When I was a Thermomix Consultant, I was often asked how large families with Thermomix could cope. So we've got some ideas for you!
- Cook one batch and while eating have a second going,
- Make a 2 litre curry, or pasta sauce, or meat dish and cook rice or pasta separately,
- Steam a big chicken with vegetables,
- Cook silverside and vegetables,
- Prepare in advance including chopping and even sautéing, then prepare any sauces,
- Add lots of veggies and protein in the Varoma to create extra volume,
- Make some pizza, or bread to go with your meal,
- Whip up a few salads to go with dinner;
- Or of course all of the above! :)
Remember too, that there are so many things that you can make from scratch in the Thermomix.
For larger families the ThermoServer is essential to keep one meal hot whilst cooking another. A second bowl and blade set also lets them work much faster for additional batches or processes. As cooking in the Thermomix is so quick, easy and efficient it really is no trouble to cook in double lots.
The other night I made butter chicken (I used 1.8kg of chicken), it fed 7 of us with a few going back for seconds. There were even a couple more servings leftover for the following day. The Thermomix bowl was full to the 2 litre capacity and then when we poured it into the Thermoserver that was totally full too. Heaps of food!
Comments from members of large families with Thermomix:
Lisa: I have a family of 6. I was worried about this but was very surprised to find that not only did it feed the lot of us, but we had enough for my husband to take some to work as well.
Amanda: I just had 5 adults, 2 kids and 2 babies in our house the last 4 weeks to cook for - 3 of the adults are men with big appetites and the two kids are boys with big appetites too! I just doubled every serve or made two different dishes and kept one warm in Thermoserver while making the next! I also served lots of sides.
Julie: We have a family of 5 kids & 3 adults and we nearly always have leftovers too. I utilize the Varoma to make really big quantities.
Emma: I have 6 children and was worried too, but last night fed everyone using just the Thermomix! Steamed marinated chicken in the Varoma, cooked the rice in main part (didn't wash the yummy marinade out!) Then when that was cooked, stir fried the veggies with garlic and ginger, while the meat sat in the rice. Then sliced meat and mixed it all together! Three of the teens and hubby had seconds and the cat even got some too!
Elizabeth: We are a family of six, it's great. Important to remember that the TM bowl is 2L capacity, plus the Varoma is 2.5L - 4.5 litres of food is an awful lot.
Nicole: I use mine for a café - so BIG volumes. I tend to use a combo of the Thermomix and stove, but thermi cuts the labour time SO much. For example, to make 20 litres of soup I prep the veg in a few batches in thermi (takes about 5 minutes) then cook on stovetop. Things like big batches of cake and biscuits are no problem and doughs like pizza and bread are made so quickly that if you need to do two lots it's still quicker than the old way.
How does it work for you?
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