Pressure cooker….OMG

I see it has been a bit since my last blog. Life gets busy quick as most of you know. How ever I have been seeing on FB and on Pinterest all these really cool things you can make quickly in a pressure cooker. Then last Sunday we were watching tv and an infomercial comes on with the pressure cooker xl and all the cool things you can make with it. Got the Curiosity up a lot and while out shopping this week I picked one up. 

Read the manual (yes I do do that), and went to the grocery to pick up ingredients for my first attempt in joining the pressure cooker family. 

Washed the pressure cooker before we started, figured the good Lord only knows how long it’s been in the box and all that :0)

So we are having chicken tenders with carrots, celery, garlic and herbs! I’m also making some dressing on the side to add to the dish.


4 stakes of celery, Half of a yellow onion, 4 red potatoes, clove of garlic, a generous portion of carrots, 1 1/2 pounds of chicken tenders and a cup of chicken broth. Threw in some Italian seasoning, rosemary salt, little garlic salt and ground pepper. Just enough rosemary slot and pepper to cover the tenders.

Cut it up and threw it in the pot….put the lid on and hit the chicken button…fingers crossed…so it took 10 minutes for it to come up to pressure, but things started smelling good. My pot says 15 we wait…

After the 15 minutes I let the pressure out a little at a time like 6 times then released it all the way. Took the lid off to see if everything was done…

This was the most tender chicken I have ever eaten! I’m in love with a pressure cooker! 

I think turkey breast is next on the cooking front!

It’s the little things in life…

As crazy as the world gets sometimes it’s the little things in life that make me smile…

A sleeping dog that has decided that my coffe table makes a great bed….or

Playing monopoly card game because we are both not feeling well (surgery recovery and a fractured arm :0()

But even with the fractured arm I still can make muffins

Happy Fall everyone! Hope we get a lot of color here in the 937. I’ll keep ya posted!


Photo 101, Day Thirteen: Moment & Motion

So this is my moment of motion

My little sheltie finished her last green been. Being you don’t know her this is a big deal. She is my carnivore. It took her 45 minutes of me standing over top of her saying “just eat the beans Mollie.” (There were only 10)

I like how her mouth still looks like it’s moving.

Day Ten: Mystery

To me there is no greater mystery than that of what a dog thinks. I am very lucky to have dogs that tolerate my wanting to dress them up….well kinda…

I’m guessing my little sheltie is saying….I’m done give me my piece of cheese. I can only imagine what they say about me to each other

I call this one smoke break…

At least they love….even if it is because I can reach the treats.

Day Nine: Warmth 

So as I waited all day for my word I was taking pictures of random things and got this right as the sun was coming down. I think it works.


Day 7 big

A week ago I came across a town called Casey, Il. They have the words largest stuff.

I just think this picture is funny Lol!

Day Six: Connect 

Connect is an interesting word. I enjoy connecting worth people. Being a photographer I enjoy photographing connections like this….