Tefal Cuisine Companion meets Anti Domestic Goddess
DISCLAIMER: The lovely people at Tefal have gifted me my Cuisine Companion and I will be sharing my experiences throughout the year. All opinions and experiences are my own and shared honestly.
Recently, I was invited to a launch event of the Tefal Cuisine Companion in Sydney to get a first look at the new kitchen helper and to receive my very own complimentary Cuisine Companion. Unfortunately, due to family commitments and the current state of my hips I was unable to make it, but by all accounts the night was fun, fancy and delish (don’t take my word for it – see what some of the awesome attendees such as Jess, Glow, Caz and Jac had to say).
Seeing all the updates on the night made me a tad jealous I hadn’t been able to make it, but mostly it made me nervous that I didn’t get to be involved in a proper introduction to my beautiful new machine for when she arrived.
When she did I was completely intimidated and it took me a day to work up the courage to cook something. I’m not the most adept cook. My domestic capabilities are severely lacking and I feared my Anti Domestic Goddess skills would see me break my new helper before I ever got to use it. For this reason, it took me longer than it should take a capable person to dismantle the lid in order to wash it the first time.
Finally, I got testing. We started with sweets, an orange cake, because that seemed less scary. Since then I have gingerly steeped out of my comfort zone and created sticky date pudding for our wedding anniversary and even James approved! Surprising us, we discovered it was it was moist and delicious. He may have even made a ‘joke’ that I’d never before made a non-dry anniversary dessert and that I could definitely make this as much as possible!
While sweets are fun, often reasonably easy and yummy, the real reason I decided to give my cooking skills a challenge in such a public way was to see if it would streamline dinner cooking. With a bub on the way, what I need is an easy and efficient way to get dinners on the table night after night.
So, we’ve put some of our old faithful dinners to the test – tacos and spaghetti bolognaise. Doing the meat in the Cuisine Companion meant I did the prep, put it on and got to continue whatever I had been doing before. The meat came out tender, delicious and not all chunky or burnt. I didn’t have to remember to stir it (yay!), the machine did all the right things.
I’ve got lots more testing and delving to do, but so far I’m impressed and thinking that maybe this Tefal Cuisine Companion might make me look less like an Anti Domestic Goddess. That’d be something.
I’ll let you know next month how this new kitchen helper assist with life with a new bub.
Linking up with Essentially Jess for #ibot