Earlier today I ran across this Susan Ertz quote:
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Really?! I love a rainy Sunday, and immortality sounds… exhausting 🙂
I’ve spent the last several rainy Sundays cooking up way too much food in my new multi-cooker. I know I know, I’m super late to Instant Pot Mania!
Of all the pressure cooker recipe sites I’ve checked out, Amy+Jacky is (are?) my fave so far. They’re from Hong Kong, and offer lots of recipes that are faster versions of things that I learned to cook from my dad (like jook). I LOVE their Cook’s Illustrated / scientific approach to discovering the best bone broth formula, and can vouch for the results!
While I’d love to be cooking up a big batch of something hearty and yum today I’ve been cut off, for three reasons:
- We’re out of jars. (Sad fact: Ball jars are very expensive in New Zealand, if you can find them at all!)
- We’re out of freezer space thanks to previous Sunday cooking sessions; and
- In a few short days we’re heading to Maine for a lakeside gathering of Scott’s dad’s side of the family, so it doesn’t make sense to create even MORE leftovers.
I realize it’s not really big-pot-of-stew weather for those of you in the Northern Hemisphere, so I offer you this excellent — and distinctly more summery — Kiwi recipe: Chelsea’s Famous Kumara* Bacon Salad. My new work colleague Tracey brought a bunch of this to a recent potluck and it was Delicious – I’m pretty sure she fried the onions in the bacon fat rather than adding them raw, but either way I can’t see how you can go wrong here!
Bon Appétit, and please send your favorite wintry multi-cooker recipes for once we’ve returned from Maine with more jars 🙂
* “Kumara” are what they call sweet potatoes here, and there are so many different kinds compared to what I remember in CA! If you happen to have several varieties to choose from, I would definitely go for the ones that are more firm when cooked rather than the softer orange ones. Or just substitute some good potato-salad potatoes.