One of my ThermoFun Club Members shared this gorgeous photo of her daughter.
Kirsty said “you know you have a Thermomix when…. the garlic press is a playdough toy!”
I thought this was very apt and so I asked on my ThermoFun facebook page and I got these wonderful replies which I thought deserved to be collated and shared with you.
For me my answer would be "that I can now cook!" (those of you that don't know me, pre TM I was very much a packet/jar cook and hated cooking with a passion!)
You know you have a Thermomix when ..........
You get excited about buying cream nearly out of date.
You put on 5 kgs haha from sweets.
Fudge! Literally it’s the fudge!
Yes, most definitely the fudge!! Oh.... and the pate!!!!
When you have less processed foods in your fridge and cupboards.
You look at processed food in the supermarket and think "I can make that nasty free" and walk away smugly.
When your glass jar collection needs its own cupboard.
You can cook risotto, without wasting a half hour or more stirring it - love my Thermomix.
When you find yourself saying, no I don't need to buy that, if I make it in the thermie it'll be cheaper!
You see risotto at a restaurant for $29 and you almost have a heart attack!
People ask you "did you make it in the Thermomix?" And you just grin!
You get excited when you see tomatoes for $1/kg.
You can sell half your appliances!
When you can cook dinner and play with your kids at the same time.
You have a fridge full of food that comes in bunches rather than packets.
You unplug your thermie before your computer in a thunderstorm.
Your toddler goes to other people’s houses and says "There's a Thermie!!" if they have one.
You run out of bread 1 day before payday & just make a loaf to see you through.
You list it as a portable item on your contents insurance... but don't bother about listing your mobile phone!
Reading a 5 star restaurant's menu is similar to your family meals last week.
You weigh waaayyy more than you should! lol.
When your Thermomix goes on holidays with you or you plan your holidays around friends with a Thermomix.
You have given your new family member a name...
You suddenly have a pantry full of weird stuff and friends accuse you of becoming a hippie (not that that's bad, take it as a compliment!).
You get called into the kitchen at a party to help make an emergency meringue icing for the cake because everyone thinks you actually know how to cook! My reply...... Anyone got a thermie? If not I can't help!
You no longer use packet mixes with "nasties or preservatives" in them as you can make your own versions cheaper and with no chemicals.
When you can make risotto without getting drunk. One glass for the risotto, one glass for me...
Your friends return their jars for refills of lemon butter!
You can cook lasagna between getting home from work at 5.30pm and putting the baby to bed - and still have time to check Facebook in between (guess what I just did tonight!)
You don't have to cut onions anymore!
Chick peas and quinoa don't scare you anymore!
That's all you talk about, Google and what to cook when you get home! lol
You spend all day in the kitchen and love it.....vege coconut curry soup for someone special, tomato salsa for dinner, chocolate truffles because I can, blueberry muffins for kids after school/Tafe and gluten free wraps to go with the shredded beef made yesterday with today's salsa = best tacos ever
When non thermi owners roll their eyes when you mention yours haha!
Family Christmas get together sees AT LEAST 2 Thermomix on the bench.
The kids ask for sorbet for every snack.
You get excited when anyone gives you a bag of any kind of home grown fruit or veg! Too many options and things to make.
Your regular house guests automatically cover their ears when they see the ice entering the kitchen!
Your kids tell their friends "no I can't give you the recipe, unless you have a thermomix"
It takes you half the time to bake cakes for church.
You cook amazing food from scratch without slaving over the stove.
You have a cupboard full of containers that are all in use (not like my plastic cupboard that use to be at risk of exploding).
Your stove top is hardly ever used.
You forget how to cook rice on the stove.
Every recipe you Google has Thermomix after it!
You go through kilos of medjool dates.
You can make 16 pizza bases in 12mins
You can't wait to get to the kitchen & cook something where as before thermy you procrastinated about going there to cook at all! Lol!
You smile satisfactorily when your shopping trolley only has a few items in it :):)
You start cooking at the old time and have to keep it warm for an hour! lol
When it hurts you to buy Pizza, Yoghurt or bread because you know you can make it better and cheaper at home.
You Instagram ALL the FOOD!!!
You walk straight past the bread in the supermarket....
You arrive home from a holiday with no food in the fridge or pantry but still manage to cook delicious food for two days before buying groceries!
People invite themselves over for dinner!!!
My fridge is full of jars with ripped stickers and not filled with the original contents of the jar but wonderful Thermie concotions:)
Dinner cooks itself!
Your son is running assembly at school and explains how to make a banana smoothie by first putting the banana into the Thermomix. Got some knowing looks from the Principal...
You’re no longer scared of saying you’re a great cook.
Don't shy away from poached eggs for breaky on a school morning.
When your parents laugh & call you the "waste not want not" child as you're constantly rescuing food before it goes off & creating another use! Don't throw out anything anymore...!
You enjoy your glass of wine as dinner is cooking all by itself!
You are meant to be doing housework but instead you "ProcrastiBAKE" hehehe!
You can't remember the last time you bought bread ... yoghurt ... cracker biscuits ... anything in a cardboard packet with a list of ingredients on the back.
You walk out of Coles for under $50 on your weekly shop.
You start making everything from scratch. I've even bought an arrowroot plant so I can make my own arrowroot powder (thickener instead of corn/gravy flour).
All your food pics have your thermie in the background!
Your washing is piling up because you keep 'putting off' making your own washing powder!!!! Must do it tonight!!!!
You have to make three caramel slices in one weekend for family. Everyone raves about your custard & cream profiteroles and you let them think it was HEAPS of work! lol
You know how many rpm it has - but absolutely nothing about any other motor!
When flour, nuts, coconut etc takes over my freezer replacing my bulk meat storage!
When you prefer to have a cook off than go out.
You offer to cater for family functions.
Friends ask about how every dish was made.
Everyone at work is impressed you made a pull apart.
You turn into a nervous banshee when someone offers you pizza out of a box or packet!!! or they offer you margarine eeeekk!!
Most of the food you see on the Menu on a rare night out makes you think, "I could make that at home".
When the kids ask each night what flavour the sorbet is tonight?
You look in the cupboard and it is only stocked with neatly labeled jars full of ingredients. No packaged food or cans.
You annoy everyone as you talk about it so much because you love it so much!
You can put the porridge on to cook & jump in the shower.
Your partner and 4 year old son can make custard!!
The potato masher is also a toy!
You start drinking Lattes made at home.
You go to clean your hot plates to find they are already clean because you haven't used them all week!
My husband can make bread!
Get excited about buying cream nearly out of date!
Feel free to add to this in the comments below. :)