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Offline Meagan

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What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« on: August 17, 2009, 03:41:32 am »
I thought it would be great to have a list of what people bought (ingredients wise) once they got their TMX (or use a lot now they have one) so expectent 'parents' could get ready.

LOL ;D I am in the nesting phase of preparing for TMX arrival  ;D :D ;)

I guess like......
whole wheat
buckwheat
whole nuts
etc etc

I wasn't sure if this sort of thing existed and wasn't sure how to search for it Thanks M
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 04:16:59 am »
Quite a lot of stuff you will have already. I would make sure you have

Raw sugar
Ice cubes
Peeled bananas frozen (nobody mentioned to me to peel them before freezing... removing peel is difficult  :-[)
Yeast
Baker's flour
Arborio rice

Having said that, expect a few trips to the shops as you start trying things you didn't expect you ever would. :D
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2009, 05:06:55 am »
I think it's good to stock up on a few essentials so that you can "go for it" when your baby arrives.

I can remember people discussing this on the forum under the threads of "top 10 pantry items" and "a thermomix pantry" with some very good suggestions. 

Thermomix pantry - http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=788.0
Top 10 pantry items - http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=1212.0

Hope this helps.

Chelsea  :)
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 05:10:47 am »
rowyfo, just let them thaw, open one end and squeeze out ;)
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2009, 05:16:47 am »
LOL You are not alone re the nesting Meagan (I had a special spot cleared for my machine ages before it arrived ;D).  

(I posted a reply just a few minuets ago, but it hasn't shown up...so am posting this again and apologies if it comes up twice!)

Like Rowyfo said, you will already have a lot of the main things.  Mostly (as a new owner) I am baking a lot more than I did.  I am going through these ingredients the most quickly:

Bakers Flour
SR & plain flour
Cornflour
Eggs (lots of them)
Yeast (I use sachets)
Sugar (raw, castor, brown)
Cocoa
Salt (sea & normal)
Beans, chickpeas, lentils (tinned or dried)
Carnation Evap Milk Light with coconut (I use instead of coconut cream)
Herbs (good range of dried and fresh)
Pasta
Rice (arborio, white, basmati etc)
Usual fresh veg (for veg stock), fruit, range of meat cuts, milk (maybe get some long-life milk and cream to use in emergencies)

Hope that helps!  What's the count-down to getting your machine?  Am getting excited for you! ;D
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2009, 06:30:58 am »
I've used up all my frozen peeled bananas, but thanks for the tip :)
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2009, 06:56:56 am »
Awesome thanks, I have pretty much all of that but will stock up on eggs when I know the exact arrival date  ;D At this stage probably Friday week. Even though we are in Perth there is a bit of a back log because of all of the sales in July. I just need to get some almonds, wheat, buckwheat (I want to have a go at making a buckwheat pancake mix like the orgran one you can buy) and condensed milk. Shame there is no *dancing around wiggling your arms at the sides* icon cause I would insert it here  ;D Very excited about my baby (TMX) arriving.....now where did I put all of my baby name books LOL :)
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009, 07:16:11 am »
Meagan, I think in one of your previous posts you said you lived in Vic ParK?  Dont know if you kno Loose Produce in Como, well if you go there they even label a lot of their stuff "Thermomix Ingredient'
They also have the occasional cooking class on a Saturday which is for Thermo owners so no sales pitch like the back to basics classes! and often Liz does different recipes that arent in the usual Thermo classes

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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2009, 07:38:36 am »
I'd second Baf's comments. It is quite a nifty little place.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009, 08:13:07 am »
Awesome Baf :) I do know it have only been there a couple of times and not enought time to browse... I will def check it out YAY I am getting mega excited can you tell :P :-)) :o ??? ;D
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2009, 12:47:03 pm »
Good to see you so eager and on the bandwagon Meagan.. all my hardwork over the "other" side has paid off? LOL  ;D

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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2009, 02:19:31 pm »
Good to see you so eager and on the bandwagon Meagan.. all my hardwork over the "other" side has paid off? LOL  ;D

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LOL *waves* hi Carmen how are you?? ;D I have just put two and two together :-* Yes I am here more than NC at the moment  :o LOL I am bursting out of my skin  ;) with excitement!
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2009, 03:24:56 pm »
Chillies and lemons
wheat (whole)
lentils

and then you will have fun buying all the containers to match, so your pantry looks organised when you open it and need something in a hurry :D
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2009, 03:34:16 pm »
Chillies and lemons
wheat (whole)
lentils

and then you will have fun buying all the containers to match, so your pantry looks organised when you open it and need something in a hurry :D
Lemons - check (we have a lemon tree)
Chillies - must plant some
whole wheat is on the list
lentils - I assume you mean raw yes?
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Re: What should I buy in prep for my TMX's arrival ;)
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2009, 03:45:48 pm »
Yes and also a can of chickpeas to make the Hommus Dip. Can't remember offhand if there is a recipe for Tahini in the EDC - but I think I just bought a jar from the health shop anyway.

If you have a lemon tree, my fave dessert which I make weekly is Lemon Surprise Cake (which is on this forum, and is otherwise known as "Lemon Delicious Pudding"). Very nice served with a bit of icecream (and you can probably make your own if your freeze enough yoghurt ice cubes in preparation!)
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