 2011, 02:43:48 am
Good one Amanda ;D
H
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on August 14, 2011, 03:22:14 am
I like your thinking Amanda.  8) 8)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on August 14, 2011, 05:25:31 am
 :D Salmon rissoles, with snow peas, carrots, zucchini  from our garden.

Robyn

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Twitterpated on August 14, 2011, 08:42:02 am
Roast pork, cauliflower au gratin, roast veges followed with butterscotch pudding and maybe a little scoop of the salted caramel maple ice cream.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 15, 2011, 11:15:49 am
Lasagna

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on August 15, 2011, 02:33:27 pm
Nô clue ... Just dropped the kids Off at théorie grandparents (3 hour drive) for the first Time by themselves so might just go out tonight with dh..., feels very strange. ... First Time in 6 yrs there Will ne nô kids for 4 days.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 15, 2011, 02:35:51 pm
Just for interest sake, time how long it takes from the moment you sit down...until you mention something about them??? Try to abstain from saying something from as long as possible, but I would be interested  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on August 15, 2011, 09:07:32 pm
That's an interesting observation, CP63.  How's the strike going?  Frozzie, try to relax and enjoy the quiet time with your DH.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 15, 2011, 11:39:36 pm
4 days with no kids, not sure if i could do that. It would be so strange, you wont know what to do with  yourself.

Update on ds and grlfriend, shevwrote on the school blackboard  " I love ------"   Thenher best friend told ds that he was  the best boy in the class, he now likes both grls the same...... They are both nice girs whomhave been best friends since kindy



Enjoy
Hally
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on August 16, 2011, 12:08:28 am
Enjoy yourself Frozzie you will soon get used to having no kids and hopefully this will be the first of many trips for them
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 16, 2011, 12:35:22 am
the strike is still on, though yesterday it eased as we had the neighbours over for tea last night. Being a week night one of their kids had homework to do and so once they left, there was a magical disappearing act and there was no one in sight and it was back to dh and me washing and cleaning up.  Going out tonight to see 'Wicked' so not cooking tonight
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 16, 2011, 01:02:53 am
Bet your kids loved having the neighbours over for tea CP - firstly, temporary let off of the strike and secondly, real food  :D

Frozzie, enjoy the break.  It will be hard the first time you are leaving them but I think it is good for the kids too to have a break from home - did they settle OK for the grandparents? If kids aren't used to being left with others, they sometimes last until bed time then they want their Mum  ;)

Looks like your DS is going to have many girlfriends in years to come Hally - better teach him it is wiser to only have one steady girlfriend at a time though  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on August 16, 2011, 01:17:50 am
Stay strong CP,we went to Wicked a couple of weeks ago. You are in for a good night.
Frozzie,I remember the feeling,no kids,very strange. Time for a bit of romance!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on August 16, 2011, 07:00:21 am
Just for interest sake, time how long it takes from the moment you sit down...until you mention something about them??? Try to abstain from saying something from as long as possible, but I would be interested  :D

CP didnt take long at all...as soon as we drove out the driveway and all the way back and even at the restaurant and I had a horrible nights sleep too..can you tell Im not usted to being without them! Yes Hally its very hard especially when your used to having them with you all the time!  ....but my oh my its sooooooooooooo quiet which I have to say Im enjoying and the not having to pick up after them all day!  Plus Im going out to luch with a girlfriend we wil get a massage or something too, have friends coming from paris, having a girls night out and another night with DH!

JD apparently everything was fine and when I called they were in the spa with their grandfather..they had been busy...Im finding it very hard but if they have a good time and it goes well then we will see but I have trouble trusting others with my kids but DH insisted they have a few days away to give me a break.  I thnk my mother in law wouldnt say even if the kids were a bit sad as she prefers to say everything is great but I will find out when I talk to them or when they get back on the weekend!!

Thanks girls for the support and Bedlam romance hrrmm..DH is flat out at work and still gets home late since the catching up with girlfriends but we did speak about if it goes well doing it again and actually going away just the two of us which would be so nice!

Stay strong CP and enjoy your night out!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Shazzy on August 16, 2011, 11:55:55 am
CP don't think you would be very popular at our house currently!!!!!!  After reading your posts (and others) regarding your strike I have decided that I am going to be more strict regarding jobs around the house. They have had jobs to do but have been more firm about making them do them plus have added a few extra jobs for good measure!!! Have to say so much simpler doing some of it myself!!!!! Still hopefully will avoid strikes later! Good luck with it - I will follow with interest :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 16, 2011, 12:49:42 pm
Lemon/soy chicken with lemon/garlic roasted vegetables.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6290.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 18, 2011, 10:50:50 am
last night was baked french onion chops and veg.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6315-1.jpg)

and tonight was roast pumpkin soup & pizza buns

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6334.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6324.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 18, 2011, 11:38:21 am
We had your easy satay chicken risotto. Thanks Maddy, very nice. Reminded dh of Bali

H :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 22, 2011, 12:24:52 pm
Cheeseburger Pie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7038.0).....kids loved it!

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6387.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 23, 2011, 07:48:01 pm
Chicken and Cashews with Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice. :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on August 24, 2011, 01:11:19 am
Tuna a la King (quirky jo's recipe)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on August 24, 2011, 04:48:17 am
 :D Roast lamb,veges,  and a bottle of champagne for us to celebrate with.

Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 24, 2011, 08:08:50 am
:D Roast lamb,veges,  and a bottle of champagne for us to celebrate with.

Robyn

O.k.....I'll be the nosey one  :P  What are you celebrating Robyn?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 24, 2011, 08:09:54 am
I was going to ask the same question maddy :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 24, 2011, 08:12:27 am
LOL.....that makes 2 nosey pokes at least  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on August 24, 2011, 08:30:03 am
me three  :P
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on August 24, 2011, 08:33:16 am
I make four!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on August 24, 2011, 08:42:33 am
Yep I am five.  ;D ;D ;D

Roast beef, mushroom gravy, mash and steamed veg for dinner here.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on August 24, 2011, 09:13:29 am
 ;D We just settled on a building today, so we can expand our business. I start moving in tomorrow.
We put a contract on the property 4 months ago, and with council and DERM, it has taken this long for approvals.

I am waiting for my hubby to come home, to open the bubbly.
So back to work full time for me, but i have my thermomix, so I just have to start meal planning now.

its so surreal.

Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 24, 2011, 10:19:51 am
Congratulations Robyn, sounds like it is something you really wanted so good luck with everything.  You sure will have to menu plan and have some meals in the freezer for those I-don't-feel-like-cooking days.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 24, 2011, 10:25:35 am
For tea some steamed vegies, mashed potato & sweet potato plus salmon covered in a mix of Old Bay seasoning  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3098.0) and brown sugar.  Thanks Trudy for the seasoning mix and link to the OBS website (http://www.oldbay.com/).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on August 24, 2011, 10:40:10 am
Well done Robyn
We are having the tuna strudel,doesn't it showcase Thermie,thanks for posting Chelsea
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: ChanNKids on August 24, 2011, 10:54:14 am
Tonight we had butter chicken from the EDC book :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 24, 2011, 11:04:52 am
We had Chelsea's Tuna strudel tonight as well with TM puff pastry. I'm afraid to say we really didn't like the pastry and found it very rich. As for the Tuna strudel that was quiet nice although we didn't get to really enjoy it because of the pastry. I would like to make it again but with pre rolled pastry or find another recipe to try.
So all in all tonights meal was a failure  :(.
I am making an apple crumble now to make up for it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 24, 2011, 11:06:58 am
ChanNKids, hope you enjoyed the Butter Chicken.  Apparently this (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5295.0) one from the Indian book is far superior to the one in the EDC.  I've only done the Indian one myself.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on August 24, 2011, 11:16:27 am
We had Chelsea's Tuna strudel tonight as well with TM puff pastry. I'm afraid to say we really didn't like the pastry and found it very rich. As for the Tuna strudel that was quiet nice although we didn't get to really enjoy it because of the pastry. I would like to make it again but with pre rolled pastry or find another recipe to try.
So all in all tonights meal was a failure  :(.
I am making an apple crumble now to make up for it.

Oh that's no good Dede.  I hope the apple crumble is enjoyed. I haven't tried MJ's puff pastry, but I must admit that I rarely make my own these days because DH and kids find it too rich (both the EDC and UK versions). They quite like Pampas Butter Puff Pastry though.  ??? :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on August 24, 2011, 11:21:10 am
I just looked at my pastry and its dairy free so I guess it has no butter. I think thats the problem as Megan's pastry has Butter and we are not used to a butter pastry. So is there a Puff pastry recipe that is butter free?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 25, 2011, 12:55:58 am
I have a piece of silverside in the slow cooker.
My neighbour assures me this is the best way of cooking it....pop it in frozen, add a couple TBSP malt vinegar, water, and six cloves!  Cook for at least 8-9 hours on low..... We'll see how it turns out  :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on August 26, 2011, 09:08:09 am
Maddy that is the only way I have cooked corned beef, over the past 6-7 yrs (but never frozen) - throw in a couple of tabsp brown sugar as well, cooked for longer in this house as I put it on before going to works and take it off at dinner around 6.30. Hope you enjoy, looking forward to the pics!!!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 26, 2011, 09:25:58 am
I always do mind in the slow cooker, but never frozen. I will be interested how it furns iut using frozen meat.

H
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: ChanNKids on August 27, 2011, 11:33:40 am
Tonights dinner.... Sausage and lentil hotpot served with mash. All done in thermie :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 27, 2011, 12:40:49 pm
Visitors to lunch today - served them Chicken & Leek filo pie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6719.0), mashed potatoes, assorted steamed vegies.  Dessert chocolate souffle (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3675.0) & salted caramel maple ice-cream (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=648.0). 
They were very impressed - if only they knew how easy it was  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 28, 2011, 02:03:52 am
. Hope you enjoy, looking forward to the pics!!!!!!  :)  :)

Well I didn't take a photo as I thought, well, it's just silverside  :P
I had it on for 9 hours on low from frozen, and it worked well!  It was a large piece (our own meat), so it wasn't falling apart for cooking that length of time, but it was cooked.
It was good to know that it works from frozen anyway  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: AmandaN on August 28, 2011, 05:32:25 am
I cook my corned beef in the slow cooker in a bottle of ginger beer and one onion!  Got the idea from taste.com.au.  Nice and simple.....and as I am addicted to the Buderim Ginger Refresher (make it up to ginger beer with soda water), I always have it on hand.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 28, 2011, 05:41:28 am
I cook my corned beef in the slow cooker in a bottle of ginger beer and one onion! 

I had tried that once, but wasn't particularly keen  :-\.....but I really think the ginger beer I chose was questionable (cheap brand, as that's all there was).
Wondering if I should try it 1 more time  with a known brand ???
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on August 28, 2011, 09:00:25 am
oh i love buderim ginger beer and those cute little bottles  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on August 28, 2011, 09:50:44 am
lamb cutlets, mash and peas
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 28, 2011, 09:51:33 am
Cottage rolls (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4310.msg54014#msg54014) and vegetable soup.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6475.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 29, 2011, 07:35:16 am
We had Judy's pizza with garlic sauce.  :)

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wonder on August 29, 2011, 08:09:05 am
Julie that looks amazing. I'm having pizza tonight but it's certainly not going to anywhere near as appetising as that one. Do you mind letting us know what the toppings are?

Maddie, I hope your cottage rolls taste as good as they look, my family weren't fans of them and they ended up in the bin unfortunately.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Wonder on August 29, 2011, 08:12:08 am
Julie, no need to respond I saw your post in the other thread.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 29, 2011, 08:46:30 am
Julie  :P that looks to die for!!!

I have braised honey-soy-ginger beef on the stove at the moment.
I just hope it turns out tender  :-\  smells divine though.  I really think my gas is set too high, so I put it on the slowest jet and used a simmer mat as well.......fingers crossed!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 29, 2011, 09:21:57 am
Found my fridge had 3 lots of cauliflower in it this morning so it had to be a cauli day here.

Lunch - Cauliflower & Bacon Soup (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6320.0)

Tea - Pasta & Cauliflower Cheese Bake (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3958.0), adding some bacon this time.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on August 29, 2011, 11:02:50 am
So this thread does not need to be what we cooking in the TM,it can be anything that we are cooking? Is that right?
ciao
uni
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 29, 2011, 11:13:15 am
Absolutely fundj....post away  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on August 29, 2011, 11:18:25 am
thanks maddy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 29, 2011, 11:31:44 am
I have braised honey-soy-ginger beef on the stove at the moment.
I just hope it turns out tender  :-\  smells divine though.  I really think my gas is set too high, so I put it on the slowest jet and used a simmer mat as well.......fingers crossed!

Phew....it worked!
Braised honey-soy-ginger beef with sesame rice (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7102.0)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6492.jpg)

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 29, 2011, 01:10:57 pm
Looks lovely maddy.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on August 29, 2011, 01:21:49 pm
Found my fridge had 3 lots of cauliflower in it this morning so it had to be a cauli day here.

Lunch - Cauliflower & Bacon Soup (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6320.0)

Tea - Pasta & Cauliflower Cheese Bake (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3958.0), adding some bacon this time.
I presume cauliflower is off the menu for a few weeks Judy  :D :D :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on August 29, 2011, 01:32:17 pm
No CC, it is one of my favourite vegies - can never have enough of it. Could make cauliflower fritters next ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on August 29, 2011, 10:26:56 pm
Looks great Maddy could you please post the recipe
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 30, 2011, 12:41:18 am
Looks great Maddy could you please post the recipe

Here (http://www.themainmeal.com.au/RecipesInspiration/RecipePage?RecipeID=1189) it is Yvette.
I doubled the recipe (extra for hubby's plate, and some for freezer).....and nearing the end of cooking, the sauce goes nice thick....so I added a little extra water as well to stretch it out   ;)
I cooked for 1 1/2 hours.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on August 30, 2011, 01:25:15 am
Thanks Maddy did you double the 800g of beef or is that already doubled? Thanks will cook soon and let you know how it goes, I am a bit tempted to try it in the slow cooker not sure yet
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: achookwoman on August 30, 2011, 11:30:06 am
Just toasted sandwiches, (in those little non stick bags).  Pancakes, (crepes) from EDC Book.  Used the egg wash mix left from brushing bread yesterday. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on August 30, 2011, 11:34:02 am
Tonight we had wagyu beef steak, cauliflower & potato mash in tm, baby peas, mushrooms in a cream & bacon sauce. Absolute yum
H
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on August 30, 2011, 11:34:36 am
Finally made Spiced chicken & sweet potato (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=928.0) after reading Chelsea's tweaks (http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2011/05/filling-tummies-with-spiced-chicken-and.html) - thanks to both ILB and Chelsea.  We so enjoyed this easy and delicious meal. I used disced tomatoes, 1 tabsp TMX stock paste and followed Chelsea's advice using 200ml water, skipped the chilli flake and served with steamed vegs.  5/5 for this dish.  :)  :)  

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1VDL41IYi8I/Tly5tB3pgdI/AAAAAAAAJtk/sb_GiLsX-Ec/s720/Spicy%252520Chicken%252520and%252520Sweet%252520Potato%252520001.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on August 30, 2011, 01:01:05 pm
Looks delicious Johnro, nice photo  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on August 31, 2011, 03:57:01 am
Thanks Julie - though nothing like your skill with the camera lens!!!!!!  :D  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 31, 2011, 08:51:31 am
Thanks Maddy did you double the 800g of beef or is that already doubled? Thanks will cook soon and let you know how it goes, I am a bit tempted to try it in the slow cooker not sure yet

I did double the beef Yvette....cos hubby is the ultimate carnivore!......but even if you doubled the sauce and kept beef amount same, that would be lovely......who doesn't love lots of sauce.
If you use slow cooker, I would imagine original recipe amount would suffice.

Robyn....yummo!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on August 31, 2011, 10:28:45 am
The beginning of the warm weather is here already so salads are appearing a warm pumpkin, spinach and feta salad with lamb cutlets, also added toasted pinenuts, baby beetroot and roasted tomatoes.  :)  :)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pXxFUNPr8fw/Tl39_SC4yuI/AAAAAAAAJto/r16FLJJz_po/s720/Lamb%252520cutlets%252520with%252520pumpkin%25252C%252520spinach%252520and%252520feta%252520salad.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: passionflower on August 31, 2011, 10:30:45 am
mmmm, that looks delicious Johnro.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on August 31, 2011, 10:33:33 am
It was, thanks  Monica (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance015.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on August 31, 2011, 10:38:15 am
Thanks Maddy I might just try with the 800grams first and see how it goes
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on August 31, 2011, 12:16:42 pm
last night was chicken enchiladas, using Julies enchilada sauce

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6495.jpg)

and tonight I made Chelsea's creamy garlic prawn risotto (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7006.0), and mixed up some preserved lemon mayo and served it with grilled asparagus.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6518.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on August 31, 2011, 12:39:27 pm
Yummy Maddy,they both look great but I just have to try the risotto.mmmmmm
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on August 31, 2011, 09:51:02 pm
We had Vivaroo's Smoky Lentil Goulash (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6989.0;topicseen#bot) but found it a little sweet, so perhaps a little less sweet paprika and, as the liquid smoke I used didn't seem to be very strong, I might add some smoky paprika instead next time; also added some of Thermoconvert's Worcestershire Sauce - served over rice, the goulash was delicious.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on September 01, 2011, 12:50:33 pm
Greek lamb patties (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7125.0) on top of toasted pita breads spread with garlic sauce  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4210.0), cos lettuce, grape tomatoes and a mint/yoghurt drizzle.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6529.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Bedlam on September 01, 2011, 12:53:14 pm
Garlic prawn risotto and lemon meringue pie( when I get back from hols will learn how to post photos and maybe even start converting! Although you guys spoil me for choice)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 01, 2011, 03:38:08 pm
Lamb Sauce for Pasta (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1092.0), EDC Pasta Dough (used OO pasta flour), Mixed Salad. Bunfight  :-)) horrible, 2/3 people scrambling for 2nds...no comment  :-))
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on September 02, 2011, 04:24:52 am
chicken, pumpkin, spinach salad, with cous cous.

Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: achookwoman on September 02, 2011, 08:01:16 am
Watercress Tomato and Chick Pea Soup with Beer Bread with Cheese and Herbs.  Both posted.  Been in garden so not much time for cooking. ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on September 02, 2011, 08:52:24 am
This was so easy and so tasty.  Meant to make my own pasta today but time got away from me and so used dried fettucini.  It was a Donna Hay recipe that used the filling from Italian pork sausages that I rolled into mini balls, dried chilli flakes, garlic, halved baby roma toms, white wine, crispy sage leave and parmesan.  Has gone straight into the "to make again" folder.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/Sweet/Savoury/IMG_0527.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Decadent Dot on September 02, 2011, 09:04:44 am
I made Veggie burgers (enough to freeze some too) They went well with a lamb cutlet.
here is a picture of the batch ready to freeze.
I put the recipe in the diet section. I hope that is where it should go as it is very low Kcals but it doesn't stop anyone from making them or do you think I should have used the vegetarian section?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on September 02, 2011, 10:03:40 am
They look great Dot, won't hurt to put them in vego section as well.....otherwise they might get missed by people (me) who don't look in the diet section  ;)

Yummy Julie...that's why I love Donna's recipes....so simple but tasty.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Decadent Dot on September 02, 2011, 10:16:49 am
Hi  Maddy,
I have taken your tip and put the recipe in the vegetarian section as well as the diet. How come I keep seeing your lovely cakes and you don't need to look in on the diet section whilst I strive to reduce those killer calories and have to restrain myself from looking in the cake section.  :( :(
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on September 02, 2011, 10:21:54 am
How come I keep seeing your lovely cakes and you don't need to look in on the diet section whilst I strive to reduce those killer calories and have to restrain myself from looking in the cake section.  :( :(

LOL....although i have a slight weakness for chocolate, I really don't eat cakes  :P  just like making them.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 02, 2011, 10:26:11 am
maybe maddy can just post photo's of the cakes in the Diet section  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on September 02, 2011, 10:35:31 am
maybe maddy can just post photo's of the cakes in the Diet section  :D

LOL.....sure that would go down a treat  :P
Thank god we don't have a thread dedicated to the dukan diet......those dukanites sure are serious  :-\
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Decadent Dot on September 02, 2011, 06:07:02 pm
Yes, the watchdog program on UK TV last night really gave them a bashing as a money making scheme. Of course if there is substantial weight loss being had by it's participants then it is doing the job although not very healthily.

All that protein would put an end to my single kidney (so said my doctor about high protein diets like the Dukan and Atkins.)
I'll stick with the Thermomix and try to keep on with a healthy diet.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on September 03, 2011, 10:40:19 am
Saturday night BBQ.....bit of a ritual.
Made Thermomixer's carrot salad (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=179.0) to go with it, which was a lovely change.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6548.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on September 03, 2011, 07:39:45 pm
For us it was leftovers...and hte dukan diet is huge where i live in France and i cant stand it...each to their own but nothing beats eating healthy and balanced with a little exercise ...too much of anything isnt good for your body and im not a lover of any diet...healthy eating yes but diet no..pass!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 04, 2011, 09:47:35 am
I made creamy garlic prawn risotto for dinner tonight (DH's favourite- Fathers Day).  I am shedding a little excess weight at the moment so I just had a small serve with a nice garden salad. I couldn't stop myself from licking the butterfly though.  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on September 04, 2011, 09:51:19 am
Nothing too full after father's day lunch
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on September 04, 2011, 09:51:44 am
lol chelsea  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 04, 2011, 11:31:07 am
DD arrived with a Mexican dinner all cooked for us - chicken enchiladas and bean burritoes - really tasty!!!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: passionflower on September 05, 2011, 12:03:59 am
For us it was pizza tonight but not just any ordinary pizza, it was a pizza cooked by myself with the help of Thermie from scratch using just my bowl and my chopping board to chop my salami up. LOOOVed it !!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on September 05, 2011, 03:54:11 am
Loks very tasty Passionflower.  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on September 05, 2011, 05:25:58 am
 :) Chicken curry in the TMX
Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 05, 2011, 11:05:56 am
Chelsea's creamy garlic prawn risotto (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7006.0) with steamed carrot and broccolini - delish and so quick after arriving home late form work!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KvtUnDa5_U0/TmSaAIm9NOI/AAAAAAAAJuE/TLFbfsmSXhc/s720/Creamy%252520Garlic%252520Prawn%252520Rissotto.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on September 05, 2011, 11:39:27 am
Beautiful photo Robyn....it's a lovely risotto!

I made Chicken Ceasar Burgers (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7154.msg96430#msg96430)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6684.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: passionflower on September 05, 2011, 01:13:15 pm
Chelsea's creamy garlic prawn risotto (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7006.0) with steamed carrot and broccolini - delish and so quick after arriving home late form work!

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KvtUnDa5_U0/TmSaAIm9NOI/AAAAAAAAJuE/TLFbfsmSXhc/s720/Creamy%252520Garlic%252520Prawn%252520Rissotto.jpg)
Mmm that looks yummy .
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on September 06, 2011, 07:27:07 pm
Lamb sauce for pasta,delicious ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on September 07, 2011, 01:26:03 am
we had that the other night CC, and I made some home made spaghetti to go with it. such an easy delicous meal.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 07, 2011, 09:14:24 am
MM's best bolognaise sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6305.0) - the jury is out as thermie does his job!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on September 07, 2011, 09:25:41 am
Steamed dukkah coated chicken breasts with mushroom sauce/vegies/hashbrowns.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on September 07, 2011, 11:33:39 am
Robyn,

I make ths all the time, i only ever serve it up as lasagna, i have made it for heaos of people, adults, kids and everyine loves my lasagna, they all want a 2nd helping.

Let e know hw it ges

Hally :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 07, 2011, 10:16:16 pm
Hally it was tasty with penne pasta and a salad but I am going to try it as a lasagne. Compared to the spag bol which I have made for eons I believed it was less liquidy.   :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on September 07, 2011, 11:32:29 pm
Hi Robyn,

I think it is a very rich sauce and it is very different to the bol sauce i made before my tm. I find it suits lasagna but too rich for pasta on its own.

We love it in lasagna and always have 1 in the freezer  to make a quick dinner. I do this once every 7-10 days and ds loves it in his flask for lunch at school & dh requests it for lunch regularly at work.

I have not doubled it as it didnt seem  to work, woud love to though.

Hally :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on September 08, 2011, 04:30:59 am
 :) I made cauliflower soup last night, and lasagne.
Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on September 08, 2011, 09:37:47 am
Tonight we are havingthe famous KFC with a curry pasta salad and garden salad. Smells so nice. I used the last of my spice mix so will have to make another batch up soon.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 08, 2011, 10:08:04 am
Trudy's honey mustard chicken and brown rice here. Yum!  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on September 08, 2011, 10:21:38 am
Jamie Oliver's Indian Style Steak with dipping yoghurt, chips and peas yummo
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: passionflower on September 08, 2011, 11:01:38 pm
Polenta with salami and three cheeses, I loved being able to just leave polenta cooking while I got on with folding my washing, I am still at the amazed by what thermie can do stage.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Katiej on September 09, 2011, 12:54:14 am
Polenta with salami and three cheeses

Passionflower what polenta recipe do you use?  I've only made polenta once in my Thermomix and it wasn't very good  :(.  I'd like to try again...
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jkmt on September 09, 2011, 07:38:15 am
Mexican Vegetarian Stack from 'A Taste of Vegetarian'. Haven't tried this before. Made the sauce for it last night, which tasted good. Will probably do a dessert since the TMX will be free, having pretty much finished its job on the main.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: passionflower on September 09, 2011, 08:51:05 am
Katie the secret is to use the butterfly whisk while cooking it. It comes out smooth and perfect.



This is the recipe I use ( I took my own recipe and looked up cooking times and methods. I realised I would never get a smooth polenta if using the blades only so I changed it mid flow and it worked perfectly).
 
- 300-350 g Polenta depends how thick you want it, we like it fairly thick
- 1200 g liquid (a mixture of water and milk, just water or just milk is up to you, I usually add half and half)
- 2 Tbsp chicken stock paste
-40gr butter to finish (optional)

Add the liquid and stock to the bowl and boil for 12 Min. 100°C Speed 1.

Next insert the butterfly whisk pour polenta through the lid while blades are moving at Speed 2( you will have to make sure all the polenta is incorporated if need be whizz for a few seconds at speed 4(to make sure is evenly mixedwith the liquid) cover the measuring cup with a cloth just in case!!!

 Then simply cook for 10 Min at 100°C spoon speed.
a few seconds before finish add the butter if using.
Hope this helps
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Katiej on September 09, 2011, 09:57:45 am
Monica thank you so much  :) :)
I'm going to make it for dinner on Sunday night
Using the butterfly sounds like a great idea
Cheers, Katie  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: jkmt on September 09, 2011, 01:28:00 pm
Thanks Passionflower, I've been hesitant about making it. It sounds like the butterfly will make it much easier than what I imagined.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on September 14, 2011, 10:04:46 am
Tonight we had Salt & Pepper Cod with sauteed potatoes. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Red Kell on September 14, 2011, 12:16:43 pm
Pizza...yuummmmmm :D
I know it's bad but since I discovered how quick, easy and yummy the pizza dough is, this is the 3rd time I've made it in under 2 weeks :-)) Might need to discover something else next LOL!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on September 14, 2011, 12:43:39 pm
Just remember that Homemade Pizza is so much better for you than most brought pizzas, And you can add all your favorite ingredients  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on September 14, 2011, 12:51:34 pm
Red Kell
Dont feel bad, whn jamie olivers italian book came out, we ate pizza soooo often at first. Now its about once per month. Enjoy it all  at the moment, its all fresh ingredents, so not thst bad

Hally :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on September 14, 2011, 01:12:23 pm
I do not get it why ppl think that homemade pizza is a bad thing
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on September 14, 2011, 10:50:39 pm
 :)  Pizza for us tonight, so easy to make at home.

Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 14, 2011, 11:01:47 pm
Just put corned beef in slow cooker as I am late home tonight!!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Red Kell on September 15, 2011, 12:23:55 am
I feel so glad that nobody minds my recent pizza overdose (when MR 6 found out we were having pizza again he said 'thanks Mum'! ;D )
Even so, I think I'd better come up with something else for tonight! Ideas anyone.....?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on September 15, 2011, 04:06:46 am
We are heading to the pub for dinner as we are still holidaying in Sunny QLD (and I'm over cooking without my TM).  Having a ball but missing my thermie and my forum buddies!  Can't wait to catch up properly on all the forum threads on Sunday! :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 17, 2011, 02:17:55 pm
Guests for dinner with the menu being - tomato soup from UK thermomix with herbed yoghurt bread, scallops with leek (p140) MWOC, Chelsea's creamy prawn and garlic risotto with steamed vegs and moist chocolate dessert cake (AWW recipe which is so simple that it was too much effort to even put mixture in thermie and scrape it out). Overall a great time with great friends and thumbs up for the dishes. :)  :)   
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: passionflower on September 17, 2011, 08:03:30 pm
Had Chinese 5 spice pork tonight very yum. http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5633.0 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5633.0)
(http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1482/7044979/20408809/398513684.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on September 18, 2011, 01:03:40 am
Robyn, wish I'd been one of your guests - that menu would have suited me perfectly. 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 18, 2011, 01:26:16 am
That would have made the night more than perfect Judy  :D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Red Kell on September 18, 2011, 02:13:38 am
Last night I made yummy creamy chicken pot pies, my first successful recipie conversion!  ;DJust hope I can remember what I did, LOL. Tonight I think I will make beef and vege pies as I have a heap of beef and gravy mixture already made (left over from beef and gravy rolls at the Go Kart cannteen last night) It should make an easy and tasty pie :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on September 18, 2011, 03:12:34 am
 :) Tonight is fresh prawns, bugs, and i'll make a seafood sauce.
Fresh crusty bread, that i'm about to make too.

Robyn
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on September 19, 2011, 03:12:34 am
We had fettuccine quiche with sun-dried/cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, bacon ect. and made a bocconcini salad with basil dressing

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6770.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6780-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on September 19, 2011, 05:34:33 am
Obbie, I am sure some of our overseas friends will be totally puzzled by the fact that you are having bugs for dinner!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on September 19, 2011, 05:55:27 am
perhaps for some lol..
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: achookwoman on September 19, 2011, 08:06:04 am
All the above food in photos looks great.  Think Forum Thermomix should be putting out its own cooking book. ;D ;D ;D ;D
Last night made Chow Mein,  easy as I spent hours in the garden.   Tonight,  more time in garden,  so left over Chow Mein made into Spring Rolls.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 19, 2011, 08:13:19 am
I need some inspiration!!!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on September 19, 2011, 09:03:44 am
You are probably just looking forward to your holiday Robyn and cooking is not the main thing on your agenda at the moment.
Baked beans on toast? 
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: achookwoman on September 19, 2011, 10:52:45 am
johnro,  it is called end of term burnt out.    Just survive. ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 19, 2011, 11:34:34 am
Thank you lovelies  :)  :-*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on September 19, 2011, 12:12:59 pm
Robyn is off on her beer fest soon.LOL
Ipad glitch hahahah ;D itd from another postm but naturally dont remeber where
H :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 19, 2011, 12:36:29 pm
Hally(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing014.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) I can only just remember our ipads 'beer' glitches - do I actually want to claim any ownership to this 'new' status?  ???  ??? so my little yellow friend is pointing an accusatory finger in a certain direction.  (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing025.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on September 19, 2011, 12:38:28 pm
Ooh you crack me up ;D
H ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on September 20, 2011, 08:17:16 am
This week starts the 3 monthly clear-out-the-freezer time..  Yesterday I defrosted some tandoori paste that was made in the tm and I added to some minced chicken and made into patties and served on some lovely artisan bread I bought yesterday with salad.

Today I used up some home made beef stock and cauli florets that were in there, which I added to fresh veg, herbs, cannellini beans, bacon, pasta etc and turned it into Hearty Vegetable Soup.  Made a huge pot so now waiting for it to cool so I can freeze it in cups that DH takes to work.(he has his own freezer full of meals for him to take to work).  :-))  

There was too much to make it in the tm, but I used it for the chopping of veg, made the job so much easier and quicker.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0628-2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on September 20, 2011, 08:25:18 am
JulieO, you are much more organised than most of us in clearing out your freezer - if only we could take a leaf out of your book  :-))
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on September 20, 2011, 08:37:12 am
JulieO how I wish my organisational skills could match yours at this point in time - no hope, what a great effort and such delicious results!!!!!  :D  :D  It is JD's curried mince for us tonight!!!!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on September 20, 2011, 08:46:32 am
JulieO that looks delish
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on September 20, 2011, 09:40:24 am
Julieo looks delsih :)
Hally :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on September 20, 2011, 09:45:05 am
Thankyou  ;D

I do a clear out every 3 months, so middle to end of Sept/Dec/Mar etc.  I always know then when it needs to be done, also it means that nothing in the freezer is more than 3 months old.  Once you start to do it it becomes easier some how.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on September 20, 2011, 09:47:02 am
So h ow long does itntakr? You use up everythng, pastes,  stocks, left overs meats etc.

