Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Seriously, I Missed St. Patrick's Day?

I can't believe I dressed my logo lady in green and then yesterday just slipped by without even a leprechaun or a pinch to blog about. What's with that! My Irish Gr-Gr-Gr-Great Grandma and Grandpa Armstrong would be so disappointed in me for not celebrating with some corned beef and cabbage or Irish stew. I've been a little bit distracted and busy moving my daughter, babysitting those amazing Monkey Boys, and doing a little sewing.

So...Happy St. Patrick's Day a day late!

Several weeks ago I attended a cooking class taught by Chef Brad who's like the king of grains. During the class he showed us how to pressure cook a quick dinner using a variety of grains and pasta. I ended up buying a new Fagor electric pressure cooker and I'm loving it! I use it almost every day and my brain keeps thinking up new things to cook in it. It's definitely not my mother's pressure cooker! I was terrified of her pressure cooker and knew it would blow up someday. I'm not scared of this one at all! Yesterday I made chunky applesauce in four minutes. It was so fast! Too bad I didn't add some green to it to make it look more Irish.

6 apples, peeled, cored, and cut in chunks
1/4 cup sugar (more or less to taste)
1 cup water or apple juice
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pressure cook on high for 4 minutes.


  1. Hi!!!! Too cute!!!! I made sure the Grand Son was wearing green when I sent him off to school and then I forgot too!!!! Your pressure cooker sound great!!!! Have a great week!!!

  2. seriously i missed it too…but I knew you would not fall into love with your pressure cooker…I have mine out at least once a week….truly a treasure gadget..ok so it is a big gadget..

  3. I served Lucky Charms for dinner!

  4. Hope you share more of your pressure cooker recipes.


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