My mom had a pressure cooker…I always wanted one. Then after reading Judy’s blog at Patchwork Times and hearing her rant about how much she loves her pressure cooker, I finally relented and bought one. I didn’t purchase an expensive as I was unsure about how much I would use it. I just have one similar to this Presto 8-Quart Aluminum Pressure Cooker. It turns out, I use it ALL the time. I love it.
Soup and beans are SO simple and easy….Here’s how I made this totally amazing Lentil Soup. I’m so sorry about the picture, there just isn’t a way to make lentils look yummy but trust me this soup is great.
When we were butchering hogs last week, I saved out some pork bones that were hard to get the meat cut off of. I threw four bones in the pressure cooker. I put in a package of lentils, two carrots that were peeled and sliced into coins. I added a half of chopped onion and two tablespoons of ham soup base. I filled the kettle so that it was half full of water, locked the cover and set the burner on high. After it started whistling, I turned the burner to medium heat and let it cook for 20 minutes. I did a quick release method to let out the steam. After it cooled I took the meat off the bones and put it in the kettle…Soup finished….and of course it had to be taste tested….YUMMY! I like hearty food and this fits the bill.
Oh it’s good….hubby loves it…even the teenage daughter said, “oh, it’s actually pretty good.”