Monday, March 25, 2013

Pressure Cooker

Man work has been a bitch lately.
No, wait, that's not right.  (well work has been a bitch, but that's off topic)
I used to have a pressure cooker.  Somewhere in my past life of moves and divorces, it disappeared.  No recollection whatsoever.
Out of the blue the other day, it occurred to me that I no longer had a pressure cooker, and I really like the way it cooks a pot roast, and I have several Amex gift cards* with which I could purchase a replacement.
I hope there have been no technological "improvements" on pressure cookers since I last had one decades ago.  A pressure cooker is simplicity defined. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I'm almost afraid to go look.
But, I want one.

* I've accumulated an assortment of gift cards by buying out, for cash, the gift cards my brood has received for various holiday and birthday gifts over the years. For the universal gift for my nieces and nephews, I just go get cash.  They spend it down and they know exactly how much they have left without having to remember, or go to a website and type in the card number or keep an excel spreadsheet ledger on a $25 gift card. My kids hated getting gift cards.


  1. I have been using an electric pressure cooker for the last 2 years after getting one as a gift. I freaking LOVE it. It is 100% worth it, and is very easy to use. Here is an old post with a recipe:

    1. Awesome. Got it. Thanks.
      cribbed the text from the post to add to my meager recipe folder.

  2. The Uncle Jay approved model:

    Bought it originally for canning but The Woman uses it for pot roast, chicken and several bean dishes (red beans, black beans, etc).

    I loves me some pressure...


    1. Stopped by BB&B on the way home from work.
      got the same brand, but the biggest they had in stock was an 8 quart.


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