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Offline SilverLining

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Re: Instant Pot!
« Reply #405 on: December 19, 2017, 08:10:06 PM »
BTW, I decided to buy two more IPís. One for each of my daughter-in-laws.

One I think will love being able to make yogurt, as well as the convenience of making a quick and healthy dinner after work. The other will either love it or hate it. But both are getting the gift receipt with it.
Truly, it should be no problem to delay. Republicans completely blocked the nomination of a highly qualified candidate for a year and a half. They wouldnít even consider him. It was more than rudeóit was an abdication of duty.

So why the rush here? ~~MC

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« Reply #406 on: December 19, 2017, 09:06:08 PM »
Mac and cheese was a win! Still have to grate all the cheese, but the rest was so much easier.

Grate cheese?  I buy it grated, but do throw in s slice or two of American if on hand.
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« Reply #407 on: December 20, 2017, 08:57:59 AM »
I use fontina and gruyere. Mmmmm..... This is for dinner--gotta be a little fancier ;). For a quick lunch I'd use already grated cheese.

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« Reply #408 on: December 20, 2017, 06:07:00 PM »
looooove fontina

grated cheese often is covered in starch so it doesn't clump - potato I think and can make any recipe grainy

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« Reply #409 on: December 25, 2017, 06:18:52 PM »
So DH gave me an Instant Pot. It was a total surprise. Itís a rectangular 6 quart 8-in-1.

But looking into this, it doesnít pressure cook. Itís a pretty basic model but not a true Instant Pot it seems. I think we will need to return it.
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« Reply #410 on: December 25, 2017, 09:17:02 PM »
I think that one might be more of a crock pot.  But not sure.
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Re: Instant Pot!
« Reply #411 on: December 26, 2017, 06:57:25 PM »
I made this tonight and it was a success. Everyone liked it.

http://www.platingsandpairings.com/instant-pot-cheesy-southwestern-lentils-brown-rice/

I did 1.5x the recipe because it says it serves four and we have four with ds home and he eats a lot. We had plenty left. It might have been enough, but I like having leftovers. I squeezed some lime in at the end because I had one. I added some cheese and then just put the rest on the table to sprinkle on top, rather than put it on top in the pot. Nice healthy meatless meal.

Edit to add: I don't buy taco seasoning--way too salty. I used 2Tbsp chili powder and 1 1/2 tsp cumin. I also cut back on the salt--less than a teaspoon even though I 1 1/2ed the recipe. I started cutting back on salt when ds had high blood pressure and I really notice it now when I eat salty food. It's amazing how fast you can adjust to less salt.
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« Reply #412 on: December 26, 2017, 07:57:32 PM »
That looks delish!
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« Reply #413 on: December 27, 2017, 08:19:39 AM »
The only problem is that it tastes similar to my turkey chili, my vegetarian chili, another chili-ish thing I make.....  Sometimes it's hard to find dishes with new flavors.

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Re: Instant Pot!
« Reply #414 on: December 27, 2017, 04:18:27 PM »
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Offline SilverLining

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Re: Instant Pot!
« Reply #415 on: December 27, 2017, 05:47:20 PM »
When I make stew I tend to put what I want in. Iím planning to try a beef stew in the pressure cooker (not slow cooker option). Are there any veggies that do not work in it? None of the recipes Iíve found have much variety of veggies that we like.
Truly, it should be no problem to delay. Republicans completely blocked the nomination of a highly qualified candidate for a year and a half. They wouldnít even consider him. It was more than rudeóit was an abdication of duty.

So why the rush here? ~~MC

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« Reply #416 on: December 27, 2017, 06:22:51 PM »
I have another question.

I plan to make Rice Pudding. I found a recipe that asks for medium-grain rice. It gives substitution for the coconut milk using whole milk.

How different will it be if I use basmati, which is a long-grain?

What about 2% instead of whole milk? (I never pay attention to how much fat in milk when baking. But Iíve never made a de ent rice pudding either.)
Truly, it should be no problem to delay. Republicans completely blocked the nomination of a highly qualified candidate for a year and a half. They wouldnít even consider him. It was more than rudeóit was an abdication of duty.

So why the rush here? ~~MC

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Re: Instant Pot!
« Reply #417 on: December 27, 2017, 06:34:59 PM »
Iíve never used basmati for rice pudding, but i would thinknit wonít absorb as much liquid and may be grainy rather than creamy. 
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Re: Instant Pot!
« Reply #418 on: December 28, 2017, 08:21:42 PM »
I bought some Arborio. And I had half & half cream so used it. (Suggested in the recipe.) The taste and smell is delicious. The rice is a little firmer than I expected.  Itís currently cooling and hopefully thickening in fridge. The recipe is from The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook.

Tomorrow Iím making stew. Kind of my usual way....have a recipe in front of me and kinda-sorta pay attention to it. Seems the important rules are; not to much or to little liquid, Donít fill over 2/3, frozen peas and corn at the end.

Iím also making french stick bread.

My sister and her husband are coming for dinner and he likes simple meals. He loves when I make baked beans.
Truly, it should be no problem to delay. Republicans completely blocked the nomination of a highly qualified candidate for a year and a half. They wouldnít even consider him. It was more than rudeóit was an abdication of duty.

So why the rush here? ~~MC

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Re: Instant Pot!
« Reply #419 on: December 29, 2017, 11:51:15 PM »
The rice was a bit to firm, and there was not enough pudding for the amount or rice. Not a complete failure. But not a success.

The stew, on the other hand....that was a failure.

I stayed below the 2/3 line, but, got a BURN message. I assumed I hadnít scraped enough off the bottom after browning the beef. I dumped everything out, scrubbed the pot, put it all back in and started again. Got the same message. Dumped it all into a pot and cooked it on the stove. At dinner 2 hours late.

I think there wasnít enough liquid. I put in extra veggies, but didnít increase the liquid.
Truly, it should be no problem to delay. Republicans completely blocked the nomination of a highly qualified candidate for a year and a half. They wouldnít even consider him. It was more than rudeóit was an abdication of duty.

So why the rush here? ~~MC