I’m in love. With a kitchen appliance. I can’t hide it any longer.
I used to be a slow cooker queen. I would patiently wait for six hours for my pulled pork. Four hours for my salsa chicken. Now I never wait longer than an hour and a half. Wait what?
It’s true y’all. This thing has changed this busy mama’s life. And I’m not exaggerating.
I am not good cook. It doesn’t come easily or naturally to me. I keep thinking I’ll grow to like it but I haven’t. Dinner time is a stressful time for me. I’m often trying to throw something together AND wrangle five littles. Dinner time is not my friend.
The Instant Pot changed everything for me. I don’t stress at dinner time any more. I don’t dread making dinner and I can relax a little bit more.
It sautés, browns, steams, pressure cooks, and slow cooks. It can make yogurt, though I haven’t tried that yet.
I have never once had dry meat from this gadget. Ever. Which is my main issue with the crock pot.
My favorite recipes so far:
Hard Boiled Eggs (They peel in one piece almost every time)
Baked Potatoes (TEN minutes!)
There is a learning curve. Watch YouTube videos.
Buy more than one silicone sealing ring for your lid. The lid absorbs smells. I like one ring for savory and one for sweet. Yes, sweet. I’m itching to try the cheesecake!!!
Resign yourself to the fact that you will probably mess up. Though I haven’t yet.
Try lots of different things.
But most of all, know that dinner time is about to become MUCH easier.
Don’t be scared to take it out of the box and try it. You will pick it up quickly and be so grateful you bought it.
Now go. Buy it. And thank me later. I mean it.
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