Homemade Tomato Sauce

I read the other day that Rhonda from Down to Earth Blog was making homemade sauce and pasta sauce.

While I was out this morning I stopped at our local (on the side of the road stall) and picked up a box of (rejected) tomotoes for only $5.00.

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This is the box of goodies I bought home.

I then went ahead and made some tomato sauce in my thermomix.

This is the recipe I used.

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This is mine half way through, I’m adding the spices

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The end result- two jars of homemade tomato sauce.

I have some tomatoes left I’ve so next I might make pasta sauce.

Thanks
Sam

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Zucchini Slice

While I was away we had a very good family friend “teenager sit” as she called it and made this slice.

Master L loved it so I made it for him and was told “it’s not the same as Robyn’s you have done something wrong!!”, so this morning I made it again this time to the tee. I didn’t change a thing.

The recipe is from taste.com.au.

Ingredients
5 eggs
150g (1 cup) self-raising flour, sifted
375g zucchini, grated
1 large onion, finely chopped
200g rindless bacon, chopped
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil

Method
Step 1
Preheat oven to 170°C. Grease and line a 30 x 20cm lamington pan.
Step 2
Beat the eggs in a large bowl until combined. Add the flour and beat until smooth, then add zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese and oil and stir to combine. Pour into the prepared pan and bake in oven for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

I love it when it’s simple.

This is mine ready to go I to the oven.

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Just out

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So as I write this post I’m waiting for the family to arrive home Saturday morning soccer with my slice cooling and also Leek & Potato soup cooking in the thermomix.

Enjoy, love
Sam xxxx

Eating healthy (let’s hope)

I’m home today so the kids are at school my man is at work and I’m watching my crazy dog run around the house.

I’ve I have been surfing the net and fb and came across a great website for my thermomix. I bought it last year went they were offering it on interest free line of credit plus it was during a time when I was trying to get a handle on my health issues and most things I was reading said to cut out particular ingredients, so going back to the basics it was to be.

This is the site I came across this morning.

The road to loving my thermomix

It covers everything possible that you can make in your machine, not just meals to be eaten but also beauty products, cleaning products and more which I do love.

This is my thermomix (it’s a bit dirtying as I was making milo drinks before school for the boys for breakfast)

It’s going to have a work out today I’m going to whip up some after school snacks for the boys.

Do you have a thermomix and if so what websites do your recommend?

Take care

Sam xxxx>

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Easy Thermo biscuits

Well what a week I’ve had. Went back to work earlier in the week that was a shock. Boys are still on holidays and keep complaining that there is nothing to eat, so tonight I made some really easy biscuits.

I found this recipe at Retro Mummy This is her recipe not mine. This recipe really goes a long way.

what you’ll need
1 cup sugar (I use raw)
500g butter at room temperature
1 can sweetened condensed milk
5 cups self raising flour (or more, I used about 5 1/2)

Place sugar in your TM bowl and process for 9-10 seconds on speed 9. Add in butter (cubed) and cream them together for about 30 seconds on speed 3 or 4. Now if it needs a bit longer just give it another 10-20 seconds because the softness of your butter will affect how long it takes to cream together. Scrape down the sides of your bowl and add in the condensed milk (yum, yum) and flour. Now process for about 40 seconds on speed 3. You can take off your lid to see that it’s coming together nicely. Now you want a nice soft dough but if you think your dough is just too soft just add another 1/4 cup flour (or even 1/2 cup if you need it). My first batch was too soft so I added a bit more.

Take a teaspoonful of mix and roll into a little ball, place on a lined baking tray and flatten slightly with a fork or I just used my finger. Fill up the baking tray (or a few) and bake for 10 – 15 minutes in a 180 degree (celsius) oven. Now my new oven is hot hot hot so I had to watch these babies in the oven. In the end I lowered my temp to 170 but see how you go. Just watch them closely. Remove cookies with a fork (they’ll be a bit soft), cool on cooking rack and enjoy.

Now you can add lots of flavourings after you’ve mixed in your flour. Think choc chips, dried fruit, hundreds and thousands. Go crazy. And if you haven’t frozen cookie dough before it’s super easy. Just make a long sausage out of some dough, wrap in glad wrap or baking paper, twist ends and freeze. When you want to use it just slice it frozen and bake your cookies. Too easy.

I remembered to take some photos of what I was doing.

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In the oven cooking and the end result. Just after I took the photo of them cooking one child smelt them and now half are gone. Luck I have some mix in the freezer.

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Thanks
Sam xxx

Quick post

Hi everyone
This is a really quick post as I’m waiting for a good friend to arrive this afternoon with my very own Thermomix. Yes you read right. THERMOMIX.
They have a no interest free for 12 months on offer till 6December (I think just check the website and check)
This is the link to the thermomix website

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So I better and clean my kitchen before Skye arrives. I hope you don’t mind I think the next few posts will be above my new toy.

Love
Sam