Wednesday 29 November 2017
I love baked potatoes with just about anything, but, hate waiting a hour or more for them to cook in the oven. I used to cook them in the microwave and finish them in the oven, however I think the IP way produces a fluffier potato. I have been making potatoes in the pressure cooker for 50 plus years, usually mashing them or lately I like to make "Smash Hot Potatoes", "Cheddar Hot Smash Potatoes" or "Rosemary Smash Hot Potatoes" . (pictures below)!
Friday 24 November 2017
|It's Black Friday!|
We all know that the Friday after Thanksgiving means a mad dash to the mall/or computer for ridiculous sales, even though we now know some Black Friday deals are not as good as they seem. But how did this bargain shopping chaos get its start? And why does it sound like it should be a day of mourning?The first Black Friday actually had nothing to do with Thanksgiving or shopping. It was the day the U.S. gold market crashed. Financiers Jay Gould and Jim Fisk wanted to cheat Wall Street investors. They bought as much gold as they could, driving up gold prices by more than $30 an ounce. On Friday, September 24, 1869, the government put millions of dollars worth of gold onto the market. The price plummeted, investors went bankrupt instantly, and Gould and Fisk came out on top.
Sunday 19 November 2017
Friday 17 November 2017
Thanksgiving! That time of year when we give thanks. I have such wonderful memories of Thanksgiving, the cousins coming out to the country to ride horses, jump around in the hay barn and swing on a big rope swing hung in a large Maple Tree by the creek.
Thursday 9 November 2017
I have fond memories of a delicious "Hamburger Stroganoff" that was served at school lunch time when I was growing up. My neighbor, Dee Merlini, mother to two of my best friends was head cook at the school and gave me the recipe when I got older. I used to cook this for a quick dinner when I was working in my twenties.....delish! Then.....somehow that recipe went by the wayside and I started using sliced steak in my stroganoff. The other day, I was thinking and remembered that delicious stroganoff of long ago.....I decided to revamp the recipe for the "Instant Pot" and for my grandchildren's dinner! Delish!