Gina purchased an Instant Pot during Black Friday last year. Buds and I saw it in action when we were there for Thanksgiving. We were so intrigued, we purchased one during Black Friday this year.
It arrived shortly after we returned home, and I dived into learning to use it.
I’m in love with it. So in love, this happened:
To get my defense out there before Buds laughs at me:
I love the Instant Pot because food goes in it and it can be forgotten. I was already doing the forgetting part after I put food on the stove, which seldom went well (except for that time we realized we liked our sautéed green beans really quite black), and we know I’m going to keep forgetting, so let’s embrace it!
Another part of forgetting is forgetting to start cooking the food until it is almost meal time. Instant Pot helps solve that problem, too.
Finally, it’s not just a pressure cooker. It’s also a rice cooker, a slow cooker, and a yogurt-maker. Think how much room this one appliance saves…if you actually own all those other small appliances!
Speaking of getting rid of things, I’ve already hidden away the slow cooker, and when we were getting ready for family movie night last night, I remembered I had just read about making popcorn in the Instant Pot!
Buds and the rest of the family doubted the wisdom, but I was dreaming of being able to get rid of the air popper, thereby making space for that second IP, so I suggested a pop-off.
Buds and Yessa would make popcorn the old-fashioned way. I would forge new ground and amaze them all with the IP popcorn option.
And then I’d get rid of the air popper.
We had planned to have a blind taste test, but, their popcorn was seasoned and being munched on before I’d even begun to pop.
Whole lotta’ unpopped kernels in that IP.
So, we won’t be getting rid of the air popper just yet.
But, my love remains steadfast, and it does make great cheesecake:
The picture above is the recipe I used for one of the cheesecakes we had after the chocolate tour. It was supposed to be salted-caramel, but it was just caramel.
I forgot the salt.