Instant Pot

Have you ever seen me post about cooking?  Let me save you some scrolling…NOPE.  You know why?  Because I’m not passionate about cooking.  In fact, I find it somewhat inconvenient that food has to be prepared and eaten at all.

I’m a functional cook.  We have to eat and it is not practical or economical to eat out all the time.  Hubs is definitely not one to pick up a frying pan, so that leaves me.

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Early this Summer one of my friends posted on Facebook looking for Instant Pot recipes.  I’d never heard of such a thing, intrigued, I entered the big world of google for some more information.  I was an amazed: a pressure cooker, slow cooker, saute’ function, rice cooker and steamer all in one.  How could that be?  I said to myself, perhaps with this item I could suddenly be a chef.  Like to cook.  Make more than the handful of recipes I tend to recycle over and over and over again.

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As I clicked through Amazon I realized how impulsive I was being.  I’m not one to just purchase something.  I like to establish a history of behavior of actually needing/wanting an item to justify the purchase of something.  I’m not the girl that buys a treadmill believing that will be the reason, I suddenly start exercising, even though I have not been on a walk in 10 months.

I filed the information away in the back of my mind, but it kept resurfacing.  Instant pot does a good job of marketing and it has an enormous amount of followers so I repeatedly saw the product popping up into my consciousness.

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Finally this past Fall, I pulled the trigger.  And all I can say is WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG?  This thing is a modern technology marvel.  It has transformed my sub-par cooking into something that both hubs and I look forward to eating.  AND in less time with more convenience.

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Most recently with the holiday season in full swing, I have been experimenting with cakes.  Let’s exam the amazingness of that last statement for two reasons.  1) Cake…in a pressure cooker….WWWHHHAAATTT?!?!?!?!?! 2) I’ve been experimenting with COOKING….it’s weird, I know.

So there is my product plug for the year.  YUM!

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