Good plan

Hally :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on September 20, 2011, 10:08:27 am
Yes I do Hally.  I have a list of what's in there and sit down and work out meals that I can make around what I have.  It means that I still need to buy stuff in order to make certain things, eg tomorrow I'm making Jamie Oliver's Jerk Chicken.  I had the jerk cooking sauce frozen, so had to buy chicken this week (as I didn't have any left in the freezer) to use the sauce up. 

Other days I'm using up meat and work out what to use it for.  I've also got things like cooked cottage pie where I only need to make fresh mashed potatoes for putting on top. 

It's a good feeling when the freezers are finally empty, it usually takes 2-3 weeks, but then I can start filling them up again.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on September 20, 2011, 11:15:14 am
Tonight we had, if its in the fridge soup and poached eggs in napolitana sauce

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: deltamushworn on September 20, 2011, 11:59:03 am
We had chicken, frijoles and cheese burritos with my salsa yummo ......... Always a favourite, Still waiting for my thermomix to be delivered  ;) lol
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: passionflower on September 21, 2011, 08:57:50 pm
We had chicken fried rice only it wasn't fried it was steamed LOL, and I finally attempted some macarons
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on September 21, 2011, 10:30:29 pm
We had lasagne  last night.

Tonight its coral trout again.

Robyn
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Post by: dede on September 21, 2011, 10:37:25 pm
Passionflower those macarons look perfect. Yum. I've never made them before either.
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Post by: Halex on September 21, 2011, 10:58:33 pm
Julieo
Fantastic organisation. Cant wait to have finished up all our buts & pieces,
H :)
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Post by: obbie on September 22, 2011, 02:06:00 am
I wish i knew how to add photos.
looks so yummy, making me hungry looking at them.

Robyn ;D
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Post by: johnro on September 22, 2011, 02:33:00 am
Robyn have a read through this thread (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=191.30) and see if it will help  :)  :) I will pm you the explanation I did for myself while learning if you would like!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: fundj&e on September 22, 2011, 05:03:52 am
Obbie Try this

Click additional Options

Click browse

Click my pictures

Double click on the picture

ciao   :)
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Post by: dede on September 22, 2011, 07:24:23 am
Tonight for us is Roast pork, Baked potatoes and Pumpkin with steamed Carrots and Sweed (Which will be mashed together) and some silverbeet. Yum Smells so good.
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Post by: obbie on September 22, 2011, 07:34:57 am
 :) Robyn, Fundj, thanks, I will try


Robyn
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Post by: Yvette on September 25, 2011, 11:18:43 am
Butter Chicken pies with my new pie maker yum yum
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Post by: judydawn on September 26, 2011, 02:55:47 am
A freezer meal tonight - had a packet of excess Chicken & Leek  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6719.0) filling and still have some filo pastry so a quick meal for us tonight and another gap in the freezer - still not enough of those though but I'm working on it  :-))
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Post by: fundj&e on September 26, 2011, 07:10:17 am
Veal schnitzel from the freezer and salad . i have been busy practicing my pasta making skills
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Post by: Yvette on September 26, 2011, 07:12:12 am
They look great Fundj
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Post by: obbie on September 26, 2011, 07:13:22 am
Tonight is spag bol, tomorrow is a curry I made yesterday.

Robyn
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Post by: achookwoman on September 26, 2011, 07:50:12 am
Love all the pictures.  I have been spending 1/2 of each day in the garden and any spare time playing with a few new recipes.  Last night for a quick snack , made Matthew Evans Welsh Rarebit, ( posted )  more for tonight,  Made 8 rolls to go in the freezer  :-)) :-)).  Loaf of Sour Dough and most interesting of all was Pork Sweet and Sour.  This was a Kylie Kwong recipe,  the sauce cooked in TMX,  using fresh veggies.  Certainly makes a difference.
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Post by: fundj&e on September 26, 2011, 08:47:14 am
Also making gravy in the TM ,to pour over  take away chips. How lazy is that  ;D
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Post by: Yvette on September 26, 2011, 09:13:20 am
Chicken Schnitzel tonight and fast chicken curry tomorrow night
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Post by: cookie1 on September 26, 2011, 09:16:06 am
Lamb roast tonight with roast vegies. EDC mint sauce though. I don't have mint growing so I am trying to encourage a couple of the bits I bought to grow roots in a glass of water so that I can plant it.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on September 26, 2011, 09:22:09 am
Lamb roast tonight with roast vegies. EDC mint sauce though. I don't have mint growing so I am trying to encourage a couple of the bits I bought to grow roots in a glass of water so that I can plant it.
It's the one herb I grow on a pot Cookie as it's a pest if left to itself in the ground., comes up everywhere :P
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Post by: achookwoman on September 26, 2011, 10:53:26 am
Same here CC,  the more I cut the mint back,  the more it seems to grow.  Have several types,  the one called Apple mint is the one for mint sauce ,  to go with Roast Lamb.
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Post by: cookie1 on September 27, 2011, 02:42:17 am
Thanks for the advice CC and Chookie.
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Post by: Frozzie on September 27, 2011, 06:19:28 am
i grow mine in a pot too cookie oh and never seen apple mint??  have to check that out!  :)
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Post by: obbie on September 27, 2011, 06:28:55 am
Curry that I made on sunday, so a relaxing nite for us.

Robyn ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on September 29, 2011, 11:45:10 am
so nobody cooked tonight  ???
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Post by: Halex on September 29, 2011, 12:09:45 pm
We had chookies kfc, pumpkin, potatoes & steamed veg.

Yumbo
H :)
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Post by: judydawn on September 29, 2011, 12:40:06 pm
We went out to lunch so I just made scrambled eggs for tea.
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Post by: johnro on September 29, 2011, 12:43:44 pm
We are still ploughing through the food I left for DH while in Sydney, I wonder if the reverse will apply when he goes off to Sydney for a week as of next Wednesday, might ask the hired help - ha, ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D  :D
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Post by: fundj&e on October 01, 2011, 08:31:40 am
pasta aglio e olio e peperoncino PLUS anchovies

how asian is that JD  ;)
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Post by: judydawn on October 01, 2011, 08:49:53 am
 ;D Thanks for the idea fundj - didn't know what to have for tea but this one is an easy one to whip up with ingredients always on hand.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 01, 2011, 08:56:42 am
DD and I went to the Royla Show today so dinner is easy. A pasta and smoked salmon dish. If it's ok I'll post the recipe.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 01, 2011, 09:26:58 am
JD do you sprinkle bread crumbs then grill for a few min
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Post by: johnro on October 01, 2011, 09:41:00 am
Chelsea's sausage and onion gravy with mash and steamed vegs - yummo!!!!!  :)  :) Must try the pasta dish Fundj!!!!  :)  :) 

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MXB7_0uDnYU/TobblEV0SBI/AAAAAAAAJvk/IuWxFo-b-JM/s720/Bangers%252520and%252520Mash%252520002.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 01, 2011, 09:47:02 am
Bangers and Mash and gravy ,1 of my top 10 favourites
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Post by: judydawn on October 01, 2011, 10:39:49 am
Yes, haven't done the bangers/mash for a while. 

No fundj, the smell makes me just want to eat it immediately. 
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Post by: fundj&e on October 01, 2011, 10:44:21 am
The only thing that i dont like about this pasta dish is, it get to cold to quickly i love all my food to be piping hot 
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Post by: judydawn on October 01, 2011, 10:45:52 am
Eat it quicker fundj or serve yourself a smaller serve then go back to the thermosaver and get some more  ;)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 01, 2011, 10:46:39 am
i did i did  ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 01, 2011, 01:58:18 pm
EDC pizza dough, MJ's pizza sauce, hence approx 8 pizza's with various toppings scoffed down by DD23's friends before they go clubbing
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Post by: Frozzie on October 01, 2011, 02:02:11 pm
oh my 8 pizzzas CP...thats alot of scoffing  :D :D :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 01, 2011, 02:29:30 pm
yeah they ate 6 and I had packed everything away and cleaned up, then out of the blue about 6 pple turned up (with 3 boys) and so fortunately we had a couple of spares to heat up that we had made and I had put into the fridge. They will be going out soon, but judging from their talking and laughter they are having a good time here. At times I wish they would just stay here...other kids I wish they would leave as soon as possible!!
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Post by: Frozzie on October 01, 2011, 02:38:33 pm
can understand that CP!

for lunch we had chookies KFC chicken with quinoa and onion, garlic and carrot and some ribbon carrot and zucchini on the side (trying to be healthier  ;) )

for dinner it will be pumpkin soup...maybe some bread too for the kids (no bread for mummy and daddy though  :()
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 01, 2011, 09:48:11 pm
Roast Pork,roast potatoes,applesauce,steamed carrots and broccoli and gravy. :)
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Post by: obbie on October 02, 2011, 04:57:37 am
 :) Corned silverside, becemel sauce, veges.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on October 02, 2011, 07:32:21 am
Maddy's Casesar Chicken Burgers.
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Post by: achookwoman on October 02, 2011, 08:34:08 am
Roast chicken for lunch with roast veggies and B and B pudding. TMX Ice Cream.  Made Plain No Fuss Bread for the Chicken, Avo sandwiches for tea.  Hardly ever make a plain No Fuss so thought I would post a photo. ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on October 02, 2011, 08:43:23 am
 ;D
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on October 02, 2011, 09:29:32 am
Quirky tuna a la king with mash.  :)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 02, 2011, 09:40:21 am
Achookwomen can you please tell me the measurements of your bread tin
Thank you  :)

Uni
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Post by: Decadent Dot on October 02, 2011, 10:52:36 am
Yes, I would like to know that too achook. It looks a really smashing loaf. ....I can even smell it  :-)) :P
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Post by: achookwoman on October 02, 2011, 11:17:43 am
Bread tin....24 x 13 1/2 cm. ( inside top ).  bottom 21 x10  1/2 cm.  It is not really a bread tin but a cake tin  that I picked up at Aldi on there reduced items table for $2.50. I line it with a silicon pan liner and just spray the top with water and mak 3  1cm slashes across the top.  6 year old GD did the folding and placing in the tin. Hope this helps,DD and Fundj.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 02, 2011, 11:28:08 am
thanks  :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 02, 2011, 11:34:22 am
Ah ha, I have one of those cake tins Chookie - forgot I had it  :-))
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Post by: Yvette on October 02, 2011, 12:38:07 pm
Great looking bread Chookie
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Post by: judydawn on October 04, 2011, 10:07:33 am
Lamb shanks in the slow cooker.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 04, 2011, 10:23:58 am
jd how many shanks fit in your slow cooker.i am having a loan of mine, i have made bol,nap,and roast beef ( casserole)




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Post by: judydawn on October 04, 2011, 10:27:07 am
8 at least fundj but I only used 2 large ones today.  It is far too big for just the 2 of us but I'm not going to buy a smaller one. I used some of your soffrito in this recipe - I should have taken a photo of DH's plate after he'd finished.  A few perfectly clean bones was all that was on it  ;) - it is by far his favourite meal of all time.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 04, 2011, 10:38:51 am
mine is a big one 2, way too big for us to. i still have not decide if i will buy one
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Post by: Halex on October 04, 2011, 12:16:10 pm
Left overs !!!hahahaLOL
Tonight was very grateful for them as busy with everythung else.
Took cat & kitten to the cattery, i nearly cried they just looked at me as if to say how coukd you eave us. They are in onr large cage, whic has runs and 2 levels with outside access during the day, so they will be ok. Very quiet in the house without animas.
H :)
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Post by: Halex on October 04, 2011, 12:16:59 pm
Fogot o say everyones dinners look great :)
Have to make fundjis sauce when we get back.
H :)
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Post by: maddy on October 05, 2011, 12:31:47 am
Last night we had Chelsea's Chow Mein  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7032.0)  and used pork mince.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6815.jpg)
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Post by: Decadent Dot on October 05, 2011, 05:28:59 pm
My turn to take supper to my DD on our aquafit night. We're having vegetable au-gratin made with that awesome cheese sauce and mince meat mini pies thanks to the pie maker.
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Post by: Bootobethin on October 05, 2011, 10:58:30 pm
Sounds great. What is the recipe for Vegetable Au-gratin? I would love to try it.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 06, 2011, 09:12:02 am
We had tacos   ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 06, 2011, 10:26:45 am
Sounds great. What is the recipe for Vegetable Au-gratin? I would love to try it.
All you need to do Bootobethin is to place some steamed vegies in a casserole dish, top with a cheese sauce, sprinkle some breadcrumbs mixed with grated cheese and bake until brown and heated through. 
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 06, 2011, 01:02:26 pm
was just about to get some takeaway cos I didn't feel like cooking, but then made Chelsea's Chow Mein (feel a lot better about that after the meal than I would after eating probaby fish and chips). She has done a wonderful job of converting this into a healthy TM meal without using a soup packet like the original recipe - you would never taste the difference.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 08, 2011, 08:38:55 am
DH wanted to have an early T so i made pasta with cauliflower
Ready in 15mins
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Post by: maddy on October 08, 2011, 08:56:29 am
Thursday was chicken carbonara

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6823.jpg?t=1318059870)

Last night was Chelsea's cheesy tuna strudels
 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2883.0) with salad

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6833.jpg?t=)

.....and tonight will be chicken parmigiana with wedges.
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Post by: obbie on October 09, 2011, 03:04:15 am
 :) Last night was rissoles  and veges.

Tonight is a roast beef and veges, yorkshire puddings.

Robyn
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Post by: Amanda on October 09, 2011, 06:06:41 am
Homemade pizza here tonight - the kids favourite!
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Post by: Carine on October 09, 2011, 06:11:03 am
Pizza for us too Amanda!  With artichokes from the garden as a starter.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 09, 2011, 06:28:16 am
artichokes.....................................my  favourite
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Post by: johnro on October 09, 2011, 06:50:54 am
Baked beans on toast - it is me and my shadow and my lovely cyber friends tonight, DH is still in Sydney  :D  :D
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Post by: Frozzie on October 09, 2011, 06:54:19 am
no idea as yet lol but something easy maybe pizza...the day is just starting here and DH woke up early to watch oz play in the world cup game and is currently on the phone with my dad lol..men and their sport!  :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 09, 2011, 08:08:08 am
We took Mum out for lunch today so it will just be a sandwich here for us. 
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Post by: Yvette on October 09, 2011, 08:29:13 am
Sausage sizzle
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Post by: medusa on October 09, 2011, 09:18:10 am
Lasagna, haven't made it in years but with the thermo the cheese sauce is so easy and the recipe posted on this forum for the awesome cheese sauce is indeed awesome.

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Post by: maddy on October 09, 2011, 10:13:41 am
With all the talk of pie makers, I decided to dust mine off and make some for dinner.
Beef & mushroom

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6870.jpg?t=1318151447)

and open egg & bacon quiche

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6877.jpg?t=)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 09, 2011, 10:18:28 am
looks good.i was not hungry,but now i am starving. i will call for a pizza.
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Post by: johnro on October 09, 2011, 10:31:24 am
I probably could suggest a place to call very close to home hey Fundj  :D  :D
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Post by: dede on October 09, 2011, 10:33:31 am
Gee they look great Maddy.
Tonight we had roast lamb with roast veggies (No TM meal tonight) Although the TM has had a work out today with preparing for school lunches.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 09, 2011, 10:49:01 am
I changed my mind robyn . Cream chesses and vegemite on crackers  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 09, 2011, 11:17:00 am
Both those pies look inviting maddy - was the quiche in the book that came with it or did you make up your own recipe?  I love individual quiches.
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Post by: Carine on October 09, 2011, 11:21:53 am
artichokes.....................................my  favourite

It was really good:  even the stems were tender!  Ate them the French way:  leaf by leaf, dunk in a herb vinaigrette to finish with the heart and stem:  delish  :)
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Post by: pumpkin pie on October 09, 2011, 11:24:23 am
Frozzie I've had pan fried gnocchi in a restaurant. Its definately worth giving it a try I think you'd need to use a reasonable amount of olive oil. I'm quite sure the recipe would be the same boiled or pan fried.

i love it..prefer it to the regular gnocchi..has that bit of crunch and not so soft...mmmm going to have to give it a go and get around to making some..
Fozzie, I make my gnocchi the normal way, drain it and let it dry a little, then heat some butter in a non stick frypan, fry some onions and then add the gnocchi, let them brown nicely before turning them. I serve mine with a spag bol sauce. Yum
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Post by: fundj&e on October 09, 2011, 11:33:58 am
I love them stuffed
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Post by: Carine on October 09, 2011, 11:44:05 am
What do you stuff them with?
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Post by: Frozzie on October 09, 2011, 12:38:55 pm
thanks pumpkin pie..its the way i would have tried it I imagine...havent had it in ages but do enjoy pan fried gnocchi... i have a verylong list of things to try or retry...still havent gotten around to the malt lol ..bags are still sitting on the kitchen table...too many things coming up.. not enough time at home!
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Post by: fundj&e on October 09, 2011, 11:36:07 pm
What do you stuff them with?

A breadcrumbs mixture
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Post by: Carine on October 09, 2011, 11:54:46 pm
You've got me intrigued  :)  Just breadcrumbs or a few herbs?
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Post by: fundj&e on October 10, 2011, 01:06:43 am
Breadcrumbs( fresh)
Cheese (parmigiano)
Salt & pepper
Olive oil
Parsley

same with stuffed capsicum and mushrooms
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Post by: obbie on October 10, 2011, 01:11:48 am
tonight is a marinated roast chicken and veges.
Robyn
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Post by: Carine on October 10, 2011, 05:43:10 am
Thanks Fundj.  I like using the same topping + a bit of garlic on roasted tomato halves. Yum!
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Post by: Frozzie on October 10, 2011, 05:54:00 am
nice to see the new avatar carine  ;D
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Post by: Carine on October 10, 2011, 06:10:44 am
Well, I just followed everybody's lead  ;)
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Post by: dede on October 10, 2011, 08:33:14 am
DS's 14th Birthday today so whipped up a sticky date pudding for dessert (His favorite)  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on October 10, 2011, 08:35:40 am
veal schnitzel and mash :)
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Post by: maddy on October 10, 2011, 08:49:03 am
DS's 14th Birthday today so whipped up a sticky date pudding for dessert (His favorite)  ;D

A very Happy Birthday to your boy Dede!  :)
My Daughter turned 14 last month, and I cannot believe how quickly that time has passed...... :(........where does it go?



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Post by: judydawn on October 10, 2011, 08:53:24 am
Beef & spinach (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=728.msg103462)
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Post by: jeninwa on October 10, 2011, 09:03:50 am
Roast pork and all the trimmings, the 3 kids are coming over for dinner and the for dessert [urlhttp://tenina.com/2011/10/lemon-meringue-parfait/]this[/url]Have followed your instructions funji for the crackling looks good.

Cant get the hyperlink to work this is the site: http://tenina.com/2011/10/lemon-meringue-parfait/
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 10, 2011, 09:05:36 am
if I can be bothered - Nasi Goreng
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Post by: fundj&e on October 10, 2011, 09:10:16 am
Nasi Goreng yum   Was it one of things that you made in the cooking class in bali

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Post by: cookie1 on October 10, 2011, 09:15:52 am
Love the avatar CArine.
We're roast pork and the trimmings tonight with stewed apple and custard for dessert. (the apple was to be for pies but I was out voted)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 10, 2011, 09:20:38 am
yes fundj. am going back in 6 weeks time and I want to get some of those fat flat wooden satay sticks and this little satay burner they used in the course (base rotates over the flame so its doesn't burn the meat)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 10, 2011, 09:27:02 am
i be there 2 from the 3rd till the 14th of nov
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Post by: dede on October 10, 2011, 10:51:30 am
DS's 14th Birthday today so whipped up a sticky date pudding for dessert (His favorite)  ;D

A very Happy Birthday to your boy Dede!  :)
My Daughter turned 14 last month, and I cannot believe how quickly that time has passed...... :(........where does it go?

I know what you mean Maddy, Time does go quickly. I cant believe my eldest will have his license in a months time.
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Post by: maddy on October 10, 2011, 11:44:35 am
Tonight was Chelsea's bangers & mash (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3821.msg102281;boardseen#new)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6883.jpg?t=)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 10, 2011, 08:32:48 pm
Made this tonight.Grated the cheese first in TM before making the sauce,while I cooked the pasta on the hob.Used 2 Salmon fillets and 2 smoked salmon fillets.
 http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1398/italian-broccoli-and-salmon-bake
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Post by: fundj&e on October 10, 2011, 09:01:00 pm
I have never added capers with broccoli, was it nice CC and will you make it again ?
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Post by: cookie1 on October 11, 2011, 06:38:39 am
That looks delicious CC. I've printed it off to make. We have quite a few things from BBC Good Food.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 11, 2011, 07:16:36 am
I have never added capers with broccoli, was it nice CC and will you make it again ?
We like the recipe Uni and I have made it a few times.I like the capers in it but DH always pushes them to the side of his plate.
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Post by: Frozzie on October 11, 2011, 09:07:22 am
yum CC looks very tasty  :)
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Post by: Cuilidh on October 11, 2011, 09:14:08 am
Had Farfallina's red bean and lentil soup (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7312.0) - very warming and really nice.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 11, 2011, 09:15:29 am
Changed my mind a few times today

And the winner was
Fresh pasta with Peas, bacon, sour cream, eggs and cheeses
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Post by: maddy on October 11, 2011, 10:24:39 am
Our own silver-side with Robyn's mustard sauce, rosemary potatoes and zucchini/onion/tomato bake with parmesan.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6890.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 11, 2011, 10:30:23 am
When i grow up i want to make a edible, beef silverside :'(
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Post by: tarasis on October 11, 2011, 10:30:56 am
Last night was left over honey mustard chicken with pasta mixed together (HMC from a few months ago). I thought it was yummy but the kids only ate a single piece of pasta each and said it wasn't nice.

Tonight I haven't a clue, its pouring with rain and I don't fancy the cycle from the pool to the supermarket (its my son's swimming course this afternoon) after being drenched (despite rain trousers and rain coat, both a leaking a bit  >:( ) this morning cycling from home, to school, to kindergarten and home again and having to do it again in about 30 minutes (though to the pool instead of home at the end)
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Post by: Frozzie on October 11, 2011, 11:59:54 am
feeling like pasta (just me today) ..and tarasis this weather is horrible (even ifwe are further south  ;)...i will end up lighting the fire later this week..its quite cool and starting to feel the cold plus the drizzle...blah weather blah blah blah  :(
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Post by: judydawn on October 12, 2011, 09:00:29 am
Made pies with my leftover beef & spinach casserole - DH only wanted one then asked later if there were anymore, good thing it makes 4.  ;) Did half a batch of EDC's shortcrust pastry for the 4 bases. 
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Post by: fundj&e on October 12, 2011, 09:21:26 am
I made a gorgeous sauce with
Caramelized onions
Chopped steamed broccolini
Nap sauce
Béchamel

my camera died today :'(
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Post by: judydawn on October 12, 2011, 09:32:40 am
All mixed together fundj?
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Post by: fundj&e on October 12, 2011, 10:16:37 am
its not a TM recipe would you still like me to post it

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Post by: judydawn on October 12, 2011, 11:08:56 am
I've made all those ingredients in the TMX individually so yes please fundj, I'd like to see if it could be made in the TMX.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 12, 2011, 11:30:42 am
In a large fry pan
 
 gently fried a touch of garlic with a touch of oil (start together from cold) maybe 2mins
Then i added the (mental block) not the flower bit 2min ( 1 bunch)
Then add the nap sauce 2min (2 ladles full)
Add the broccolini 2min
Add Caramelized onions 2min (1 large)
Add hot cooked pasta to the pan (i have mine ½ cooked from the fridge i pour hot water over it in a bowl leave for no more than 2min)
Then add Béchamel (enough to make an orange looking sauce (i freeze mine béchamel in small zip lock bags)
Mix just to heat the bechamel

Thats the best i could do JD  ;D
Great over grilled chicken
Mine caramelized onions where well done and dry

good luck
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Post by: jeninwa on October 12, 2011, 12:19:46 pm
I made  the Chicken Tagine with Couscous page 115 from In the Mix,
 didn't add the Harissa ( didnt have enough spices and 25g of birds eye chilli is going to make one every hot paste)
or preserved lemon (didn't have any), it was delish. Lots of different flavours. DH thinks it will taste even better tomorrow night.

I was thinking of freezing it for when I go back to work, next week, trying to get some meals in the freezer for those night I can't be bothered cooking.
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Post by: judydawn on October 12, 2011, 01:10:31 pm
Fundj with this comment -

'Then i added the (mental block) not the flower bit 2min ( 1 bunch)'

Do you mean the stems of the broccolini?
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Post by: fundj&e on October 13, 2011, 12:33:20 am
Yesterday was a very confusing day for me, no reason just one of those things i guess

Having said that i do sometimes have trouble with food items and kitchen utensils, with what they are called in English.


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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 13, 2011, 01:50:06 am
I know what you mean fundj, on odd occasions when I am talking I have trouble spitting a particular word out cos I can't think of the exact word. I try and grasp it whatever it is, and know it might start with a certain letter but my brain just struggles. It worries me a bit cos I think is it just menapause or the beginning of something else  ???
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Post by: Bedlam on October 13, 2011, 02:01:57 am
I know what you mean fundj, on odd occasions when I am talking I have trouble spitting a particular word out cos I can't think of the exact word. I try and grasp it whatever it is, and know it might start with a certain letter but my brain just struggles. It worries me a bit cos I think is it just menapause or the beginning of something else  ???

CP , STRESS does that to me, look like a blubbering idiot and can't get the words out. Could be menopause as well I guess.
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Post by: JulieO on October 13, 2011, 04:12:07 am
Same thing happens to me CP.  I'm glad I'm not the only one.  :-))
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Post by: obbie on October 13, 2011, 05:28:08 am
 :) Fish mornay for us, using barramundi.  Veges in the varoma.

Robyn
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Post by: djinni373 on October 13, 2011, 07:19:47 am
Beef stew & buttermilk dumplings again (groan) with extra veg (both in the varoma & in the stew) plus mini carrot cakes with cream cheese icing in my new mini bundt pan if I have time  :)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 13, 2011, 09:18:23 am
 :)minestrone :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 13, 2011, 10:07:23 am
Honey soy stir fry chicken winglets (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=891.0) with steamed vegies.
I cheated and bought them already marinated - 2 kgs for $10.
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Post by: Katya on October 13, 2011, 10:57:08 am
I know what you mean fundj, on odd occasions when I am talking I have trouble spitting a particular word out cos I can't think of the exact word. I try and grasp it whatever it is, and know it might start with a certain letter but my brain just struggles. It worries me a bit cos I think is it just menapause or the beginning of something else  ???

I take ginko biloba tablets and they seem to help with this problem.   They were recommended to me by someone and they warned it takes about 6 weeks to start working.... they were right but I have less of those "miind blank" moments when searching for words now.  :)
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Post by: Bedlam on October 13, 2011, 12:41:09 pm
We had not fried rice, really yum. Sorry no photos yet- will learn very soon.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 14, 2011, 06:31:52 am
CP I had similar problems with menopause. I would completely forget  important facts. the worst was when I was referring to ouor principal at assembly one day and completely forgot his surname. :'(
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Post by: obbie on October 14, 2011, 07:04:18 am
 :) Fillet steak, veges, mushroom gravy.

pretty boring though

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on October 14, 2011, 07:09:44 am
i am working 2nite so DH is having t/a pizza  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2011, 07:34:19 am
We went out for lunch today - nice fillet steaks - so I have just boiled some eggs for egg/lettuce sandwiches later, much later  ;)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 14, 2011, 07:57:21 am
a little bit of chopped up mint is always nice too JD
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Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2011, 08:11:10 am
OK, I trust you CP - will give it a go  :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 14, 2011, 08:24:55 am
oops probably leave out the lettuce
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Post by: judydawn on October 14, 2011, 09:02:26 am
Oops too late, already made and eaten.  I was going to ask you how many mint leaves for 3 eggs. I used 8 mint leaves, a handful of lettuce, 3 eggs and a couple of tablespoons mayo.  Just a hint of mint so perhaps I should have had more.
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Post by: cookie1 on October 14, 2011, 09:12:01 am
Chicken Katsu, rice and pickled carrot and cucumber.
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Post by: JulieO on October 15, 2011, 07:44:57 am
Must admit I didn't use the TM for any of this meal tonight as the main part just needed simmering on the stove without any constant stirring.  An old recipe that I've made many times and always enjoy, called Drunken Beans.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0711-1.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0716.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 16, 2011, 01:11:19 am
having late lunch early dinner today

spaghetti puttanesca

stuffed mushrooms and salad

we are going to see the jersey boys  :)

JulieO, looks delicious.

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Post by: johnro on October 16, 2011, 02:02:32 am
Julie I had forgotten about this dish - I often used to make it using a recipe from Huey's kithcen - I hve esed both pinto and cannelini beans but prefer the later.  Great pics as always!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 16, 2011, 07:02:29 am
Easy Sunday night dinner. Pasta with bacon, anchovies and zucchini.
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Post by: JulieO on October 16, 2011, 07:04:05 am
Thanks Johnro, yes it is really tasty.  :)

Thanks Fundj, hope you enjoy the show.  ;D

Today I made the Jamie Oliver soup from the forum called Store-cupboard soup, Chookie's No Fuss Rolls, and Peach, raspberry & almond crumble.  :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0726.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0730.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Sweet/IMG_0738.jpg)
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Post by: cookie1 on October 16, 2011, 07:09:16 am
Ooh I'm hungry despite just having had lunch. Beautiful photos JulieO.
We love the soup too.
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Post by: quirkycooking on October 17, 2011, 03:03:23 am
I always love your photos, Julie O! You need to do a coffee table book of your recipes & photos :)
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Post by: JulieO on October 17, 2011, 12:59:57 pm
Thank you Cookie and Jo, nice of you to comment.  :)   
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 17, 2011, 01:55:08 pm
oh for a minute I thought you may have posted another photo JO  :'(
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Post by: Frozzie on October 17, 2011, 08:20:13 pm
we had faffas curry sausages and chookies raspberry and peach crumble...inspired by julieOs lovely photo..was very nice so thanks chookie for the recipe and julieO for the lovely making me hungry photo haha!
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Post by: JulieO on October 17, 2011, 08:55:13 pm
 :D  Thanks Frozzie.

CP, I made 3 cheeses stuffed large pasta shells baked in an Italian sausage & tomato sauce last night, but as I didn't use the TM in any part of the process I thought it better not to post photos.  :P
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Post by: Yvette on October 17, 2011, 10:50:16 pm
You can still post photos Julie, I have received a couple of non TM recipes here and they were great that's what I love about this forum and your photos are so lovely and inspire me and others to cook
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Post by: johnro on October 17, 2011, 10:54:47 pm
I second that Julie - your food pics can almost be eaten from the PC screen  :D  :D
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Post by: JulieO on October 18, 2011, 03:27:38 am
Thankyou.   :)  Okay, here's the 3 cheese stuffed pasta shells baked in an Italian sausage & tomato sauce.  We love this recipe.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0748.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0752.jpg)
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 18, 2011, 03:39:25 am
how good does that look  :o
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Post by: fundj&e on October 18, 2011, 03:48:26 am
When i bake and sever stuffed pasta i always bake and sever the other way (filling showing)
I like your way better thanks  julieO
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Post by: Yvette on October 18, 2011, 04:52:24 am
Yummo Julie feel free if you want to post this recipe looks delish is it fussy to make?
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Post by: obbie on October 18, 2011, 04:54:27 am
Julie O, yum. those photos are so good.
Can you post the recipe.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on October 18, 2011, 05:32:38 am
Wonderful photo again JulieO. Yum.

Tonight is Chicken Madras with rice and probably something green.
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Post by: JulieO on October 18, 2011, 09:30:57 am
No, the recipe isn't hard at all.  :) 

The stuffed pasta shells freezes well also. Freeze the stuffed shells on a baking tray then put in freezer bags.
No need to defrost they will cook through in the oven. 

THREE CHEESE STUFFED PASTA SHELLS WITH A MEATY TOMATO SAUCE – Serves 8
350g jumbo pasta shells 

Cook pasta shells for half the cooking time stated on the packet; (7 mins), make sure not to overcook. Drain and rinse in cool water. Set aside.

Stuffing
850g whole milk ricotta cheese drained
250g parmesan cheese, grated, divided in two
65g grated Romano cheese
1 egg
salt and pepper, to taste
12 leaves basil, sliced thinly
1 ½ tblsp chopped parsley

In a bowl, mix ricotta, Romano, half the Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper, basil, and parsley. Stir until combined.
Fill each half cooked shell with stuffing.  Place on a tray and either put aside if making ahead, or even freeze at this stage.

