Happy Fall y'all! I have a goodie to share today. Beer-braised Pot Roast. When I took my dog out this morning, I noticed there was a slightly cool breeze in the air. That was all I needed to go comfort-food crazy. I grabbed one of the bags of apples from our apple picking adventure last weekend and peeled and sliced about 20 apples. Half went into a pie and the other half into a crisp. You would think that would be enough domesticity for one morning, but I was just getting started. I had a beautiful chuck roast that was in my fridge. I have wanted to make a pot roast in my Instant Pot® since I got it, and today was the day. I am just sorry I waited so long.
We are a big NFL football family. Most Sundays (and some Thursdays and Mondays) from August through February are spent watching football and cheering on our beloved Bears. We recently had a friend over for some football viewing and I needed an easy dinner that would be a crowd pleaser. I also did not want to have to cook when our guest was over. I use my Instant Pot® all of the time as a pressure cooker, but I have not yet used it as a slow cooker. This weekend I decided that I needed a slow cooker to make one of my favorite Sunday football meals. It was great not to have to cook. I just let the Italian Sausage simmer for a few hours and they were perfect when it was time for dinner.
Do you know what happens when the calendar moves from August to September? It's officially all of the things PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON! I try not to be a crazy person. I haven't even gotten my first pumpkin spice latte from the pumpkin spice latte store and I haven't made a pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. What prompted me to make Pumpkin Spice Steel-Cut Oats this morning? Honestly, I wasn't celebrating the start of Fall, because let's be real - I am not quite ready to let go of Summer. The truth is, I was out of a lot of food. I did have a box of almond milk, steel-cut oats, a can of pumpkin puree and three hungry kids. So ready or not, our house is embracing pumpkin spice season with this warm and hearty oatmeal.
Yesterday was one of those day where I just did not feel like cooking. I knew I had chicken in the fridge that I had to use. I was too tired to grill and it was too hot to light my oven. I had taco fixings, but no shells. I felt uninspired and knew I had to think of something that would be a crowd pleaser with minimal effort on my part. When I opened my cupboard and found a jar of salsa, I knew dinner could be saved. Instant Pot® to the rescue with these amazing Chicken Burrito Bowls. I even made an easy salsa rice that I will share with you soon.
As you know, I love my Instant Pot® and use it all of the time. Last night I steamed carrots and broccoli to go along with grilled skirt steak and rice (which I made on the stove -I only have room for one Instant Pot®). Today, my friend Laura texted me to let me know she just bought herself a 6-in-1 Instant Pot® because it is the deal of the day on Amazon and is listed for $69.99. This is a GREAT price and if you have been thinking about owning one, now is your chance. The only function that this particular model does not have is the yogurt maker. Unless you REALLY are itching to make your own yogurt, go ahead and grab this deal. You will have a great kitchen appliance for a great price.
A friend recently dropped off a large bowl of beautiful carrots from her garden. She was headed out of town and knew I would be able to use them. I am so glad she did! I have been wanting to try Deviled Carrots in the Instant Pot® almost since I bought my pressure cooker.
Food Waste in America is a huge problem. When so many people in our country (and world) go hungry, this makes me feel sad and incredibly guilty. Even though I try very hard not to waste food, it still happens. Despite my best efforts, produce still gets lost and forgotten in the bottom of the bin. I try to do things like save scraps in the freezer for soup stock, buy only the produce I think I will use, and roast a tray of vegetables to use up ones that are a bit past their prime. Sometimes, this isn't enough. Today I went into my fridge and found slimy cilantro, squishy zucchini, and onions that were sprouting greens. There was nothing I could do for the cilantro and zucchini, but the onions were salvageable and salvageable in the best way possible - CARAMELIZED ONIONS!
I used to have a blog called 10slate. It was entirely based on the concept of 10 ways, 10 things, 10 reasons, etc. It was fun while it lasted and reminiscing inspired me to go back to my blogging roots for the day. Here are 10 Reasons Why I Love My Instant Pot® Pressure Cooker - Summer Edition. I love this little pot and without it, we'd live on a lot more cereal and take-out. Even on rainy days like today, when grilling isn't an option, the Instant Pot® rescued my dinner plans with Easy Burrito Bowls (recipe coming soon!) Without further ado, here are 10 reasons why I love my Instant Pot®.
I have been working on a dessert for a couple of weeks, and so far, it is a no-go. So while I keep trialing and testing, I will instead bring you a really tasty recipe for Honey Chipotle Barbecue Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot®. The recipe uses the Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce from the blog. On a rainy summer day like today, I like recipes like this that bring the flavors of a sunny barbecue indoors.
The weather in the Midwest has been wonderful this June. It is warm and sunny and allows us all to spend most of our time outdoors. However, this means that I do not have a lot of time (or desire) to cook, and I certainly do not want to be heating up my kitchen. The Instant Pot® is great for this time of year, because you can make summery soups quickly, while keeping your A/C bill under control. This recipe for Corn and Potato Chowder is one of my favorite soups to make in the summer. Loaded with vegetables and potatoes, it is light yet filling. I usually serve it with a crusty loaf of bread for the prefect summer dinner.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.