For a girl who loves her snacks and cooks usually 3 meals a day, food is on my mind. What are we going to eat, how am I going to cook it and how can I hide some kitchen gadgets in my stuff so Ken won't notice....?
Well, I married a man who is far too smart and I can't get away with anything. So I began doing a bit of research and came across a blog that mentioned they were using a stovetop pressure cooker, genius. From there I did a bit more research on which one to purchase and decided to go with the same model they suggested, Futura by Hawkins Hard Anodized 4.0 Litre Pressure Cooker. It arrived in the mail last night and I couldn't wait to try it out. We don't have a ton of groceries in the house at the moment, since we are trying to clear out the freezer and cupboards before we leave. So, I made do with what we have and whipped up a very tasty batch of moose chili.
Brown the meat, add the stuff, put the lid on and let it rip. Once it started releasing pressure I turned it to low and 14 minutes later we had dinner. Ken moaned a bunch so I would say it turned out well!
Feeling a little scatter-brained getting ready for this trip. We have a multitude of different projects to tie up. Life, photography work, Seward Maritime books and boat maintenance... All of which seems so easy when grouped all into one simple sentence. The plan: divide and conquer.
A few weeks ago we purchased a conex shipping container that was previously owned by Norseman Maritime (Ken's previous employer). It needed a new door and came full of stuff, most of which ended up at the dump but it is pretty well set up and we are both excited about our new blue box. It will serve as a temporary storage unit while we are gone and then when we are in town it will be Ken's little man shop.