Sunday, November 16, 2014

My new toy, the TM5

In November my fiancé surprised me with a Thermomix for my 40th birthday. So now I have a lovely TM5 on my benchtop and have been trying out all sorts of recipes to get used to all of the features.



I had never been to a demo or seen a Thermomix in action before apart from on Masterchef. I found that I was a wiz at making soups and steaming in the varoma but everything else was going to take a bit of practice. What better time to resurrect this blog and keep track of my progress...

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Panama Jacks at Bracken Ridge Tavern

We've been to Panama Jacks at Bracken Ridge Tavern twice since we discovered it so close to home. It's the perfect place for a Friday night out or an easy midweek meal. All of the staff are lovely and very helpful.

The Steak & Rib Combo ($36.90) is enormous with a Cape Grim rib fillet, half rack of ribs, chunky chips, coleslaw, chargrilled corn cob & onion rings. We ordered two and used the Entertainment Book to get one free but it beat us both and we brought home most of the ribs to enjoy the next day. 

On our second visit we ordered the garlic bread, chicken parmy and a chicken snitty with gravy. The chicken serving sizes are much more realistic, i.e. the parmy isn't the size of your head like some of my fav bars back in Melbourne..

If you are after dessert you can head next door to Phoenix or to the Gloria Jeans inside Panama Jacks for coffee & desserts.

Tips:
Grab a bucket of Coronas for $20 and get a free hat.
Join the BRT Rewards Club to get great discounts, rewards and specials. It's free and you will receive a $10 food voucher for your next visit - you can't beat that.


Enormous Steak & Rib Combo