Sauce
1 medium onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, crushed (used 4 large)
250g Italian sausage, meat removed from skins and pulled into chunks
125ml red wine 
800g can crushed tomatoes
425g can chopped tomatoes
3 tsp sugar
pinch salt
Little chopped basil and parsley
slices of mozzarella

Heat a little oil in a largish pot over med heat.  (used sauté pan).
Add onions and cook gently until tender.
Turn up heat, add sausage meat and cook breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks. When almost cooked, add garlic and cook for only 20-30 seconds until aromatic.
Add wine and let it simmer for a min or two.
Add toms. salt and sugar, give a good stir and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer approx 30 mins stirring occasionally. Remove lid and simmer until it starts to thicken.
Check for seasoning, add basil and parsley and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
Preheat oven 180C.

To assemble, coat the bottom of a large baking dish with sauce. 
Place filled shells seam side down on the sauce.  Top shells with remaining sauce. Place slices of mozzarella over the top.
Bake for 25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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Post by: JulieO on October 18, 2011, 09:35:36 am
Oops, forgot to say what we had tonight.  Made this recipe and the sauce was delicious.  :)

http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/4245/pepper+steak+with+mushroom+sauce

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0753.jpg)
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Post by: Yvette on October 18, 2011, 09:42:07 am
Yum thanks Julie, what italian sausage did you use?
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Post by: Yvette on October 18, 2011, 09:45:10 am
P.S. Julie did you spoon mixture in pasta shells by hand?
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Post by: JulieO on October 18, 2011, 09:57:50 am
Yvette, I've used both pork with herbs and spices and also beef with herbs and spices, both were really good.

You can use a tsp to help put the cheese mixture into the shells or it's actually easier to use clean fingers  ;D
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Post by: Yvette on October 18, 2011, 10:22:17 am
Thanks Julie :)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 18, 2011, 10:58:58 am
I fill them with a piping bag, super easy.  ;D
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Post by: Yvette on October 18, 2011, 11:33:42 am
Thanks Fundj don't own a piping bag will have to try it by hand
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Post by: Frozzie on October 18, 2011, 06:07:09 pm
oh julieO drooooooolllll!!!  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Drooling/drooling-6.gif)

damn woman you can take a good foodie shot!
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Post by: Halex on October 18, 2011, 06:31:03 pm
This thread is killing me, had a fantastic meal last night. ;D i have been drooling over all this good food. Good food here is fine dining so costly everynight, however we did find a good pizza place, great pizzas, cheap and cheerful :) maybe tonight or we might fine dine again.

Never want to see burger and fries again, even ds doesnt like them out here.

Julie o that looks great, both dishes.
Could i half the pasta dish, i dont wantto bulk the freezer out again with left overs.

Hally :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 18, 2011, 07:47:50 pm
Made Parmesan Chicken for supper.Recipe from here
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Parmesan-Chicken-105912
Grated the cheese and made the breadcrumbs in the TM.The mustard coating was just enough for 3 chicken breasts,suggest that you double it for 6.Had to guess at weight of breadcrumbs so made 100g.This was enough to coat the three pieces and possibly a fourth.
Delicious. :)
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Post by: JulieO on October 18, 2011, 10:23:56 pm
Yum Cornish, I've saved that recipe and will give it a try.   :D

Hally, yes you can halve the recipe for sure.  Even though there's only the 2 of us I always make the full recipe and freeze 2/3 of the prepared pasta shells in 2 separate lots, then on the day I make the sauce fresh and put the frozen shells directly into the sauce, cover with more sauce and bake, no need to defrost the shells first.  :)

Thanks Frozzie.  ;D
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Post by: tarasis on October 18, 2011, 11:08:08 pm
Made Parmesan Chicken for supper.Recipe from here
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Parmesan-Chicken-105912
Grated the cheese and made the breadcrumbs in the TM.The mustard coating was just enough for 3 chicken breasts,suggest that you double it for 6.Had to guess at weight of breadcrumbs so made 100g.This was enough to coat the three pieces and possibly a fourth.
Delicious. :)

Speaking of Parmesan Chicken have you tried this recipe for "Parmy Chook (http://thermominx.blogspot.com/2011/08/parmy-chook.html)"? If so how do they compare?

I made the Parmy Chook about a month back for parent in laws and it worked out very well.
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Post by: maddy on October 19, 2011, 01:13:49 am
Gosh Julie....that new camera takes such brilliant photo's!!!!
Thanks for the steak link, looks yummo.  I have to rid the last bits of beef in freezer.....full one comming  next month  :D

Had an extra guest for dinner, so made Robyns tasty chicken
 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4927.0)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5953.jpg?t=1311157730)

and Ayla's tuna mornay (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3750.0)...because DD has been begging me to make it  :o

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_5376.jpg)

Lots of leftovers.....good on cricket night  ;)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 19, 2011, 09:26:29 am
we went to son's restaurant downstairs  ;D very cheap eats  ;D
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Post by: tarasis on October 19, 2011, 09:43:09 am
Whoa, lovely presentation.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 19, 2011, 09:57:38 am
he did not get that from me  :-))

forgot to say the dips were made in the TM  :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 19, 2011, 11:02:54 am
How handy to just be able to pop down whenever you don't feel like cooking fundj.  Looks great.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 19, 2011, 11:21:42 am
Thanks JD  DH would still rather eat at home he does say my food is better  :)

But a few months ago i did tick him. We were down stairs eating he was having spag bol with meat balls i asked if he liked his food he yes, but yours is better love, :-)) to this day i have not told him that i made the sauce and the meat balls, it all in his head   ;D
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Post by: judydawn on October 19, 2011, 11:26:47 am
  :D :D :D They are easy to trick aren't they  ;) ;)  Hope there are no men reading this  :-))
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Post by: Bedlam on October 19, 2011, 01:08:08 pm
I made our vege slice with TMX adaption of extra veges and sliced tomato on top with cheese nd breadcrumbs. Was really yumm.
I was lucky to be in woolies when they offered fill a bag for $3.00. bargain. Took a photo but can't post with iPad, not terribly exciting anyway.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 19, 2011, 07:35:47 pm
Made Creamy Tomato and Salami Fettuccine (but used Fusilli )for supper.Delicious :)
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Post by: obbie on October 19, 2011, 10:31:02 pm
last night I made yummy fish morney, takes 10 minutes, then into oven.
Tonight is t bone's, veges.

Robyn ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on October 20, 2011, 05:45:48 am
Tonight is meatloaf with a tomato sauce.
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Post by: Bedlam on October 20, 2011, 07:10:10 am
DD1 is doing sushi for tea, if I ever finish my bookwork I would like to make some ricotta. This is the only problem with TMX, it's so easy to make so much you just want to play all day.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 20, 2011, 08:48:41 am
rissoles and salad
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Post by: Bedlam on October 20, 2011, 08:58:11 am
Great Photo Fundj
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 20, 2011, 09:59:33 am
pizza sauce, pizza dough = pizza
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Post by: tarasis on October 20, 2011, 10:09:34 am
Great Photo Fundj

Aye though a little too much Green, Yellow, Red and Orange for my tastes :)
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Post by: fundj&e on October 20, 2011, 10:32:04 am
@ tarasis  ;D
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Post by: dede on October 20, 2011, 11:41:17 am
Wow these photo's you guys share make me feel hungry.
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Post by: obbie on October 21, 2011, 04:09:23 am
Roast lamb tonight when I get home.

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on October 21, 2011, 04:21:00 am
friday nights its pizza night but not to night i didnt realize it was friday so i made osso bucco and 1  giant involtini for the frezzer
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Post by: judydawn on October 21, 2011, 04:26:41 am
 :D :D Glad other people forget what day it is too.

My DH will be over for tea fundj - he loves Osso Bucco.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 21, 2011, 05:01:27 am
anytime JD
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 22, 2011, 07:10:04 pm
Last night we had Chelsea's Cheesy Tuna Strudel.Tonight Pork Ragu(adapted from a recipe card from Waitrose supermarket)made the Tomato sauce and then the Caramelized onions in the TM, put the whole lot in the slower cooker.Tasted great.
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Post by: maddy on October 23, 2011, 12:38:13 am
We had an adaption of vegetable quiche (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1832.0), tomato salad and wedgies

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7098.jpg)
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Post by: obbie on October 23, 2011, 03:48:21 am
Tonight its corned silverside, white sauce, veges.

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 03:52:42 am
not really sure :-)) maybe going out 4 t if not will have the giant in involtino (involtini)
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Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 06:35:14 am
That looks delicious uni, did you use your new slow cooker?
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Post by: fundj&e on October 23, 2011, 06:47:31 am
yes JD its fantastic but way 2 big,  bigger than DD one. what size do you have ?

 mine 7 liters
dd 5 liters

i would like to have the 3 liter one  :-))
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Post by: judydawn on October 23, 2011, 06:53:26 am
Mine is the Breville 6.5 litre Banquet Meal Maker  (http://www.ozab.com.au/goods-3103.html) - had it for 4 years.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 25, 2011, 08:46:59 am
Fresh fettuccini  with a veg sauce and vol au vents
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Post by: Yvette on October 25, 2011, 09:07:34 am
Maddys red curry chicken risotto
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 25, 2011, 10:40:23 am
Mmm very nice Fundj, I love fresh pasta.  :D

Tonight I made beef & black bean stir fry which was really nice, we both enjoyed it.  ;D

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on October 25, 2011, 10:47:16 am
Nice meals girls. Have never made my own vol-au-vent cases Uni.
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Post by: fundj&e on October 25, 2011, 10:55:25 am
WOW JulieO you put my fresh pasta to shame lol

JD neither have i

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: tarasis on October 25, 2011, 07:09:49 pm
Oh fundj, your pasta looks lovely. I admit I didn't recognize the vol-AU-vont (looked at the pics first) as it was a smidge flatter than I'm used to :) never tried making them myself, wouldn't even have thought dared to try.

Stir Fry looks lovely as well, was that from this site or a book?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 25, 2011, 10:04:34 pm
Thanks Tarasis, it was nice.  Here's the recipe in case you'd like to try it.

BEEF & BLACK BEAN STIR FRY  Serves 4
2 tsp cornflour
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp black bean sauce
2 tsp sambal oelek
2 tbsp kecap manis
¼ cup chicken stock (used beef)
1 ½ tbsp peanut oil
750g beef rump steak, trimmed, very thinly sliced
1 medium brown onion, cut into wedges
1 capsicum, cut into 2cm pieces, I used a combo of green & red
1 garlic clove, crushed
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, grated
100g cup mushrooms, sliced, I used a combo of shiitake and Swiss brown
3 spring onions, cut into 5cm lengths
rice to serve
 
Whisk cornflour and soy sauce in a jug until smooth. Stir in black bean sauce, chilli sauce, kecap manis and stock.

Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add about 2 tsp oil. Swirl to coat. Cook beef, in small batches, for 1 to 2 mins or until browned. Transfer to a bowl.

Heat remaining oil in wok. Add brown onion. Stir-fry for 2 mins or until softened.
Add capsicum, and stir fry about 2 mins. 
Add garlic and ginger, cook until capsicum is just tender.
Add mushrooms. Stir-fry for 2 mins or until softened.
Return beef and juices to wok. Add sauce mixture. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 mins  or until sauce boils and thickens.
Add springs onions, toss to combine. Serve.

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Post by: fundj&e on October 25, 2011, 10:07:52 pm
thanks Julie

i have just made your cupcakes, thanks for that, so light and yummy  :D
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Post by: tarasis on October 25, 2011, 10:11:36 pm
Thank you Julie, I will def try this soon.

BTW have you ever tried Crispy Shredded Chilli Beef? If not this recipe (http://debskitchencreations.blogspot.com/2009/07/crispy-shredded-beef.html) is lovely and not spicy at all. We've done it twice now and it's been just right.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on October 26, 2011, 06:24:11 am
Fundj, that pasta looks great.

Julie O, your stirfry looks great too.

i need to do more photos of my food.

thanks,
Robyn
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Post by: Halex on October 26, 2011, 09:02:08 am
All this food looks divine, yumboo, so good to see real food again.

We are having home made chicken & veg soup and issis bread rolls. Sticking to lots of veg atm.
Of course will be eating lamb very shortly.
H :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Rara1 on October 26, 2011, 02:41:44 pm
Tonight was veal pizzaiola from the edc
Kids and OH liked it. Miss 10 said she would love to try it with chicken instead.
I had left over pesto pasta from last night.

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Followed by blueberry icecream.  Used frozen milk blocks
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Rara x
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Post by: JulieO on October 26, 2011, 09:55:43 pm
Thank you Julie, I will def try this soon.

BTW have you ever tried Crispy Shredded Chilli Beef? If not this recipe (http://debskitchencreations.blogspot.com/2009/07/crispy-shredded-beef.html) is lovely and not spicy at all. We've done it twice now and it's been just right.

No I haven't tried it Tarasis, but thanks for the link I may have to do so.  ;D

Fundj, glad you liked the cupcakes.  :D
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Post by: tarasis on October 26, 2011, 10:23:06 pm
No I haven't tried it Tarasis, but thanks for the link I may have to do so.  ;D

Cool :) Crispy Chilli Beef is really popular in the UK to the point where you can buy it at the supermarket for cooking or I guess more reheating. Works well with chicken as well.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on October 27, 2011, 06:41:08 am
Tonight its coral trout steamed in the varoma.
veges, chips.
I'll make the tartare sauce too.

Robyn :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on October 27, 2011, 07:58:11 am
Roast lamb tonight and all the bits to go with it. Termite will be used to make the mint sauce, cook the broccoli and cauliflower and to make the white sauce. I picked up some mangoes this morning so will probably have mango smoothies for after.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 27, 2011, 07:59:40 am
Tonight I made a really tasty Pesto Pasta with chicken & pumpkin.  I made the pesto in the TM but otherwise the oven was used.  The recipe has gone straight into my to do again file, it was so good.  :)


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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on October 27, 2011, 08:22:52 am
spaghetti cauliflower and trifle
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 27, 2011, 08:54:18 am
Yummy dinners and photo's  :-*

Licorice all-sorts here tonight.
Hubby eating at cricket club, son wants chicken noodle soup, daughter wants chicken schnitzel roll, and I'm having leftover satay chicken.
Easy!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 27, 2011, 10:03:04 am
Looks delish as always JO, was it this recipe (http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/23162/pesto+chicken+pasta+with+pumpkin)?

Fingers crossed this is not the first and last time I say this but...DS19 is making Spaghetti Bolognese from the EDC for tea tonight  :o :o :o I have to keep picking myself up from the floor when I think about it (and not because I'm rolling around and laughing - I don't want to tempt fate)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 27, 2011, 10:14:32 am
Looks delish as always JO, was it this recipe (http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/23162/pesto+chicken+pasta+with+pumpkin)?

Fingers crossed this is not the first and last time I say this but...DS19 is making Spaghetti Bolognese from the EDC for tea tonight  :o :o :o I have to keep picking myself up from the floor when I think about it (and not because I'm rolling around and laughing - I don't want to tempt fate)
Good news CP,let's hope it becomes a regular occurrence. ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on October 27, 2011, 10:35:12 am
Sticky chicken with vietnamese noodle salad and dessert cherry cream kuchen (thermie only came to the party for whipping cream and making the cherry - more trouble than it was worth to clean the TMX jug - whole meal is so easy.

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Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on October 27, 2011, 10:38:18 am
haha cp maybe you need to invest in a spycam to record the moment without tempting fate!! good that he is cooking...your reaction gave me a laugh  :D
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Post by: Halex on October 27, 2011, 10:40:55 am
Robyn that looks amazing :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 27, 2011, 10:42:34 am
Robyn could I have the recipe for the Sticky Chiken please ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on October 27, 2011, 10:43:21 am
oh yum robyn...didnt see the photo when i posted well it hadnt come up yet...making me sooooooooo hungry!!

yes would love those recipes too robyn  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 27, 2011, 11:19:39 am
Yum Johnro, they look wonderful.  I too would love to see recipes.  ;D

CP, yes that's the one, it was so tasty,  this is what I did:

PESTO CHICKEN PASTA WITH PUMPKIN – serves 4
1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeded, cut into 2cm pieces
pkt prosciutto
240g cherry truss tomatoes
400g dried spaghetti
2 chicken breast fillets, steamed whole until tender, then sliced thinly

½ cup olive oil
45g pine nuts
25g fresh basil leaves 
1 small garlic clove, halved
65g parmesan cut into cubes
½ cup buttermilk (made from butter I made a while ago that I froze)
Fresh basil leaves, extra, to serve (forgot to add)
 
Preheat oven to 200°C.

Place pumpkin on a baking tray and drizzle with a tbsp of light olive oil.  Sprinkle with sea salt & black pepper.
Lie prosciutto slices over the top of the pumpkin and bake for about 30 minutes.

Lightly toast the pine nuts in a non stick frypan.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, place cubed parmesan into TM bowl.  Grate about 6 secs/speed 8.
Add basil, garlic and pinenuts to bowl. Chop 10 secs/speed 6.
With motor running on speed 4, MC off.  Pour oil onto lid and allow to flow into bowl. Scrape into a small bowl. Stir in the buttermilk.

Remove prosciutto from tray onto a plate and leave to cool. 
Add tomatoes to the pumpkin and bake for around 15 - 20 minutes or until pumpkin is golden and tomatoes are soft.

Break up prosciutto with fingers once cooled and put aside.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a pan of salted boiling water. Drain and place into a large warmed bowl.

Pour pesto/buttermilk mixture into the bowl containing pasta.  Add chicken and toss well.
Add the pumpkin and prosciutto, and gently toss to coat. Serve topped with the tomatoes and extra basil leaves.
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Post by: johnro on October 27, 2011, 11:41:02 am
Vietnamese noodle salad (http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/26975/vietnamese+noodle+salad) is on Taste. Except I used the thai lime and chilli cashews from Woolies instead of peanut. I also put 1 chopped lemon grass stalk in with the noodles while standing in boiling water

Sticky Chicken a bit of a mish mash but it is always a winner -

1 kg chicken thigh can be marinated if time allows in the following ingredients
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup soy sauce
4 - 5 lg garlic cloves and 2cm piece green ginger - whiz in TMX, add the liquid and whiz to clean the bowl. Pour over chicken and stand for whatever time allows.  Bake uncovered in a shallow type dish 180 degs until tender and cooked through - about 50 mins to an hour. The sauce is tasty drizzled over the noodle salad.

Cherry Cream Kuchen
puff pastry
500g ricotta cheese
2 tabsp castor sugar
300ml cream - semi whipped or sour cream works as well
2 teasp kirsch or cherry brandy
450g pitted cherries drained - reserve juice
2 tabsp cornflour

icing sugar to dust

Cut each pastry sheet into 1/4 's.  Fold 2 pieces in 1/2 and make cuts at 2cm intervals to within 2cm of edge. Unfold to original shape
Place both rectangles on papered baking tray - 220 deg oven until golden
Mix tog ricotta, cream, sugar and tsp kirsch.
Into TMX place cornflour and reserved syrup - combine speed 5 10 sec
Cook 90 degs 2 mins speed 3 - 4.  add extra kirsch and cherries and stir reverse speed 1 until combined
Cool completely  before spreading over pastry base (I break the pillow so that the cherries and ricotta sit in the well) - top with ricotta mixture.
Place cut pastry on top - refrigerate 15mins - dust with icing sugar

En joy and I hope this makes sense  :D  :D

Julie thank you for posting that amazing dish!!!!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on October 27, 2011, 12:12:14 pm
Thanks Robyn :-* :-*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Frozzie on October 27, 2011, 01:28:12 pm
yes thankyou lovely lady  :-* :-*
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: tarasis on October 27, 2011, 09:42:26 pm
Evening of failures really. Made the Butter Chicken from the Indian cookbook but it was too hot, particularly for the missus and made a packaged Cheesecake (Greens which is a brand in the UK) which used to have a wonderful taste 20 years ago but they've "improved" it somewhere along the way it seems and it doesn't taste anywhere near as nice as it used too :(

So yeah, an evening of fails.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on October 27, 2011, 09:50:10 pm
We all have days like that tarasis. i know i do  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on October 27, 2011, 10:28:39 pm
oh no tarasis nevermind....make sure you put a note next to the recipe in the indian book for next time to reduce the spice element to your taste  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: tarasis on October 27, 2011, 10:31:08 pm
We all have days like that tarasis. i know i do  ;D

Thanks, it's quite a downer though. I tend to magnify disappointments (aware of it but can't change it).
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on October 27, 2011, 11:29:13 pm
Rob,

My mum used to make rhe greens cheesecake and years ago yes it was really good. Always had a pacet in the larder. Havnt had it for over 20 years, what a shame they changed a great recipe.

H :)
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Post by: Bedlam on October 28, 2011, 12:38:11 am


Thanks, it's quite a downer though. I tend to magnify disappointments (aware of it but can't change it).
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I am the same tarasis, always have high expectations and then feel very disappointed. Chookie said to me once, you need to see itvas a learning experience. Good way to look at it.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Yvette on October 28, 2011, 01:19:39 am
Robyn yum thanks for posting the recipe - what is green ginger?

Yum Julie thank you too for posting.

Tarasis sorry the butter chicken was too hot, what chillies did you use? We don't find this meal hot just tasty, I use big green chillies as the smaller chillies would be too hot
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on October 28, 2011, 01:23:54 am
Robyn,

Woud the marinade work on lamb, then on the bbq ?

Also using maple syrup, is it thicker and sweeter than honey?

Hally who is taking  2kgs of lamb forequarter chos to party  tomorrow,

H :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: CreamPuff63 on October 28, 2011, 02:15:35 am
the maple syrup would cost a lot for that amount of chops Hally
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Post by: Halex on October 28, 2011, 08:59:49 am
Thanks cp

I will stick to a basic herb marinade to take my 2 kg of chops tomorrow :)
H :)
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Post by: johnro on October 28, 2011, 09:34:03 am
Sorry for the confusion Yvette - it is the fresh ginger root in the veg section of grocery stores

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Hally I agree with CP - Maple syrup as marinade on that quantitiy of lamb would be quite costly!!!! Hope your BBQ ed lamb chops were tasty - yum!!!!  :)  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cuilidh on October 28, 2011, 08:47:30 pm
Tarasis, a lot of us have found that packaged foods which we used to love no longer appeal to us, the consensus is that because we are now used to the taste and texture of food we have prepared ourselves those pre-packaged foods with all the additives and chemicals no longer appeal to us.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: tarasis on October 29, 2011, 01:12:36 am
We had the Honey & Soy chicken this evening with boiled rice. Worked a treat though got a little sickly into the second ladles worth.

Tarasis, a lot of us have found that packaged foods which we used to love no longer appeal to us, the consensus is that because we are now used to the taste and texture of food we have prepared ourselves those pre-packaged foods with all the additives and chemicals no longer appeal to us.

I can see that, we ... Well I am moving towards that. I find I want to prepare it for myself so I know what's in it though not yet convinced its better (like say making your own butter)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on October 29, 2011, 01:55:16 am
Last night I mad Pizzas for dinner. The family devoured 3 large pizzas. I used a pizza tray for one, and the other 2 I used a Pizza stone. Does anyone else know the best way of using pizza stones? I had trouble with the base sticking. I added corn flour to the stone before placing the pizza dough on. Maybe I didn't use enough corn flour. Any help please.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on October 29, 2011, 01:58:36 am
Dede, i very lightly spray the pizza stone with spray oil, slides off a treat :) i have 2 pizza stones, different types and works well for both.
H :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on October 29, 2011, 02:01:10 am
Thanks Hally, I will try that next time. Can't beat home made pizza with the help of the TM   ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on October 29, 2011, 02:11:46 am
dede try semolina, it acts like ball bearings ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on October 29, 2011, 04:11:13 am
Tonight we're having Maddy's Caesar Chicken burgers. They are so yummy.

We had Bedlam's Chorizo crust the other night on chicken and it was lovely. It made too much for the 3 of us so the rest is in the freezer waiting to be used.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on October 29, 2011, 09:57:00 am
Thanks fundj. I just love this forum for when we need help with problems we encourage. Much better than google as its much more personal and we trust the source of the information we receive.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: tarasis on October 29, 2011, 10:56:12 am
Tonight we're having Maddy's Caesar Chicken burgers. They are so yummy.

Do you have a link? my forum searching foo failed me.

Thanks fundj. I just love this forum for when we need help with problems we encourage. Much better than google as its much more personal and we trust the source of the information we receive.

Agreed 100%, even if I don't know you'se :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Cornish Cream on October 29, 2011, 10:58:53 am
Rob,the burgers are here  ;D
http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7154.0
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: cookie1 on October 30, 2011, 05:42:48 am
Thanks CC.
Tonight we're having zucchini slice and vegies or something.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 30, 2011, 08:25:42 am
Chelsea's Beef Stroganoff (http://fulllittletummies.blogspot.com/2010/06/filling-tummies-with-beef-stroganoff.html).....again...... :)......we love this one!, a real staple here.



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Post by: Meagan on October 30, 2011, 10:44:19 am
Last night I mad Pizzas for dinner. The family devoured 3 large pizzas. I used a pizza tray for one, and the other 2 I used a Pizza stone. Does anyone else know the best way of using pizza stones? I had trouble with the base sticking. I added corn flour to the stone before placing the pizza dough on. Maybe I didn't use enough corn flour. Any help please.

When you roll out the pizza lift the dough and sprinkle flour on the board, place pizza dough back on board then pick up the board and make sure the dough will slide around easily when you move the board from side to side. The flour will allow you to slide the pizza once topped with ingredients onto the stone from your board ( we use a pizza peel - a board with a handle) and you can also sprinkle a little flour on your stone and spread it round before heating it :)
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Post by: dede on October 30, 2011, 10:52:44 am
Thanks Meagan. We made another 2 pizzas today with much better success. I did spray the stone a little with oil and did what you suggested with the flour and had 2 perfect pizza's that didn't stick. Now the kids have some pizza to take to school for something different to the usual sandwiches. Thanks for everyone's advise.
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Post by: johnro on October 30, 2011, 11:23:36 am
BBQ at our place with Chookie's No Fuss Bread - the oven tray on top of the buns made great burger buns, thanks for the tip lovely lady.  Dessert was an adaptation (out of necessity) of sticky date pudding and butterscotch sauce. (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7078.0)

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Post by: JulieO on October 30, 2011, 09:30:22 pm
Great photos Johnro  :D  I haven't heard of the tin on the rolls idea before.  Can you point me to the post please.   ;D
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Post by: Halex on October 30, 2011, 10:31:43 pm
Jihnro, hally confused about the oven tray on top of the buns. ??? ???
H :)
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Post by: judydawn on October 30, 2011, 10:52:26 pm
I couldn't find where Chookie told us that method but I did find this comment from Maddy which should explain what to do to get hamburger buns for her recipe here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7154.0).

"1 batch of chookies no fuss rolls (once in oven to cook, place a tray on top of rolls, that has been sprayed with canola oil.......great tip chookie   )"

Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: johnro on October 31, 2011, 12:38:26 am
Julie that was the source of my info - so if it did not come from Chookie let's all point the finger at Maddy.  Thanks Judy  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on October 31, 2011, 01:30:09 am
Thanks Johnro, and Judy for finding it.   ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: maddy on October 31, 2011, 01:47:42 am
 :) .......think I read in the no fuss thread  ???
anyway, it works a treat, and you get the nice flatter shape.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: obbie on October 31, 2011, 06:19:11 am
Thanks Maddy for that tip.

Robyn
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Post by: tarasis on October 31, 2011, 06:24:15 am
Indeed I was just wondering about Burger buns.

Last night we had Chicken Tikka Masalla with the new Tikka Paste. Missus loved it (indeed polished away about 2/3 of it) but I wasn't quite as sold.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on October 31, 2011, 08:16:47 am
spaghetti alla bolognese ;D
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Post by: JulieO on November 01, 2011, 07:11:51 am
Well it wasn't for dinner as we had these about 2 hours ago, but we are still full after having 3 each so I think we will give dinner a miss.  ;D

Anyway I'm quite chuffed as I made semi-dried tomatoes (in the oven, don't have a dehydrator) but they've turned out so nice.  They had finely chopped garlic and fresh thyme leaves, salt & pepper sprinkled on top before baking (took 4 hours on a very low oven).  I only made a half recipe to try, but am so impressed that I'm going to make more but this time I'm going to try baking in my Easy cook oven see how they go in there doing a double layer.  I also made the basil pesto.

So I combined some crushed garlic with some extra light olive oil, brushed over both sides of the bread, then baked in the oven for about 5 or so mins until crispy and golden. Spread with the pesto, topped with pieces of the toms, crumbled feta, torn basil leaves, salt & pepper and then a small drizzle of the extra light olive oil.  They were delicious, the nicest I've ever made.   My next step is to try making a ciabbata loaf.   ;D


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Post by: judydawn on November 01, 2011, 07:47:13 am
They look so colourful and tasty Julie.

Tonight we had pies using leftover roast chicken and vegies-au-gratin.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on November 01, 2011, 09:17:30 am
I think today was the only day that i did not use the TM at all  :o
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Post by: Yvette on November 01, 2011, 09:38:24 am
OMG Fundj
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Post by: judydawn on November 01, 2011, 09:40:06 am
Nothing wrong with that fundj, hope you had a good day doing something other than cooking.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on November 01, 2011, 09:53:00 am
i did cook JD it was awful. Yes, i tried a roast again in the slow cooker, dry and crumbly. more pie fillings  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on November 01, 2011, 10:04:00 am
Have you ever done a roast in the oven Uni ?  It sounds as if you really do want to succeed in making a lovely roast for your DH.
Do you have an Australian or English friend over there who could come in and help you master this problem you have?
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: fundj&e on November 01, 2011, 10:17:57 am
last year my son was doing sunday roast dinners at his restaurant i would help and watch he every move :(

yes i have done in the oven

it must just be one of those things that  just not will work for me

after tonight  i have come to the decision not to try again
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Post by: Frozzie on November 01, 2011, 07:54:29 pm
oh uni i dont know what it is with you and roasts but think its not a marriage made in heaven haha...keep at it and im sure one day you will surprise yourself...you must be doing something wrong somewhere and your just not seeing it!  We all have our problem recipes that are a bit of a hurdle!!
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Post by: judydawn on November 01, 2011, 11:09:04 pm
Your forte is obviously Italian food Uni so stick to what you know best and go out for the occasional roast dinner  ;)
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Post by: Halex on November 01, 2011, 11:36:59 pm
Julie O your sun dried tomatoes look fantastic :)

JD pies look good too.

Fundji, wsh you  lived here i would cook a roast with you

H :)
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Post by: Bedlam on November 01, 2011, 11:42:04 pm
Uni,
We do all our roast meat in the weber, can't go wrong also have a brilliant weber thermometer (should post on shopping thread as everyone should have one) it is wireless you put a skewer part in your piece of meat and set how you want it cooked on the other part which is kept in the kitchen, so you can see how hot the core temp is and it beeps when ready to rest.
I also agree with jD you are brilliant at other stuff so really does it matter
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Post by: fundj&e on November 02, 2011, 12:05:52 am
Your forte is obviously Italian food Uni so stick to what you know best and go out for the occasional roast dinner  ;)

thats what i said to DH, next we are going to your local rsl
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Post by: Halex on November 02, 2011, 07:41:09 am
Tonight we are having Johnros sticky chicken I am using chicken breast as no thighs in the freezer. I would have loved to made the vietnamese salad but ds woukdnt like it ( so that is a weekend salad). Colelslaw, green salad  and new potatoes. Chicken will have been marinating fir 6 hours when i cook it

H :)
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Post by: maddy on November 02, 2011, 08:34:37 am
Last night we had "The new Roast chicken" from the Delicious simply the best book.......It was delicious, and I'm still thinking about it today!  :-*

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7254.jpg)

chicken breasts were marinated in crushed garlic/lemon thyme/olive oil, then wrapped in procuito.
Cooked shortly, then roasted in oven.  Topped with a chicken/wine gravy, then sprinkled with a toasted sourdough/lemon/garlic/parsley crumb.
Green beans and sweet potato mash.

Tonight was cheeseburger pie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7038.0), wedges and corn cobs.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_6387.jpg)
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Post by: tarasis on November 02, 2011, 10:08:03 am
OMG Maddy that roast chicken / proscuito looks positively divine!
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Post by: judydawn on November 02, 2011, 10:45:33 am
It does look super maddy.  I've done something similar myself over the years for dinner parties and the other day I went looking for something similar already converted for the TMX.  Surprisingly, or maybe not, I found something.  Check it out here. (http://mythermomixhints.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/proscuitto-rolled-chicken-breast-in-cream-sauce/)

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Post by: Halex on November 02, 2011, 11:19:34 am
Well done JD your a super star as usual.

