Well I finally caved to the pressure….
For a long time I’ve been reading Judy at Patchwork Time’s rave reviews about the Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. Judy is the one that started me using a regular stove pressure cooker which I have loved and now she got me buying this too. For me, this was a lot of money on a single appliance. At just over $100 that’s more than I typically spend.
I had stayed away until when the kids were home for Christmas our daughter Kayla had one. She too raved about it….raved a lot. So I told the girls to give Hubby the hint to get one for me for Christmas. Then on the 23rd Hubby said so did you order one. I said order what? He said that pot thing that Kayla had. I said no and he said well order it. So I did….and I’m glad we did. I had debated about which one to get as the 5-1 cooker was cheaper but the 7-1 could make yogurt too. I opted for the 7-1 as the child care kids could eat yogurt for meals and meals on end.
I started out with the intention of using the slow cooker or crock pot function and make some ribs. You might remember a bit ago we butchered a pig-well we had ribs that I was wanting to cook. Typically I pop them in the oven for a bit then throw them in the crock pot and pour some bbq sauce over them and let them cook. That was the plan.
Well the childcare kids needed attention the ribs got forgotten and the time that the ribs should have been in the crock pot slipped away. I decided I would used the pressure cooker function. I called Kayla and she walked me through it. I put the ribs in..the looked so good with no sauce as that’s actually my preferred method of eating them. I decided not to add traditional bbq sauce and instead poured bloody mary mix that I had in the frig on them to give them flavor. I set the timer for meat and let it go.
The timer went off-I checked them and didn’t quite like that the meat didn’t fall off the bone very much. I put them in again for 35 minutes on meat.
The timer went off…AMAZING!!
Hands down. These were the best ribs I have ever, ever had. Hubby praised the too. I can’t believe how good they were. Seriously it made me want to run to the freezer and get another pack of ribs.
The next day I tried steel cut oats. Also quick easy and the most convenient way I have ever made them.
I decided to start following the Facebook group for Instant Pot lovers.
It looks like I’ll be experimenting a lot more with this…I can’t wait. I know yogurt is high on the list of things to try. Already I’m a believer.