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Friday, January 4, 2013

The Electric Pressure Cooker, My Favorite Small Appliance

A while ago I mentioned that I was going to talk about my favorite small electric appliances.  Number one on my list is the electric pressure cooker.  I have a Nesco but there are many different brands.  Mine is a refurbished one which costs less (about $55) and it works beautifully.   I cook a lot and it makes a meal in no time.  As a lot of you know, I make a lot of soup.  This cooker is such a time saver.  Even if you have a chunk of frozen meat, you can cook it perfectly in no time.  Two days ago I made chicken soup.  It took about 30-40 minutes from from start with frozen chicken legs to finish.  I put the frozen chicken in with some chicken broth.  I pressured it for twenty minutes.  While that was happening, I cut up carrots, celery, onion and garlic in my Vidalia which I mentioned in a previous post.  After twenty minutes, I took out the chicken to cool and put in the veggies.  I pressured them for ten minutes while I removed the meat from the legs.  I added in the meat and there you have it.  I usually cook a few noodles on the side because my family doesn't always care for certain noodles.