Jiohnros sticky chcken tasted delish :) :)

H :)
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Post by: maddy on November 03, 2011, 09:47:22 am
Avocado fettuccine with bacon (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7696.0)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7284.jpg)
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Post by: JulieO on November 04, 2011, 07:30:40 am
Looks tasty Maddy.

I made Tarasis's Chinese Crispy Shredded Beef today, was really tasty.  I did cut down the sugar somewhat though to around 2 tsp.  Thanks Tarasis  :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0840.jpg)
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Post by: Wonder on November 04, 2011, 10:58:18 am
That looks great as usual Julie, what type of meat did you use?
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 04, 2011, 11:20:03 am

I made Tarasis's Chinese Crispy Shredded Beef today, was really tasty. 

wheres that link JO is that a few pages back? I can't help but want to eat everything you cook!
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Post by: judydawn on November 04, 2011, 11:29:20 am
Here (http://debskitchencreations.blogspot.com/2009/07/crispy-shredded-beef.html) it is CP - Crispy Shredded Beef.
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Post by: Frozzie on November 04, 2011, 11:35:03 am
haha beat me to it jd...i was looking for thermomix but foudn tarasis link and saw it was from the same blog..not thx though :)  speedy lady you are  :P
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Post by: tarasis on November 04, 2011, 01:48:50 pm
Frozzie, not everything can be TMX - much as I love it :) (though without making things in the TMX I wouldn't have tried the recipe in the first place, so it is TMX related :)

thanks for getting the link Judy.

Glad it worked for you Julie, your photo looks so edible I'm positively salivating. I was planning to make it today, but we went to a Chinese buffet for lunch instead; however I will do it someday this weekend as its just scrummy. So tea today is probably the Wheaten bread I was making at 11pm - 1am last night.

Tomorrow is probably some buttermilk pancakes and soda farls (http://teandwheatenbread.blogspot.com/2008/10/traditional-irish-breads.html). Trying various recipes to find the one that gives me the taste I want.
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Post by: Frozzie on November 04, 2011, 02:33:53 pm
yes not everything can be thermie...i just thought while searching maybe someone actually mastered a stir fry in thermie..but no...but will be trying the recipe so thanks for the link  :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 04, 2011, 10:12:47 pm
That looks great as usual Julie, what type of meat did you use?


Wonder, I used rump steak.  :)

Thankyou CP, nice thing to say.  :D

Thanks Tarasis.  ;D

Please remember that the tablespoon measurements in the recipe would equal 3 tsp here in Oz.  I also cut down the sugar to about 2 tsp, and only used 1 red chilli.  :)
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Post by: tarasis on November 04, 2011, 10:25:33 pm
Please remember that the tablespoon measurements in the recipe would equal 3 tsp here in Oz.  I also cut down the sugar to about 2 tsp, and only used 1 red chilli.  :)

Yes, I keep making notes as I import a lot of the recipes from here that they are Aus Tbsps.

I was surprised that it was still quite mild tasting with 2 chills, though I partly put that down to the sugar :)
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Post by: Halex on November 04, 2011, 10:35:41 pm
JulieO your beef dish looks yuumy, your presentations always look so good.

H :)
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Post by: Halex on November 04, 2011, 10:52:02 pm
Just had a look at the reciepe, love that it serves 2-3, did you put the meat in the thermoserver whilst msking the sauce?

H :)
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Post by: Twitterpated on November 04, 2011, 11:21:15 pm
JulieO do you have the AU measurements for that recipe? I tried to google but kept coming up with conversions to ml and I would like to try that recipe.
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Post by: JulieO on November 05, 2011, 12:15:14 am
Thank you Hally.  No I didn't use the thermoserve as I didn't want the beef to become soggy by putting a lid on it IYKWIM.  I just put the meat as it was cooked onto a kitchen paper lined plate, then put the plate into a lightly warmed oven.  I always put my serving plates, bowls in a low oven to warm the plates while cooking the food, so it was no bother.

Twitterpated, this is what I did:

CHINESE CRISPY SHREDDED BEEF – Serves 2-3
Have everything ready to go before starting to cook. (These are Australian tablespoons)

3 tbsp cornflour
2 tsp of 5-spice powder (I made up some fresh)
Approx 300g rump steak, sliced thinly across the grain
2 eggs, beaten

Heat oil to 190C.

Make up the batter by placing cornflour and 5-spice powder in a medium bowl.
Make a well in the centre and add the beaten eggs. Whisk with a balloon whisk to form a smooth, lump free batter.

Dust meat with a little cornflour, then add to the batter and stir well to coat beef.

Using tongs, pick up strips of the beef from the batter and drop individually into the hot oil, cook in batches for approx 4-5 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm whilst making the sauce.

TIP: You can prepare the beef in advance and keep refrigerated until required, then warm though in the sauce when ready.

Sauce
A carrot cut into matchsticks
A bunch of spring onions, cut into approx 1cm slices
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 cm piece of ginger, grated
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

2 tsp caster sugar
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 ½ tbsp light soy sauce
Cornflour paste (3 tsp cornflour, mixed with 2 tbsp cold water)

In a wok heat 1 tbsp of vegetable or peanut oil.
Add carrot and stir fry for a min or so.
Add the spring onions, garlic, ginger and chilli. Stir fry again for a couple of minutes and then add the rest of the ingredients.

Once the sauce is quite thick, quickly add the beef and stir well to coat in the sauce and heat through. Serve immediately.
(if not too much sauce, add a little water and mix through).


I will add that there's not a lot of sauce,  more a coating on the meat and veg. I did add a little water, probably around 3 tbs at the end just to loosen it up a little, and it still had lots of flavour.
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Post by: judydawn on November 05, 2011, 08:42:58 am
Tonight's meal - Pork spareribs
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Post by: Twitterpated on November 05, 2011, 09:46:16 am
Thanks for taking the time to post JulieO. The whole family is now waiting for me to make this as I showed them your photo.
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Post by: Halex on November 05, 2011, 11:28:48 am
JD, DS says awesome, wheres my ribs?!!!!!

Just had roast lamb with his friends. The boys are hyper hyper hyper tonight, trying to get them to watch ET, but no hyper is the game tonight!!!

Bring on the wine, i need it now.

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 05, 2011, 11:41:16 am
The things you let yourself in for Hally  :-))
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 05, 2011, 11:43:40 am
made JO's Chinese Crispy Shredded Beef, and doubled the recipe. YUMMO!
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Post by: tarasis on November 05, 2011, 11:52:55 am
CP Doubled? How many were you feeding?

And yes it is indeed Yummo :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 05, 2011, 07:38:03 pm
You're more than welcome Twitterpated.  :D

Tarasis, another happy customer (CP) for your recipe.  ;D
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: tarasis on November 05, 2011, 08:14:07 pm
JulieO :)

Is it worth having a section for non TMX recipes we like, rather than have a whole bunch of interesting recipes hidden in this and the cooking thread which after 90 pages get a little hard to find? Has this been discussed before?
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Post by: judydawn on November 05, 2011, 10:00:01 pm
No it hasn't Rob but I can speak to MM and see if he can organise it for us.  Good idea, thanks.
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Post by: JulieO on November 06, 2011, 05:36:09 am
Sounds like a good idea Tarasis, if all is in agreement.  Thanks Judy for looking into this.  ;D

I didn't feel like a big meal today, in fact I felt like baked beans on toast  :-[  so I decided to try a recipe that i had to make my own baked beans (using a can of cannellini beans) and am quite happy how they turned out.  I ended up serving over eggs.  :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0849.jpg)
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Post by: obbie on November 06, 2011, 06:00:15 am
 :) Gosh Julie O your photos look great.

Tonight is corned silverside, veges, and white onion sauce.

i 've had a great day in the kitchen.

Robyn
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Post by: tarasis on November 06, 2011, 09:30:24 pm
No it hasn't Rob but I can speak to MM and see if he can organise it for us.  Good idea, thanks.

Nay problem Judy, hopefully it will pan out :)
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Post by: Mary Brown on November 06, 2011, 10:05:16 pm
Julie O would you mind sharing your recipe for your homemade baked beans  ??? My DH loves baked beans and I have always wanted to try making them myself.. :) and yes your photo's are amazing... I can almost smell the beans... :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 07, 2011, 02:52:35 am
Mary, no problems, a very easy recipe.  My DH loved them as is, but I would like to try for a bit more flavour, so just need tweaking a bit for me, still good though.   :)

BAKED BEANS
2 tbsp rice bran oil
1 onion finely diced
3 rashers of rindless bacon, chopped 
250ml tomato passata or sugo
½ cup water
1 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp smoked, plain or sweet paprika (I used sweet, will try smoked next time)
400g can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
3 generous squirts ketchup (or to taste)

In a medium sized pan heat the oil and add the onion and the bacon. 
Cook for around 5 minutes until the onion is soft and the bacon is browning.

Add paprika and stir through for about 20 secs or so.
Add the passata/sugo, golden syrup and water.
Stir, simmer and allow to thicken, approx 3-5 minutes.

Once thickened add the ketchup and taste. If you think it needs it, add approx 1 tsp sugar and stir in. Can also add a little water if needed.

Add beans and carefully stir through, allow to heat for a min or so.  Serve.
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2011, 04:13:21 am
For lunch I made the Chinese Crispy Shredded Beef recipe which JulieO posted her picture of 2 pages back.  I did the first step on the stove top but made the sauce in the thermomix.  I microwaved the carrot and some celery for 1 minute, forgot to add it into the sauce so mixed it through at the end with the cooked beef.  I also used 1/2 a red onion instead of spring onions, 1 bok choy and sambal oelek instead of a chilli.  Very tasty recipe, thanks for the link Rob and Julie for her review & posting. Was in too much of a hurry to make some rice but would certainly do that next time.
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Post by: JulieO on November 07, 2011, 04:58:57 am
Good idea about adding the extra veg Judy, it looks lovely.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 07, 2011, 05:57:48 am
We're having Chicken Cordon bleu.
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Post by: Frozzie on November 07, 2011, 06:10:11 am
love the new avatar JD  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2011, 06:11:17 am
Thanks, thought it was time to move on a couple of years  :D
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Post by: Halex on November 07, 2011, 06:27:36 am
That looks great JD.

I am going to have to make this soon
H :)
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Post by: obbie on November 07, 2011, 06:35:28 am
Great photo Judy Dawn :D
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2011, 10:11:56 am
Is it worth having a section for non TMX recipes we like, rather than have a whole bunch of interesting recipes hidden in this and the cooking thread which after 90 pages get a little hard to find? Has this been discussed before?

Rob, asking that question on your behalf has paid off.  MM will be putting a new area for non-TMX on the board tonight (UK time).  Thanks for the suggestion Rob and thanks MM.
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Post by: tarasis on November 07, 2011, 10:15:37 am
\o/

Thank you for asking Judy and thank you to MM for agreeing to it.
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Post by: Tenina on November 07, 2011, 11:15:18 am
Speaking of Dinner tonight? Hoping you guys are ready with finger poised on the send button at http://tenina.com/store (http://tenina.com/store) when I launch our Dinner Spinner booklet on 23rd November with 21 delicious main meals in a funky format that will fit in your handbag…a prehistoric app that you can have on you when ever that dreaded moment of 'What shall I makemfor dinner tonight?' blues hit!
I am so excited…a few advance copies have arrived, but we have to save them for our cooking classes…looking forward to seeing what you all think…(I think) hahaha
 ;D ;D
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Post by: tarasis on November 07, 2011, 12:38:59 pm
Hmm Tenina, not sure Prehistoric apps are a go for us enlightened men folk who lack handbags :)

Now if it were on the iPhone it would be with me ALL the time  ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 07, 2011, 07:22:37 pm
Love the new avatar Judy  ;D
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Post by: Carine on November 07, 2011, 09:12:35 pm
Thanks, thought it was time to move on a couple of years  :D
Don't kmow about that Judy:  you have a very youthful look on your new avatar- lovely  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 07, 2011, 09:43:58 pm
Thank you Carine, it's nice that at my age.
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Post by: maddy on November 08, 2011, 12:27:36 am
Thank you Carine, it's nice that at my age.

 :) :)
I made a ladies day yesterday I think, at target.  She would have been in her mid 60's, and was asking the change room girl (a young one) if she looked nice in the 3/4 pants she was trying on.  She said she had recently lost weight from dieting, and was unsure if the pants were too tight.  The young girl said they look nice, but don't go tighter  ???  I then commented to her they looked perfect, and made her tooshie look great in them too! (which it did)  :D  She was so thrilled and she thanked me and floated back to the change room.  The power of a compliment is huge  :)
Great pic Judy  ;)



Home late, so made a quick sweet chili chicken stir fry, with baby corn & sugar snap peas

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7303.jpg)


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Post by: Tenina on November 08, 2011, 12:47:41 am


Now if it were on the iPhone it would be with me ALL the time  ;D

Watchi this space! :D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 08, 2011, 01:00:02 am
Love the new avatar Tenina. Will the next one have your own book on the top of the pile? Looking forward to the 22nd.
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Post by: obbie on November 08, 2011, 01:46:54 am
 :) Think I'll have to do fish morney tonight.

Robyn
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Post by: achookwoman on November 08, 2011, 04:10:48 am
Home made Kerry Farm Chicken,(KFC) with left over veggies from last night.  Left over Xmas Pud.  The Xmas Pud was nearly 12 months old and just as beautiful as when made.
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Post by: johnro on November 08, 2011, 04:44:55 am
Girls night out for dinner - lovely!!!! :)  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 08, 2011, 07:08:45 am
Sausages in some form or other.
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Post by: JulieO on November 08, 2011, 07:56:51 am
I made a curry in my pc tonight, called Beef Xacutti.  Don't know what that means, but it was really nice.  First time I've made it and my only tweak would be to reduce the dried chillies from 4 to 2.  It wasn't over the top spicy hot, but a bit more than what we are used to, loved the flavour though.   ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0857.jpg)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 08, 2011, 08:47:41 am
Looks lovely JulieO.
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Post by: tarasis on November 08, 2011, 09:50:59 am
Julie, stop making the food look so tasty. I haven't even had lunch yet!
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Post by: Halex on November 08, 2011, 10:22:55 am
Tonight we had slow cooked lamb shanks with a garlic mash and corn on the side.

Very very yummy, all gone, no left overs yay

Hally :)
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Post by: Mary Brown on November 08, 2011, 11:32:14 am
JulieO ... I have to ask... whats a PC ?  ???
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Post by: judydawn on November 08, 2011, 11:34:16 am
If I may jump in an answer for Julie, it is a Pressure Cooker Mary
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Post by: Mary Brown on November 08, 2011, 11:35:03 am
OH thanks JudyDawn... I was having a blonde moment  :-[
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Post by: JulieO on November 08, 2011, 09:02:04 pm
I'm sorry Mary, I'm so used to shortening it in emails with my friend, I just didn't think  :-))  Thanks Judy.  :)

Thanks Cookie and Tarasis.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 09, 2011, 06:48:03 am
Dinner last night was the sausages from here with gravy. I cooked the sausages on the grill and then did the rest as per the recipe. It was lovely. We even have some of the gravy left for tonights roast.
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Post by: Vivaroo on November 09, 2011, 08:27:03 am
I'm trying the spicy tomato & lentil dahl from Rainbow Recipes and making it a Shepherd's Pie. I was so organised, put it on to cook before I raced out the door to drive DD to dance class, came back after the cooking time was nearly up and found in my rush I didn't set the temperature.  You ever done that?
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Post by: maddy on November 09, 2011, 09:36:16 am
Chicken Ceaser burgers (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7154.msg109703#new)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7314.jpg)
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Post by: tarasis on November 09, 2011, 12:09:47 pm
Store bought Gnocchi (Though would like to try making my own) with a TMX tomato sauce (poss some bacon for the kids) and Parmasan.

Lunch was a poppy seed roll (store bought, Mohnknacker) with a chicken breast marinated in Tikka paste overnight and then grilled. I was going to add mint rittat but didn't have the lemon juice to make it :)

One thing, I def got this batch of Tikka paste right, it was perfectly edible (lovely indeed) without anything to cool it down. There is a little mouth kick but in a good way.
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Post by: Cuilidh on November 09, 2011, 07:15:24 pm
I'm sorry, Maddy, but I can't help myself, I've just got to ask - did the chicken come before the egg in your burger .... or the egg before the chicken?

I got caught out on the PC as well, Colleen - I immediately thought that PC stood for personal computer and was having a terrible time wondering what had happened that JulieO had to cook her computer!
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Post by: djinni373 on November 10, 2011, 12:13:01 am
Well dinner last night actually. Bit of a scorcher here in Sydney so it was Chookies salmon & leek quiche (sans mushrooms of course) with coleslaw and garden salad. Beautiful so no leftovers for lunches.
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Post by: obbie on November 10, 2011, 01:45:29 am
 :) Tonight, i'm sure we will have pork.
I ordered 1/2 pig yesterday, pick it up today.


Robyn

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Post by: Tenina on November 10, 2011, 12:00:34 pm
Love the new avatar Tenina. Will the next one have your own book on the top of the pile? Looking forward to the 22nd.
hahaha, good idea! See you then :D
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Post by: Halex on November 11, 2011, 02:44:36 am
Friends over tonight for a BBQ, 6 adults & Crown Prince who eats more than I do

So menu is

3 layered Mexican dip with CC's and veg sticks ( jds recipe)
Marinade lamb, spicy sausages, bbq sausages
Coleslaw using quirky jo's mayo with uni's everyday dressing
Salad, green
Potato bake, my recipe using dede's fosm
Home made bread rolls ( Issi's Portuguese rolls)

Chocolate fudge cake with home made vanilla ice cream & cream (ice cream made already) (johnros cake & edc ice cream)

If time will make some bread or flat breads


H :)

Sound good or what
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Post by: judydawn on November 11, 2011, 03:47:38 am
Yes it sounds good Hally, I'll hop on a plane and come over to join you  ;) 
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Post by: Halex on November 11, 2011, 05:37:33 am
Great i will get crown prince  to set you a place, penty of food ;D
H :)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 11, 2011, 05:47:41 am
Have a great evening Hally.
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Post by: Halex on November 11, 2011, 06:07:33 am
Thanks cookie, a bit  over  food right now :o
H :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on November 13, 2011, 02:31:05 am
Tonights meal is Baked Penne Carbonara. Was in the latest Fooworks catalogue.

Cook pasta in saucepan. In the meantime prepare carbonara sauce as per EDC instructions.

Pour cooked and drained pasta into casserole dish. Pour carbonara sauce over the top and sprinkle with grated cheese.

Bake in oven 180C for about 20 minutes.

Will also try and attempt to make Turkish bread to go with it.
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Post by: obbie on November 13, 2011, 05:48:55 am
Tonight we are having a BBQ.
just made a quiche in the thermie, cooking now.

Robyn
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Post by: achookwoman on November 13, 2011, 06:38:36 am
Tapanade rolls from new Dan Lepard,s book,  Thai Chicken legs,  sauce made in TMX.  Rice cooked in TMX. ( not in basket but in bowl) Shrimp crackers.   Banana Cake with banana Custard.  A rush meal for visitors.
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Post by: maddy on November 13, 2011, 07:45:54 am
That sounds all yummy chookie  :-*
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Post by: cookie1 on November 13, 2011, 08:51:03 am
Zucchini pasta as I'm tired. We had a Model A run and it was fairly long. Went to the most amazing place and saw a historical gun collection. I thought it would be boring but the man who has it is hilarious and really loves his guns/knives etc. He is a former doctor who has written a book that I believe is very funny. I managed to get a copy from him so will start it tonight. He is a former VD doctor at the WA department of health.
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Post by: maddy on November 13, 2011, 09:39:45 am
Tonight was Greek lamb meatball salad

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Post by: nazar on November 13, 2011, 12:34:05 pm
wow it sounds like you had  a interesting time cookie
enjoy the book
its good when you have an unexpected good time
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Post by: hools003 on November 13, 2011, 01:12:45 pm
Tonight we had a variation of creamy tomato and salami fettucine. Substituted chicken for the salami.
My nearly 12 year old son wanted to make dinner tonight for the very first time and he did a fantastic job!!! He also made a green salad and corn on the cob to feed the 5 of us!
We were very impressed and it was done with minimal involvement from me. I was just hovering  :-))
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Post by: cookie1 on November 14, 2011, 05:40:47 am
How wonderful for you hools003.
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Post by: MrsTwinn on November 14, 2011, 07:10:25 am
Just made the red curry risotto and it''s delicious! No capsicum in mine but it's still enough to appeal to my hubby who is not a risotto fan.  :)
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Post by: tarasis on November 14, 2011, 08:00:23 am
I made the Butter Chicken again last night, though sadly only with 340g of chicken which means only a tiny tiny smidgen of left overs :( Tasted much better this time due to using "normal" Tikka paste :)

Pleased that I still lost weight, despite all the cream in it  :D
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Post by: Slice of Health on November 14, 2011, 08:10:36 am
Making bolognaise tonight (with my favourite 'spicy peppers' jar of pasta sauce, red wine and home grown herbs) and have my first real quiche (with homemade shortcrust pastry) in the oven for tomorrow's lunch, might make a quick mix banana bread or cake tonight as I have 2 bananas that are ready to go!
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Post by: judydawn on November 14, 2011, 08:52:55 am
Tonight we had a risotto with some leftovers from Saturday's lunch thrown in.  I used Chelsea's creamy prawn risotto recipe and instead of prawns, added 6 roasted red capsicums stuffed with tuna/cottage cheese and a few sticks of cooked breaded zucchini.  I opened a 95g can of tuna to just top up those quantities.  Lovely, a meal for 4 so plenty of leftovers.
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Post by: Meagan on November 14, 2011, 04:05:58 pm
Sweet and sour prawns from the taste of Asia book and Chinese style stir fry veg yummy!!
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Post by: obbie on November 17, 2011, 04:23:35 am
 :) Pork stir fry tonight, with prawn crackers.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 17, 2011, 05:13:53 am
Lasagne and something. The something will depend on how I feel nearer to dinner time. ;)
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Post by: auds on November 17, 2011, 08:31:14 am
I am going to attempt the sausages and mash from the forum
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Post by: fundj&e on November 17, 2011, 08:46:58 am
Tonight we had spaghetti with zucchini and a warm bean and egg salad
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Post by: achookwoman on November 17, 2011, 11:39:36 am
I made Sourdough muffins. I thought the sourdough had lost its kick a bit so left it hanging around the kitchen all day. When i cooked them they ended up big enough to feed an elephant.  When i split them and toasted them they were just the right texture.  More luck than good bread making. :-)) :-)) :-))
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Post by: DizzyGirl on November 17, 2011, 11:24:18 pm
I finally tried steaming fish in the varoma and the results were delicious. I just squeezed some lime juice on the fish then sprinkled them with lemon pepper. So moist and no mess.

Tonight we are having home made chicken burgers. Friday night is burger night in our house.

May cook the noodle slice tonight ready for tomorrows BBQ for my sons 7th birthday (or make his cake, not sure which one to do in advance).

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Post by: cookie1 on November 18, 2011, 08:40:29 am
Going out to friends. They have a TMX but I don't think it will be used. (sadly)
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Post by: Carine on November 19, 2011, 03:23:29 am
Pasta alla puttanesca, cooked by my 12 year old son for his cooking assignement.  Don't you love that kind of homework  ;)?
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Post by: JulieO on November 19, 2011, 06:49:33 am
I made Cornish Creams's Italian broccoli & salmon bake.  I used my own dried toms and also home made mascarpone.  Really enjoyed it, thanks Cornish for the link.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0865.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on November 19, 2011, 06:54:25 am
We're having ILB's Honey Stir Fry Chicken Winglets and Asian steamed vegies.
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Post by: Mary Brown on November 19, 2011, 07:56:14 am
Gosh JulieO that looks sooooo good... I'm off to find the link for the recipe... :) :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 19, 2011, 08:31:53 am
So glad you enjoyed the recipe Julie,I love the Good Food website. :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 19, 2011, 08:41:51 am
Did either of you girls use the TMX for cooking the pasta and making the sauce for Italian broccoli & Salmon bake (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1398/italian-broccoli-and-salmon-bake?pager.offset=40)?
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Post by: JulieO on November 19, 2011, 10:28:12 am
Did either of you girls use the TMX for cooking the pasta and making the sauce for Italian broccoli & Salmon bake (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1398/italian-broccoli-and-salmon-bake?pager.offset=40)?

No Judy I didn't.  I just find it quicker to use the stove top for something like this.  I did add the capers and anchovies as in the recipe too.  Couldn't taste them as such but I'm sure they added to the flavour.
I'm always on the look out for nice recipes that use salmon fillets.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 19, 2011, 10:59:10 am
Thanks Julie, I guessed not.  I probably would though.
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Post by: fundj&e on November 19, 2011, 11:12:23 am
me 2 JD ;D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 19, 2011, 04:08:01 pm
Did either of you girls use the TMX for cooking the pasta and making the sauce for Italian broccoli & Salmon bake (http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1398/italian-broccoli-and-salmon-bake?pager.offset=40)?
I make the sauce in the TM Judy but cook the pasta on the hob whilst the sauce is cooking. :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 20, 2011, 07:07:44 am
Tonight I made Vietnamese Sauteed Beef and I absolutely loved it.  I halved the recipe so it was just for 2 and tweaked it a little, but the flavours were just right for what I was feeling like eating today.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0883.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on November 20, 2011, 07:26:44 am
That looks super JulieO.
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Post by: Yvette on November 20, 2011, 08:05:04 am
Yum Julie
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Post by: chicksta44 on November 20, 2011, 08:06:17 am
Yum!!! That looks awesome!!  We are having left over risotto (made in Tmx of course) turned into arancini . Made the gluten free whet free zucchini slice for lunch today. Tried to upload a photo but having minor technical difficulties! Lol
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Post by: johnro on November 20, 2011, 08:14:31 am
Pickled pork, crispy spuds, steamed broccoli and carrots  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on November 21, 2011, 01:35:54 am
Last night we had farfallina's Sage Chicken.  It is beautiful and ever so easy to make.
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Post by: obbie on November 21, 2011, 02:51:39 am
We had a great curry last night, so leftovers for me tonight.

Robyn
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Post by: Mary Brown on November 21, 2011, 03:02:00 am
Mmmmm johnro.... I luuuuve pickled pork... ;D we are having Honey Soy Chicken served with Garlic Rice and Baked Broccolli and steamed carrots.. :) :)
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Post by: johnro on November 21, 2011, 08:55:02 am
Chelsea's porcupine meatballs, mashed potatoes and steamed vegs  :)  :)
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Post by: Tenina on November 22, 2011, 01:07:51 am
I made Cornish Creams's Italian broccoli & salmon bake.  I used my own dried toms and also home made mascarpone.  Really enjoyed it, thanks Cornish for the link.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0865.jpg)

JulieO you are posting some yummy pics…want a job?? (Food stylist, photographer, feeding me, whatever!!)
xx
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Post by: cookie1 on November 22, 2011, 01:08:04 am
Spinach quiche and vegies followed by Chookie's icecream and jelly.
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Post by: judydawn on November 22, 2011, 03:24:59 am
Easy Carbonara (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3442.0) for lunch.
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Post by: Frozzie on November 22, 2011, 06:22:47 am
oh yum julieO...your food pics always get me salivating ...i bought some vietnemese cookbooks while in vietnam and that looks yum

the beef we tried in vietnam not so nice...sauces and broth were good but the meat not the best so will be nice to try some dishes with good quality meat ie not full of fat and sinew !!!  ;D

starting to feel a bit more normal today if only DD would sleep more than 4.30am  >:(
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Post by: JulieO on November 22, 2011, 06:32:25 am
Wow, what a compliment, thanks Tenina!  :D

We are having left overs tonight.  Yesterday I made Delia Smith's Chicken Pot pie, with some mash and green beans on the side.  It was really lovely as the leeks, carrots and herbs were cooked in apple cider for a few mins then the chicken breasts were added and cooked for a few more mins until tender,  the cooking liquid was then drained off and reduced to only about 1 1/2 tbs.  Not much I know but there was lots of flavour.  It was then added to a light cheese sauce along with the leeks, carrots and cut up chicken. Topped off with lovely puff pastry sprinkled with finely grated parmesan it made for a nice dinner and there's enough to warm up for tonight, though I may make chips to go with for a change.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0903.jpg)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 22, 2011, 10:36:34 am
good camera or not julieO you definately have a talent...your photos make anythintg look divine...anyone wold be lucky to have you photographing food...i love your phtoos and for me they are the best on the forum..love always having the white plates with the background slightly blurred and the food that pops and just looks so yum yum yum tricks your mind into almost thinking you can smell it...ok im going now lol!
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Post by: achookwoman on November 22, 2011, 11:37:03 am
I agree Frozzie.   Out for lunch today so spaghetti on toast for dinner,  made the Bacon Dust out of In the Mix,  so sprinkled a bit on top to test it.  Very good.  Also made a loaf of Malted wheat ,  cooked in the bread machine.[quote
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Post by: JulieO on November 23, 2011, 07:32:03 am
Thank you Frozzie, so nice of you. (and Chookie).   :D
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Post by: Frozzie on November 23, 2011, 08:54:42 am
 ;D
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Post by: maddy on November 23, 2011, 11:25:02 am
chorizo & capsicum risotto (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6578.0)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7392.jpg)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on November 26, 2011, 10:06:57 pm
OMG YUM YUM YUM..... Al these photos of food are making me hungry LOL

I so agree with Frozzie and ACW.... The other day I had alook at all your posts JulieO and you are a very talented cook and photographer. I am waiting for my invite to be your taste tester LOL

Maddy your Chorizo and Capsicum rissotto looks so yum, may have to make this one when DS isn't here as I am sure the chorizo is full of nasties. Or maybe one to try in the school holidays when he doesn't have school to deal with the next day. I am less strict in the holidays as I am more willing to cope with his behaviour after eating the wrong food than his teacher.

DG xxxx
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Post by: maddy on November 26, 2011, 10:55:49 pm
Thanks DG......you could always use mince instead, and perhaps add in some of the home made taco seasoning for the flavour and a little kick?
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Post by: DizzyGirl on November 26, 2011, 11:16:23 pm
good idea Maddie.....Thanx
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Post by: JulieO on November 27, 2011, 12:21:22 am
Thanks Dizzy.  :D

Friday night I made a mushroom and cashew curry.  Though it's not what I call a curry, not enough spices!  But it was nice and flavoursome, we really enjoyed it.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0941.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on November 27, 2011, 12:23:59 am
Would be a nice accompaniment to a steak or chicken fillet Julie - is that recipe from the Mushroom board?
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Post by: JulieO on November 27, 2011, 12:34:46 am
No I don't thinks so Judy.  I've had it in my To Do list for many months, obviously saw it somewhere on line and liked the sound of it.  :)
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Post by: Halex on November 27, 2011, 12:42:31 am
JulieO, when i see your name up, whats for dinner tonight, i get all excited and cantvwait to see your picture. You never disappoint, it always looks so amazing. I just love your food. You havevset a very hig bar :)

H :)
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Post by: Yvette on November 27, 2011, 02:15:12 am
Me too thanks Julie
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Post by: johnro on November 27, 2011, 03:24:30 am
..........and the same response from this end of the country Julie  :)  :)
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Post by: JulieO on November 27, 2011, 04:45:47 am
Thanks girls  :)
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Post by: fundj&e on November 27, 2011, 05:23:12 am
what hally said  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on November 27, 2011, 05:48:38 am
oh yummmmmmmmmmmmmm...and she does it again!! recipe JulieO??
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Post by: Twitterpated on November 27, 2011, 08:14:47 am
ditto for Hally's comment. Are you sharing the recipe JulieO?
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Post by: johnro on November 27, 2011, 09:53:29 am
CC's Pasta broccoli and salmon bake from  BBC food - pic is nothing compared to the quality of our food pic pro Julie, but it tasted  delicious.  I added extra sundried tomatoes + 3 cloves garlic.  Did the sauce in Thermie and pasta on stove top - thanks for the link Denise and Julie your great pic which almost captured the taste.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-LxbCsZFHGDY/TtIG0sCcKII/AAAAAAAAJ44/9JKJm6gJhX4/s720/Italian%252520broccoli%252520and%252520sallmon%252520bake.jpg)
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Post by: JulieO on November 27, 2011, 09:59:56 am
Johnro, your dinner looks delicious! And a great photo of it too.  ;D

I will post the mushroom curry recipe in the non-tm thread if you like.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 27, 2011, 10:17:51 am
Yes please, that topic was made just for you Julie  ;D

Robyn, nothing wrong with your photo - it looks great.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on November 27, 2011, 12:30:14 pm
DD made Moroccan Lamb from MOTM, with couscous. (and a yummy salad from a Weight Watchers book)
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Post by: Twitterpated on November 28, 2011, 10:24:10 am
I made Tenina's spicy prawn cakes and a mango, chilli and lime aoili from the latest Coles magazine. Wow what a comba. Both tasted great but together they were awesome. Salad on the side.
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Post by: jeninwa on November 28, 2011, 11:48:43 am
From Tenina's dinner spinner, five spice sweet and sour meatballs, next time I wont add the meatballs to the sauce, they broke up and we had a bit of a mush, it tasted nice. Followed by Poh's Cheddar crusted apple pie (http://www.abc.net.au/tv/pohskitchen/stories/s3332886.htm) I cheated and used bought pastry. We love the crunch of the apple, not being stewed.  
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Post by: fundj&e on November 28, 2011, 11:52:28 am
bought pastry :o omg u r a bad bad girl  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on November 28, 2011, 11:57:31 am
yes bad girl it takes like 30 secs to make your own  :-))
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Post by: JulieO on November 29, 2011, 05:54:50 am
To use up what was left of Johnro's Sticky Chicken, I made a big bowl of fried rice and added it to that.   :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_0959.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on November 29, 2011, 08:09:14 am
Hally sent me her lovely chicken marinade recipe and this is what we had for tea tonight, cooked in the weber.
Thanks Hally, it was delicious.

