My daughter talked so much about her pressure cooker and how awesome it was, that I decided I needed to try it out myself. I got this Power Cooker.
My first attempt was making soup. I wasn’t sure how long to cook it, so I did it in 15 minute increments. But after letting out the steam the first time, I forgot to close it the valve. I didn’t realize it soon enough so that batch burnt. I tried again and this time is was perfect! After making soup a few times, I was curious to see what other creative things I could make with this new cooker. The Power Cooker came with this recipe book and I remembered my Mom making all kinds of jams and doing canning. I decided to start by making the homemade applesauce.
I used honey crisp apples, a bit of cinnamon and sugar. The house filled with this delicious apple-cinnamon aroma. When it was done and I mashed the apples, I took a bowl of it right from the pot. It was soooo good warm! I thought it could use a scoop of vanilla ice cream though. I will definitely be making this again and maybe adding a bit of nutmeg, more cinnamon, or blueberries! Really anything I want because that’s what being creative is about. Stepping out of my comfort zone, trying new things, even in the kitchen! Living a creative life and allowing the creativity flow through me, makes even really rough times seem less stressful.
So take my advice and find a way to connect with your creative self. Life might just get a bit sweeter.