Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Did you know....

Did you know that you can actually burn something in a pressure cooker?  I suppose it makes sense, but I have been cooking with them since we were married in 1976, and had even helped can with the big one at home since in high school.  I had never had it happen, but I am here to tell you that it CAN happen.

Roger was in the mood for cabbage rolls...so I threw everything together and got it in the pressure cooker....and turned the stove on.  I do not know what happened but the control did not start jiggling as soon as I thought it should have...in fact I kept going to the stove and looking at it and wondering should I pull it off and let it cool down and release the pressure and see if I could figure out what was wrong.

In fact, I was just getting ready to do just that and the control started its dance...I debated whether to use the 8 minutes or to reduce the time, but thought I would just use the 8 minutes.  About the time I was pulling it off, I could smell a slightly scorched smell...

It is more that stuff burnt under the cooking rack, but burn it did.  I don't know if I will be able to get it cleaned off or not.  I have put hot soapy water in it and turned the heat on low, then let it set and soak and it isn't helping any.
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I took this a couple weeks ago...I don't have but two colors of the day lilies but would like to get more.  I enjoy them so much.
Notice the one above has company.  This one was taken last week...I got the bulbs for this one from Walmart late in the season last year...more like in early summer.  They were in such sad shape I didn't expect much from them.  I got a lovely surprise...most of them came up and they sure put out the blooms.

Oh, we had sunshine...first just a minute here and there in the afternoon, but by evening the sun was out to stay for an hour or two. 

11 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Haven't used a pressure cooker in years and years...My mother used to use one all of the time--and I did, when I was first married... Sorry you burned your cabbage... Darn!

Love your daylilies.. Ours are so pretty right now.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

It wasn't the food was burnt, more that the drippings were.

Quiltedtime said...

As a last resort, trying using oven cleaner on the pot. I have saved a few that way.

Sandra said...

beautiful lilies and so is the ant. i used a pressure cooker for years when raising my kids, and never had anything burn, that is weird. try putting a lot of salt in the bottom, dump in some ice cubes and shake shake shake, that is how to get burned coffee out of glass pot. let the salt sit with the ice on it for a few minutes before you shake.

EG CameraGirl said...

Sorry to hear you've burned food in your pressure cooker. What a bummer!

Very pretty blossoms!

Deb said...

I'm terrified to use a pressure cooker. I have a vision of the contents blowing straight up through the ceiling!
Too bad about the cabbage rolls though.

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty flowers. I haven't used a pressure cooker for years, either. I do love my crock pot, though!

don said...

Pretty flowers and a sad tale of scorched cabbage rolls. I had one pressure cooker run low on water and was surprised that the vegetables in with the meat did not provide enough water. I haven't had that problem again. :-)

Mary said...

Lovely daylilies! I like seeing all the different colors.
I've never cooked in a pressure cooker. Use to watch my mom can stuff in one all summer long.

Judy said...

Pretty lilies, I should get out and take photos of mine. Try boiling some water with salt in the pot. Then let it cool and scrub, I've done this and it does work pretty good.

Dee said...

I am Leary of pressure cookers...my mom had a lid blow off once. A burned pot of any kind is a pain. i hope you were able to get it clean.

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