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Post by: johnro on November 29, 2011, 08:33:51 am
I am not telling you girls anymore when I cheat!!!!!!  :o
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Post by: Halex on November 29, 2011, 08:48:21 am
Looks great JD, glad you enjoyed it.

H :)
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Post by: johnro on November 29, 2011, 09:19:05 am
Hally what is in your marinade? - chicken looks great on Judy's plate  :)  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 29, 2011, 09:35:15 am
Robyn, Hally's recipe was "8 chicken drumsticks, 1/4 cup honey, 1/8 cup soy sauce, 12 grinds of garlic powder and onion powder and 2 tspn dijon mustard.   Marinate 12 hours.  Cook 180oC or longer if you want more sticky yum"

I cut 3 chicken marylands in half at the joint, added 1 large clove garlic and 12 pinches of onion powder, marinated 6 hours and cooked in the weber 200oC for an hour.
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Post by: johnro on November 29, 2011, 10:03:01 am
Thank you Judy and Hally - bit like the sticky chicken!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: nola276 on November 29, 2011, 10:39:18 am
Garlic Rise for DH, plus spicy chicken and sweet potato and assorted veges.  Boy that was really nice, and most of it was High protein low carb :D.
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Post by: Halex on November 29, 2011, 11:03:06 am
Yes Robyn, its something i have been making for years and i have never had a child that wont eat it.

I use drumsticks as they love them I take the skin off and score  the chicken. Adults love it too.

Thanks JD for posting.

H :)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 29, 2011, 12:56:51 pm
I have a similar marinade that everyone loves its also a Honey Soya Marinade..

1 tbspn warm honey (i just use room temp)
80ml of soy sauce
1 tbspn sesame oil
2 garlic cloves crushed
2 tbspns (roughly) of freshly grated ginger

mix all and use to marinate up to 1kg of beef, lamb, porc or chicken..i usually use chicken for at least a few hours...i usually do it overnight .

the marinade can be made up to 3 days ahead and kept in the fridge before adding meat of course..

I whiz up the garlic and ginger in the thermomix then add rest of ingredients and mix up again to combine and its done!

 ;D
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Post by: johnro on November 29, 2011, 01:08:58 pm
Thank you lovely lady - I am always marinading, covers all sorts of toughness  :)  :)
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Post by: Frozzie on November 30, 2011, 07:17:55 am
 ;D
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Post by: johnro on November 30, 2011, 10:34:01 am
Judy's tuna and corn casserole - why because it was the first thread in the fisf/seafood section - really tasty.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TJJdExH5IHA/TtYFb15z0cI/AAAAAAAAJ5E/hol-Sq2zuFI/s720/Tuna%252520and%252520corn%252520casserole%252520002.jpg)
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Post by: JulieO on November 30, 2011, 10:38:15 am
Nice piccy johnro, looks very inviting.  :)
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Post by: kezza on November 30, 2011, 10:39:47 am
Thanks Frozzie, like the sound of this marinade.
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Post by: johnro on November 30, 2011, 11:09:19 am
Thanks Julie - will need to remember to clean the plate rims more thoroughly  :)  :)
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Post by: judydawn on November 30, 2011, 11:50:18 am
Looks nice with the thicker noodles Robyn.  Why clean the plate - isn't that the latest way our top chefs serve their food.  Although theirs is a little bit of food and splashes of sauces all over the plate  :-))
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Post by: JulieO on December 04, 2011, 07:22:29 am
I roasted a small rolled loin of pork with some pears and potatoes, steamed some veg and made gravy.  Haven't had a roast for ages.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1020.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on December 04, 2011, 09:29:51 am
i dont eat pork,  but  your photo makes me want  to try some  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on December 04, 2011, 09:55:32 am
Great crackling Julie.
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Post by: Wonder on December 04, 2011, 10:42:52 am
Julie, that looks amazing. Roast pork is our favorite - slowed cooked until falling apart.
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Post by: JulieO on December 04, 2011, 12:24:10 pm
Thankyou.  ;D  I love roast pork too but we rarely have it.  Thoroughly enjoy it when we do.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on December 05, 2011, 12:49:52 am
We had Maddy's pumpkin version of farfallina's zucchini sauce with pasta. It was lovely. I added a little bit of goat's cheese on the top to add contrast to the sweet pumpkin. Feta would have been nice too.
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Post by: obbie on December 05, 2011, 02:21:57 am
Roast beef and veges last nite.
Roast chicken tonight, too easy.
Robyn
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 05, 2011, 04:17:31 am
Last night we had Satay BBQ Prawns. I made the satay sauce in the TMX then marinated the prawns for 2 hours. Then put them on skewers for the BBQ. Cooked rice in TMX and put into thermoserver whilst I heated the left over satay sauce to pour over the top.
Was absolutely delish. Going to try it with chicken next time.

Tonight is sausages and vege.... boring but quick and easy as I don't get home til about 6.30pm  :'(
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Post by: cookie1 on December 05, 2011, 05:19:40 am
Tonight is the beef curry from Dinner Spinner. I'm sure it will taste lovely.
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Post by: JulieO on December 05, 2011, 08:08:41 am
Made Tenina's Bacon & Corn Chowder with Cheesy Scones (Dinner Spinner book).  Have reviewed it in that thread.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1028.jpg)
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Post by: johnro on December 05, 2011, 08:21:31 am
As with most of the treasures in Dinner Spinners this soup caught my attention, with the thought I wish I lived somewhere other than the tropics right now.  Now I looking at your great pic that wish is a burning desire - fabulous Julie.  :)  :)
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Post by: Yvette on December 05, 2011, 09:49:40 am
Looks lovely Julie and Robyn come and visit Sydney it is freezing here at the moment like winter
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Post by: auds on December 05, 2011, 11:06:05 am
wow those last 2 pics look amazing - you should be a food photographer  ;D
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Post by: JulieO on December 05, 2011, 11:50:00 am
 :D  Something to look forward to when you get some cooler weather Johnro, though I must admit we eat soup year round here.  ;D
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Post by: kezza on December 05, 2011, 11:51:08 am
Tonight I cooked Tenina's stuffed roasted peppers with quinoa.  Delicious. Only change I made was I used prunes instead of dates, only because that is what I had in cupboard.  
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Post by: cookie1 on December 06, 2011, 05:33:29 am
I love reading about all the things we are making from Tenina's Dinner Spinner and the comments. It's a great little 'booklet'.
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Post by: JulieO on December 06, 2011, 05:59:57 am
Me too Cookie.  I had a mishap with my meal today so needing something quick as DH had to go to work early tonight, I made  cheese & tomato individual 'pies' with a simple salad.  Really enjoyed it.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1037.jpg)
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Post by: maddy on December 06, 2011, 06:31:37 am
lovely Julie  :-*

well we're having a  mock roast....not worth a pic  :P
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Post by: johnro on December 06, 2011, 10:10:13 am
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HJI6cRWB7Po/Tt3pRFDuGOI/AAAAAAAAJ5Q/drMMAtQW_ZE/s720/CARAMELISED%252520ONION%252520AND%252520SWEET%252520POTATO%252520QUICHE%252520001.jpg)

.....caramelised onion and sweet potato quiche using Cookie's Cream Cheese Pastry (pics are not anywhere near the quality that you produce Julie!!!!)
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Post by: JulieO on December 06, 2011, 12:20:23 pm
Johnro, please don't say that, you sell yourself short, it looks delicious!   :D
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Post by: judydawn on December 06, 2011, 12:34:59 pm
Robyn, I was browsing this thread tonight to show my visitor some of the lovely photos Julie has posted when I came across yours and mistakenly said 'oh here's one from Julie'.  So there you go, it is so good I thought it was Julie's.  Take a bow dear lady, it is a great picture.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 07, 2011, 06:18:33 am
Tonights feast is chicken drumsticks cooked in the oven with farfallinas Oven Baked Tomato Risotto http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6176.msg80445#msg80445 and fresh beans picked from our garden. All served with No Fuss Herb and Cheese Bread.

Dessert is Easy Apricot Slice found on another forum with EDC Custard.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 07, 2011, 06:21:53 am
Lovely photo Robyn. We're having a lamb roast tonight. With mint sauce (TMX) and gravy from the freezer that was made in the TMX.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 08, 2011, 09:18:29 am
i made some fried rice for DH and for me more porridge :'(
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Post by: judydawn on December 08, 2011, 12:03:22 pm
Today we had Cottage Rolls, salad and some pate for lunch and for tea I made Chelsea's Creamy Prawn Risotto - once again my visitor was impressed.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 09, 2011, 07:39:37 am
Last night we had another Dinner Spinner recipe. The Almond Chicken curry with yoghurt. Beautiful.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 09, 2011, 07:53:47 am
we had pasta al  forno
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 09, 2011, 08:25:31 am
Home made pizzas tonight.
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Post by: achookwoman on December 09, 2011, 09:18:04 am
Left over Honey Mustard Chicken and greens from the garden.
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Post by: Tenina on December 09, 2011, 03:13:35 pm
I love reading about all the things we are making from Tenina's Dinner Spinner and the comments. It's a great little 'booklet'.

I love reading them too Cookie! :D So happy that you are enjoying it….now to get the other 40,000 households with a Thermomix and without a Dinner Spinner onto here and buying the book! hahahaha

Tonight we had an Asian Stir Fried Beef Salad, totally without the use of a thermomix at all, (for a job I am doing) and I must say, it was easy, but I felt frustrated about making dressing and marinade in a conventional way! Nice to know I can still cook though, without a TMX!
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Post by: maddy on December 10, 2011, 02:23:59 am
Last night was butterflied pork with a smokey marinade, and potato salad with apple & bacon, with a dijon dressing.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7447.jpg)
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Post by: mcmich on December 10, 2011, 06:01:48 am
All the photography and meals are amazing.

We are having corned beef and veggies tonight cooked the traditional way.
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Post by: JulieO on December 10, 2011, 06:08:40 am
Tenina's Slow cooked chilli pork - Delicious!  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1059-2.jpg)
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Post by: deedub on December 10, 2011, 10:04:36 am
Oh wow that looks fantastic JulieO. I've bought Tenina's book but in the ultimate act of sacrifice I'm giving it to my friend next week for Xmas and I can just imagine her feeding this to her family and loving it. Can't wait to give her the book now and see her excitement!
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Post by: maddy on December 10, 2011, 10:46:11 am
Does look yum Julie....score on the hotness scale please?


I smeared umami paste on chicken breasts, and had Pear and nut salad (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1683.msg115254#new) to go with

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7471.jpg)
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Post by: JulieO on December 10, 2011, 12:18:40 pm
Thanks Deedub, there's some great recipes in that book, there won't be many that I won't try.  :)

Maddy, not hot at all, (we're not big on too much heat).   I only used 2 dried chillies which kept the heat factor down, still spicy but not hot.  You could just try one or even 1/2 if worried about the kids.  I also recommend only using 1 tbs brown sugar and then trying at the end whether you want it any sweeter or not.  It's really flavoursome.  :)
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Post by: johnro on December 10, 2011, 01:40:03 pm
Tenina's slow cooked chilli pork on the menu here tonight as well Julie - it was delish.  I used 3 fresh chillies - instead of dried chilli, kelpamore instead of dulse flakes (as I didn't have any) and served with a version of fried rice. Dessert was Pineapple passionfruit pavlova - great company was even better!!!! Twitterpated and her DH are in Rocky for the weekend so came for dinner - yahoo!!!! and nobody needed to wear a red hat or purple beads for identification!!!!!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--CzAHPLaJhM/TuNfDBx8QRI/AAAAAAAAJ5c/V0pH0Wy7UW0/s640/slow%252520cooked%252520Chilli%252520Pork%252520001.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Oay3v9J2suE/TuNfETpe3gI/AAAAAAAAJ5g/h0GttNtt3Kk/s640/slow%252520cooked%252520Chilli%252520Pork%252520002.jpg)
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Post by: Frozzie on December 10, 2011, 02:07:03 pm
looks delish robyn but you mean mango passion non??? maybe its hte photo but it doesnt look like pineapple??  oh and photos of hte foursome or none?? xx
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Post by: johnro on December 10, 2011, 02:11:59 pm
....there was a can of drained crushed pineapple + 2 passionfruit in the filling Frozzie, and I used mango and some passionfruit to decorate - there should have been many burning ears tonight as Twitterpated and I discussed forum life!!!!! - there were many raised eyebrows with our DH'S  :D  :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on December 10, 2011, 02:34:04 pm
Looks absolutely delicious Robyn :)
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Post by: JulieO on December 10, 2011, 11:10:01 pm
Yes it all looks delicious Johnro!  I bet your guests were very happy.  :D
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Post by: judydawn on December 10, 2011, 11:48:58 pm
Glad you finally got to meet each other girls.  Robyn, our DH's have 2 choices when it comes to being part of forum members' get togethers - either join in or be prepared to be ignored  ;D  They know us well enough by now to know the main conversation will be about the forum or cooking with the TMX.
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Post by: mcmich on December 11, 2011, 04:46:16 am
The pav looks really fabulous johnro. Has this recipe been posted?
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Post by: cookie1 on December 11, 2011, 05:20:10 am
The meal looks beautiful. I'm sure you had a lovely evening.

Tonight we're having pizza for dinner, with one of them being like
Tenina's pizza.
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Post by: johnro on December 11, 2011, 06:23:27 am
McMich I fail miserably at using TMX (I know that many have mastered this skill) so did the beating of the egg whites in KA.  However I used thermie to make the custard type filling - 3/4 cup milk. 2 tabsp custard powder + 3 tabsp sugar cooked at 90 degs speed 4 until thick - about 3 -4 mins, add 1 can well drained crushed pineapple and pulp 2 pasionfruit - reverse speed 2 - 1 min.  Allow to cool and fold in 3/4 cup cream whipped - add to pavlova.  I topped with mango and passionfruit - meant to brown some flaked almonds but forgot.  :)  :)
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Post by: maddy on December 11, 2011, 09:36:50 am
Girls had spiced lamb mini burgers

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7535.jpg)

.....and the boys had 1/2 a cow flame grilled on the bbq with a bucket of onions and leftover potato salad.
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Post by: Meagan on December 11, 2011, 11:53:24 am
.....and the boys had 1/2 a cow flame grilled on the bbq with a bucket of onions and leftover potato salad.

ROFL  ;D
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 11, 2011, 10:04:27 pm
Tenina's slow cooked chilli pork on the menu here tonight as well Julie - it was delish.  I used 3 fresh chillies - instead of dried chilli, kelpamore instead of dulse flakes (as I didn't have any) and served with a version of fried rice. Dessert was Pineapple passionfruit pavlova - great company was even better!!!! Twitterpated and her DH are in Rocky for the weekend so came for dinner - yahoo!!!! and nobody needed to wear a red hat or purple beads for identification!!!!!

Finally home and have had a chance to catch up on all of the posts. The slow cooked chilli pork was a definite 5/5 recipe. So tender and very tasty. The company was great and despite the raised eyebrows we had a great time. We did manage to get caught having a little peek on the forum and the DH's said that they knew we couldn't go a day without having a look. So great to be able to talk TMX with someone and am looking forward to doing it again. Now I have an excuse to go to Rocky so will be looking to do it a little more.

BTW the pavlova was awesome.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Tenina on December 12, 2011, 08:32:49 am
Tenina's Slow cooked chilli pork - Delicious!  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1059-2.jpg)

WOW, what a great pic…clearly I need to make this again, raining here tonight…and a bit overcast, so feels like a good option…we are back in Stock on Dinner Spinners FYI.

http://tenina.com/store (http://tenina.com/store)

 ;D ;D
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Post by: maddy on December 13, 2011, 09:14:53 am
Had to make something quick before heading off to a school conference, so I cooked mince/onions/garlic/zucchini/tomatoes/corn/baby spinach/taco seasoning & salsa, threw it all in with cooked pasta, topped with cheese and tomatoes, and bunged in the oven

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/104_7559.jpg)

I called it....."Mexican Mess"  :P
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Post by: cookie1 on December 14, 2011, 12:42:30 am
It looks very tasty.
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Post by: johnro on December 14, 2011, 12:53:01 am
I am over being in the kitchen!!!!!!!!!  :)  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on December 14, 2011, 01:12:36 am
I can understand that.
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Post by: Frozzie on December 14, 2011, 07:23:20 am
can imagine after all that effort...take a load off and get yourself a drink  :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 14, 2011, 07:45:57 am
Chicken drumsticks in the oven. Made non fried fired rie last night but it didn't look too good. Too moist so I am going to fry that off tonight.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 14, 2011, 11:17:10 am
Another Dinner Spinner Winner for us. The slow cooked Chilli Pork which was in fact beef.
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Post by: judydawn on December 15, 2011, 08:24:08 am
Salmon patties, mushroom & cashew curry and cauli/potato au-gratin
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 15, 2011, 10:17:56 am
Teriyaki chicken and soba noodles for us tonight. A nice easy and quick recipe with tasty results. Recipe from MOTM.
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Post by: johnro on December 15, 2011, 01:24:48 pm
Caramelised onion and sweet potato quiche with a salad - delish!!!
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Post by: obbie on December 16, 2011, 02:12:33 am
 :) I've had coral trout 2 nights in a row.
So tonight its pizza.

Robyn
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Post by: Wonder on December 16, 2011, 03:44:21 am
Tuna maccaroni bake from this site. Not a fan of tuna but DH is cooking and it was an easy recipe to pass onto him.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 16, 2011, 05:18:11 am
Corned beef tonight. The Pear and Nut salad was a big success last night as was the Beetroot Dip.
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Post by: JulieO on December 17, 2011, 02:25:59 am
I'm having a TM free day today!  :o  My DH has his works bbq late this arvo so dinner is taken care of, so I made a very light lunch for us instead, crab cakes with mango sambal. Was okay, nothing thrilling.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/misc/IMG_1114.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2011, 03:30:27 am
Well it certainly looks nice Julie.  Would love the recipe for the mango sambal please or do we already have it somewhere?
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Post by: fundj&e on December 17, 2011, 03:41:45 am
it looks delicious 2 me 2  ;D
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Post by: JulieO on December 17, 2011, 03:45:07 am
It just wasn't flavoursome enough for me, though DH really enjoyed it.  :)

Here's the sambal recipe, it's from the KitchenAid Ultimate Mixer Cookbook.

Sambal
½ ripe mango
1 ripe avocado
1 spring onion, finely chopped
1 red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped
1 tsp Thai fish sauce
2 tblsp lime juice
½ tsp sugar
1 tblsp finely chopped fresh coriander
2 tsp finely chopped fresh parsley

Chop the mango and avocado into 6mm dice then add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  Set aside until needed.



Judy, I also have a similar recipe that I prefer more, it goes wonderfully with crumbed prawns.

Mango Salsa
1 ripe mango, cut into small cubes
1 avocado, finely chopped
1 red capsicum, finely chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped
1 tblsp fresh lime juice
1 tblsp finely shredded fresh mint (or sprinkle of dry)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.  Season with salt & pepper.  
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Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2011, 03:50:55 am
Thanks Julie.  I think your taste buds have been spoilt by your excellent cooking :D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 17, 2011, 03:53:49 am
Sausage Casserole topped with JDs Mashed Potato Bites.
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Post by: JulieO on December 17, 2011, 03:54:02 am
 LOL  :D

I modified the post to add another recipe, I hope you saw it.  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2011, 04:11:53 am
Yes thanks Julie, all copied.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 17, 2011, 05:07:13 am
Focaccia was going to be with our sausage casserole but not to be.

Was making focaccia (EDC) and make a big OOPS. Wrapped the dough in thermomat and left it on table near gas heater to rise. It has dropped everywhere and is a complete mess. What do u put it in to rise the first time?

Feeling like a complete failure   :'(
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Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2011, 05:16:07 am
I always leave my dough in the TM bowl for the first rise DG.  I'm lucky I have 2 bowls so that I can get on with more cooking with the second one.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 17, 2011, 05:34:31 am
JD, the dough was very wet, is that normal? Will it be easier to knead (drier) after rising?
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Post by: judydawn on December 17, 2011, 06:38:44 am
DG, did you do the one from the EDC?  If so, have a read of this (http://notjustcake.blogspot.com/2010/05/thermomix-focaccia.html) and see if it helps. I don't think I have made a foccacia myself.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 17, 2011, 07:27:08 am
thanks JD xxx
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Post by: johnro on December 17, 2011, 11:16:40 am
Julie the mango salsa is delish - used it tonight with freshly crumbed and cooked prawn - thank you!!! (http://www.animated-gifs.eu/emoticons-christmas/0005.gif)
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Post by: JulieO on December 17, 2011, 02:46:05 pm
You're welcome Johnro, glad you enjoyed it too.  :D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 17, 2011, 09:06:09 pm
The focaccia was a hit thanks girls  :-*

Cut it up and froze some for another night.
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Post by: obbie on December 17, 2011, 11:21:21 pm
Julie, i was just looking for a mango salsa. We have so many ripe mangos at the moment.
I have done mango sorbets, so thanks,
Robyn
 ;D
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Post by: andiesenji on December 18, 2011, 12:04:08 am
The basic mushroom risotto bumped up a bit with some chicken meat left over from a couple of days ago.

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Post by: judydawn on December 18, 2011, 12:11:55 am
Chicken Kiev's from the freezer tonight.

Robyn, loving all the little Christmassy attachments to your postings this year.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 18, 2011, 12:16:37 am
Julie, i was just looking for a mango salsa. We have so many ripe mangos at the moment.
I have done mango sorbets, so thanks,
Robyn
 ;D

Obbie, what about a mango cheese cake  or the frozen mango bars

or just freeze them for later use

On page 40 in this month’s coles  mag there is a nice looking cheese  cake that calls for 2 mangos. i will be trying it soon
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Post by: Halex on December 18, 2011, 12:23:07 am
Dizzy Girl, i make the foccacia quite regularly, out of all the doughs I make this is the sticky one.

H :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 18, 2011, 12:23:37 am
Non TMX meal tonight. Roast chicken and vegetables.

Using thermie to make xmas goodies today
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Post by: JulieO on December 18, 2011, 06:31:41 am
Really enjoyed dinner tonight.  The recipe is called Fillet steak, King prawns, Grilled asparagus & chimichurri sauce.  Oh boy it was good. 
I par cooked the potatoes in the TM to then sautee on the stove top and steamed sweet potato and green beans in the Varoma.  I then  pureed the sweet potato with a little butter and a squeeze of honey in the bowl.  I completely forgot to add the green beans before taking the photo (dingbat).  :-))

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1132.jpg)
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 18, 2011, 07:11:22 am
Not much TMX action for dinner tonight. Smoking/roasting chickens in my new pizza oven for dinner. One is stuffed (made in TMX) and this other is perched on a can of beer with herbs added. Will be adding vegetables to roast as well and having steamed beans and asparagus on the side.
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Post by: cookie1 on December 18, 2011, 07:20:05 am
It's pizza night tonight. Last night we had Depome's Broccoli and Blue Cheese pasta with some sundried tomatoes on top. It was very nice.
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Post by: Wonder on December 18, 2011, 08:25:11 pm
Julie that looks lovely, what is the sauce?

Twitterpated, can I ask what pizza oven you purchased or did you build one? It's something we have always wanted for our backyard but never sure how good the cheaper ones are and really don't want to build one from scratch and the expensive ones seem over the top. I would be interested to hear how you find yours.
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Post by: johnro on December 18, 2011, 08:35:31 pm
Your dinner looks divine Julie (http://www.messentools.com/images/emoticones/navidad/www.MessenTools.com-Christmas-big-03.gif) (http://"http://www.messentools.com/en/msn-emoticon-details-and-download/id/479/")
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Post by: JulieO on December 18, 2011, 09:16:05 pm
Wonder I'll put it in the non-TM thread for you.  :)

Thankyou Johnro, it was really tastty.  :D
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 18, 2011, 09:17:11 pm
Wonder I have the Gasmate one on the new deluxe stand. Only had it a week so still testing it out. I made pizzas the first night and they were great. Thought I would try it for roasting yesterday and the chicken was very nice. Thinking Naan bread will be next. If you are looking to buy one don't be fooled into buying the cheaper model with the angled corners, the curved top one is much better. My DH bought me this one for Christmas as I was looking for an oven I can use outside as my oven makes the kitchen too hot in summer. Would have liked to build one but not sure if we will be staying in this house so went with the portable one for now. It can also be used as a smoker but thinking I will mainly use it for breads. Going to try using it for a glazed ham as well.
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Post by: Wonder on December 18, 2011, 10:25:29 pm
Thanks Twitterpated, I've had a quick look and they looks interesting. Being gas I'm wondering if the taste is as good as a wood fired one - I'm assuming not but maybe that's were the smoker box could come into it.
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Post by: obbie on December 19, 2011, 01:22:50 am
 :) Fundj, i'll make the frozen mango bars. I forgot about that.

thanks.

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on December 19, 2011, 06:06:50 am
i have been cooking with my son all day. going at 4 t,  well not really out, going  downstairs my plans where to bring a selection
of goodies.

 but this is all i managed to do and the ice cream cheese cake that i made yesterday
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 19, 2011, 07:52:12 am
yum yum yum findj, definately need to visit your restaraunt  :D

Tonight is left over night so not much cooking as I worked all day  :(

Bring on Wednesday when I home and can cook all day.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 19, 2011, 12:21:49 pm
:) Fundj, i'll make the frozen mango bars. I forgot about that.

thanks.

Robyn

Robyn,frozen mango bars are a family favourite. i hope to make heaps in the new year 
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Post by: obbie on December 20, 2011, 02:13:31 am
Fundj, We have so many mangos at the moment here.
We are buying them for less than 50 cents each.

I'll try a lychee sorbet too, as our trees are loaded.

thanks again,

Robyn :)(http://dl6.glitter-graphics.net/pub/1738/1738816ovntqw27pe.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
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Post by: obbie on December 20, 2011, 02:16:23 am
 :) Lasange for dinner tonight.


Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on December 20, 2011, 03:48:12 am
Lychee and mangoes yum
I bought a few lychees and rambutans the other day. They weren't cheap.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 20, 2011, 04:08:31 am
lychee sorbet sound very yummy robyn , let us know how you go

ciao 
uni
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on December 20, 2011, 05:26:16 am
Mac and cheese from the dinner spinner.  :)
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Post by: judydawn on December 22, 2011, 08:18:32 am
Today I've made Isi's Portuguese loaf and Tenina's Tandoori Chicken.
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Post by: obbie on December 27, 2011, 04:23:11 am
 :) last night was Bafs creamy chicken and veges
Tonight is roast beef and veges.
i made ice cream and stewed mango.


Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on December 27, 2011, 05:39:20 am
We have just finished the Christmas leftovers for lunch so I will be making something tonight I guess. It is our wedding anniversary today but DH hates eating out. I don't really mind as I've had enough of rich food for a bit. Probably pasta tonight.
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Post by: faffa_70 on December 27, 2011, 05:46:26 am
Happy Anniversary to you and DH Cookie  :-* :-*

I think I will need to be cooking tonight too as the leftovers seemed to have walked from the fridge during the night (would have nothing to do with the fact that ALL teenagers were home last night at all :-)) :-))) Will be something simple here too - over the rich food and the full as a goog feeling ;)
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Post by: JulieO on December 27, 2011, 08:04:29 am
(http://www.allgraphics123.com/ag/01/6736/6736.gif)  

Cookie!   It was ours on the 21st and we preferred to stay home too.
Enjoy your night.   :D
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Post by: Cornish Cream on December 27, 2011, 08:09:45 am
Happy Anniversary to you Cookie and your DH :-* :-*
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Post by: judydawn on December 27, 2011, 08:14:02 am
Yes, happy anniversary Cookie - I've been busy with the spammer and it had slipped my mind  ;)
Have a lovely evening.
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Post by: Frozzie on December 27, 2011, 11:55:10 am
happy anniversary cookie  ;D ;D
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Post by: faffa_70 on December 27, 2011, 01:02:23 pm
We ended up having the chicken, pumpkin and couscous salad (from the varoma demo) was just perfect  :)
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Post by: obbie on December 27, 2011, 10:49:13 pm
Cookie happy anniversary, hope you had a lovely day.(http://dl4.glitter-graphics.net/pub/392/392924wzseyy3jfr.gif) (http://www.glitter-graphics.com)
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Post by: fundj&e on December 28, 2011, 12:00:26 am
Cookie, i hope you had a romantic night  ;)  :-))
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Post by: judydawn on December 28, 2011, 12:07:26 am
Did you Cookie, no don't tell us  ;D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 28, 2011, 01:29:41 am
Last night was spaghetti bolognaise made in thermie.

Going to hospital this afternoon, so dinner will be something easy.
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Post by: obbie on December 28, 2011, 04:45:38 am
 :) Tonight is roast beef, veges, yorkshire puddings.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on December 28, 2011, 04:54:15 am
Thank you all for the good wishes. Would you believe after the Christmas rush we even forgot to open a bottle of wine. It was a very quiet evening. We actually discussed where the last 39 years had gone. We were together for 4 years before we married as well. Had a few chuckles over some things. When we first met DH had an old car that often conked out. Now 42 years later nothing has changed, ther car/s he has now is even older than the FJ holden he had. :D :D

Now for DD's birthday on the 31st and we can settle down for a while.
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Post by: maddy on December 29, 2011, 08:47:05 am
happy Anniversary Cookie  :)

Tonight we had proscuito wrapped chicken in cream sauce, thyme garlic potatoes, and lemon feta brocolini.


(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/77c46df9.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on December 29, 2011, 12:44:45 pm
i made a big wok full of fried rice for DH and the kids.
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Post by: Twitterpated on December 29, 2011, 09:14:17 pm
Too tired to post last night. I spent the day cooking up a storm. We decided to have an indian night so I could try out naan in my new pizza oven. We had beef vindaloo, bombay aloo, red lentil dahl, tandoori chicken, coconut chutney, peanut chutney and of course naan. Followed it up with a mango and coconut kulfi. Just as I got it all on the table the hordes hit and I didn't manage to get a photo. Will post reviews instead.
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Post by: judydawn on December 29, 2011, 10:45:44 pm
Great effort Twitterpated and appreciate all the reviews this morning.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 29, 2011, 10:48:57 pm
Maddy, I just had to wipe my screen (I was drooling). That dinner looks devine. Must try that brocollini. Is it on the forum?

