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Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: July 14, 2020, 11:11:02 am »
Judy I thought I'd cook the onions, garlic and the chilli.  Will only use 1 of the chillies and maybe only a half.  Will add half first off and if I think we could tolerate a bit hotter, will add the other half.  We're not big chilli fans but do like a bit of spice/flavour just not the heat.  Will  see what it's like and go from there.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:04:31 am »
Ohh, I haven't had a cream puff in years Chookie, yours look so good  :P

I'm going to make these vegetarian burgers on Friday (DD coming down overnight to take GS back home) so I'm soaking the black beans overnight tonight and will cook them in my PC tomorrow in readiness.  Looking forward to trying one of these, hope they are nice.  :D

Cakes / Re: Chocolate Nut Slice
« on: July 14, 2020, 07:59:11 am »
I like the idea of using peanuts Cookie, especially if salted, would go so well with the chocolate.  Will try this one in next week or so.  :)

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: July 10, 2020, 11:29:53 pm »
How exciting Cornish.  I bet it will beautiful when you have a lovely garden around it.  You must be so chuffed.  ;D

Chit Chat / Re: Anything goes for Uni
« on: July 10, 2020, 12:48:11 pm »
DH and I are down the coast for a couple of days, staying in a lovely hotel room on the 4th floor overlooking the ocean - bliss! 

Today has been a funny day weather wise, grey, rain, cold then blue skies and sunny, then back to the rain and grey.  We've so enjoyed it though as our daughter drove us out to where you can see whales, but of course on the day we were there - no whales :-\.  Such beautiful untouched beaches, where 4wd vehicles are recommended as most of the roads are unpaved.  Will visit again later in the year so we can return to these magnificent beaches in warmer weather.

Looked around at some lovely stores, picked up a few things for our lounge and had a good look around Kmart, some great bargains there.  Cookie, if you are reading this I picked up the Pie book you posted about and the Air fryer book.  Had a flick through tonight and there's some nice, simple meals to make from them both, look forward to trying some of them.  :D

We are meeting at the Marina for breakfast in the morning then we are bringing our grandson back home with us for a week.  His mum will come down next Friday and stay the weekend before taking him home.

I didn't realise how much I needed this little break it has done me the world of good.  Enjoy your weekend everyone. :D

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: July 10, 2020, 12:25:44 pm »
Still looks good Chookie, even if you say it's a fail.  :D

Love the sound of the veg meal Judy, especially with a glass of wine.  Was it bubbles?  ;D

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: July 06, 2020, 07:14:09 am »
Nice little cupcakes Cookie  :D

I must have slept funny last night as I woke with an aching neck and shoulders.  Thought my walk would loosen them up - it didn't  :(.  Panadol didn't do much, so DH gave me a good massage in that area which really helped.  Luckily our meals are already made so am just going to relax for the rest of the day.  :)

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:37:34 am »
I made a stir fry in the TM6 using the High Heat function.  It's called 'sticky chilli beef'.  Only makes 2 serves which is fine as it's for DH.  Was intrigued as to how it would turn out.  Really, really well  :D
The only thing I would change next time is to cut down on the honey a touch as the taste I had was a bit too sweet but otherwise the flavours were really good.  I used up bits and pieces of veg to the quantity stipulated.

In the photo I haven't spooned over the sauce at this stage, will do so once I warm it up later just before serving to DH when he gets home from work.

I allowed the meat to marinate for a few hours beforehand and I cooked some rice noodles to serve with.

Will definitely make it again, a great way to use up veg in the crisper.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What have you been doing today?
« on: July 05, 2020, 09:25:04 am »
Congratulations McMich!  That's such lovely news, so excited for you.  Grandchildren are just the best.  ;D

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:48:39 pm »
Well Chookie, if anyone can work out how to do something with bread it's you!   ;D

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:47:27 pm »
Sounds nice too Chookie.
Thanks Katie for that, will try these new ones to see what they are like.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:18:41 am »
The box says;

Barilla Chickpea Casarecce, made with just 1 ingredient: 100% chickpea flour! It's Gluten Free, rich in plant-based protein and full of fibre. Taste the difference! Casarecce is a shorter pasta noodle that appears to be rolled upon itself with a groove down the middle and traditionally pairs well with Pesto recipes. Barilla Chickpea Casarecce cooks to al dente perfection in just 10 minutes.

Carbs, Av quantity per 85g serving; 38.3g.  Does that sound right?  I really don't know what 'normal' pasta would be, I've only used wholemeal pasta when having it in MB recipes.  Thought this chickpea one would be interesting.  I see there's also a red lentil penne too.

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: July 03, 2020, 11:01:25 am »
Thanks Judy, DH just said they were delicious, so it's a win  ;D

I picked up a box of this pasta today from woolies for the next time I need to have some.  Made from chickpeas, they look good will be interesting to see what they taste like.

Chit Chat / Re: What are you cooking today?
« on: July 03, 2020, 09:15:45 am »
Thanks for the link Judy.  Not sure when cumquat season is but hopefully one of our supermarkets will sell them when it is.  Will certainly give the recipe a go if I can source some.  :D

Chit Chat / Re: What's for Dinner Tonight?
« on: July 03, 2020, 09:12:25 am »
I was curious to see how this recipe would work out, cooking winglets in the TM bowl.  Supposed to use 1kg, my 2 packs came to 1.3kg but the bowl handled them well. At the end of cooking, I removed one and pulled it apart to make sure they were cooked and they were, tasted good but I had an idea.  I put a large non-stick frypan over a flame and added the chicken in one layer until sizzling.  I then poured in about half of the cooking liquid and allowed that to reduced down to a lovely sticky mess, turning the chicken over now and then until coated in the goo  ;D  Much more flavourful and only took a few mins to do. I would do this again.

I cooked rice in the TM5 while the chicken was cooking in the 6. Will serve the chicken over the rice with a drizzle of the reserved cooking sauce and just a side salad.

As you can imagine, not a lot of meat on the winglets but it has made lots of them so they will still make a filling meal with the rice and salad.  :)

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