Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Instant Pot, My New Kitchen Gadget

I bought my Instant Pot about two months ago on Amazon Prime.  What is an Instant Pot, you might ask? The Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, saute/browning pan and warming pot.  It's a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools.  

I can remember when I was growing up,  my mom used a traditional pressure cooker for many meals.  It was probably the noise and racket that the pressure cooker made me hesitate to use one in my own kitchen.

After reading posts on FB about the Instant Pot,  and how easy it was to use I decided to include one in my own kitchen.  So far, I have made Chicken and Dumplings ,  Chicken and Stuffing, and Goulash.

There is a bit of a learning curve for me regarding the Instant Pot, but the recipes I have used so far have been very helpful.  What I need to do is downsize the recipes a bit.  They make too much for just me and my husband.   Otherwise I am quite happy with it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday This and That

Today's agenda includes physical therapy, and about a half dozen phone calls.  In no certain order, I need to call:

1. Tree Trimmer.  Several low lying branches need to be addressed.
2. New Primary Doctor.  It's time to change due to location.  This  new guy is highly recommended.
3.  Kitchen Design Appt.  We have a 30 year old kitchen in need of a serious upgrade.
4. Pet Groomer.  Our Papillion is in desperate need of a haircut.
5.  Dance classes for granddaughter.
6.  Eye appointment

Halloween went well for the kiddos. They love to dress up and go trick or treating.  We walked around for a block or two and they were content with that. The rest of the evening, my husband and I gave out candy at our daughter's house.

Yesterday my knee was a bit swollen from all the walking at Halloween, so I kept it iced and elevated.  Today marks eight weeks since I had my knee replacement surgery.  It has been an adventure, that's for sure.

My weekly appt with the surgeon was yesterday too.  He is keeping a close eye on the incision that has not yet closed.  Typically, he will dig around in the incision and remove debris.  Thankfully, he did not feel the need to do that yesterday and he said it was doing great.   I don't have to see him for another two weeks. That is good news!

There is a small list for necessary grocery shopping this week.  We will be using up items in the freezer, but we always need milk and bread. There are a couple of BOGO's at Publix I need to get before the ad changes.

This morning, if time permits, I am going to work on genealogy from my dad's side.  Yesterday, I did receive copies of my dad's parents marriage certificate and my dad's mom's death certificate.  There is so much more to research.

Have you researched your genealogy?  Are you using Ancestry?

Have a great day!