DGxxx
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 30, 2011, 02:01:34 am
think we need a new topic "What was made Yesterday" for slow pokes like me. Made a marinade for some chops, and had the Pear and Nut salad to go with it for a bbq last night. Have been meaning to make this salad for yonks and got the pear juice and walnut oil from the health shop. Also made cookies Choc and Cranberry biccies. Delicious!
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Post by: fundj&e on December 30, 2011, 06:28:22 am
my 2nd fav meal gnocchi  ;D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on December 30, 2011, 12:37:41 pm
mmn I've made the coconut milk too JO and love it. Hate openng up a can and seeing all that grey stuff hanging around the sides. Theres nothing on the can that warns you that its okay to consume.
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Post by: JulieO on December 30, 2011, 10:03:49 pm
I know what you mean CP, plus it's so easy to make and works out much cheaper than buying it which is a bonus too.  :)
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Post by: obbie on December 31, 2011, 01:42:31 am
 ;D We are having a bbq, so ribs and steak, salads tonight.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on December 31, 2011, 08:36:29 am
Tonight is Chicken Kiev, slow roasted tomatoes (in the oven), steamed aparagus and parsley potatoes. Followed by flop birthday cake served with Chookie's chocolate mousse.
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Post by: JulieO on December 31, 2011, 10:27:30 am
Tonight I made a really tasty meal using a Nigella recipe.  It's called lamb with rosemary & port.  It was so simple and quick and yet tasted so good, basically olive oil and worc sauce mixed together and smeared over the meat, which was then cooked in a frypan until done to our liking.  While it was resting, added a knob of butter to the pan, added some chopped fresh rosemary, let that cook for a min, then added a crushed fat garlic clove and then 3 tbs port and the juices from the meat.  Allowed it to sizzle and reduce down for a min then drizzled it over the meat.  Was really good with a baked potato and vegies.  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on December 31, 2011, 11:18:16 am
Sounds lovely JulieO.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on December 31, 2011, 10:20:14 pm
Last night we went out for dinner to the local pub. I had chicken stuffed with Camembert and fig. YUM my favourite dish there.
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Post by: fundj&e on December 31, 2011, 10:52:47 pm
sounds yummy DG. must try that in a involtini, was there a suace on top ?
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 01, 2012, 04:23:30 am
Yes it was served on a bed of mashed sweet potato and creamy garlic sauce poured over the top.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 01, 2012, 05:04:19 am
Sounds delicious. Tonight we're having seafood risotto.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 01, 2012, 05:49:12 am
Chicken and Corn Pie tonight from StephBerg website.
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Post by: JulieO on January 01, 2012, 06:44:41 am
Yes it does sound delicious, I particulary like a meal that one of our local bistros serve; chicken breast stuffed with camembert, served with lemon pepper butter.(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/droolsmiley.gif)

Today I made a recipe from a book received at Christmas called Pasta for the family.  The recipe I think is called Spinach Fettuccine served with spinach sauce and roast tomatoes.

Instead of using shop bought spinach pasta I made my own.  I did cook the sauce on the stove top and then blitzed in the TM to create a lovely smooth green sauce which was mixed with the cooked fettuccine and then served with roasted roma toms.  Was really good, much nicer than what the photo suggests.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1184.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 01, 2012, 06:48:38 am
thanks DG

2nite DH* is having guests over for a pizza nite and i am 1 of the guests, i didnt want anyone over tonight, so its all up to him.


* ?
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Post by: fundj&e on January 01, 2012, 06:52:16 am
that looks very nice Juile , i was given a bag of fresh spinach today, now i know what to do with it . may i ask how much Spinach you used per 100g of flour?
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Post by: JulieO on January 01, 2012, 07:10:22 am
For the pasta, I used 70g spinach leaves to 300g flour.  Make sure the leaves are dry then blitz with the flour first to create a lovely green flour.  To this I then only add 2 large eggs and 3 tsp extra light olive oil to make the pasta.  Today because it is so warm I found I needed to add a few drops of water for it to come together.  If you would like the sauce recipe, please let me know, it's no trouble.  Was very nice.  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 01, 2012, 07:11:44 am
Roast lamb & potatoes cooked in the weber and served with salad - over 40oC here today.
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Post by: deedub on January 01, 2012, 08:52:44 am
Spaghetti Bolognese from the EDC - a bit bland compared to what I'm used to, but my version takes over 2 hours to cook on the stovetop which did not appeal on a hot day! Texture & consistency was great, will just have to add a bit more flavour next time, maybe some stock paste?
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Post by: johnro on January 01, 2012, 08:56:32 am
I hear the Adelaide temps are extreme at present Judy - our family form Ayr are in your fair city for 10 days as their DD is in the cast of Chorus Line - FNQlders complaining of the heat  ???  ???
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Post by: judydawn on January 01, 2012, 09:13:53 am
Oh poor things, yes 41 today, 40 tomorrow, 36 Tues, cooler Wednesday for a couple of days I think. 
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Post by: cookie1 on January 01, 2012, 09:14:40 am
Oh Judy, poor you. It's cooler here today.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 01, 2012, 09:44:26 am
JO recipe yes please, I'd love to try the spinach fetticcini
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Post by: Frozzie on January 01, 2012, 10:39:44 am
Oh Judy that is a bit too hot.... Poor you  >:(

In France our winter is incredibly mild... Only around 7 degrees on average and no snow in sight... I think this is the first Christmas where we have had no chance of snow
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Post by: JulieO on January 01, 2012, 11:02:07 am
CP have posted in the non TM thread.  :D

Yes it was 42 here today and forecast 41 tomorrow.  :'(
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Post by: fundj&e on January 01, 2012, 01:08:24 pm
thanks Julie.

pizza night for us  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on January 01, 2012, 01:13:00 pm
Yum funds.. Might do pizza today your making me crave pizza  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 01, 2012, 01:27:49 pm
DH  would eat pizza every night if he was allowed by me  :-))
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Post by: judydawn on January 01, 2012, 01:30:42 pm
Which base do you use Uni?  That's exactly how I like my pizzas.
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Post by: Frozzie on January 01, 2012, 01:31:28 pm
So would my dh and he is French go figure lol.... He luuuuuuurvs pizza ....personally I like it now and again but that's it however thanks to your lovely pics uni I think it's on the menu tonight haha
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Post by: fundj&e on January 01, 2012, 01:46:19 pm
JD left over dough from DS restaurant  ;D franks recipe not a fancy recipe at all, very basic flour,salt,sugar,yeast and water

we have friend that have restaurants some add eggs, vegmite,beer,lard and one of them adds cups cups of sugar

i have bread in the wood fired oven i dont think it will cook  the temp is to low, maybe by the morning it will be cooked
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 01, 2012, 07:39:47 pm
I cooked Roast Beef for supper with Yorkshire pudding,roast potatoes,parsnips,carrots,brussel sprouts and gravy. :)
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Post by: Wonder on January 01, 2012, 08:02:47 pm
Fundj that pizza and dough looks great. We are struggling to get a pizza base that we like here, yours looks exactly like the one at our local wood fired shop and is exactly how we like ours. I guess just more practicing for me.
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Post by: Twitterpated on January 01, 2012, 09:27:40 pm
This (http://www.whyisthereair.com/?p=793) is the one that I use. It comes out looking like Uni's and tastes great. I use the usual bread making flour and semolina. I give the semolina a quick mill at the start to make sure it's fine.
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Post by: Frozzie on January 01, 2012, 10:17:51 pm
thats the one we used tonight too twitterpated..i quite like it..jamie olivers pizza base...makes alot though...you get 8 decent sized pizza bases out of it...has a nice crust on it...miam miam and its quick..it only took 30 mins to double in size  ;D

i made half of the pizzas and with the rest i just spread some tomato sauce on the base and parcooked them ready for a quick pizza when we are in a hurry...will freeze them..
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Post by: Twitterpated on January 01, 2012, 10:29:59 pm
Think it's the best out of all the ones that I have tried. Not really thin and crispy but not really doughy either. The edges puff a little but the middle is just the right amount of dough for me.
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Post by: Frozzie on January 01, 2012, 10:57:33 pm
my favs are this one and also the one out of the mwoc book i think it is...for hte calzone...but it takes alot longer so the jamie oliver one is quicker and gets a good result... ;D
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Post by: Montoya on January 02, 2012, 02:01:13 am
We have guests for dinner tonight and tomorrow for the 1st time since Thermie got here. I've just made lemon meringue pie from the EDC cookbook and will make the garlic prawns from the Thermomix site. Tomorrow I'll try the lasagne and the banana icecream. I want to serve the dessert nicely...perhaps in tall glasses with a coulis. Any suggestions? Thanks
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 02, 2012, 02:40:07 am
About to make an impossible quiche to have with the leftover chicken and corn pies.
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Post by: obbie on January 02, 2012, 03:28:41 am
 :) I have a huge curry slow cooking.
but I am going to make some Naan bread, and rice too.


Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on January 02, 2012, 05:56:35 am
Montoya, tall glasses with coulis sounds lovely.
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Post by: Montoya on January 02, 2012, 06:57:20 am
Ok thanks Cookie
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Post by: Nikkit on January 02, 2012, 07:56:32 am
I'm going to try the Spicy Noodles with Chorizo from the Dinner Spinner app that my DD begrudgingly downloaded onto her iPod for me. (I had to pay for it!) Kinda fun that app!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 02, 2012, 08:06:44 am
I have a DD like that. Love her though.

We're having the Dinner Spinner Chicken with Vietnamese salad.
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Post by: maddy on January 02, 2012, 10:42:48 am
five spice pork & veal patties (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8465.msg120110#msg120110) with craisin & pistachio rice salad (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8463.msg120107#msg120107)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/ee9337ac.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on January 02, 2012, 10:55:56 am
Just threw everything in the bowl and varoma, thawed out some leftover seeded mustard sauce and hey presto, a quick meal on a hot day.
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Post by: maddy on January 07, 2012, 01:13:22 pm
Made a satay sauce with peanuts and cashews, cooked chicken strips with capsicum & spring onion, plonked on a tortilla, shoved  it in the pizza oven.......chicken satay pizza done.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/e491ac74.jpg)
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Post by: nola276 on January 07, 2012, 01:36:35 pm
Looks absolutely lovely.
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Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2012, 05:56:30 am
Tonight is steamed spinach gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 08, 2012, 07:09:39 am
Thanks to maddy, we are having satay chicken skewers with cauli and broc cheese bake and fresh veges. Just making some cheese and bacon rolls for DH to take to work.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 08, 2012, 08:15:44 am
cookie1,i was wondering if u could steam gnocchi, in the varoma tray yes?
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Post by: Katya on January 08, 2012, 10:08:08 am
Nigel Slater has a recipe in the Observer today for smoked haddock and spinach risotto so I'm going to give that a whirl.  I'll post it tomorrow ( if it's successful  ;) )
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Post by: cookie1 on January 08, 2012, 11:18:28 am
Uni these gnocchi are spinach and ricotta with an egg white and a tiny bit of flour. They steamed really well in the Varoma. Took about 10 minutes. I plan to post the recipe.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 08, 2012, 11:21:15 am
please do post it when u have time cookie . how much can u steam in one go ?
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 08, 2012, 06:21:00 pm
Made Jo's Sausage Casserole with Dumplings (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3925.0) using Lamb and Coriander Sausages produced by Heston Blumenthal via Waitrose. :)
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Post by: Halex on January 08, 2012, 10:35:49 pm
Ooohh CC, woud love to know what the sausages are like. You lucky guys having Hestons food available at the supermarket.

H :)
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:09:52 am
Beef schnitzel, not a fan, it came in a meat pack from a local butchers order I did in November.

Does anyone know how to make them nicer, a sauce maybe?

Thanks

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:18:01 am
if thin schnitzel hally make some involtini and cook under the grill . if thick fry 1st transfer to oven tray and some nap sauce some ham and mozzarella and bake untill all the cheese as melted
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:19:35 am
Uni speak english, whats involtini?!?!?!?! :o

Its thin, so can fry in pan.
H :)
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Post by: johnro on January 09, 2012, 12:26:44 am
Isn't it any thin piece of meat rolled around a stuffing - I do 1 which I refer to as involtini with chicken filled with sundried tomato, spinach and feta - have also wrapped in prosciutto, but I could be way off base  :)  :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:38:00 am
yes that right robyn

Just to give u an idea hally http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/6061/veal+involtini
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:48:38 am
Thank you both  looks great, have semi dried tomatoes, baby pinach, cheese, herbs etc

Now I am looking forward to dinner ;D

H
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:58:39 am
great to have in the frezzer ready for the BBQ or grill  ;D
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 01:19:44 am
Well if this is good, i can maybe turn some of my cow into involitinis.

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 01:36:18 am
if you like the involitinis may next time you could try this cooked in a nap sauce
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 01:37:38 am
So do you just sit the meat in the sauce and bake in the oven?

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 01:46:22 am
You roll it 1st, then  tie it,  roll it in some flour, fry it and add it to the nap sauce on the stove and cook for about 1hour 
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Post by: JulieO on January 09, 2012, 07:58:03 am
I made Tarragon Chicken tonight, (Nigella), very tasty.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1220.jpg)
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Post by: Twitterpated on January 09, 2012, 08:04:26 am
Wow that looks gorgeous Julie. Makes me so hungry just looking at it. Just love your photos - you do such a great job that I can almost smell your cooking.
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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 09:08:54 am
Very inviting Julie, oven or pan cooked?
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Post by: JulieO on January 09, 2012, 09:25:46 am
Pan Judy. Quickly browned in a little garlic oil with sliced spring onions and dried tarragon then some vermouth added, seasonings and then the lid put on to cook the chicken for 10 mins.  Rested the chicken while I added  chopped fresh tarragon and 3 tbs cream to the pan juices, heated that through, added bit more tarragon then spooned over the chicken.   :)

Twitterpated - thankyou  :D
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Post by: maddy on January 09, 2012, 10:32:53 am
Julie......I was looking at this on the iPad app this afternoon......thinking I must make this, but I wasn't going out for chicken today.....looks delish.

I made cheeseburger pie (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7038.msg94572#msg94572) with chips

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/f33f0559.jpg)
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Post by: JulieO on January 09, 2012, 10:59:15 am
Maddy I haven't seen the app, must go and find it. I downloaded the book Kitchen on my ipad thru amazon, its just like reading the book, you get the photos just the same.   :D

Nice meal by the way  ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 09, 2012, 11:48:36 am
That looks lovely Maddy. I haven't made it yet so must give it a go.

WE had a Jamie vegie curry (with chick peas), rice and haloumi on sticks.
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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 11:53:36 am
Thanks Julie, have never used Tarragon before.
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:00:34 pm
Yum to all the food.

JD tarragon & chicken are like bacon & eggs, fantastic :)

8pm here, out on the pool deck watching the kids, they are just loving the pool :)

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 09, 2012, 12:13:20 pm
Thanks Hally.  Do you ever go in the pool yourself or would the boys dive-bomb you  ;)
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:15:18 pm
Yes I do, when they are playing skylander on the wii

I love to float :)

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:31:08 pm
me 2 hally floating is the best. did you know that most can not float well most of the men that i know
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Post by: Halex on January 09, 2012, 12:45:06 pm
He sinks,It me crack up >:(
He hates to loose & in the pool he rides my waves, too fast for him ;D

H :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 09, 2012, 12:53:51 pm
 ;D so he sinks 2
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 10, 2012, 01:56:24 am
my fat prevents me from sinking  :-))
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Post by: JulieO on January 10, 2012, 03:01:52 am
Lol CP!  :D
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Post by: johnro on January 10, 2012, 03:11:34 am
.......muscle mass of males makes it more difficult for them to float, this skill ha. ha is the only bit of athleticism where I laud it over my very fit DH - I take the prize for floating and body fat.   :D  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on January 10, 2012, 03:13:47 am
Hot air makes me float, with help from the blubber. :D
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Post by: johnro on January 10, 2012, 03:15:42 am
:D  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: Tenina on January 10, 2012, 03:20:04 am
my fat prevents me from sinking  :-))

Me too…its called a flotation device…(my spare tyre!)
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 10, 2012, 03:28:29 am
There is a very crude saying about why men can't float that I am NOT going to write here ... I just wanted to add that I too have a great floatation device over my whole body  :D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 09:43:24 am
do tell  ;D

DD and DSIL were over for dinner tonight

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Post by: Wonder on January 10, 2012, 10:10:55 am
That all looks amazing fundj, would live to learn to cook traditional Italian food.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 10, 2012, 10:15:45 am
Uni that Lasagna looks amazing :o Any chance of the recipe ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 10:43:40 am
I was thinking how meaty it looked Uni - I have an Italian neighbour who puts lots of layers of pasta but very little sauce in between.  Us Aussies like more meat in ours ;)
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Post by: JulieO on January 10, 2012, 10:48:17 am
All looks delicous Fundj.  What are the balls in the middle photo?
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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 11:08:44 am
my  Lasagna recipe is a very simple one CC
the KISS method  ;D
for the bolognese  sauce

1 kg of mince
2.55 of tinnd tomatoes + 1/2 of that can of water
about 2 onions i used  onion confit so i didnt add any oil
4 bayleaf
thats it, no herb or spices not even basil  :o

I cook my  sauce for about 3 to 4 hours on the stove top , this sauce i made in the slow cooker so about 7 hours
its a very watery sauce

then i add a double batch of EDC bechamel sauce to the bolognese sauce, some times i cheat and just add cream or sour cream  ;D i have not cheated since the TM


2pkts of Lasagna  sheets (500 grams )
mozzarella cheese
parmesan cheese optional i use it when i forget to add salt to the sauce  :-))



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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 11:11:13 am
mini arancini JulieO, smaller than a short black cup
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Post by: Halex on January 10, 2012, 11:15:57 am
Glad you asked JulieO I love arancini balls, bet they taste as good as they look.

JD i think the way European cook pasta is ver little meat, all oh dhs relies use way less than I do

H :)

Ps i didnt know floating coukd be such a big discussion LOL

X
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Post by: maddy on January 10, 2012, 11:41:04 am
Chelsea's beef strog. And my Dads beans.

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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 11:50:01 am
That looks nice maddy, haven't done Chelsea's version yet.

Uni, are you saying you actually mix the bechamel sauce and the bolognaise sauce together, you don't layer it.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 11:53:36 am
yes JD, thats what i am saying its the best way all of the flavors are mixed really well
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Post by: judydawn on January 10, 2012, 11:54:51 am
I like the idea Uni  :-*
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 10, 2012, 02:23:31 pm
Thank you Uni,you're a gem :-*  :-*
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Post by: Frozzie on January 10, 2012, 02:30:21 pm
M'y dh has some close family friends who are italian and they also do lasagna That way!...many layers of pasta with à thin layer of méat sauce!...i find it quite heavy like That and prefer thé versions aussies are used to  :)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 10, 2012, 07:12:05 pm
i dont know which version i make kim  ;D

my sisters husbands is from calabria and she adds a hard boiled eggs to each layer ,just like hes mummy used to 
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Post by: andiesenji on January 10, 2012, 07:46:32 pm
I have some homemade sausage given me by a neighbor:  Pork and veal with pineapple and ginger.  A new combination he is trying out on family and friends before making it to sell in his shop. (He owns a small licensed abattoir and butcher shop, a rare thing today here in the states.)

I'm cooking yet another pot of beans - these in the slow cooker, Organic great northerns.   And I plan to cook some greens with Savoy cabbage to up the vitamin content of the meal.  Another neighbor who is currently on her own as her men are off on a hunting trip, will join me for dinner. 
I'm also going to bake a batch of cornbread. 
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Post by: JulieO on January 10, 2012, 09:59:22 pm
mini arancini JulieO, smaller than a short black cup

Thanks Fundj.
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Post by: Halex on January 11, 2012, 12:03:16 pm
Tonight we had
Beef moroccan skewers with lemon yogurt dressing
Cous cous, salad, asian cucumber salad with flat bread

Made the cous cous with tmx chicken paste
 2 1/2 cups boiling water
2tbs chicken paste
1 1/2 cups couus cous
All in thermoserver

Delish :) flavour at last, normally ous cous very bland, , then stirred through a few fresh herbs after ds had what he wanted :)

1st dish from googling for my cow.

Very very nice, cooked a few sausages for ds but he loved it all!! Gulp, shock horror, yes he did, LOL
H :)
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Post by: Frozzie on January 11, 2012, 02:30:12 pm
i dont know which version i make kim  ;D

my sisters husbands is from calabria and she adds a hard boiled eggs to each layer ,just like hes mummy used to 

Im sûre its like anywhere...différent people différent versions  ;D
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Post by: JulieO on January 11, 2012, 03:00:19 pm
mini arancini JulieO, smaller than a short black cup

Thanks Fundj.  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 12, 2012, 05:15:16 am
Tonight is a casserole and it's going to be 360C. With anchovy toasts and vegies. I'll just turn the air con up another notch.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 12, 2012, 06:02:36 am
Spaghetti Bolognaise from EDC
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Post by: maddy on January 12, 2012, 09:26:48 am
Chookies rolls with burgers and onion jam

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/bf43eb35.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on January 12, 2012, 09:30:18 am
Farfallina's Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8519.0) with beer gravy and vegies - Yum
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Post by: achookwoman on January 12, 2012, 10:02:33 am
Maddy,  your rolls look much nicer than mine  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Tonight made Chicken Satays with a diet Peanut sauce and served on Helene's mock Rice.   Only 300 Cals.
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Post by: judydawn on January 12, 2012, 10:43:21 am
That looks great for diet food Chookie.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 12, 2012, 10:45:03 am
late dinner for me tonight

pizza with prawns,olive,potatoe,chilli and pineapple and maybe for dessert i will have a cannoli,i made the filling but not the shell
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Post by: judydawn on January 12, 2012, 10:52:30 am
That's a lot of topping on your pizza Uni - I didn't think Italians put so much on their pizzas.  You're not turning into an Aussie are you  ;)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 12, 2012, 11:02:37 am
An aussie 1st JD  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 12, 2012, 11:08:34 am
It's good to be a bit of both Uni  :-*
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Post by: fundj&e on January 12, 2012, 11:14:08 am
true JD, but we r more aussies than italian
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Post by: achookwoman on January 12, 2012, 08:50:46 pm
Uni, love the look of your Aussie food. 
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Post by: cookie1 on January 13, 2012, 05:55:54 am
We're having farfallina's cheese stuffed chicken meatballs tonight.
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Post by: hools003 on January 13, 2012, 07:41:42 am
Decided to make my own pasta and pasta sauce and made spinach and ricotta cannaloni. In the fridge waiting to be chucked in the oven later. Dinner....... sorted!!
Won't be needing dinner too early as there was sauce left and as there was pasta dough left too, I made some fettucine. It was so nice, DH and DS7 and myself had some and DS said he really enjoyed it!!
I had some what I thought was ricotta I picked up in IGA the other day on special, had to be used by today. Went to open it and realised it was in fact QUARK! not bad for 2 bucks each but I needed RICOTTA. Anyway, dug deep into the freezer and came up with the ricotta I needed.. Phew!
I'll just have to make some cream cheese with the quark. At least it was cheap.


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Post by: obbie on January 13, 2012, 08:35:35 am
Pizza, we are at palm cove, so real Italian pizza. Robyn
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Post by: deedub on January 13, 2012, 09:34:38 am
Worked all day and kids spending the night at grandma's which would normally mean Thai takeaway but not now I have my TMX! Red curry chicken for dinner - luckily I had some bought curry paste in the pantry, didn't have ingredients to make my own. Much nicer than takeaway, and I have leftovers for the freezer for next time I feel like a bit of spice!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 13, 2012, 12:54:30 pm
Have made fried rice and pork spare ribs from the latest book, but jeez the pork is not cooking in the oven in the time that the recipe says and its so hot here the house is like a furnace. We are sitting outside waiting  ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on January 13, 2012, 08:01:53 pm
We had maddys mexican meatloaf with salad....dh and i enjoyed it ..very filling however the munchkins didnt like est although they aren't liking anything lately (its driving me insane)!!
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Post by: fundj&e on January 13, 2012, 08:58:36 pm
kim they will soon be over that stage, let say about 10 years  :D
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Post by: Frozzie on January 14, 2012, 08:25:34 am
Oh thx for that...  :'(
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Post by: Halex on January 14, 2012, 09:34:54 am
Chicken satay sticks with peanut sacue, salad using dinner spinners vietnamese dressing & rice.

H :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 14, 2012, 10:14:14 am
Scotch eggs as a pie. That is boiled eggs in sausage m eat (with lots of vegies in it) in a pie. The recipe is from a BBC Good Food on the ipad. :D
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Post by: Halex on January 14, 2012, 10:24:33 am
Cookie, what food aps do you have?

H :)
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Post by: Rara1 on January 14, 2012, 11:25:47 am
My mum and i were given some zucchini flowers.
My mum found this recipe (not sure where) yesterday which I made for dinner tonight,

RISOTTO AI FIORI DI ZUCCA
 
300GR RICE
1 ZUCCHINO
10 FLOWERS
40 GR OIL
1 ONION
½ MC WHITE WINE
660 GR WATER
1 STOCK CUBE
BUTTER AND PARMIGGIANO TO TASTE
 
WITH THE BLADES MOVING AT SPEED 6 PUT THROUGH THE ONION
ADD THE OIL AND FRY  3 MIN 100* SPEED 1
ADD THE ZUCCHINO AND THE FLOWERS CUT INTO PIECES
COOK 3 MIN 100* SPEED 1
INSERT THE BUTTERFLY ADD THE RICE THE WINE AND TOAST
2 MIN 100* SPEED 1
ADD WATER AND STOCK CUBE AND COOK 16MIN 100* SPEED 1 WITH THE MC ON THE SIDE
THE LAST 2 MIN ADD THE BUTTER AND THE PARMIGGIANO
 
I COOKED THE RICE AS THE PACKET SAID WHICH WAS 13MIN AND LEFT IT FOR  COUPLE OF MINUTES
IN THE BOWL

The only thing I did different was chop the zucchini for 5 sec on speed 5 (kids don't like chunky zucchini) and added about 20 zucchini flowers.  Also added salt and pepper and used my own stock. I cooked my rice for 15 min.

(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm57/rara6014/photo-92.jpg)

Very nice!!
OH and miss 10 HATE risotto but both went back for seconds.....go figure
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Post by: judydawn on January 14, 2012, 11:56:59 am
Looks and sounds nice Rara1.  I've put a copy of your recipe in All-in-one-Meals  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8614.0)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 14, 2012, 01:11:38 pm
Scotch eggs as a pie. That is boiled eggs in sausage m eat (with lots of vegies in it) in a pie. The recipe is from a BBC Good Food on the ipad. :D
Did you enjoy the pie Cookie?
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Post by: Rara1 on January 14, 2012, 02:22:56 pm
Looks and sounds nice Rara1.  I've put a copy of your recipe in All-in-one-Meals  (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8614.0)
Thanks Judy x
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Post by: meganjane on January 15, 2012, 11:41:47 am
We have a choice tonight because I made three casseroles for DS No 1. He's working for a farmer who's still harvesting. We're going away tomorrow and he'll be here on his own. Working days are extremely long, sometimes 16 hours or more, so he has no time to cook.

I made Spaghetti Bolognaise, Mild Chicken Curry and Savoury Sausage Casserole. None in the TMX, but much of the prep done in it. One was slow cooked in the oven, another in the slow cooker and the other on the stove. In between I made CP's Chocolate Peppermint Slice, my Smartie Biscuits and 2 dozen of my Pasties. Whew! I'm exhausted and enjoying a red wine right now... ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 15, 2012, 11:50:33 am
You deserve a break just for what you made today MJ - have fun  :-*
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Post by: fundj&e on January 16, 2012, 08:44:05 am
italian savory doughnuts, prawn saganaki with brons garlic rice and salad
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Post by: judydawn on January 16, 2012, 09:07:40 am
Did you serve the prawns over pasta Uni?
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 16, 2012, 09:46:50 am
Been at work all day today, so tuna mornay made in thermie tonight. so quick and easy.
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Post by: maddy on January 16, 2012, 10:18:48 am
Salt & pepper chicken with salad dressed with a pomegranate vinegarette.

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Post by: johnro on January 16, 2012, 10:39:16 am
Quick Spanish Beef  - threw in the leftovers from yesterday's salad (cabbage, julienne carrots, baby spinach and rice stick noodles) obviously minus the chicken, peanuts and vietnamese dressing - really very tasty, DH is taking it for lunch to make into jaffle.
                              (https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0uwOHqpoJJg/TxP9aA6XidI/AAAAAAAAJ7Q/678f3Rz5qYM/s640/Quick%252520Spanish%252520Beef.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 16, 2012, 04:32:55 pm
Did you serve the prawns over pasta Uni?

No JD, no pasta last night just with some rice and plenty of bread  :-))
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Post by: JulieO on January 17, 2012, 07:04:46 am
I made Judy's Chicken, tomato & feta patties, we loved them.  ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1249.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 17, 2012, 07:46:46 am
 :o wow julie that looks sooooooooo good

i made pasta and cauliflower
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Post by: dede on January 17, 2012, 08:16:43 am
Just a quick question guys, do your family and friends think your mad taking photos of everything you make? Lol

We had homemade pizza cooked in the convection microwave. Turned out perfect. No photos though sorry.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 17, 2012, 08:22:38 am
i have been doing it for a whlie now on f/b and all family and friends ,dont think i am mad, they know it for sure   :-))

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Post by: dede on January 17, 2012, 08:23:54 am
Lol fundj  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 17, 2012, 09:10:08 am
They may think we're mad but forum members love these photos so who cares what others think ;)
Tonight we had leftover chow mein over leftover jacket potatoes.
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Post by: dede on January 17, 2012, 09:11:50 am
You are so right Judy. Although the photos make me hungry lol.
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Post by: JulieO on January 17, 2012, 10:23:26 am
dede, my DH is used to it by now, been doing it for about 4 years  :o  I add the photo to the recipe on my laptop and then it gets 'filed' away in its relevant section.   ;D
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Post by: johnro on January 17, 2012, 10:36:46 am
Julie, your magic behind the camera lens is great,  I add your pics wherever I can to a recipe - whether I have taken 1 or not!!!!  :D
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Post by: Carine on January 17, 2012, 10:39:35 am
Keep the photos coming girls!

 Made cannelloni for the first time tonight, but the end result wouldn't have looked great on screen!  Had fun assembling all the components though and the cannelloni tasted great. 
This was a real homegrown dish. My sons helped me with the pasta sheets.  My youngest made the pasta dough using TMX... and duck eggs.  Chooks have stopped laying  :)  This morning we picked tomatoes, basil, thyme and silverbeet for the sauce and filling.  I also used yogurt and ricotta made with goat milk from my last couple of milking sessions.  Very satisfying dish at all levels!
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Post by: Halex on January 17, 2012, 10:44:18 am
Tonight we had the "American Dream"

Short beef ribs, coleslaw, mixed salad, both with ranch dressing & baked potatoes.

It was absolutely yum.

Never had these ribs before (didnt even know about them until I bought a side of cow).

H :)
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Post by: faffa_70 on January 17, 2012, 11:00:11 am
Julie, your magic behind the camera lens is great,  I add your pics wherever I can to a recipe - whether I have taken 1 or not!!!!  :D

Glad I am not the only one  :D
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 17, 2012, 11:02:00 am
Crispy Fish, from Demonstrator Delights and a Salad.
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Post by: JulieO on January 17, 2012, 11:25:52 am
What a lovely thing to say girls, thank you.  :D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 17, 2012, 08:07:10 pm
Carine our chooks aren't laying much at the moment. I get one egg a dy if I am lucky out of 10 chooks. However the I am getting at least 3 duck eggs a day. If I eat too many duck eggs I get really bad stomach aches (worse than labour) and therefore can't use them for quiches etc. They are fine in cakes etc.

Not much cooking here lately as I am too busy with dad and the business. Looking forward to a day at home cooking tomorrow. Hopefully I will find some cheap bananas and other fruit in Coffs today, so I can whip up some new delights.
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Post by: JulieO on January 18, 2012, 05:58:10 am
I made Tenina's Garlic Prawns tonight and served over sticky rice.  Delicious!  :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1257.jpg)
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Post by: Carine on January 18, 2012, 06:51:37 am
Carine our chooks aren't laying much at the moment. I get one egg a dy if I am lucky out of 10 chooks. However the I am getting at least 3 duck eggs a day. If I eat too many duck eggs I get really bad stomach aches (worse than labour) and therefore can't use them for quiches etc. They are fine in cakes etc.

Not much cooking here lately as I am too busy with dad and the business. Looking forward to a day at home cooking tomorrow. Hopefully I will find some cheap bananas and other fruit in Coffs today, so I can whip up some new delights.

Shame about the duck eggs.  I remember a friend telling me he could only have them in cakes too, as he had trouble digesting them when they weren't cook thouroughly  :-\

You might get a few mangoes from Coffs.  My hubby is working over there this week and our boys are sure to help him unpack his car when he comes back!
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Post by: fundj&e on January 18, 2012, 07:37:01 am
left over pasta and salad,fritta and grilled zucchini
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Post by: judydawn on January 18, 2012, 09:31:47 am
What's fritta Uni? Is that short for frittata?
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Post by: fundj&e on January 18, 2012, 10:01:37 am
 ;D I meant to  frittata  :-))
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Post by: achookwoman on January 18, 2012, 10:23:22 am
Just tomato soup.   I had my REAL dinner looking at the beautiful photos on here.  Thanks to all.
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Post by: kezza on January 18, 2012, 11:53:20 am
Not for dinner tonight, but last night made Chorizo and Balsamic Fettucine from Quick Fix in the Thermomix and also the Apple & Cinnamon pancakes for dessert.  The pancakes are in the breakfast section, but I made smaller sized ones and had with vanilla icecream - yummmmm!
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 18, 2012, 09:55:17 pm
Carine, mangoes were cheap but I don't like them. Got some lady finger bananas $1.99 kg, a bag of passionfruits for $2, peaches $2.99 kg.
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 19, 2012, 12:12:36 am
Tonight I thought I might tweak a recipe on here I love http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6176.0 (ftp://http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=6176.0) and add some pre cooked and sliced sausages before I cover with cheese and remaining risotto. I will serve it with steamed veges.

