Instant Pot saved the day during Thanksgiving, and it can do an even better job during Christmas! If you are like me, you have family and friends drop by on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so there’s a lot of cooking going on. Let’s explore some awesome recipes that will make the holidays much brighter:
Once you cut the cord to your cable or satellite tv company, you will want to take full advantage of your freedom. This list is up to date right now, but you’ll want to ask around, and also keep abreast of the latest and greatest free (or almost free) streaming services. I am very wary of questionable sites, so my list is pretty tame.
Sony Crackle – Crackle gets amazing reviews. It allows the viewer to watch high quality tv and movies. It has ads, but they are pretty quick. Check it out.
Vudu – Although Vudu has been known as Walmart’s on-demand movie service, it recently expanded to also offer free content. Here’s a video that explores that free content.
tubi TV – tubi offers a lot for free – once again, you will need to watch their ads, but they are brief. Pretty cool site with no sign-in required.
Hulu (Basic) – Hulu has several subscription plans. One is Live, which includes access to live tv. However, if you are on a budget, or already have other paid subscriptions and just want options, the basic Hulu is pretty darn cool. It is currently only $1.99/month for the first year, then $5.99/month thereafter. Hard to beat.
YouTube – We can’t ever forget the site that started it all. YouTube has a lot of free content – and you just have to watch (or suffer quietly) through their ads. Take another look at YouTube if you haven’t lately. Here’s a video that outlines the top nine free movies.
If you have an Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker), you already know you can save tons of time on a busy work night preparing dinner. Even frozen meat can be on the table in no time. So why not make the holidays even more festive by spending less time in the kitchen?
Rather than purchasing a second Instant Pot, I purchased an extra liner for about $25, which has allowed me to finish the first dish and start a second one right away.
I’ve shared some of the best recipes to make Thanksgiving a snap:
I make this constantly – my family loves it, and it could not be easier in the Instant Pot:
5-6 half-breasts of boneless skinless chicken
1 block of cream cheese
1.5 cups of shredded mexican blend cheese
1/4 cup of sour cream
gourmet black pepper to taste
Set the chicken breasts on Pressure Cook for 15 minutes. Let out the pressure, then add your other ingredients. Set if for another 15 minutes, and this time, let it steam naturally. Shred the chicken, stir it all up, and you are done! Serve in a bread bowl, or with tortilla chips.
Just google search the name of this blog post, and you’ll find countless posts and articles about ditching the cable or satellite TV and finding other ways to enjoy your favorite shows and movies. This information will change rapidly, so it’s important to find current information in order to make the smartest decisions.
There is more than one way to skin a cat – or write a letter! Word Processing has grown up quite a bit since the olden days of ’95. Although Microsoft Word remains the most commonly-used word processing software, there are many more to choose from – including open-source (free) choices. Check out a few of my favorites:
It’s time to dust off that crock pot and put it to good use – all the time! Check out these awesome recipes that will save you time, money and the stress of meal planning. If you’ve never thought about using that crock pot for breakfast, appetizers and desserts, you’ll be amazed at many of these recipes and ideas: