Pressure Cooking

After months of anticipation, I am now the proud owner of a pressure cooker! I used one for the first time yesterday, and in less than 20 minutes I made steamed rice and two chicken breasts. The rice took about 8 minutes total and the chicken took about 7 minutes total. Both tasted like I had been slaving over the stove for hours! I am sooooo excited about this new gadget.

With the new baby and two little ones and between housecleaning, feeding and changing diapers, I am so tired in the evening I just don't feel like cooking, but with the pressure cooker I can whip up something low fat and healthy in less time than it would take in the microwave. Plus, it is a huge electricity saver- I can cook beans in 8-10 minutes when it used to take 2-3 hours to cook them on the stove top. Quick and easy meals and saving money works for me! Check out Shannon's blog for more great ideas!


  1. pressures cookers are great tools in the kitchen but I have always been slightly aftaid of them & all that steam...

  2. My MIL swears by it too.

    I hear so much about slow cookers though that I'm seriously considering buying one :)

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  3. I recently purchased a pressure cooker, and I LOVE it!! Brown rice comes out perfect! Good tip!

  4. Oh I have been thinking about purchasing a pressure cooker. You are pushing me over the edge!

  5. Wow, really? I am going to have to look these up. They sound like a real time saver.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. My DH had a scary experience with a pressure cooker--his mom used it to cook potatoes and also (without planning, of course) to cover the kitchen ceiling and floor with booked potatoes!


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