I'm drooling...and jealous! And yes, I've had those pepper disasters!!
Pressure cookers are where it's at!
my mom gave me one once, but preston's afraid of pressure cookers, so i gave it to a neighbor who'd wanted one. she uses it to death, so that worked out.
have you ever seen a mess of shuck beans blow up out of a pressure cooker? LMAO
The new ones are much safer. This one is electric, and a stand-along appliance, so it's very much like a slow cooker. In fact, it has a slow cooker function.
that's a good thing! i didn't know they made such animals. :)
i'm rib lazy. i dump them in the crockpot, season them, dump in a bottle of bbq sauce, set the crockpot on low, and cook the fuck out of them for about eight to ten hours (or until they start getting all fall-aparty*).
* i swear that's a real word. ;)
That requires forethought, something I'm bad at.
There's a reason my slow cooker hardly gets used, but my pressure cooker gets regular workouts!
preston gets paid every other friday. when i shop, i have to think ahead, which really sucks. too, i have days when i don't give a fuck about even breathing, so the crockpot comes in handy. i haul myself out of bed, dump everything in, and can be a lump for the rest of the day. too, i can crockpot a whole chicken better than i can roast one for some reason. my poor crockpot gets used a lot. it paid for itself really fast!
I might well have the ingredients in the house; I just can't ever manage to think about getting them in the slow cooker in the morning. Retraining is required.
Or you can put the ingredients together at night, put the crock insert in the fridge, then just pop it in the base in the morning.
Hmm. I may have to rethink this slow cooker thing.
You do. They are very awesome. :-)
well. that makes sense. :) i'm not the best person to be around before noon ...
Did you reduce the sauce in the broiler pan by heating on a burner?
No, sorry, I reduced it in the pressure cooker by heating with the lid off.
I've held off on the pressure cooker. I need to replace the crockpot first, as it is having it's swan song. But I think you just pushed me over the edge....
Well, the new stand-alone appliance pressure cookers have a slow cooker function, too, so you can accomplish both!
And another line on the list of "reasons I need a pressure cooker." (Okay, actually technically I have one, but it was inherited and is clearly too old to be safe. I need a new/working pressure cooker.)
You do. They are very awesome.
In an example of synchronicity, I saw an LA Times article on electric pressure cookers just yesterday. Until then, I had no idea such a thing existed (as opposed to the burner-top variety).
They are great. They temperature regulate, they have timers, they have browning features.
Of course, the purists regard them as unworthy, but as Ferrett was stating the other day, there's always someone who's willing to engage in douchery.
I don't know if I'd go the electric route, but that's primarily because I already have a painful appliance to counter-space ratio. I will continue to mull.
Mine lives in the dining room built-in if I'm not using it. I'm very protective of my counter space.
This 1 Hour Rib Recipe
is the main reason I am getting a pressure cooker for Christmas. I made them several times this summer, both at home and at work, and every time they came out absolutely amazing!