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Nice Fourth

July 4th, 2018 at 11:16 pm

We did our annual trek to the end of the driveway to watch the fireworks over the bay. Best seats in the house, no parking issues, great view and no crowds. Better yet, absolutely free. It was a pleasant, if humid, night, very peaceful.

I did deviate from the meal plan and made sirloin steaks and baked potatoes for dinner tonight. The store had a one day sale on the steaks and I had money left in the grocery envelope, so I went for it. We made them in the NuWave oven, perfectly cooked (to rare) after 20 minutes at 350. I love making baked potatoes in the pressure cooker. It is so fast and easy and I think they taste even better than in the oven. Both methods of cooking are pretty hands off, although I did have to flip the steaks halfway through cooking. But otherwise, no baby-sitting the food which is my favorite way to cook!

Looks like DH might end up getting more than 15 hours a week of OT coming up. There is a lot to get done and they keep losing drafters, one quit, one to a new job. He's getting tired, though, so I don't know if more than 15 is a good idea. But maybe, if he gets enough sleep he can. I told him if he works more, we need to make sure he is getting enough protein in him during the day. With more OT, we can add a little more to the grocery envelope if we need to so he can keep going as needed.

5 Responses to “Nice Fourth”

  1. Dido Says:

    How do you make "baked" potatoes in the pressure cooker? I always think oven (I use the Nu-Wave, too)/dry heat, pressure cooker or crockpot/wet heat, and I think of good baked potatoes as a dry heat item. Do you wrap in foil or?? I like a bit of crisp in the peel of a baked potato.

  2. rob62521 Says:

    I had never considered making baked potatoes in the pressure cooker. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Hurray for the OT, but I hope DH doesn't get worn out!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Dido, I guess they are more steamed, but you put a trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker to keep the potatoes out of the 1 cup of water and then pressure cook them for 15 minutes. No foil. They come out tasting like baked. We don't eat the skins so the crispiness isn't an issue.

  5. debtfreeme Says:

    The evening sounds amazing!

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