For my EDTC 300 learning project, I have decided to learn how to use my Instant Pot. I recently received an Instant Pot as a house warming gift and I have been utterly terrified to use it. I think partially because its foreign to me and making a roast in 3 hours sounds absurd. Never less, when I look on sites such as http://www.pinterest.com I see all of these delicious recipes for the Insta Pot and it makes me want to try it so here we are! If you are confused as to what an Instant Pot is, it does the job as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and much more. The idea behind the pressure cooker is that it saves time without compromising taste. My learning project on the Instant Pot will feature a variety of recipes that can be used as main courses, appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and more.
The idea behind my learning project is to allow me to be more comfortable with this kitchen appliance, to make myself become adventurous with it, and try some not so easy recipes with it. Along with that though, also learn some easy recipes for future reference when I am feeling lazy and want a quick but tasty meal! Up to this point, I do actually have a lot of experience in the kitchen. Growing up my mom taught me how to cook and make some great meals. All of my cooking experience though is very traditional. Meaning that I know how to use the stove, stovetop, griddle, blender, food processor, BBQ, and common kitchen or cooking appliances like so. Never before have I had to use something like the Instant Pot to cook a meal so this is why it will be a great learning experience for me. After all, I am not learning how to cook, rather I am just adding on to my pre-exisiting cooking knowledge! I believe by learning to use the Instant Pot it will come in handy on those nights where I do not want to cook a full out meal. Rather, I would have little prep time, throw everything in the Instant pot, and then have a delicious meal with half the work. I can’t wait to start to use the Instant Pot and I am sure my boyfriend and dog agree!