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Old 09-25-2009, 06:37 AM   #2543
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Originally Posted by Hoth2os View Post
I haven't been here in awhile......

I have been taking a cooking class once a week just for fun. there is a local kitchen shop here that does them for free and they are awesome. She does most of her cooking in a pressure cooker. Now, my mom bought me one several years back but I have always been afraid to use it. I don't know why. Mom uses hers a few times a week and always brags about how the food tastes and how quick it is. My grandma used one all the time when my mom was growing up.

So.....the cooking class has been incredible and the food that she makes is out of this world.

I made beef stroganoff in the pressure cooker the other day and from start to finish......20 minutes! (except the homemade noodles and those take 3 mintues to make the dough, let it sit for 30 mintues and then it is quick and easy to run thru the pasta maker). My hubby and DS love it when I make fresh pasta.

This lady claims to be able to make an entire Thanksgiving meal to feed 30 people in an hour and a half. She charges $10 for that class and I can't wait for it!!! She even makes her turkey in a pressure cooker!
I remember my first time using my pressure cooker- I called my mother and made her stay on the phone with me the whole time it was cooking. What she could have done, being a half hour drive away I don't know, lol, but I needed the reassurance. I always use mine to start the process of making vegetable beef soup, I love the flavor of the beef and broth done in the pressure cooker. Of course, by the time I add everything to the soup, it outgrows the danged cooker, and ends up in TWO huge pots! I cannot make a small batch of soup.
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