That’s right. I am in love. I’m in love with my pressure cooker.
Some time ago, Judy over at Patchwork Times was singing the praises of her pressure cooker. I didn’t have one but I was intrigued. In the back of my mind I can remember a few things my mom had made with a pressure cooker even thought she only made them a couple times. Later, I happened to be at Wal-Mart walking through the cookware isle and there was a pressure cooker. It was not a fancy one and was only about $30. I debated and debated…maybe I should get a higher quality cooker…no, I wondered, what if I don’t use it or it’s just a fad. Finally I decided to break my bank and just get the cheapo one from Wal-Mart telling myself if I loved and used it until it was shot, I’d buy a nice one next time.
At first I used it a little bit. I made a recipe or two mostly beans in some combination. Now I have to say, I use it all the time. Likely at least five days a week. I mainly make some sort of bean concoction, soup or potatoes.
Soup from the pressure cooker is by far the best. I happen to have a half bag of mixed beans in the cupboard that had fallen over and a couple spilled prompting me to just use them up. So today I popped them all in the pressure cooker with plenty of water to cover the beans. I added a couple cups of cubed ham, an onion and chopped up carrots that needed to get used up. I threw in some ham seasoning and popped the lid on. 25 minutes later I had a perfect batch of soup. It is so easy with a pressure cooker.
The flavor of everything is so much better in a pressure cooker. I sure am glad I have one. I have had it a few years now and I can honestly say that should something happen to it, I would probably upgrade to a nicer one…I think I use it enough to justify the purchase of better model but in the mean time, I’ll keep using the one I have.
Now I’m off to enjoy my soup before it gets cold.
6 thoughts on “I’m in LOVE..”
My husband is the one who does the cooking in the pressure cooker. I don’t ever remember using one before we were married. His Mom always used one and I guess he learned from her. Now that we have cut out most carbohydrates from our diet, we don’t use it often.
I use mine to make pinto beans and to cook my potatoes for mashing all the time. I don’t even know how to cook either of these things the regular way. Lol! That’s how Mom always cooked them, so that’s how I do it too.
I love the flavor of roast and potatoes from my pressure cooker. Soooo good!!
The pressure cooker really does a good job of tenderizing cuts of meat that normally need a long time in the oven. I can have beef stew on the table in less that 30 minutes! And a whole chicken just falls apart, making chicken and dumplings super easy to fix!
I have one of the electronic ones. It confuses me and takes a while to bring up to pressure and then the cooking times are so variable. I wonder if the old fashioned ones are easier.
my Dh loves the pressure cooker too. I can’t say I’m much of a fan, guess I like to play w the food while It’s cooking too much.