Mornin’, y’all! It’s Saturday and I’ve got a cute little card to share with you today. I was late getting started making a card so I needed something quick. I’d had this little card in my head for a minute, so it seemed like a great time to implement it!
Quick. Fast. Easy. Kind of the theme for today. Along those lines – if you heard of an appliance that could make a dish in about an hour – one that usually takes 24 hours, you’d think that was a good deal, right? Well, I’ve been hearing that electric pressure cookers could do just that. Here in the Deatherage household, we eat a lot of beans. Pinto Beans and Red Beans (and rice), specifically. And those require me to think about them the night before, put the beans on to soak overnight and then get them in the crock pot first thing in the morning.
Enter….the Electric Pressure Cooker. I succumbed to a QVC commercial and got one delivered. Upon reading the included cook-book, lo and behold….a recipe for black beans. 30 minutes. And the recipe said “1 pound dry black beans”. No mention of soaking. I was ecstatic. So, I put my pintos on, using the called for amount of liquid. Set for 30 min.
Thirty minutes later – crunchy beans.
Reset for another 30 minutes.
30 more minutes.
Finally ended up with just-about-right-beans after 1 hour and 45 minutes of cooking. A pretty significant improvement over 24 hours, sure. But…worth the amount of real estate it takes up? Maybe not. So….it’s probably going to be on it’s way back to QVC. 😉
This little card, though – you really could get it done in 30 minutes!! Just do a little quick watercolor, add a Grateful Bunch Flower and a sentiment from Happy Pants. And you’ve got a little note card all ready to go. Take a look-see: