We had our church Christmas party last week. There was only one sign up for the food: baked potatoes.
Church members were encouraged to bring a side dish: salads or veggies.
These things, plus the main dish were to be provided.
I racked my brain to figure out what I could make ... in less than an hour.
It was cold outside and I didn't feel like running out to the store to buy anything, so I opened up the fridge to see what I had on hand.
In the bottom veggie drawer was a bag of carrots.
Immediately, my electric pressure cooker came to mind. Cooking veggies in a pressure cooker is QUICK and easy peasy.
Let me show you how.
Peel, wash, and cut your carrots.
Dump them into the pressure cooker.
Add 1/4 c. water (the book says to add 1/2 cup, but I've found that 1/4 c. works better).
Close the lid, set the pressure on HIGH, and the timer for 3 minutes.
I love my electric pressure cooker. I can truly "set it and forget it." In using my pressure cooker, I have come to appreciate its safety features: too much liquid, it will shut off. Too little water, it will shut off. You can't open it until the safety valve has gone down.
*BEEP* It's done! Use some tongs to release the steam and it is ready ~ almost.
A little butter, brown sugar and salt is all it needs to be the perfect side dish.
All done in under 15 minutes!
Pssssst....I've seen this pressure cooker at Costco for $69....(cheaper in the warehouse) which is a great price! How about putting it on your Christmas list?