It will be an Oven Baked Tomato and Sausage Risotto. I hope it works.

DG xxxx
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Post by: cookie1 on January 19, 2012, 05:00:14 am
Sausages tonight. It's too hot to do much.

JulieO I also have your photos with my recipes. They inspire me when I don't know what to cook.
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Post by: Halex on January 19, 2012, 07:38:12 am
Breakfast at the beach ths morning, early swimming lesson
Dinner at the gym, late swimmimg lesson.

H :)
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Post by: JulieO on January 19, 2012, 08:08:10 am
Thanks Cookie  ;D
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Post by: fundj&e on January 19, 2012, 09:15:29 am
steak sandwich rolls and i opend a bottle of champagne worth $ 150.00  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 19, 2012, 10:00:24 am
 :D :D What have you got stacked away for the birth Uni ;)
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Post by: maddy on January 19, 2012, 10:07:45 am
i opend a bottle of champagne worth $ 150.00  ;D

Ooh...do tell...which one?


Chorizo & capsicum risotto For dinner

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/865f3afc.jpg)
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Post by: fundj&e on January 19, 2012, 10:15:09 am
JD  i have a 6 bottles of red wine from 1955 to 1960  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on January 19, 2012, 10:17:02 am
Good, thought you'd have something put away in that hope chest.
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Post by: Chelsea (Thermie Groupie) on January 19, 2012, 10:56:01 am
Too hot and bothered to do much tonight.  We had salt and pepper chicken salad wraps (wraps made in thermie). Simple but delicious.
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Post by: Meagan on January 19, 2012, 03:24:58 pm
Too hot and bothered to do much tonight.  We had salt and pepper chicken salad wraps (wraps made in thermie). Simple but delicious.

Chelsea which wraps did you make? I made jos a while back but they were a bit crunchy.
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Post by: Wonder on January 19, 2012, 07:40:07 pm
Chelsea ill be interested in which wrap recipe you used, ive tried them a few times in the past and either ended up in a huge mess with them sticking too much while rolling very thin, trouble getting them into the pan, too much flour when cooking (to stop the sticking problem), and very crunchy once cooked.
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Post by: judydawn on January 19, 2012, 10:41:41 pm
Have you tried this one Wonder.
This is Trudy Olive's

320g plain flour
1teaspn salt
3 tblspns olive oil
1 tspn baking powder
180g warm water
Place everything into the bowl.
Mix 10 seconds on speed 7 to combine.
Set to locked position and knead for 3 mins.
Put dough onto breadmat and rest 5-10 mins.
Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a flat round.
Fry in an oiled hot frying pan until they start to brown.  Turn them over and cook the other side.
OK to freeze.
Also great for making tortilla chips in the oven with any leftovers.

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Post by: JulieO on January 20, 2012, 07:58:12 am
I used up the remainder of green prawns left over from the garlic prawns a couple of nights ago.  Crumbed them and served with mango salsa.   :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1269.jpg)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 20, 2012, 08:07:44 am
Another masterpiece Julie, both in food and photography.  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 20, 2012, 08:23:00 am
Uni I am so glad you didn't open cheap champagne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bet it was really lovely and what a way to celebrate your exciting news.
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Post by: JulieO on January 20, 2012, 10:26:18 am
 :D  Thank you Cornish.
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on January 20, 2012, 10:47:41 am
I'm so hungry ATM JO your photo makes me sad that I can't just have a serving. Don't think anyone is going to be home for another couple of hours. Re-heating the chow mein from last night and steaming up a bit more cabbage.
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Post by: Meagan on January 20, 2012, 03:16:38 pm
Have you tried this one Wonder.
This is Trudy Olive's

320g plain flour
1teaspn salt
3 tblspns olive oil
1 tspn baking powder
180g warm water
Place everything into the bowl.
Mix 10 seconds on speed 7 to combine.
Set to locked position and knead for 3 mins.
Put dough onto breadmat and rest 5-10 mins.
Divide dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a flat round.
Fry in an oiled hot frying pan until they start to brown.  Turn them over and cook the other side.
OK to freeze.
Also great for making tortilla chips in the oven with any leftovers.



JD were these flexible or crunchy?
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Post by: Tasty on January 20, 2012, 07:11:03 pm
I'm trying the mushroom and feta strudel from the dinner spinner app tonight.
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Post by: judydawn on January 21, 2012, 12:16:39 am
JD were these flexible or crunchy?
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I haven't actually made them Meagan but JulieO and others have, see here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1645.0) where she says not to cook them too long in the pan or they will not be flexible enough.  Bit of reading there  ;)
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Post by: Meagan on January 21, 2012, 03:58:03 am

I haven't actually made them Meagan but JulieO and others have, see here (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1645.0) where she says not to cook them too long in the pan or they will not be flexible enough.  Bit of reading there  ;)

Thanks JD I have read that thread now ;) my friend has a tortilla press. I will have to borrow it and have a go.
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Post by: obbie on January 21, 2012, 04:02:21 am
 :) Coral trout and veges for dinner.

Robyn
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Post by: JulieO on January 21, 2012, 06:09:42 am
Thanks CP.  :D

Another quick and tasty meal, Salmon (fillets) & sushi rice with hot, sweet & sour Asian sauce.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1273.jpg)
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Post by: Katiej on January 21, 2012, 06:59:36 am
That looks lovey JulieO (as always  :))
I've often wondered about sushi rice - do you cook that the same way as other rice?
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Post by: cookie1 on January 21, 2012, 07:02:40 am
Too hot again. A simple quiche thing and salad.
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Post by: JulieO on January 21, 2012, 09:12:12 am
Thanks Katie.  Yes I just treat it like normal rice, (cook it in the TM).  Have only recently discovered it and I really like it.  :)
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Post by: maddy on January 21, 2012, 09:55:06 am
Yum-yums julie   :-*

We had oven cooked steak with with f.o.s.m. Sprinkled, quick fix corn & pancetta with tossed salad.
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Post by: dede on January 21, 2012, 07:22:08 pm
I know we have all said it before but I just thought I better say it one more time. These photos you guys take are just perfect. They look like the should be in a magazine. Wow.
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Post by: Tasty on January 21, 2012, 08:00:00 pm
I have toecho what everyone else has said JulioO. Your photos are stunning! I love looking at photos of ghe recipes and yours always look so good!! Keep it up and share your tips with us too!

Meanwhile tonight I am making spnach and rice pie from the dinner spinner app to use up some more of filo leftover.
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Post by: obbie on January 22, 2012, 05:04:03 am
Julie O and Maddy......

photos are amazing, makes me so hungry.

Thankyou to both.

Tonight,

Roast pork and veges.
Lychee sorbet for desert.

Robyn ;D
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Post by: maddy on January 22, 2012, 09:26:36 am
Prosciutto chicken with garlic lemon crumbs, watermelon salsa & cheesy puffs

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/92d90955.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on January 22, 2012, 10:35:35 am
That chicken looks so moist maddy.
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Post by: Halex on January 22, 2012, 10:39:36 am
Maddy, The chicken looks great

Simpe tonight
Home made burgers, green salad, coleslaw with kerrys ceasar salad dressing, & rice, ds would eat rice 3 times per day if he could

H :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 22, 2012, 11:36:08 pm
OMG maddy your pictures are always mouth watering. You should be a photographer.

Last night we had fish with lemon pepper and lime steamed in Varoma served with home made chips and salad.
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Post by: Lovemythermo on January 23, 2012, 02:32:48 am
how long did you cook the chicken for maddy to keep it so moist?
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Post by: cookie1 on January 23, 2012, 07:31:49 am
Tonight is mince roll with anchovies in the centre, with vegies.
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Post by: dede on January 23, 2012, 07:39:59 am
For us is Kerrie's KFC and veg. I think I may have over done the spice mix though as its got a bite to it. Oh well it smells great though.
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Post by: johnro on January 23, 2012, 10:37:28 am
Kidlets back with us at school today so needed a quick dinner after arriving home later than usual ( if that is possible) - salmon fillets with balsamic glaze, steamed vegs and sushi rice - made balsamic glaze (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8741.0) in thermie and brushed it on salmon fillet before and after cooking in 200 deg oven 12 mins - it was delish so will be making the glaze more regularly :D  :D missing the regular contact throughout the day with you lovelies  :-*  :-*

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TRLU854lJiY/Tx02_Wie6MI/AAAAAAAAJ7Y/8L_i_hdtDtQ/s640/Balsamic%252520glazed%252520salmon%252520001.jpg)
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Post by: JulieO on January 23, 2012, 01:58:20 pm
Both meals look really tasty girls.   :)
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Post by: obbie on January 23, 2012, 09:35:40 pm
 :) Johnro, my kids were back at school yesterday.
It was a quick dinner for us too.

Now to get back into routine.

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on January 24, 2012, 08:37:15 am
we really enjoyed our dinner tonight and frank enjoyed his dessert
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Post by: judydawn on January 24, 2012, 10:21:02 am
What, no pasta tonight for Frank Uni - a good old Aussie meal if ever I saw one. :-*
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Post by: fundj&e on January 24, 2012, 10:30:25 am
I have been trying to cut down on his food intake at night Judy and its working  ;D
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 25, 2012, 06:21:44 am
Been working and visiting dad alot lately so not much cooking in TMX  :'(

Tonight I am cooking http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7490.0 (ftp://http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7490.0) Chicken Casserole with mustard and tarragon. Will serve on top of mashed potatoes and some steamed veges on the side.

Mum gave me some over ripe bananas today so tomorrow I will make DS some banana bread.

DG  :-*
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Post by: maddy on January 25, 2012, 07:03:37 am
how long did you cook the chicken for maddy to keep it so moist?

The chicken was marinated in olive oil, crushed garlic and lemon thyme, wrapped each breast in 3 slices of prosciutto, then each breast was wrapped tightly in glad wrap wrap and sat in the fridge for several hours.
Pan fried each side in olive oil - 3 minutes per side, then cooked in the oven for 10-12 minutes on 190c.  Cover with foil and rest 5-10 minutes.



Tonight we're out to Mexican for hubby's birthday.
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Post by: JulieO on January 25, 2012, 07:16:15 am
Happy Birthday to your hubby Maddy, hope you have a good night out.  :D

Today I made the Chicken Tagine with Couscous & Harissa from In the Mix.  The meal was quite flavoursome, lots of sauce so have been able to freeze for DH to take to work.  :)

Harissa paste (have already placed in icecube trays and popped into the freezer.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1285.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/misc/IMG_1292.jpg)
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Post by: CarolineW on January 25, 2012, 07:36:22 am
I plan to do salmon in balsamic glaze with garlic quinoa and kale tonight. If  have the time and energy I'll do a second veggie.  I'm looking forward to trying the glaze, it sounds lovely.
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Post by: meganjane on January 25, 2012, 08:28:21 am
I'm on holidays in the caravan, so no Thermie. On my own tonight as DH is home spraying all the weeds that have popped up due to the summer rain we've had. So tonight I'll be making myself Egg Fried Rice.
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Post by: judydawn on January 25, 2012, 08:55:38 am
Hope you are enjoying the break MJ.
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Post by: maddy on January 25, 2012, 10:55:58 pm
Thanks Julie  :)

Your meal looks delish.......how was the harissa paste....hot ?

Happy holidays MJ  :)
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Post by: JulieO on January 25, 2012, 11:32:03 pm
Hi Maddy,

No wasn't overly hot at all as I used the long thin chillies instead of the Birdeye ones stated in the recipe (wasn't going to go there!).  I did remove the seeds from half of them too but I could quite easily have left more in as it was quite mild with only a slight bite. The roasted capsicums gave it a nice flavour too. 

Once I've used it up I will make the recipe from HO that Faffa kindly typed up for me and compare the two.  :)

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Post by: Halex on January 25, 2012, 11:35:33 pm
MJ, enjoy your break. Where are you staying?

I am sure thermie woud have loved to go, :)

I am using mine all the time.

H :)
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Post by: cookie1 on January 26, 2012, 02:58:28 am
Are you at Bremer Bay MJ? Hope it's cool for you.
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Post by: obbie on January 26, 2012, 11:23:01 pm
 :) Have a great break MJ.

 I have just realized I have a bush lemon tree, and a chilli plant here at work, both loaded.

I love chillies.

T Bone steak tonight, minestrone soup last night.
Robyn
 :)

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Post by: ElleG on January 27, 2012, 09:10:21 am
DH cooked honey and soy Chicken with lots of substitutes, but it still tasted great. We did find it sweet and only had 20 mls honey, so pleased that the honey ran out.  We tried the hint of using the thermoserver to soak the gf pasta. Unfortunately forgot about the 15 mins cooking time and it turned into a gluey mess. Next time we won't forget!
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Post by: JulieO on January 28, 2012, 05:14:20 am
I've been hankering for roast pork all week, so today was the day.  Made the apple sauce in the TM.  The tip about swirling the apples in lightly salted water really did stop the sauce from turning brown.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1302.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1298.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on January 28, 2012, 05:17:03 am
Perfect crackling Julie, it was the first thing I looked at.  A roast, you do tend to hang out for one during hot weather.
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Post by: obbie on January 28, 2012, 06:49:28 am
 :) a really huge curry at the moment in my slow cooker, poppadums, rice in  *: .
just made banana bread cake, now onto chocolate brownies.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on January 28, 2012, 07:31:39 am
Australian spaghetti tonight. (with vegemite). We're going to see John Cleese, I hope the theatre has freezing air con.
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Post by: Moo2 on January 28, 2012, 07:32:04 am
Made the warm chicken couscous salad and it was a hit with everyone...

Except for the usual "it would be better without olives" (DS12), "do I have to eat the pumpkin?" (DS9) and "the chicken isn't very nice" (other DS9) - it was a BBQ chook, which he normally scoffs!

Still, I'm not complaining as they cleared their plates and said they are happy to eat it again. Got to love meals where they will all eat it.
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Post by: JulieO on January 28, 2012, 08:38:28 am
Thanks Judy. Enjoy the show Cookie  :D
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Post by: Snoozie on January 28, 2012, 09:49:43 am
Had spag bog from stove. Waiting for new blades :)
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Post by: Halex on January 28, 2012, 09:56:34 am
Cookie, you should enjoy the show.

I went to college in london with a girl, her father was in quite a few Bond movies & they lived about 2 doors away from john cleese. He is very funny in his own environment too.

H :)
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 28, 2012, 09:55:47 pm
Made my first pizza last night on home made pizza dough. DS7 who normally doesn't like pizza nearly ate a whole pizza.

For some reason DS7 pizza was thinner than ours. Same dough used for both.  :o

It was still lovely though and will definately make again.
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Post by: Tasty on January 28, 2012, 10:25:54 pm
DG - i have found with pizza that when the pizza has a lot more topping on it, it turns out thinner. Would that be the case with the difference between the pizzas you made?
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 28, 2012, 10:56:45 pm
No the oppostie Tasty. Ours (the thicker one) had alot more topping than the thinner one.
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Post by: obbie on January 28, 2012, 11:28:57 pm
 :) Tonight will be corned silverside, white sauce, veges.
Off to start baking now.

Robyn
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Post by: fundj&e on January 29, 2012, 12:54:38 am
DG did u cook them at the same time?

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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 29, 2012, 01:07:47 am
fundj I cooked them at the same time. Only difference was the thicker one was on the bottom shelf and thinner one on the middle shelf.
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Post by: achookwoman on January 29, 2012, 03:38:11 am
2 new salads today,  one with steamed eggplant and one with mushrooms.. Both with Asian sauces.  will post.  The eggplant one is a Kylie owing recipe,  the other an old family fav.  Had another go at the Zucchini Cake,  think I have got it.  Also made No Fuss rolls from cold start.  
Stupid machine won't let me attach photos.  !!!!!!
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Post by: cookie1 on January 29, 2012, 05:34:48 am
Tonight is Chookie's chow mein. My DH added tomato sauce to his Aussie spaghetti last night  :o.

Loved John Cleese last night.
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Post by: Halex on January 29, 2012, 06:07:19 am
They look great chookie.

Just wondering if I still have a veggie & herb garden.

Cookie, glad you liked john cleese :)

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on January 29, 2012, 06:10:21 am
My Dad used to put tomato sauce on everything Cookie - did DH like the vegemite spaghetti with his tomato sauce? Glad you had a good night out with John Cleese.

Hally I will be very surprised if your herb garden has survived a week without water  ;)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: Halex on January 29, 2012, 06:11:20 am
Neighbours meant to be doing some hand watering, but probably too hot for him.

H :)
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Post by: Soph77 on January 29, 2012, 06:49:02 am
My dh is away so I was tempted to get take away for the kids and I. Then I thought better of it (I'm a thermomix newbie!) and made my first tm risotto. Had to improvise with ingredients I had so followed the edc recipe but with sundried tomatoes, olives and zucchini instead of mushroom. Can't believe how easy and tasty it was. Definitely easier than getting take away!
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Post by: judydawn on January 29, 2012, 08:14:39 am
Easier, cheaper and better for you Soph77  ;)
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Post by: Snoozie on January 29, 2012, 08:18:37 am
Y'all are making me hungry and jealous lol

Something chicken for dinner here maybe lol
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Post by: Halex on January 29, 2012, 11:11:24 am
Lasagna - mm bol sauce, edc bechamel yum
All prepared, it actually went up to kalbarri & came home again.

Easy

H :)
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Post by: Cornish Cream on January 29, 2012, 11:18:20 am
Neighbours meant to be doing some hand watering, but probably too hot for him.

H :)
Welcome home Hally. Did your garden survive :)
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Post by: Halex on January 29, 2012, 11:27:18 am
1/2 & 1/2, have to have a bit if a dig some stage ths week and reolant. Basil dead :( sage might be ok :) parsley great as its undercover, cucumbers great :) zuchini dead >:( oregano grown mad!!! Thyme 1/2 & 1/2

Will have to investigate more

H :)

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Post by: hools003 on January 29, 2012, 11:45:22 am
Well after having no kids for 2 days, they came home today and DS14 asked if a friend can sleep over! He went out with said friend and met another friend then rang me( putting me on the spot!) asking If he too could stay!!! What's 1 more! Then I thought, DINNER what to do, 5 hungry boys! Anyway I thought, pasta is always good, so it was creamy tomato and salami( bacon) fettucine ( penne) and vegemite spaghetti with the addition of bacon. Also made 4 medium garlic pizzas. All demolished. Verdict- yum! First time making vegemite spaghetti so was a bit worried!
Now DS14 is asking what's for dessert- thinking maybe golden syrup cake which I made earlier and caramel custard! We will see.
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Post by: obbie on January 30, 2012, 12:05:36 am
Fish for dinner tonight.
I'll decide how to cook it later.

Robyn
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Post by: DizzyGirl on January 30, 2012, 12:25:55 am
Yesterday I made a lasagna like dish for dinner tonight. Pasta topped with cheese sauce, then bol and more cheese sauce.Just have to add some grated cheese when I get home and pop into oven.

Now DS is back to school I am going to be more organised
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Post by: cookie1 on January 30, 2012, 05:38:55 am
Roast beef here as it's not too hot.
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Post by: JulieO on January 30, 2012, 08:00:09 am
We had lots of rain overnight and it's lovely and cool today, very windy which is blowing through the house which I'm enjoying.

Today I made a really nice meal, lemony salmon fillet on a bed of couscous that had toms, chopped red onion, lemon juice etc through it.  Really healthy.  :)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: dede on January 30, 2012, 08:44:12 am
Last night was home made pizza which I really enjoyed after cleaning, cooking and mowing the lawns after such a hot day.
Tonight was curried mince (much cooler day here today) with some new potatoes steamed in TM followed by butterscotch self saucing pudding. I'm really full now.
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Post by: fundj&e on January 31, 2012, 07:44:33 pm
A few days ago i made some fresh pasta and i dry it in the oven for many hours  (big mistake)

Last night the stupid pasta would not cook after ½ hour of boiling and 15mins of simmering in a homemade passata sauce and home grow eggplants  :(

ended up having left overs and eggs cooked in a nap sauce
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Post by: Rara1 on February 01, 2012, 01:04:57 pm
Tonight I made warm red cabbage salad with chicken and Brie from MOTM cookbook.
The only changes I made was used Camembert instead of Brie and macadamia nuts instead of walnuts because that's all I had in the pantry.
Made a vego version as well (no chicken  ;))
This was delicious.
Thought the kids wouldn't eat it but they did (nothing else to eat!)
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Post by: maddy on February 02, 2012, 09:39:51 am
Sounds lovely rara....I must dig out that book again.

Last night was chicken penne pasta with avocado & sundried toms

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/bfd294b8.jpg)

And tonight we had creamy beef casserole with sweet potato mash

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/0552cdfa.jpg)
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Post by: Tasty on February 02, 2012, 11:31:46 am
Maddy your meals look delicious!! I would love the recipes please!
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Post by: ElleG on February 02, 2012, 10:28:01 pm
Last nights dinner was Butter Chicken with veggies steamed in the TM. I am teaching DH to cook, so really enjoyed it! We used Lush paste, they create wonderful Indian and Thai curry pastes.
(no affliation, just a very happy customer )
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Post by: obbie on February 03, 2012, 03:13:56 am
Maddy, what can I say but YUM....


T bone for us tonight, with fried rice in the TMX.

Sorbet for the kids.

Robyn
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Post by: Halex on February 03, 2012, 05:58:13 am
Maddy, i love the look of your pasta.

I am a bit over red meat atm. ??? Hopefully be back into it next week :)

DS is having spag bol, us not sure yet. Make a batch on the stove, just cant seem to get the texture of bol in the TM.

H :)
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Post by: JulieO on February 03, 2012, 06:42:32 am
Brought back some lovely fresh seafood from Pt. Lincoln (in plenty of crushed ice in an esky).  Today I made Chilli & Tomato Mussels which we ate with plenty of crusty bread to soak up all the juices.  :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1330.jpg)
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: meganjane on February 03, 2012, 06:45:06 am
To all who asked, yes I was in Bremer Bay for holidays. Back home for a week then back to Bremer next monday.
I might just sneak Thermie into my car on the way back. Don't think DH can come as he has to spray.
It's been either too hot or raining.

Out for tea tonight and again tomorrow night for an 80th in Perth. So no cooking!


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Post by: dede on February 03, 2012, 07:00:29 am
Roast lamb and potatoes tonight with steamed veggies in TM. Nothing else cooked today.
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Post by: mcmich on February 03, 2012, 07:32:59 am
Julie - that looks absolutely divine and your photography is amazing.
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Post by: judydawn on February 03, 2012, 08:35:41 am
Miso Roasted Chicken from Quick Fix with Helene's mock rice (http://www.superkitchenmachine.com/2012/15926/mock-rice-thermomix-recipes.html) and steamed vegies.
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Post by: JulieO on February 03, 2012, 09:56:22 am
Looks tasty Judy.  :)

Thanyou Mcmich  :D
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Post by: maddy on February 03, 2012, 10:43:48 pm
Maddy your meals look delicious!! I would love the recipes please!

The chicken penne was an adaption of this simple avocado & bacon fettuccine (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=7696.msg108629#msg108629)

I just added chicken a little before the bacon was cooked, and added the semi dried tomatoes when avocado was added.

The beef casserole was from here  http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/23387/creamy+beef+and+eschalot+casserole
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Post by: Lovemythermo on February 04, 2012, 03:26:45 am
JD how did you go finding the brown miso for that recipe? my local Woolies has it but it was white miso. Not sure what the difference is!
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: judydawn on February 04, 2012, 03:29:16 am
I could only find white too LMT (it is brown coloured though) and it did the job just fine.

Can anyone tell me how long an opened packet of miso would last?  I have kept it in the fridge but don't know whether to freeze it in ice-cube trays or not.
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Post by: achookwoman on February 04, 2012, 07:25:25 am
Judy, freeze it.  I also bought some Brown Miso from the Health Food Shop,  Will use some for same recipe and make some Japanese inspired broth. 
Tonight we are having poached salmon in the Varoma  in Lemon and Caper sauce,(posted),  with Mock Rice.  2 second salad with Avo folded through.  Then a version of Alyce's sorbet with Rock Melon.

Made a smoked salmon spread with 80g of light Philly  and 100g smoked salmon,  1 dessertspoon ,= 30 cals.
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Post by: judydawn on February 04, 2012, 07:26:53 am
Thanks Chookie  :-*
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Post by: cookie1 on February 05, 2012, 03:25:07 am
Chookie's chow mein for us tonight.
Title: Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
Post by: JulieO on February 05, 2012, 05:32:31 am
This morning I made both Sweet Chilli Sauce and Hoisin Sauce both in the TM so I could use some in the meal I was making tonight.  Two more sauces I'll never buy again  :D

Loved the meal (called Chinese roasted pork with stir fried veg).   ;D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1333.jpg)
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Post by: achookwoman on February 05, 2012, 05:57:00 am
Julie Yummmmmmm.  thanks, I can eat that on my diet.  What a beautiful photo , again.  I am sure it reflects your beautiful personality.

We are having Baked Spice and Rosemary Drumsticks with steamed veggies and yoghurt set with a low fat Strawberry Jelly.
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Post by: judydawn on February 05, 2012, 07:14:49 am
Yum Julie, love pork fillet and that is cooked just the way I like it.
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Post by: JulieO on February 05, 2012, 10:34:31 am
Chookie, that's such a lovely thing to say, thank you.  :-*

Judy, the pork filet is a favourite with us too, so tender.  :D
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Post by: dede on February 05, 2012, 09:03:40 pm
We went to my uncles 60th birthday last night. I was told I didn't need to bring anything but I took a plate of lamingtons anyway. But as I may have slightly over cooked the sponge for the lamingtons I told everyone that my sister made them lol. But everyone said how nice they were and complemented my sister so that back fired. 😳😄
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Post by: judydawn on February 06, 2012, 12:05:30 am
 :D :D :D  That'll teach you to tell fibs Mandi.
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Post by: fundj&e on February 06, 2012, 01:10:53 am
 ;D ;D That made, me laugh dede  ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on February 06, 2012, 03:10:54 am
Yes serve myself right for fibbing
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Post by: achookwoman on February 06, 2012, 05:33:02 am
Dede,  can't go back on that one. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: cookie1 on February 06, 2012, 06:17:31 am
LOL
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Post by: achookwoman on February 06, 2012, 07:34:33 am
Meat balls cooked in oven with tom. and red pepper sauce poured over.  Veggies and rice. 
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Post by: JulieO on February 06, 2012, 07:39:38 am
Today I firstly made Thai Green Chilli Paste (Nico), put aside what I needed today and froze the rest in 1 tbs amounts.
I then made coconut milk using a slightly different recipe which I was much more happy with.
I then made a Cobb loaf tweaking the recipe a bit and am very happier with that.  :)

I then made our dinner using the last lot of fresh mussels I bought a few days ago to make into Thai Green Chilli Mussels, which I served with rice and crusty bread.  :)


(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1343.jpg)

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Post by: dede on February 06, 2012, 10:17:08 am
Pizza for tonight's meal
And I didn't burn them in the new oven (yay)
I made a double recipe which made 4 pizzas so I cooked 2 in the convection microwave and 2 in the fan forced oven so all were ready at the same time.
There is 1 full pizza left for the guys lunches tomorrow.
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Post by: Frozzie on February 06, 2012, 12:17:06 pm
Yay dede... Did you find with the thermometer it was alot hotter tan you thought??
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Post by: Tasty on February 06, 2012, 02:31:53 pm
JulieO - I am so glad you post photos of the recipes you make and take the time to present your food so beautifully!

They always look so inviting!

Do you take your photos outdoors as it looks like your food is taken in natural light and also the table appears to be an outdoor table?
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Post by: dede on February 06, 2012, 03:28:40 pm
Yay dede... Did you find with the thermometer it was alot hotter tan you thought??

Yes I did Frozzie. When I set the oven at 160 the thermometer read around 175-180. At least I have a better idea now.
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Post by: Yvette on February 06, 2012, 11:47:38 pm
Chelsea's Beef Stroganoff minus the mushrooms
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Post by: Halex on February 06, 2012, 11:57:46 pm
I have all the ingredients  for Teninas Artichoke & potato gratins, will halve the recioe, served with green saad & chciken breasts. Sounds yum to me.

H :)
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Post by: maddy on February 08, 2012, 10:57:04 pm
Mexican sausages with garlic rice.....was really yum, considering I hate sausages  :P.....will post when I recharge iPad.

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Post by: judydawn on February 08, 2012, 11:13:54 pm
I feel the same way about sausages maddy and stand for ages looking at all the varieties available.  One look at the fat content is enough to make me move on but when DH orders sausages and mash for lunch at a hotel, you realise he loves his sausages and you must cook them more often.  Who goes out to eat sausages, I want something I don't cook much at home when I eat out ???  Having said that, your meal does look tasty.
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Post by: Halex on February 08, 2012, 11:20:51 pm
Maddy your sausages look great, they dont look like sausages.

Sausages, not  a fan either. Kids love them!!!

When we have a bbq I often throw a few on and they always get eaten. DS loves sausage sandwiches for his school lunches.

I dont mind a spicy sausage & I love chorizio.

H :)
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Post by: judydawn on February 08, 2012, 11:23:22 pm
Hally, as soon as I see a recipe has chorizo in it, I move on :-))  What is it about this sausage that makes it so popular, is there much fat in it, eg when you cut it after being cooked, are there blobs of fat or is it nice and smooth tasting and looking.
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Post by: Halex on February 09, 2012, 12:10:03 am
My fav way is to slice  it thinly, bbq couple of minutes, serve up with lime wedges squeezed over.

I think its the spicyness/ hotness, its just yum.

I had an entree at the rockpool with it, loved it :P

H :)
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Post by: JulieO on February 09, 2012, 01:14:42 am
JulieO - I am so glad you post photos of the recipes you make and take the time to present your food so beautifully!

They always look so inviting!

Do you take your photos outdoors as it looks like your food is taken in natural light and also the table appears to be an outdoor table?

Sorry Tasty I've just seen your post.   Thankyou for your comments  :D

Yes I try and take them outdoors when I can, easy enough during the warmer months, but in winter I do them inside under lights.

I have a wrought iron table on the front porch that I use.  My DH put together a few wooden tops in a rustic fashion that I place on top of the table, I tend to use the cream one the most though.   ;D



Delicious looking dinner Maddy.  :D
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Post by: cookie1 on February 09, 2012, 04:58:35 am
Judy if I'm using chorizo (which isn't often) I put it in a non stick frypan and cook it up to lose some of the fat. Possibly losing some flavour but too bad.

I've found a butcher near us who makes the most beautiful barbecue sausages. We hadn't had them for at least a year or two, now we have them once a month.
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Post by: obbie on February 09, 2012, 06:26:26 am
I love chorizo and pasts together.

Robyn
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Post by: maddy on February 09, 2012, 08:43:07 am
Salmon patties from quick fix book

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Post by: Kissmypixel on February 09, 2012, 09:21:12 am
Those Salmon patties look scrumptious Maddy, I must get some cook books when I have my demo in 2 weeks:).
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Post by: judydawn on February 09, 2012, 10:30:10 am
Quick Fix in the Thermomix, Dinner Spinner and For Food's Sake are the latest 3 books with full colour pictures of each recipe KMP - they are not available from H.O.  Details of where to order are under the Review Lists of each Book on this (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?board=48.0) page.
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Post by: meganjane on February 09, 2012, 11:52:11 am
BBQ tonight, but I boiled eggs in the TMX and covered them in a yummy curry mayonnaise for one of the salads.

The EDC says for hard boiled eggs, to cook 4 eggs for 14 minutes at Varoma, but they weren't hard boiled (I used a little egg boiling doovey that goes dark when eggs are cooked), so I had to leave them in the water for another 5 minutes. I used almost 2 litres of water as I wanted them covered. The book says to use 500g at speed 1. This seems like they're steaming, not boiling.
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Post by: Tasty on February 09, 2012, 12:32:29 pm
MeganJane - I have recently made hardboiled eggs using the EDC method and it worked for me. The steam actually cooks it so it doesn't need to be sitting in water. I found it hard to believe when I first read but did it anyway and it worked!

For dinner tonight we had Tenina's Salmon with Orange Relish. Ok but probably won't make again. It is a quick recipe though.
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Post by: Tasty on February 09, 2012, 12:53:56 pm
JulieO - I thought that might be the case. I find my photos turn out better if I am near natural light too. Sometimes however it is dark by the time dinner gets on the table. I like your 'tabletop' too - great touch! Your food styling is impressive too and the food always seems to look so good!!

Maddy - love your photos too - food looks yummy!

