Monday, April 04, 2011

I Might Be In Love...

With my pressure cooker that is.

I've had a very nice pressure cooker for years (many years) and have never used it.  I have fear of "learning curve."  Anyway - last week I decided it was TIME to master the pressure cooker.  So I looked up the information for how to cook black beans and gave it a go.

It was so EASY!  The black beans turned out perfectly and were ready in less than 30 minutes.  AWESOME!  Now I'm like a woman possessed.  I want to know what ELSE I can make in the pressure cooker (in under 30 minutes).

Had I known - I'd use the pressure cooker all the time.  NOW - I will.

Last week I also made:

Kale chips - I liked (though too salty) the kids almost liked.  They ate one and said "Hmm, that's pretty good."  Then as they finished they sneared and said "they taste like Kale at the end!"  We'll try them again later (I got these a little too toasty).


Speckled Butter Beans - always a win.  I now make them vegetarian for Anna, but they're so good I almost don't miss the bacon (almost).

What are your favorite pressure cooking adventures?  I'd love to hear your best tips and recipes.

I'll keep you posted!



~ Phyllis ~ said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I love your sense of humor
Keep it up. I shall return.

Grumpy said...

I'll preface this by saying I'm not a fan of the pressure cooker but then my mum's cooking might have left an undesirable taste in my mouth! LOL!

Let see - my mum used to re-torture meat in the pressure cooker... don't recommend that. She said it soften things up - but that was after it was cooked beyond recognition! LOL! She used to make a flank steak in there - started with a flank steak and rolled it with another ground meat concoction which wasn't terrible.

Her other fav was Irish stew.

I wish you luck in this endeavour and hope you're experiences with it are better than mine! though not less memorable! :) (Kinda makes me wonder what my kids will tell their kids when they get older!)

rubyslipperz said...

Thanks for the info on Pressure cooker...I've never used one before. I'm looking forward...well, hoping that you might post more things that you cook "in pressure".

w/o bacon...thaz a hard one for favorite thing is to go to a breakfast buffet and have a plate FULL of o' I LUV bacon =)

=) new follower =)