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Offline MrsG

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Howdy! Another newbie!
« on: October 25, 2012, 10:57:59 pm »
Hi all!
So I am ordering my TM on Monday.

Hubby was originally very much against it - long story short, I've just had another baby so i am on maternity leave (so no income) and hubby (bless him) is an accountant (read: tightarse!) so all I could do previously was buy the *hides* Thermochef.

My sister had a thermomix which is where I got the want for one from. (Sorry for the tragic English, I'm deprived of human contact right now!)

So anyway, as I'm sure you've all heard before, I hated using it. Everything stuck, it was soooooo fiddly pressing the buttons all the time, and the deal breaker... You can't put the bowl in the dishwasher to clean it.

Last week hubby picked the lid off the draining board and part of the locking mechanism snapped off!

I think from there he was happy to admit defeat and accept that it was inferior.
... And then the email from the rep came telling me of the current 12 mths interest free offer ...

Just a bit about myself... I am a mum of 4 boys, ages are 15, 13, 9 and 1 month. (Going back to work 1 April) we live in Melbourne.

The older 2 have ADHD however we have managed to eat fresh for quite some time which has made quite a difference.

I'm not really getting it to exclude preservatives or additives, I'm more getting it for the simplicity. I've been scouring through recipes and to be honest I'm really excited about learning how to use it whilst I'm on leave with the baby. First challenge will be bread... Then meals. I have 15-20 kilos I want to lose also, I'm hoping this will be a perk of the machine but all I really want to do is master quick usage before I return to work and my life resembles utter chaos!!

If you've got this far, thanks for reading... And I really appreciate the enthusiasm and the recipes around here.

Cathy

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Re: Howdy! Another newbie!
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 11:50:59 pm »
Hi Cathy,  Congratulations on the arrival of your new little treasure and a big welcome to the forum.  Believe me you won't regret buying your TM.

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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 12:05:03 am »
Hello and Welcome, Cathy  :D
... And congratulations on your new arrival - and new arrival to be!  ;)
You certainly do sound a busy mum, think you already know how much your TM will help.  :D
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Re: Howdy! Another newbie!
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 12:41:12 am »
Hello Mrs G - it's nice to see you are finally getting what you want, some help in the kitchen.  Having a family of males means they probably eat more than normal mixed families so you really do need some help.  Have fun when the machine arrives and look for inspiration on this forum to get you started.  A big welcome to you.
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Re: Howdy! Another newbie!
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 01:13:40 am »
Hi Mrs G and welcome to the forum - 4 boys that is a handful  :) Have fun cooking and learing about your TM I often cook up a couple of dinners at once as they are usually nicer the next day eg Butter Chicken, chicken stroganoff, fast chicken curry etc they also freeze well too.

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 05:32:03 am »
Hello and welcome Cathy. Wow, 4 sons, you must be busy. The thermomix will help you no end. It may take a short while to master but don't give up. Remember you only have to ask on the forum with any concerns you have at any time.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Howdy! Another newbie!
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 07:12:17 am »
Hello mrs G and welcome.
The forum will help you master the TMX in no time at all.

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Re: Howdy! Another newbie!
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 07:18:59 am »
You deserve the Thermothingy for sure Mrs. G. The whole family will appreciate it and you from being so cleaver to buy it.

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Re: Howdy! Another newbie!
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 07:20:50 am »
Hi Cathy, you will love it, and your Husband will too, when he gets over the cost.


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« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2012, 07:36:28 am »
Welcome to the forum Cathy :D

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« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2012, 07:40:36 am »
Welcome to the forum MrsG!  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2012, 09:06:25 am »
Thanks everyone.
I've found myself scouring these threads for inspiration. And you ladies are an inspiring bunch indeed!

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2012, 11:29:26 am »
A warm welcome to the forum MrsG :)
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2012, 11:42:46 am »
welcome to the forum Cathy, I hope your Tmx arrives soon, you will  love it.

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2012, 11:45:38 am »
Hello & welcome to the forum Mrs G  ;D
You're going to love your TMX!
Katie from Adelaide, SA

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