Good morning, everyone. As I'd hoped, yesterday morning was beautifully sunny although it stayed cold and frosty well into late morning. It's much milder this morning so we will see.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Thermo demo yesterday. Not quite the same as a real demo but thoroughly effective all the same and did the job! On a real demo, the consultant (Leonie) cooks a real dinner (you provide the ingredients) and you have your dinner made and ready for you. Yesterday, Leonie cooked one thing to show one of the new features and that was her dinner! It's really only the new features I need to see anyway.
Another difference is the speed of delivery. My first Thermomix took two to three weeks to arrive, ordered through the consultant and only through the consultant.
Now, it takes one or two days and the customer can order it direct from the site.
Maybe it won't be long before you can buy it in certain shops, although one really does need a demo to understand quite how versatile it is.
As you have probably guessed, I have bought the latest model and when it arrives Leonie and I will do another demo, each making something in tandem, something that uses one of the new features. I'll have to either sort out a laptop Zoom connection or set up a gopak table in the living room in front of the PC. It should be fun.
Dad's chat was trouble free although I had to invite him. He says he has Zoom installed but I wonder if he's done it properly and as soon as we are allowed, I'll go over there and take a look and see what, if anything, he has done (or not done). However, for now it's OK so that's good.
In between the two Zoom things, I set to and made some cheese straws - biscuits really as I used Christmas cuttyers. They're not in the freezer away from temptation (I hope).
Today the diary is absolutely clear so I think I might get on with some Christmas cooking. I have everything I need to make what we call Delia's Not-Sausage Rolls so I will get them made and into the freezer. It's very handy because they cook from frozen so I just open freeze the uncooked rolls and pop them into a box so they can be cooked a few at a time when needed. I expect Beth will have some on Christmas Tree Day - she absolutely loves them.
Then there's the mince pies. I may as well and do the same thing; pop them in the freezer although I may freeze them cooked rather than raw.
I really must start making a list of what needs making and then tick the completed items off.
This afternoon, weather permitting, I might very well go for a walk. People are saying there's big changes on a local new development so I, being nosey, would like to take a look-see.
So that's today. A day on my own but it should be a really good one and I'm looking forward to it. Have a good day too, happy and safe. xx