Pork Chops with Balsamic, Onions & Figs
Peas & Carrots
Couscous with Toasted Pine Nuts
Bonnie, From A Writer's Kitchen, has asked about a new toy I have. If you haven't checked out her blog, you are missing a pleasure.
I received a gift certificate from Little Man, his Momma and Dad for Christmas to Williams-Sonoma, one of my favorite places to shop. I ordered this Cuisinart Pressure Cooker and finally played with it today. You can sear/brown on this setting.
Saute on the next setting...
Then add it all back to the pot, lock on the lid and set it to pressure cook.
NINE minutes! Tender and juicy (THICK) pork chops! I have to admit my favorite part was the plumped-up dried figs! Yum! Bonnie, I will have to try it for more cooking before I'll give it a grand recommendation, but it is off to a good start! It was easy to operate and easy to clean. Did what it said it would. Can't complain about that.
I'm waiting on a cherry cobbler to come out of the oven right now. We need some comfort food. Have I mentioned that we have a tenant with an IQ to match the temperatures of the day? Humph...