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 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 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.

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.