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Offline beaniegoesnuts

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Counting down the days
« on: December 11, 2012, 10:55:20 am »
I placed an order on Sunday and am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of 'Thermie'. Yes, he has a nickname and a gender already.
Can't wait, hopefully he will arrive in time for me to make some Christmas pressies!
What would everyone recommend as some easy and tasty treats that a thermomix newbie can't screw up?

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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012, 11:01:17 am »
Welcome beaniegoesnuts. What sort of things do you like to eat? Do you enjoy baking? Have a look through all the sections of the forum and check out any recipes that take your fancy. One of our members, CP has compiled a list of her favourites. That may help you.
Sorry I can't link it I am on my iPad. I'm sure someone will do it for you.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2012, 11:06:36 am by judydawn »
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Re: Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 11:01:38 am »
hello and welcome,  I hope you receive your tmx before Christmas.
when first starting out although I still feel like a novice is to follow the recipe and looking on here for tips and tricks always helps

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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 11:04:17 am »
Welcome to the forum beaniegoesnuts (hopefully I got that right ;D)
I always recommend that you start with the veggie stock concentrate in your first few recipes as there are quiet a few recipes that ask for the veggie stock as part of the ingredients list.
But what ever you do don't taste it (as I know quiet a few people have) as it tastes discusting :o lol
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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2012, 11:04:56 am »
Hi BGN, welcome to the forum.  I hope you don't have to wait too long for your thermie.  In the meantime have a look through our Christmas thread and see if there is anything there that takes your fancy so that you can have the ingredients ready to start baking/cooking as soon as it arrives.
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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2012, 11:33:27 am »
Hello bgn and welcome to the forum. Live your name. What a great time to purchase congratulations and have fun.

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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2012, 06:01:17 pm »
Welcome to the forum BGN :)
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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2012, 07:44:49 pm »
A very warm welcome to the forum BGN - you'll find those threads that Cookie and Judy recommended invaluable!!  Work your way through those and you'll be home and hosed! ;D  Look forward to hearing about Thermie's arrival and what the two of you get up to . . .! ;D

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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2012, 07:55:28 pm »
ooo, thanks for all the linkies and warm welcomes! I love that i've been shorted to BGN already.
must admit, I've been on this forum way too much the last 2 days but there's just so much to see and do!

My list so far:
- chicken stock concentrate (if i make it from frozen chicken it will still keep in the fridge for a few months right? or should i use fresh?)
- hazelnut chocolate spread
- chocolate covered kirsh ganache balls (hopefully this is as easy and as amazing as it looks)
- pizza risotto

i bought the thermomix because my husband is fructose intolerant and I hate the gluten free breads he buys. My lovely consultant brought along cydni o'meara's bread to our demo and it was beautiful. However, the recipe looks super complicated so I will be leaving that one until i'm more proficient with my thermie i think!
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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2012, 08:14:51 pm »
Welcome to the forum bgn.. Enjoy :)
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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 09:32:59 pm »
Welcome BGN!  :D
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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 09:36:00 pm »
I can't see that frozen cooked chicken is any different to fresh cooked chicken BGN but I keep all my stock pastes and powders in the freezer then I don't have to even think about how old they are and if they are still OK.  The veg stock I keep in a ziplock bag and I just spoon out what I want as it doesn't freeze solid but the chicken stock I made is a different texture so I put dobs on baking paper on a tray and freeze them, later when frozen I tipped them into a ziplock bag. The stock powder recipe is in a book called For Food's Sake by Tenina.  If you have been browsing the forum you have probably seen the list of books available on this list.
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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2012, 10:19:31 pm »
Hello and welcome to the forum BGN, I hope your TM arrives before Christmas! :D

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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2012, 10:54:05 pm »
Welcome to the forum.  :)

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Re: Counting down the days
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2012, 10:58:12 pm »
Ooo, exciting. 
For Xmas treats, there are some yummy fudge recipes on here which are going in my Xmas hampers, or things like jam & lemon curd are super easy in the thermomix and make great gifts. 
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