The other night I made another great Instapot meal. I have been impressed with everything I have tried to make in it. I was a bit worried when I first got it because I wasn’t all the sure on the “how” it worked but I am really enjoying modifying recipes to make in the Instapot.
I think the Instapot will also be a great cooking means come summer…. I can still make great “indoor” meals without having to turn on the oven!
I hadn’t made this in awhile because I just kept forgetting to actually do it. I have been suffering I think from a mild depression the past few weeks from cabin fever. Because of my car accident (3+ years ago) and my Traumatic Brain Injury, I am not allowed to drive yet and haven’t been back to work since. Thankfully Dillon set my laptop up so that I can use a Speech to Text function to write my blog posts.
The past few weeks I have had no initiative whatsoever. I had been hoarding posts so that I could take last week off to do the laundry room makeover but it didn’t happen. I would wake up with great intentions which faded quickly once I was actually up and moving. All I wanted to do was sleep or just chill. I’ve been through depression before, thankfully this is a mild bout and I will snap out of it with the nicer weather that should be making an appearance soon. I have things I need to get done and things I just want to get done if I could only find my initiative!
This is where the Instapot comes in handy. If I have especially bad days I can still make dinner in a snap when I am not taking advantage of my freezer meals. This recipe is one of my go to recipes if I am behind schedule and even faster if you cook some chicken breasts ahead of time and freeze them for such days!
While the picture isn’t so great, it doesn’t give justice to the smell and taste. Guess my picture taking skills bailed on me that day too lol!
Here is an easy to make Instapot recipe that goes over very well in this house. Chris and Dillon now both love rice. For years… and years… Dillon would not eat rice at all. I don’t know if it was a texture issue or what it was but until the last 6 months or so, he refused to eat rice.
He agreed to try it again a little while back and is now a big fan….go figure. It is great because we love rice and it was a pain in the behind not making it as often as we would like.
Because this recipe is done in the Instapot, it is full of flavour and cooks up quickly… once the Instapot builds up to the correct pressure!
If you have read any of our posts, you know we love Mexican food… or at least our version of it… and this is another one of these great recipes!
I know these are generally made from pork…. but we prefer it done with beef. These are flavourful and make a great dinner or lunch wit a salad. We had ours on Tomato based tortillas with a side of coleslaw and it is a great meal! Even better is the fact it can be made in the Instapot, giving the beef a great texture for shredding and even more flavour!
I swear I’ve used my Instapot more this week than I have in the past few weeks. It has come in handy to make lunch meat alternatives or just quick meal prep. The Boys love pork tenderloin but I hadn’t tried to cook one in the Instapot and figured it was high time!
This is the recipe I used to make it and it was a huge success…. not only were both plates devoured, it also passed the Chocolate Milk test lol!
As I have mentioned in earlier posts, Chris has gone completely off processed lunch meats. This has made it interesting finding other options to send in his lunch. I have done numerous Turkey Breasts to slice for sandwiches, same goes for Roast Beef in the Instapot. I have sent egg salad and tuna salad and the occasional PB & Banana sandwiches, trying to keep things different. This time it was a ham. When I was grocery shopping one of the stores had the small, smoked Black Forest Hams on sale and I thought I would cook one in the Instapot and slice it as thin as I could for sandwiches.
Last night Chris thanked me for the extra effort it was taking to come up with and make alternatives for his lunch but I told him that in all honesty having the Instapot made it pretty fast and easy…. not that I minded the acknowledgement!