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Wednesday, August 09, 2017


Pickleball is HUGE here in The Villages!

I have been wanting to learn to play Pickle ball. I can't wait to hear how you do in your first doubles game.

Enjoy your Instant Pot. We love ours. Nothing like homemade soup in just a few minutes.

Linda has to try ribs in the Instant Pot and then finish on the grill. They are so good! Cook for about 20 minutes at high pressure and finish with BBQ sauce on the grill.
I use mine every week, sometimes multiple times. Hard boiled eggs peel so easily! 3 minutes high pressure and then shut off and use slow release for 8 minutes, then Quick release. Now I don't mind making deviled eggs.
Sounds like a nice relaxing time after a very busy year.

I don't know anything about the rubber squares you bought, but if they don't work out, I do know the horse mats sold at Tractor Supply are designed to hold up under thousand of pounds of horse.

It's what our friends use for jack pads under their Phaeton. We cut them down (with a utility knife) and use them as vibration dampeners for the washer.

I've had an electric pressure cooker since 2009. . .one of my I won't be without tools. . .I feel sure Linda will find she likes it more and more as she goes along.

I turn mine on (dry) with a little oil in the bottom to the beans setting (that's the longest time setting on mine) brown whatever meat I will be cooking. . .then add the liquid, and reset the cooker to the time I need. Have fun.

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How important is it to have the griddle fairly level in order to control bacon grease, runny eggs, etc.? Are the feet on it adjustable for this purpose?
I've done my share of outdoor cooking at many campgrounds (on their picnic tables) and they are almost always way out of level.

I make yoghurt in my Instant Pot. It is great with a little vanilla and no sugar. You can find the recipe at Pressure Cooking Today.
Jane in KS

Yes, it is important to have the griddle fairly level, but there is a lip to keep everything inside the confines of the griddle.

The feet are adjustable, but there isn't a lot of range, so I wouldn't count on that.

We love our IP. Have had it for over a year and it really has turned me into more of a cook. From risotto, rice, Mongolian beef....so many things to make. There's also a VERY active IP Facebook group that shares lots of good recipes!!! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!!

Happy for you that you got the Instantpot. There definitely is a learning curve but it certainly comes in handy when you forget to defrost something. Frozen meat cooks really well in it in a pinch.

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