Sunday, October 16, 2016

A New Learning Curve...

This is what our pressure cooker looks like.  It's a Presto.  I have never used it.  Larry is the pressure cookerer (:o) ) in our family.  Me?  I've always been afraid of them...I witnessed an explosion in my Mom's kitchen as a kid.  Not fun!  No one was hurt but I swear, we were cleaning up pot roast for a week!  Cleaning it off the ceiling was the hardest.
So at the ripe old age of 65, I've decided to tackle it.  Northern beans.  Larry dutifully got the pot out, the beans and proceeded to enlighten me on the ins and outs of pressure cooking.  I used 2 and 1/3 cups of beans, rinsed with water....4 and 1/4 cups water...sliced one stalk celery in 4 pieces...1/2 bell pepper...1/2 large onion...1 large carrot cut into 4 pieces.
Drop everything into the pot...cover...cook.

 It WORKED!   And it was done in 34 minutes!   Now I feel like I can use the pressure cooker for all sorts of things. 

 You can leave the large bits of veggies in the beans if you want...make some cornbread and you have good eats.  Now that Larry doesn't come to work with me anymore, I'm taking my lunch, daily.  This will feed him lunch here at home as well as me, at work.  Now I just need more ideas!
Well, guess I'll close this for now...Have a great week!