If you are the family cook and if you are ADD, sleep deprieved or just want to eat a really good meal, you need an Instant Pot. (This is not an affiliate link by the way.)
I need it to keep from burning the house down. Seriously. If you set it to pressure cook, walk out of the house and forget to come home, it will pressure cook the time you set, switch to keep warm and eventually (after many hours) just turn itself off.
The image above is their top of the line model. If you don’t care about it being connected to wifi and if you don’t have a need for making yogurt or proofing bread, get the bottom of the line (the 6 in 1) model. It’s a great pressure cooker that can also work as a slow cooker and a steamer. It’s offered on Amazon today at its regular price of $79. I’m seeing them at our Kroger now too.
If you get one, check out Hip Pressure Cooking for a free course that will teach you how to use it safely one recipe at a time. Consider joining Instant Pot’s Facebook group too for lots of recipes and support from fellow pot heads (heh).
Before the Instant Pot, I turned on the stove, walked out of the house heading to meet with friends and came home 3 hours later. The counter top behind the cooktop was dark brown (it was supposed to be white) and George stayed up for hours until the wall behind it cooled to room temperature. It’s a miracle the house didn’t catch on fire.
He also had a gas cooktop installed with knobs that light up when the gas is on. That helps me do a better job of paying attention. One other helper is Alexa (Amazon Echo). I don’t cook over the gas cooktop unless I first set a timer using Alexa. It’s one more backup to help me remember in case I get distracted.
Our annual home insurance premium came today and we were over budget by $142. It’s a nice power up as we inch closer to the $20k mark.
Today’s Deposit: $142.00
Level Completed: 169 out of 251
Amount Deposited this month: $1,867.74
Total Balance: $19,943.20
Our Money Game fund has increased 10.3% so far this month.
$ 62.37 is needed to reach the next level