The Great InstantPot

I bought an InstantPot on a whim.  I was pregnant at that time and working full time, so my husband was the stay-at-home dad but he refused to try the gadget.  Shamefully, I only used the InstantPot twice in 2015! First to do the water test and the second to cook some BBQ wings.  I turned out really delicious!  Then I gave birth at home (on accident!).  It was such a fast birth that I had a hematoma and was pretty much on bed rest for close to 3 months!  

Then we moved to the country.... the middle of nowhere!  We had to drive 30 minutes on a windy and narrow road to get to the grocery store.  We stocked up on frozen meat from the meat locker and I had to cook at home almost everyday.  (Living in LA, all the restaurants were very close that we ate out a lot)  My husband had to work all day and I was left with a 3 year old and a 6 month old baby.  I felt very overwhelmed by the move and it took me awhile to adjust but I had to suck it in and get it together! LOL

My 3 year old then was such a fruit lover that he only would eat fruits for breakfast or we would make a smoothie.  Lunch for him was ham sandwiches or cheese or more fruit!  But for dinner, I cooked a proper meal, and the InstantPot made it a breeze for me!  I just put the gate up to keep the crawling 6 month old away from the kitchen or usually she will be napping around that time.  I cut up all the veggies, saute it in the InstantPot, brown the meat in the same pot, cover and set the pressure!  While waiting, I get to play with the 3 year old or both kids!  I didn't have to stand in front of the stove to make sure nothing is burning.  Everything always comes out perfect... fall off the bone ribs, super tender roasts, juicy whole chicken, you can even make dessert in it!  

This gadget is amazing!  Make bone broth in it, yogurt, rice... you can even use it as a slow cooker!  It can replace a lot of gadgets in your kitchen!  If you don't have one yet, you should get one!  I even have two! ;)  


Do you own an InstantPot? What other gadgets make your life way easier especially when you have kids who want your attention all day long? Please share! <3