A lot of people with big families think the Thermomix would be no good for them because ‘it just wouldn’t make enough for us.’ After having a Thermomix for over 6 1/2 years, and cooking for our family of six (plus many extra kids and visitors), and also cooking at youth camps and other functions, I must say I think EVERY big family needs a Thermomix!! It just makes food preparation so much quicker and easier, no matter how many you’re cooking for, and you really can pump out a lot of food, quickly, with a Thermomix in your kitchen! (Why do you think chefs love the Thermomix so much?!)
To show you how the Thermomix can make life easier for large families, here’s a letter and some photos from some good friends of mine with a very large family, who just received their new Thermomix two days ago. I’ve been getting lots of excited text messages from them telling me what they’re making, and I just had to share their excitement with you all! Giselle and Troy have nine children (including a couple with food allergies) and a baby on the way, (due at any minute!), plus a constant flow of visitors coming and going… You’ll be amazed when you see the amount of food Troy’s been making in his first two days – obviously they’re totally addicted!!
“Day Number One: ‘Chef Remmi’ (Dear Hubby Troy) made for his first dish a pineapple-lime-banana-coconut sorbet! It made a few funny noises but I think he’s getting the hang of it now. He is certainly in his element with his new little baby… He also made 2 litres of rice-almond milk, Nutella, raw cacao date & almond balls, tzatziki dip, gluten free pizza bases (plain), berry sorbet, nacho sauce, and beetroot salad. He went to bed pretty tired as you can imagine.
Day Number Two: Today was a busy day (as usual) at the Dunstan household. Only one day to go ’til baby no.10 is due! Counting the visitors, there were 7 adults and 21 kids here for lunch (almost 22 kids mind you with the baby due any minute)… So just as well for the Thermomix – we were able to cook up a quick storm!
‘Chef Remmi’ made us gluten free pizza bases with toppings, beetroot salad, coleslaw, bread rolls, vanilla yoghurt berry sorbet, and flourless nut cake for lunch, as well as a couple more batches of rice-almond milk. Then this afternoon he made a red Thai curry paste, then a red Thai prawn curry for dinner. We ‘only’ had 4 adults and 14 kids here for dinner (see photo above). Troy made two batches of the curry (took 20 minutes per batch), keeping them warm in the Thermoservers, plus he made rice on the stove. (We are thankful to have more than one Thermoserver – thanks to February’s great deal of two food warmers with the Thermomix!!) The curry was as good as the one we get at our favourite restaurant, Hans Cafe – the flavour was awesome! Now we’re all sitting down with a nice, cup of cashew, honey and coconut milk, made in the Thermomix – of course! Oh, and some creme patisserie, and another batch of rice-almond milk is going in…
I think with his zeal and passion, Troy had better become a Thermomix demonstrator and start making some money out of it at the same time!“