The multi-function pressure cooker / slow cooker / rice cooker / electric saucepan / steamer thingie, that is. Well, it’s on order, anyway. I’m already dreaming about things I could cook with it (I wish that wasn’t literally true, and I wish the ideas my subconscious mind came up with were anything other than terrible, but I suppose one can’t always dream a recipe and have it actually work). I’m not sure whether I will use all the functions, but it seemed to me that a slow cooker that had an electric saucepan function would save on the washing up nicely if I wanted to brown things before casseroling them. And pressure cookers sound fascinating…
Then, of course, I was unable to resist buying slow cooker and pressure cooker cookbooks. To be fair, the pressure cooker one is justified – it sounds like it’s a whole new way of looking at cooking, and some instruction is certainly required. But I probably didn’t strictly need two slow cooker cookbooks. I am reasonably competent at casseroles…
So no new recipes today – it’s been a very long week at work – but I think you can look forward to a number of kitchen-gadget-oriented recipes in the near future.
And cake recipes, of course. One can never have too many of those.
NB: I told Andrew that I had asked the internet whether I should buy a slow cooker and that the internet said yes. He rolled his eyes. I then explained that I did this using my blog and he cast aspersions on my ability to construct an un-biased poll, which I thought was a bit rude. For some reason, he thinks you people are likely to encourage me to buy kitchen gadgets. Isn’t that strange?
This time last year…Garden to Plate: Jerusalem Artichokes (which reminds me, I’d better start digging up my triffids. Does anyone want some Jerusalem artichokes?) Recipe: Three Roasted Vegetable Soups