Friday, March 17, 2017

New Gadget - Quesadilla Maker

Another trip to the thrift store netted me a new quesadilla maker. ($3.00 looked brand new)

Yes, I know that you can make a quesadilla in a frying pan or in the oven, but how plain is that?  Filled my quesadilla with cooked chicken left over from yesterday's *experiment with cooking a whole chicken in the Instant Pot, cheese and a little Pace picante sauce, sandwiched between two flour tortillas.

Took about 3 or 4 minutes to cook. Cut into wedges and dipped them in sour cream with chives. Yummy!

*Yesterday I promised a new attempt with my Instant Pot. I did cook a whole chicken in it, following a recipe I download, however I was not happy with the results. The meat itself was tasty, but the skin was a slimy mess. We had to scrape it all off before we could eat the chicken. Would have taken pictures, but didn't want to gross anyone out. Will give the Instant Pot another go soon. Hopefully, it will go a little bit better.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Just call me Gadget Girl

Okay, I admit it - I'm a kitchen gadget junkie.

In the past week I've become the proud new owner of an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (thanks to my awesome brother, Rod) and a GT Xpress Redi-Set-Go (yesterday's thrift store find along with several specialty insert pans)

Today I'm playing with the GT Xpress. I'm not usually a breakfast eater, but I really wanted to try out my new toy, so I gathered a few ingredients (bread, butter, egg, cheese, salt & pepper) and made myself an Egg in the Hole in 3 minutes.

The steps are easy:
  1. Turn on the GT Xpress and heat until the green light comes on.
  2. Butter the bread and cut out a circle from the center
  3. Put bread, butter side down, in the Xpress
  4. Quickly crack an egg in the hole and sprinkle the top with salt, pepper and cheese
  5. Close the lid and set timer to 3 minutes
That's it! In no time at all you have a scrumptious egg in the hole. Crispy toasted bread on the bottom, warm yolk in the middle and all that cheesy goodness - Yum-Yum!

Tomorrow - Instant Pot Fun!