More photos everyone!!
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Post by: CreamPuff63 on February 09, 2012, 12:57:39 pm
Of late I have been a bit slack in the photograph dept, and hope to lift my game soon  ;D

Made pizza's tonight using the dough recipe from the EDC, and then I mixed in a bit of chopped rosemary. Made your pizza sauce MJ and it was divine as per usual.

Our fave pizza is Barbequed Chicken: spread a pizza base with a mixture of tomato pasta sauce and barbeque sauce; sprinkle with grated cheddar (10 secs, Speed 7). Top with shredded cooked chicken, thinly sliced mushrooms and more grated cheese.
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Post by: Rara1 on February 09, 2012, 03:50:58 pm
Tonight I made chicken croquettes (thermomix-er blog) broccoli salad from edc and steamed potatoes.
Miss (nearly)11 said they needed more spices but still loved them.
I loved the salad, kids didnt though.  I did add 200g of yoghurt.
Kids are taking left over "nuggets" to school tomorrow.

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Rara x

Edit to add link
http://thermomix-er.blogspot.com.au/2009/07/thermomix-chicken-croquettes-from.html
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Post by: maddy on February 09, 2012, 09:55:11 pm

The EDC says for hard boiled eggs, to cook 4 eggs for 14 minutes at Varoma, but they weren't hard boiled (I used a little egg boiling doovey that goes dark when eggs are cooked), so I had to leave them in the water for another 5 minutes. I used almost 2 litres of water as I wanted them covered. The book says to use 500g at speed 1. This seems like they're steaming, not boiling.

I don't bother using the tm for eggs, I found it took longer.
I bring cold water with eggs to a boil, turn off gas, pop a lid on top and let them sit for 25 mins.  Perfect every time.
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Post by: andiesenji on February 09, 2012, 11:09:52 pm

The EDC says for hard boiled eggs, to cook 4 eggs for 14 minutes at Varoma, but they weren't hard boiled (I used a little egg boiling doovey that goes dark when eggs are cooked), so I had to leave them in the water for another 5 minutes. I used almost 2 litres of water as I wanted them covered. The book says to use 500g at speed 1. This seems like they're steaming, not boiling.

I don't bother using the tm for eggs, I found it took longer.
I bring cold water with eggs to a boil, turn off gas, pop a lid on top and let them sit for 25 mins.  Perfect every time.

This is the way I do it for more than two or three.  (I use an electric egg cooker for up to 4)  I think this was Julia Child's method.
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Post by: judydawn on February 10, 2012, 07:15:48 am
This was what we had for lunch today for visitors.  Pork rib roast served with Tomato, Onion Gravy with green capsicum and chilli gravy from Rainbow Recipes, steamed vegies with garlic butter and jacket potatoes.
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Post by: nqchic on February 10, 2012, 09:39:07 am
Hi there, would love your recipe for the pork stir fry & the sauces you made also. Can you email them or are they on the forum? Cheers, Kathleen
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Post by: judydawn on February 10, 2012, 09:57:52 am
nqchic these are the recipes JulieO used.

Sweet chilli sauce (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=2309.0)
Hoisin sauce (http://www.recipecommunity.com.au/node/17696)
Chinese roasted pork with stir fried vegies (http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17482/chinese+roasted+pork+with+stir+fried+vegetables) - I'm sure this is the recipe Julie would have used.
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Post by: Merrilyn on February 10, 2012, 10:57:34 am
Judy to the rescue again.  Thanks for the recipes Judy.  Would have taken me ages to find them.   :-*
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Post by: JulieO on February 11, 2012, 02:02:33 am
Thanks Judy  :-*
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Post by: maddy on February 11, 2012, 10:31:13 am
Mexican chicken bake

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/1e70438f.jpg)

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/c9449f3a.jpg)

I soaked the tenderloins in buttermilk, then dredged them through a mix of flour, and Sonans taco seasoning mix (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5620.0) Panfried, then placed in baking dish with salsa and corn chips.  Yum.
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Post by: judydawn on February 11, 2012, 10:55:20 am
Looks amazing maddy.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on February 11, 2012, 11:05:56 am
Just gorgeous Maddy. :)
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Post by: meganjane on February 11, 2012, 01:59:47 pm
Really, it is actually quicker to do a larger amount of boiled eggs in the Thermie, only 15 mins all up.
I'll try it next time with only 500 g water. 
I just drop the basket into a bowl of cold water to cool them down quickly.

We had rissoles cooked on the barbie. Sautéed onion and bacon in Thermie and added it to the mince with tomato sauce, Worcestershire and herbs. I put rice flour in this time and they stayed together really well served with gravy with an addition of a spoonful of tomato relish and salads. Yum!
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Post by: chdv on February 11, 2012, 02:15:56 pm
I'm sitting inside catching up on reading some of the threads.

Wow, Maddy, great photos. Makes me want to make some Mexican for dinner tonight!

Cheryl
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Post by: Cornish Cream on February 11, 2012, 04:44:57 pm
Hotpot. :)
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Post by: judydawn on February 11, 2012, 11:16:16 pm
An English friend showed me how to do am English hotpot with leftover roast meat & gravy many years ago CC.  Was always a favourite meal of mine and I haven't done it for so long I had forgotten about it. Mmm, I have a bit of pork roast, vegies & gravy in the fridge - think I will make this today.
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Post by: obbie on February 12, 2012, 04:32:07 am
 :)Pork chops, corn on cobb, veges.

Chocolate muffins

Robyn
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Post by: Halex on February 12, 2012, 10:32:49 am
I made 3 different types of pizza,

Used Jamie Olivers pizza dough recipe. One day I will be brave & try another dough. Anyone recommend one that the bttoms go crsipy?

We had satay chicken, meat lovers & a vegetarain with baby spinach 0n the top for the last few minutes.

DS has some for lunch & we have some left  overs  too.

Yum, love pizza, dont  make it too often.

Had them outside on our dining table, ready to photograph but both boys had well & truly tucked in. ;D
Next time...
H :)
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Post by: Halex on February 13, 2012, 04:32:54 am
Spinach & Ricotta cannelloni
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Post by: cookie1 on February 13, 2012, 04:44:06 am
Tonight is Tenina's Chicken Rendang. 
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Post by: JulieO on February 13, 2012, 05:39:59 am
Tenina's Prawn & Corn Gumbo  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on February 13, 2012, 06:09:00 am
I bought the prawns for that one Julie but it's too hot now and besides that I am doing a prawn risotto for DH and a friend who is sitting with him tomorrow night whilst I have a rare night out with the carers. Can't wait to see your review of the gumbo.
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Post by: JulieO on February 13, 2012, 08:16:23 am
Judy, it was really delicious! I served it up and my DH said WoW!  We both thoroughly enjoyed it and served with crusty bread it was the perfect meal.  :D

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Post by: judydawn on February 13, 2012, 09:03:46 am
It looks so thick and delicious Julie - roll on the cold weather. 
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Post by: dede on February 13, 2012, 09:11:42 am
Curried mince and steamed veggies. DD (12) turn to help wash up tonight. And DD (8) helped me this afternoon. I'm kind of enjoying not having my dishwasher working. The sink is actually cleaner as everything is washed dried and put away. And we are not running out of cutlery and crockery or waiting for the wash cycle to finish. 😃
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Post by: judydawn on February 13, 2012, 09:55:43 am
Good to see all hands on deck Mandi.  Quality time with your girls at the sink, that's nice.
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Post by: dede on February 13, 2012, 09:57:38 am
Yes Judy it's good for them I think. Boys had their turn yesterday. Even DS (5) put dishes away while DS (14) dried. Team work here.
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Post by: mcmich on February 14, 2012, 03:27:06 am
Actually cooked lunch today as DH on evening shift.
Made chookies quiche and 2 second salad.
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Post by: natmum on February 14, 2012, 04:17:25 am
 ;) Since it is Valentines day thought I would make somthing they all love! Prawns in a sweet chilli creamy sauce with pasta!
It is an Italian dish. Will do it in the thermmie and write down instructions!! Very easy and nice!!
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Post by: bigTcup on February 14, 2012, 05:00:31 am
That sounds yum Nat - cant wait for the recipe
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Post by: mab19 on February 14, 2012, 05:23:04 am
Made double quantity sweet & sour casserole/stew with steamed veg & potato last night so that we could have left overs tonight.  Had a group of friends here all day today so knew I wouldn't get much done except for lots of talk and laughter.  :D
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Post by: obbie on February 14, 2012, 06:46:27 am
yummy meatloaf tonight.


Robyn :)
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Post by: Bonsai on February 14, 2012, 10:42:54 am
slow cooked pork chili from spin a dinner - vacuumed up by DS21 - said 'very filling' when served with a salad and rice. Definitely do again and looks as if it will freeze well
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Post by: Halex on February 14, 2012, 11:43:02 am
entree arancinni balls stuffed with boccocini, 1st time I have made these, yummy
main balsamic lamb, parsnip & potato mash with carrots
desert cakesH :)
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Post by: Tasty on February 14, 2012, 11:51:37 am
YUMMMM!!! Sounds delicious Hally! And you even have red dishes for the special day!
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Post by: meganjane on February 14, 2012, 12:09:45 pm
Tenina's Chicken Salad with Vietnamese Dressing. I added cucumber and mung bean noodles. Delicious! DH wasn't particularly impressed, but DS 2 loved it.

I'd like to do it with prawns for a luncheon meal.  Just loved the dressing.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 15, 2012, 07:43:56 am
Pepper Steak pie and vegies.
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Post by: dede on February 15, 2012, 07:46:37 am
Beef stroganoff and steamed veggies. Even used my own home grown mushrooms. Yum smells so nice.
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Post by: mab19 on February 15, 2012, 08:27:41 am
Fresh grilled fish (DS has been fishing again) with home made chips/wedges, these are neither one thing or the other, and carrot and zucchini salad with a few extras thrown in.
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Post by: andiesenji on February 15, 2012, 06:19:53 pm
I peeled and sliced some ginger and have parboiled it in the inner basket and now have it slowly stirring  :-: speed 1, in simple syrup at temp 90 to see how it works for candying this stuff.

I usually do batches that are much too large for the TMX but I had dug up a few plants last week and rather than bury the extras again, I decided to try this experiment.  

After I have either success or failure, I will report back.

I posted this in the wrong topic.  Meant it for "What are you cooking today?"
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Post by: Bedlam on February 15, 2012, 08:20:36 pm
entree arancinni balls stuffed with boccocini, 1st time I have made these, yummy
main balsamic lamb, parsnip & potato mash with carrots
desert cakesH :)

Those cakes look gorgous Hally, have you had more lessons or just practice.
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Post by: fundj&e on February 15, 2012, 10:17:58 pm
i have neglected frank for the last few months,a few more weeks a i will only be working a few nights a week.

tonight he will have curry with roast chicken from the freezer and some left over sausages from last nights dinner
poor love he never  complains 
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Post by: obbie on February 16, 2012, 02:50:53 am
 :) Chicken rissoles for dinner tonight.

Robyn
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Post by: judydawn on February 16, 2012, 07:55:57 am
Leftover prawn risotto for us.
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Post by: Halex on February 16, 2012, 08:02:04 am
Whatever I order off the menu at Cocos.
8 girls having dinner out :D

H :)
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Post by: goldfish on February 16, 2012, 11:01:37 am
Red Thai Chicken Curry . . .  which was actually a green curry  - that's my favourite paste ATM - and had to sub some of the vegetables.  . . . so simple and quick - but a firm favourite! :) :) :)
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Post by: mcmich on February 17, 2012, 06:47:31 am
Quirky Jo's lentil bolognese for us. This has become a favourite of ours.
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Post by: achookwoman on February 17, 2012, 07:42:33 am
No Fuss Rolls in different shapes. (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=4253.0),  with ham and cheese.
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Post by: obbie on February 18, 2012, 10:38:08 pm
 :) Coral trout for dinner tonight.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on February 19, 2012, 06:22:44 am
Pasta with mushrooms and what ever else I can find to throw in it. Lots of garlic and chilli.
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Post by: Halex on February 19, 2012, 08:32:44 am
Nothing, just had a lovely lunch at Raffles. DH on bed snoring...LOL, He's gonna kill me..... LOL ;D ;D

H :)
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Post by: dede on February 19, 2012, 08:47:55 am
Judy's Moroccan sausages with steamed veggies, this is the third time we have had this recipe and all but one love it (but she doesn't like sausages any way) but she will eat sausage rolls  ???
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Post by: mcmich on February 20, 2012, 04:38:14 am
JuliaBalbilla's chicken jambalaya. If you haven't tried this it's just fantastic.
Will definitely be cooking this again.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 20, 2012, 04:43:55 am
Tuna in some form or other. Will check out the recipes on here and in the new books and then decide.
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Post by: Halex on February 20, 2012, 06:09:46 am
BBQ butterflied leg of lamb with lime chive creme fraiche & veggies.

Very proud of myself, just boned and butterflied my first leg of lamb. One side needs to be bashed out as its much thicker, but happy as I have never done this before.

H :)
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Post by: Tan on February 20, 2012, 08:22:36 am
i just did a silverside in the varoma after seeing the idea on here somewhere the other day.
So much easier than getting the slow cooker or big saucepan out!!!!
I'm off to work soon, so will see what the family thinks when i get homw.
I did have a little taste and it was pretty good
 :)
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Post by: maddy on February 20, 2012, 09:38:27 am

Very proud of myself, just boned and butterflied my first leg of lamb. One side needs to be bashed out as its much thicker, but happy as I have never done this before.

H :)

.....and proud you should be Hally  8). Great accomplishment!



Tonight we had tenina's stuffed & steamed chicken with cheesy saged polenta

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Post by: RosieB on February 20, 2012, 10:58:31 am
I made Chicken and Cashews with Coconut Satay Sauce and Coconut Rice (with photo)  http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5335.0 (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=5335.0)    tonight and have to say I hate this recipe.   :D
After making the entire meal in just over 30 minutes and all made in the TC, I have lost all chance of getting the New Wave 5 in one I have been eyeing off.
DH plated up and saw the rice cooked in TC...  I hadn't done it before..
This was the main reason I was using to get the 5in1..  We need a new rice cooker.   Well I wanted one.  LOL..
And he enjoyed the meal so much I think any chance of eating out went out the window as well.
The pic is the amount he served for himself,  And he would have gone back for seconds..

Quirkycooking..  This gets a five star rating.  Perfect in every way.
Tho I did leave out the coriander and used more chillis

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s320x320/423830_144717815648531_100003309408025_167634_1787397418_n.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on February 20, 2012, 11:35:26 am
Looks like you've done your dash Rosie  :D
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Post by: meganjane on February 20, 2012, 11:50:39 am
Have fun Hally!

I made a recipe from the West Australian and tweaked it.  Wasn't that flash still. Stir Fry Chicken and Mushrooms. Needs something, but not sure what.
Only used Thermie for rice tonight.  It's had a work out lately though as my sister's been here and we've been cooking up a storm.
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Post by: deedub on February 21, 2012, 01:51:49 am
Will have a go at converting kids' favourite chicken & corn chowder recipe for dinner tonight. Already cooked & shredded the chicken in the thermie, will do the rest when we get home from swimming lessons tonight. Now I really need to get off this forum so I can make some of Isi's rolls before school pickup to go with it!
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Post by: cookie1 on February 21, 2012, 02:06:35 am
Robyn's Sticky chicken tonight. Last night we had Creamy Tuna Pasta bake from QFITT and loved it.
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Post by: CarolineW on February 21, 2012, 07:58:46 am
JuliaBalbilla's chicken jambalaya. If you haven't tried this it's just fantastic.
Will definitely be cooking this again.

Ooh that's good to hear 'cos it's what we're having tonight :-). Looking forward to it now.
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Post by: judydawn on February 21, 2012, 09:42:48 am
We had the chicken jambalaya reheated for lunch today and I think it was even better than when first cooked.
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Post by: Rara1 on February 21, 2012, 01:04:17 pm
salmon tuna patties from quick fix in the thermomix.
Salad, steamed broccoli and cauliflower and mashed potato and pumpkin
Homemade veg pattie for me (found in the freezer ;D)

Rara x
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Post by: maddy on February 21, 2012, 10:08:04 pm
We had the UGLIEST looking dinner ever,....LOL.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/94e7be7a.jpg)

.......but it tasted better than it looked  :P the pork schnitzels were spread with seeded mustard, then cooked and warmed in a creamed apple sauce, and the side was a warmed Sauerkraut-ISH thing.....9 year old scoffed it down  :o

And made Nigella's little lemon puddings (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=9094.msg131359#msg131359) with a generous dollop of double cream

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/2db9c21e.jpg)


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Post by: judydawn on February 21, 2012, 10:24:32 pm
Some things do taste better than they look maddy  ;D

The little pudding looks gorgeous, can't wait for that recipe as I'm hoping that is a lemon butter topping?
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Post by: fundj&e on February 22, 2012, 03:27:01 am
frank is eating veal limone for his dinner tonight , yuk
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Post by: happyexpat on February 22, 2012, 03:41:26 am
Here's what I whipped up for dinner last night

it was delicious. ...almond and parsley encrusted chicken with lightly steamed asparagus, broccoli, carrots and zucchini, deluged in a tomato and mint sauce. Followed up by a small serving of almond cream. (For any diet controlled diabetics who are interested, my blood sugar reading was 6.1 an hour later...and no way did I feel deprived!)

Put two handfuls or thereabouts of almonds in the TC/TM and turbo pulse. add a good washed (and spun in a salad spinner) handful of parsely, salt and pepper and pulse until mexture looks like coarse breadcrumbs. Put crumb mixture in flat bowl.  Rinse the jug and put enough water in so you can sit the steamerbasket on top with no water in  the bottom of the basket, but don't put the steamer basket in yet.

 Cut the chicken breast vertically to make three even strips. Coat in beaten egg and press the almond mixture onto the outside of the chicken. Set in Varoma top tray and put on for 12 minutes varoma setting, Set going. Chop vegetables (zucchini, broccoli, carrot into nice pieces, not too big. (see Picture) Mix a can of diced tomatoes with a generous teaspoon of dried mint and put it all in a glass (heatproof) in the steamer basket. Cover the glass with a little bit of foil. (I use a glass candle holder from Ikea...they are heatproof and thick!) Add carrots around the edge of the steamer basket not in the sauce. When TC/TM stops purring, , remove from jug and place on bench.

Put steamer basket into jug. Put varoma on Jug. Arrange zucchini in bottom layer with broccoli on top. Put top tray with chicken back in Varoma. Lay asparagus on the top. Steam on varoma setting for another 10 minutes.  Heat plates in microwave.

BE CAREFUL OF THE STEAM _ ALWAYS OPEN THE TOP LAYER AWAY FROM YOUR FACE! Check that chicken is done, avoiding the ravenous crowds that have gathered in light of the impending meal.  Carefully Lift the glass full of sauce out of the steamer basket, it will be extremely hot. Remove foil and stir it.  Serve, arranging attractively and pouring the stirred tomato mixture onto the vegetables. Enjoy with good company.

Hopefully the pic is in here...if not I'll try to add it later.

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Post by: happyexpat on February 22, 2012, 03:43:35 am
looks like I need to reread those picture instructions!
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Post by: dede on February 23, 2012, 07:28:19 am
Heading out tonight for my best friends 40th Birthday. I can't believe she is 40. (although Im not far behind) We have been best friends for 27 years. Looking forward to a night out (child and husband free), although I still had to organize tea for the rest of the family before I could go.
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Post by: fundj&e on February 23, 2012, 08:14:07 am
have a great night out

tonights dinner was, stuffed pasta shells and osso bucco
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Post by: Tasty on February 23, 2012, 10:59:59 am
Had Cyndi O'Meara's Atlantic Salmon on mashed sweet potato with capsicum (relish?)

Yum. I changed the sweet potato mash method to the one on the forum from Niko I think it was.

Good for you too!
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Post by: Thermaddicted on February 23, 2012, 11:44:54 am
Chelsea Chow Mien from this forum made it #66 for my challenge ! Thanks Chelsea! The family loved it! My 6 year went back for seconds and he is REALLY fussy!!

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=216298545135692&set=a.200938630005017.42004.194702590628621&type=1&ref=nf
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Post by: mcmich on February 26, 2012, 03:51:27 am
Tonight it's left over chicken and spinach cannelloni and because there isn't quite
enough for a good serve each will have pumpkin and corn soup to start.
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Post by: obbie on February 26, 2012, 04:54:31 am
 :) Chicken Tikka tonight.

Robyn
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Post by: cookie1 on February 26, 2012, 10:40:12 am
I will hang my head in shame and say I was all cooked out and we had take away Chinese. It was lovely.
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Post by: obbie on February 27, 2012, 05:27:18 am
 ;D Tonight is coral trout.
and veges.

Robyn
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Post by: meganjane on February 27, 2012, 12:15:49 pm
Happy expat, your meal looks and sounds wonderful!

We're having Tenina's Beef and Ale Pie from her FFS book. I didn't cook it in the TMX though as  I made a larger batch.  Made her pastry to go with it with limited success.
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Post by: CarolineW on February 27, 2012, 02:40:00 pm
:) Chicken Tikka tonight.

Robyn

Thanks obbie, you inspired me 😃. Chicken is defrosting ready for tonight. Chicken tikka, yum, just what I fancy.
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Post by: maddy on February 28, 2012, 12:10:35 am
Beef & ale pie, sweet potato wedges and zucchini cooked with the Caramelised garlic paste.

(http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt266/nachothecat/0e75af83.jpg)
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Post by: cookie1 on February 28, 2012, 04:48:10 am
Great idea for the zucchini. It looks lovely.
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Post by: judydawn on February 28, 2012, 05:02:37 am
Great idea with the zucchini maddy, it is rather bland without some help.  Did it lift it to another level with the garlic paste?

I made the tuna,corn casserole (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1618.0) today for lunch and added a teaspoon of the paste - I throw it in anything savoury these days.
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Post by: dede on February 28, 2012, 05:06:16 am
Apparently we are having chicken Kiev as requested by the children. Might have some TM fried rice with them.
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Post by: obbie on February 29, 2012, 02:38:59 am
 :)Caroline, How was the Chicken tikka.
I loved it.


Tonight pasta maybee.


Robyn
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Post by: meganjane on February 29, 2012, 03:30:39 am
Your Beef and Ale Pie looks fantastic maddy. Is that the Flaky Pastry or bought Puff?

We're having Crumbed Steak for tea. I haven't had it in years and I have some really thin steak in the freezer. My sister and BIL are visiting once more and she hates garlic, otherwise I'd do some zucchini in caramelised garlic paste too.

So, looks like it'll be my gravy with added tomato relish instead.
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Post by: cookie1 on February 29, 2012, 06:56:14 am
Lasagne with salad.
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Post by: dede on February 29, 2012, 07:10:45 am
Curried sausages (my own version), mashed potato and steamed veggies.
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Post by: courton on February 29, 2012, 07:24:14 am
Tenina's buttermilk rolls ( in the oven now) and roasted pumpkin and creamed corn soup
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Post by: Halex on February 29, 2012, 07:43:25 am
Snap with the soup, we are having chookies no fuss rolls.

H :)
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Post by: maddy on February 29, 2012, 07:45:52 am
Great idea with the zucchini maddy, it is rather bland without some help.  Did it lift it to another level with the garlic paste?

I used about 2 heaped teaspoons....I'd say the flavour was delicate, not overpowering at all.  Will add more in next time.....but will have to 5 x  the garlic paste quantity next time I make it.......I use it in lots of things!

Your Beef and Ale Pie looks fantastic maddy. Is that the Flaky Pastry or bought Puff pastry?

Borgs puff pastry.....I really don't think I have patience for making the flaky stuff  :P

Tonights dinner is moulded lasagna, like the link Andie posted.....well, I have some stories about it all, but I wont comment until it's unmoulded and eaten  ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on March 01, 2012, 07:42:02 am
Chookie's quiche tonight.
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Post by: Halex on March 01, 2012, 08:01:48 am
Cookie, i must admit seriously thinking of cooking a roast to make shepherds pie, forget having the roast, just make more shepherds pie :D

H :)
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Post by: thermo18 on March 01, 2012, 10:23:11 am
Hally, how did you make the shepherd pie from a roast?  I always have left over roast an it would be great to make something other than toasted sandwiches lol
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Post by: Halex on March 01, 2012, 12:03:37 pm
Yes a great way to use roast meat. I think it was actually economically very good. 1.5kg beef topside. Meal for 3, sandwiches for 2 then shepherds pie for 3-4 meals.

Chopped beef up to small size, chopped in tm.

Fry pan,
1 onion sauted, Added carrots par cooked from microwave
Added herbs, beef, beef stock, cornflour, worctershire sauce
Cooked for 15 - 20 mins
Then peas, cook off

1 kg ptatoes in tm, mash,
Put all in oven, yum

H :)


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Post by: thermo18 on March 01, 2012, 12:15:36 pm
Thanks Hally will be having roast on Sunday and guess what we will be having on Monday, would never have thought I could whip up another wholesome meal from left over roast  :)
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Post by: cookie1 on March 02, 2012, 05:17:18 am
In the winter Mum used to batter left over slices of roast too. Not in the summer as it was too hot for battered food.

Tonight we're having Beef and Ale pie at last.
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Post by: dragongirly on March 02, 2012, 08:29:11 am
Tonight is a variation of the Aussie meat pie that's in Meat on the Menu.

I will be having a lamb (left over roast that was sliced and frozen) and potato pie.  Very much looking forward to it.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 03, 2012, 07:53:37 am
Tonight we're having chicken fettucine and as I have some smoked slamon I'll throw that in as well.
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Post by: johnro on March 03, 2012, 10:35:23 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BabzLN_MT2E/T1KaiNsB_QI/AAAAAAAAJ8M/Zfjl9rYy6w0/s912/Chowder%2520-%2520Dinner%2520Spinner%2520001.jpg)

......the cheesy scones are so tasty with Tenina's Bacon and Corn Chowder - added chicken and can creamed corn (http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=8887.0)   :)  :)
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Post by: obbie on March 04, 2012, 09:33:39 pm
 :) BBQ tonight, steak, sausages, rissoles, salad.

Robyn
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Post by: judydawn on March 04, 2012, 11:32:51 pm
Chicken lasagne from the forum for us here.
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Post by: ElleG on March 05, 2012, 03:32:12 am
Pumpkin quiche with pepitas, oven baked  chips and steamed vegies. Quiche is a variation of a recipe in the Vegetarian cookbook - using up all the bits and pieces in the fridge.
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Post by: cookie1 on March 05, 2012, 05:20:04 am
I wanted to do soup tonight but the masses have rebelled saying it is too hot. So we're having Peanut chicken from here, with Chookie's icecream and her new rice custard and blueberries. Plus some vegies of course.
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Post by: dede on March 05, 2012, 05:22:56 am
Making honey soy chicken drumsticks, I'm going to pull up a stool near the TM and sit and cook. (legs are killing me) I have discovered that standing on one leg for to long is not very comfortable.
Think will just have steamed veggies with the chicken tonight.
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Post by: RosieB on March 05, 2012, 07:31:40 am
Making honey soy chicken drumsticks, I'm going to pull up a stool near the TM and sit and cook. (legs are killing me) I have discovered that standing on one leg for to long is not very comfortable.
Think will just have steamed veggies with the chicken tonight.
Sounds like it will be a very long 6-7 weeks.   You need a scooter that you can sit on (Like the stools hairdressers use sometimes)
How much of your leg is in plaster?   I would go crazy with my movement so restricted. 
I may need surgery soon on my back to fuse two vertibrae and I am dreading it
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Post by: dede on March 05, 2012, 07:36:18 am
Only up to the knee Rosie.
 The hair dressers stool sounds great.

 I decided to do some framing today but I couldn't stand on one foot for that long so I hopped back inside and grabbed the other kitchen stool and hopped, moved, hopped, moved, hopped, moved, hopped, moved until I got the stool in my workshop, then collapsed lol. Made life a lot easier.

  While I was sitting peeling veggies and preparing tea I decided to peel some apples to make an apple crumble as well.

Only 6 weeks 4 days to go.......sigh
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Post by: andiesenji on March 05, 2012, 07:19:08 pm
Can you bend your knee, Dede?

If so, you can put a cushion on a chair seat and "stand" with some of your weight on your bent knee.  I used that method a lot when I had my problem and sitting would be too awkward.
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Post by: dede on March 05, 2012, 07:29:37 pm
Can you bend your knee, Dede?

If so, you can put a cushion on a chair seat and "stand" with some of your weight on your bent knee.  I used that method a lot when I had my problem and sitting would be too awkward.

Yep I can. Will try this as well. All these suggestion certainly help. I fractured my leg and was in plaster when I was about 13 and cant remember it being this difficult :). But I guess 26 years later things have changed a little ;)
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Post by: cookie1 on March 06, 2012, 01:11:53 am
I'm having home made haloumi and salad and the mob are having curry and rice. I have book club tonight and it is very hot so that will be lovely before I go.
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Post by: judydawn on March 06, 2012, 01:20:19 am
Didn't get around to making the chicken lasagne yesterday but it is all prepared and ready to cook for tea tonight.
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Post by: JulieO on March 06, 2012, 01:54:05 am
Had one of those little lamb roasts last night, really enjoyed it.

Tonight am making the quinoa & mushroom lasagne from FFS. I have done the soaking in the thermoserver overnight so it's ready to go today. Must admit it didn't smell very good so hoping the end result is.

I'm determined to try things that I wouldn't ordinarily make, this is one of them so it will be interesting.  ;D
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Post by: judydawn on March 06, 2012, 05:14:11 am
Can't wait to read your review of that one JulieO.  Maybe it will taste better than it smells.  You're doing a great job at reviewing the recipes in this book.
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Post by: JulieO on March 06, 2012, 06:14:50 am
Thanks Judy, I'm enjoying going through this book.

Really enjoyed the lasagne, have done a review in the relevant section.   :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii26/ragdoll128/New%20Savoury/IMG_1532.jpg)
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Post by: judydawn on March 06, 2012, 06:26:56 am
Great photo Julie, better than Tenina's really (sorry Tenina) as yours shows some filling and the one in the book is sadly lacking this component in the photo.
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Post by: maddy on March 06, 2012, 06:51:59 am
Looks so yummy Julie  :-*
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Post by: dede on March 06, 2012, 07:03:43 am
My lasagna never looks that good when served on a plate. I find it usually moves around when serving it up and ends up a pile of pasta and meat. (still tastes great though) :)
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Post by: judydawn on March 06, 2012, 07:06:42 am
Great description Mandi.  We're having lasagne tonight so it will be interesting to see where mine ends up  :D

Well it did stay on the plate

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Post by: dede on March 06, 2012, 07:09:04 am
:) as long as it stays on the plate Judy all is good.
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Post by: KerrynN on March 06, 2012, 07:44:13 am
We had QuirkyJo's Cashew Chicken with Coconut Satay Sauce - a new one for the list of frequent flyers at our house!
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Post by: dede on March 06, 2012, 08:37:04 am
Mince meat curry with lots and lots of veggies and mashed potato. Full as a goog now.
All washed up and ready to sit back for awhile now.
 My dishwasher should be returned very soon (can't bloody wait) :)
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Post by: Halex on March 06, 2012, 09:47:57 am
Tonight we have 2 dishes on tte table

Dashing Dens Beef Dianne from the freezer
Beef Rendang from edc. Which is aso from my freezer.

Git to love the freezer.

Only us 3 tonight so expecting left overs for lunch or maybe another meal to irrw night, but that might be pushing it.

H :)
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Post by: maddy on March 06, 2012, 11:19:49 am
Bit of a smorgasbord at Mums......beef croquettes, potato salad, salami wrapped gherkins, rollmops and a few glasses of bubbly......my belly is gurgling now.......can't imagine why  :P
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Post by: faffa_70 on March 06, 2012, 12:01:55 pm
My lasagna never looks that good when served on a plate. I find it usually moves around when serving it up and ends up a pile of pasta and meat. (still tastes great though) :)

Dede do you let it sit for about 10 minutes after you have taken it out of the oven before you cut and serve it? I could never get it to happen like you until someone told me that tip. Not a problem now  ;)
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Post by: dede on March 06, 2012, 07:17:50 pm
No Faffa I usually serve it straight from the oven. But next time I will wait 10 minutes and see how we go.
Thanks for the tip cause I have never heard that one before :)
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Post by: obbie on March 07, 2012, 04:26:21 am
 ;D Lasange looks great.  Julie O.

Robyn
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Post by: kezza on March 07, 2012, 06:57:02 am
Beef and Ale Pie from FFS.
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Post by: andiesenji on March 07, 2012, 06:58:19 am
I made the "standard" mushroom risotto in the TMX to have with  oven "fried" chicken thighs and at the very end of the risotto cooking, I dropped in s