There never seems to be enough time in the day to get food on the table in a timely manner with all the after school activities and practices. It seems we run from one event to the next without a chance to slow down. And the way that most parents deal with this pressure is to run through a fast food restaurant for their next families meal. And although that may be the fast way to deal with it, its not the cheapest nor is it healthy for you.
My friend was telling me about their latest purchase: The Pressure Cooker.
I have never used one but what she said was that their daughter had practice to be at and she was crunching the numbers in her head and didn’t know how she was going to make dinner and feed her daughter a healthy meal and get her out the door in a little over a half hour. So she grabbed the Pressure Cooker she had bought at Christmas time and got out some turkey she had in the freezer and thawed it for a minute or two while she was browning some veggies and than stuck the turkey and veggies in the pressure cooker for about 20 and it came out perfect and her daughter ate and made it to school on time. She did say their was a trick to it, you had to make sure you put the right amount of water in it, but that if you followed the instructions that come with it, you would be fine.
How it works: From Wikipedia – Pressure cooking is a method of cooking in a sealed vessel that does not permit air or liquids to escape below a preset pressure. Because the boiling point of water increases as the pressure increases, the pressure built up inside the cooker allows the liquid in the pot to rise to a higher temperature before boiling.
Saves Time – Food cooks up to 70% faster in a pressure cooker, making it a wonderful tool for when you come home after work and have to get dinner on the table in a hurry. You can put ingredients in the pressure cooker and by the time you’re finished tidying up the kitchen you can have a wholesome, hearty home cooked meal.
Amazon has a Presto 6-qt. Pressure Cooker.