Billy Law’s Bacon Kaboom!

Billy Law’s Bacon Kaboom!

What to make when your teenage son has his mate over for dinner? Well the Bacon Kaboom of course! My son & I bought Billy Law’s cookbook called Man Food & we had bought it mainly to try this epic looking recipe so I decided it was time to give it a go. Of course I thermofied (technical term for converting a non Thermomix recipe to a Thermomix recipe) it where I could 🙂 The mince mixture was done in the Thermomix I used fresh garlic & herbs & chopped them first in the Thermomix I also chopped the cheese in the Thermomix too.

First you weave the bacon on a tray

First you weave the bacon on a tray

 

after mixing the mince meat in the Thermomix with the herbs you flatten it out on some baking paper & add your fillings (we had to leave out the jalapenos & serve them on the side

After mixing the mince meat in the Thermomix with the herbs you flatten it out on some baking paper & add your fillings. (we had to leave out the jalapenos & serve them on the side.)

 

after rolling up the meatloaf then you have to wrap the meatloaf in the bacon weave.

after rolling up the meatloaf then you have to wrap the meatloaf in the bacon weave.

 

Then hold into place with bamboo skewers before cooking!

Then hold into place with bamboo skewers before cooking!

 

Kaboom

Kaboom – It was a huge success & went down a treat with the boys & their families!!

What better way to celebrate the epic foodie year of 2015 than to start a food blog?!

What better way to celebrate the epic foodie year of 2015 than to start a food blog?!

Yes, it’s been on the “to do list” for a rather long time & finally it’s here – my food blog!!

Over the next few days/weeks I am going to recount my epic foodie adventures from this year; there have been highs, lows, laughs & tears – but I wouldn’t change a thing!

2015 The year of the gourmet food journey – It started in Jan with my French recipe challenge, over 50 delicious recipes cooked in the Thermomix – click here to see them all 🙂

This year I’ve been lucky enough to earn Thermomix trips to the Gold Coast in March & Paris in September with a few quick stops and food tours through, Nice, northern Italy & London. I had 4 trips to Melbourne including 2 lunches at Heston’s Fat Duck restaurant. I’ve attended multiple cooking classes; I’ve run both healthy & decadent cooking classes, met amazing chefs & waiters/waitresses, submitted recipes for a local Garlic Feast cookbook. I even auditioned for Masterchef!! And another dream came true – I have been recipe testing for my Thermomix foodie hero Dani Valent – author of  my 2 favourite books – the In the Mix Cookbooks. (Sign up to her newsletter to get awesome free recipes!)

I bought my digital SLR camera in March & in the 2nd half of the year completed a TAFE photography course & 2 food styling & photography courses. (One with JJ from 84th & 3rd & 1 with Michelle Crawford from Hugo & Elsa) I have bought too many cookbooks to count, washed too many dishes and tasted the most amazing food ever!!  At times this year I was known as the crazy Thermomix lady with 4 Thermomix!! I have delivered over 80 Thermomix this year to lots of happy customers too!

Crazy Thermomix Lady

To say I am completely grateful is a huge understatement -through all these adventures I’ve had my family, friends & Thermomix customers by my side to enjoy all the delicious foodie fun, wine, coffee & the instaspam. Yes I may currently have a bit of a food baby, but I am happy right here, right now in my food coma, looking back on the most epic foodie year I have ever had! Plus this year is not over; the saga continues………..

I will be at the Taste of Tasmania on the 29th & 30th Dec 2015 presenting a 1 hour cooking segment with my friends using delicious Tasmanian cheeses, see you there for more delicious fun!!