You know the saying… “Many hands make light work”… that’s my motto for today… Day 2 of the thermomix challenge… another glorious, warm day here filled with gardening, beaching, swimming and having fun! Luckily enough we have a thermomix as time got away from us having all this fun and dinner was upon us in no time… I pulled all hands on deck to get on top of the dinner action. I got the hubby, who loves to cook, but unfortunately never has any time to do any cooking, straight onto the main… and I put my 2 little squirrels in charge of dessert. I was in charge of …??? in charge of…??? setting the table! YAY! Today looks like it’s a day off for me 🙂 🙂 🙂 Wow! I am really starting to love Hermie the Thermie!!!
My dad is from Switzerland and most of the year round it’s cold there so they are very experienced in making many different and amazing warm soups. So I decided to talk you through what I think of Sausage Soup and also give you the recipe. Sausage Soup is a Swiss specialty and a family favourite of my dad’s family. I agree with that! I love it because it warms me from the inside out. It’s tasty and I especially love sausages. So here is the recipe so that you can enjoy it too on these cold days that we are having.
It’s turned really, really cold today. I asked mum if we could cook Potato Soup tonight with fresh wheat-free bread. This used to be pumpkin soup but I don’t like pumpkin so I have asked mum if we can add more potatoes and less pumpkin and make it into potato soup! I like it this way a lot more!!! Hope that you enjoy it too and it’s super easy to make. I like to help peel the potatoes and chop the leek.
Pizza is one of my favourite, favourite meals. It’s yummy! My favourite toppings are our homemade tomato (napoli) sauce with herbs, topped with proscuitto and Notzorella (a dairy-free, lactose-free, gluten-free cheese)! Another favourite topping is mum’s Tex-Mex bean mix, spread on top of the pizza base. The way we make our pizza base dough is in a bread maker but you can make it by hand also… it just takes a little more muscle power.
Tomorrow is winter solstice. It is also the shortest day of the year. It’s mid winter and we are in the midst of the flu season. There’s not a better day to have Jude’s Healing Chicken Soup. So that’s what we are eating tonight. We enjoy this any night of the year. But tonight especially it will taste glorious. With it’s wonderful and comforting flavours it is immensely nourishing and full of immune system boosters!! Yum, yum. Enjoy with some wheat-free crusty bread and/or wheat-free noodles or rice if you like.
On the weekend the kids had fun picking all the ripe tomatoes from our veggie garden. Then we had to choose what to do with them all. Should we make tomato sauce (ketchup), should we make tomato pasta sauce (napoli), should we make passata?? Or should we just eat them right there and then, fresh off the vine.