I was going to ask in the other thread but thought I'd spin it off as the question is for those with any cooking machine, Thermomix, Bellini, Cooking Chef, etc. What dinners do you now cook that you either never used to bother with because they were too much work or never tried because they seemed too adventurous? Particularly whole meal type things, not sauces to go with meat and veg.
As I'll be working full time next year I'm looking at ways to make cooking dinner easier for DH. He's not an experienced cook but isn't inept. He often bites off more than he can chew, has no idea how to time things, starts too late and has to focus 100% so can't multitask to get things done for the kids at the same time. The end result of all of this is on his cooking nights we usually end up eating 2 hours later than normal and the kids then still need to have baths, chores etc done.
So I'm wondering if a machine will give him few no-work, no-brain meals and, more importantly, if they are the sorts of things that my family will actually eat. So, what are your favourites to throw the ingredients in and come back to a meal 20 minutes later?