Tonight I cooked my first meal with my new Fagor pressure cooker. I cooked a delicious chuck roast with potatoes and carrots. It was so tender and tasty! I am hooked. We are going to try a vegetarian white bean chili next.
I vividly remember my grandmother cooking with her pressure cooker. It was long ago (in the 60's-70's) when I was a child and I remember her scooting me and my cousins away from the stove and out of the kitchen and all the wonderful aromas coming out of the kitchen.
Here I am now, in 2010, all grown up with adult children and a grandchild of my own (and my second due in November) and now I have come full circle with pressure cooking of my own. I believe it is a quicker, healthier way of preparing food. I love to cook and bake but I have never been fond of microwave cooking. It has its uses like boiling water or melting butter...or microwave popcorn. The microwave works fine and dandy for that.
A blogger that I follow, Tracy Reifkind has made some incredible dishes with her pressure cooker and blogged about them and that is what first intrigued me to consider a pressure cooker, too.
I'm really glad that I took the leap into pressure cooking. I am so excited about the adventures to follow!