Monday, July 6, 2015

My New Cooking Toy

Hi there everyone, how are you doing this fine night??? Hope you all escaped the bad weather they were talking about tonight. The people north of us had wind damage and a few tornado's were sighted and touched down. I guess tonight the temperature will get down in the 40's and in the 60's tomorrow. Pretty cool...huh!!
Well, last week I bought this new appliance at Shopko. It's the Power Pressure Canner XL. Here is the sight. I am really liking it a lot. Tonight I did a roast with onions, garlic, cabbage, potatoes and carrots with onion soup. I picked up a pressure canner cookbook at the library today. Saw so many recipes I would like to try. 

You can saute your vegies and meat in oil in the pot...then add extra water for the pressure cooking. After the meal I made tonight went through the pressure cooker.....I turned it down to do slow cooking till JP gets home from work. Looking forward to tasting the end product. It's nice to know....dinner is all cooked for JP, just have to dish up the meat and vegies and his fruit and dinner is served!!!

Friday night we took JP to the ER. His right cheek was all swelled up and he looked like a chipmunk. He has a couple of bad teeth....the swelling was not going down. Turns out he has an abscess. They gave him penicillin and Tylenol with codeine. By Sunday night the swelling was gone. I called the dentist this morning and we got him in.

So tomorrow, JP has an appointment at 11am and they will do x-rays and probe around and see what else needs to be done. My appointment is at 12pm and I will be getting the 2nd deep cleaning on the left side of my mouth....yeah, "Happy Gas" here we come!!! So, we will be busy for a few hours tomorrow.

Also on the agenda for me this month is cataract surgery on my right eye with 1 pre-op and 2 post-op visits. Then August 5th the right eye will be done with the pre-op and post-op visits. For on my teeth will have to be put on the back burner for a few months till JP's teeth get taken care of.

Well time to close here for awhile, keep looking up!!
Cheers ~ Louise


Brenda in IN said...

It sounds like you will be eating some yummy meals with your new cooker. It's nice to just put the food in and walk away and let it cook. You asked if I could see well. I can't see as well as I used to. I don't think it has to do with the surgery. My eyes are older and not as sharp as they used to be. I can still read and watch tv and make cards. That's all I do anyway. My glasses seem to be dirty all the time. I clean them several times a day and they are right back smudged again. My girlfriend said hers are like that too. I wonder if it is the material they make them from now. I hope you hubby is doing better. Men never like to go to the dr. or dentist and they always end up paying for that!

NanaDiana said...

Glad you finally got JP in to take care of his teeth. I don't know why men are so stubborn about those sorts of things. Sounds like you have lots of surgery and things lined up for both of you. Take good care of yourself, Louise. Hope you have a good week- xo Diana

Patricia said...

Hope everything went well today at the dentist for your husband. That sounds like an interesting appliance. It will be interesting seeing what else you are able to cook with it. Take care, P.

Biz said...

Glad JP was able to get into the dentist, you don't want to mess around with that! Love the pressure cooker! I love my canner that looks like that - so much less time waiting for the water bath to boil before adding my jars.


Attic Clutter said...

HI Louise..
that is so neat..
looks like a great way to cook..
Hope you stay safe and happy..full of good food too (:)LOL

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda....I wondered after you cataract surgery if you could see better. I have heard people not needing their glasses after surgery....oh well, we shall see.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patricia....Yes things went well although maybe not for him. On the 20th JP has to have 4 teeth pulled...I am not envying him. One of those teeth has a abscess in it. We are hoping the infection does not come back. JP will have two days off from work then I go for the first surgery on my right eye. I have a hunk of meat in the frig to try....looking forward, but we need to finish the stew first.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Biz....yes I am loving the pressure cooker, I can can with it too. But it misses the canning rack, so I don't know how that works yet.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty....thanks for stopping by...I see you are very busy at your home. Yes...lots of good food and healthy too.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Diana, thanks we will try to take care of ourselves as that is not too easy. Sorry to hear about your friend....always hard to lose someone.


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