Let me be clear here. I don't actually lie to my kids about this. I will tell them I've made it differently and they have learned over the years that it could be a good thing or a bad thing and it's worth giving it a try. And I appreciate them trying and they do not have to like it. I sure don't like every food that could possibly be dished up to me. But! I digress...
I have done this twice in recent days, with different recipes:
- Enough potato for your family - I do 1 medium potato per person; as I peel and chop it I chuck it into the TMX to weigh it and then I add milk equal to approx 1/4 of that weight. (So, to 400g potato, add 100g milk)
- Pinch of salt
- knob of butter
- 1 leek, chopped
- 1/2 zucchini, peeled and roughly chopped
- Enough potato for your family
- 5 brussel sprouts, very finely sliced
- 1/8 cabbage, very finely sliced
- 1 clove garlic
- Pinch salt
- knob of butter
- In either recipe, saute leek or garlic first and leave in TMX
- Add (and weigh) potato and milk and cook for 20 minutes on 100degC on speed 2, measuring cup in place
- After 10 minutes have elapsed, add other vegies through the top and put MC back
- Check that it is properly cooked, add butter and salt
- Close lid and mash/puree by slowly turning up speed to about speed 6-7 for about 10-20 seconds. (This depends on the potatoes, amount of liquid etc You should just keep an eye on it)
Luckily, my kids generally trust me... which isn't to say they're not plain contrary at times, but if they're being perfectly reasonable, they'll have a go at it. This disappeared from all the plates tonight.
I'm sure we can do this with various combinations of vegies. I'll try to add any I do in the future.
ETA: I've now also added Choko, Swede, Sweet potato.... Just go for it!!
Last week I had lots of left over Miracle Mash as I just made too much. Mr frillypants had the great idea of baking it in a Mr Whippy type shape, but I completely misunderstood his reference to the piping machine (our cookie press) and piped long, fancy 'chips'. I sprayed them with a little oil and baked them in a moderate oven until browned and the kids loved eating these 'chips'. Quite funny really.