8.29.2010

ADVENTURES IN PRESSURE COOKING

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!

6 comments:

elle pee said...

Congratulations on your new pressure cooker! I look forward to reading about your next adventures with it - and on your move to Tennessee (my sister-in-law is in Nashville).

Ciao!

http://www.hippressurecooking.com/

Farmer Gal said...

I have never used a pressure cooker, but think it would be fun to try. They're supposed to cook things faster, right?

Beth said...

Laura, last night I cooked our 4.65pound pot roast in a little over an hour. It was tasty and tender! I also cooked quarters potatoes and chunks of carrots with it too. Pressure cooking also keeps the nutrients in food.

Beth said...

Hi Laura (elle pee)! Last night's dinner was a success and Wednesday night I am making the vegetarian white bean chili mentioned in my post.

We will be in Nashville for a visit in November. Looking forward to taking in one of our very favorite places to go!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Just wait! If you had such success your first time out, then it a mater of time before your giving your friends lessons in your kitchen...or on your blog, lol!

As you know the pressure cooker changed my cooking life, and rarely a day goes by that I don't use it....even in the summer. But I rarely have 2 or 3 pressure cookers going at the same time, because I'm much busier teaching KB's so much!

Please keep sending me your bloglinks to your PC cooking posts, I love it!

Beth said...

Thanks for stopping in Tracy! You amaze me with all you do in one day! I'll let you know how the chili turns out tonight. The beans are soaking!