In the cooking world, the Instant Pot has been a huge craze since last year. Haven’t heard about the Instant Pot? It’s a programmable pressure cooker that cooks foods fast and is super easy to use. It also can be used as a slow cooker, rice/porridge maker, steamer, sauté/browning, yogurt maker and food warmer. I purchased my Instant Pot during a black Friday sale last year and started skimming through the instruction book immediately. It may seem intimidating at first but after using it a couple of times I definitely got the hang of it. Something else that helped were Instant Pot cookbooks from the library. Below, I’ve included some of my favorites. Check them out!
Some dinners I have made:
General Tso’s Chicken
Indian Butter Chicken
Buttery Ranch Pork Chops & Butternut Squash Noodles
Decorate your Instant Pot:
Want to take your Instant Pot to the next level? Decorate it with a vinyl decal made with our Silhouette Cameo at the STREAM Center. Decorating your Instant Pot is very popular, take a look at Pinterest or Etsy for inspiration. Make an appointment with one of our STREAM center staff and they can help you create your design and print it for 1 $ or less. If you already know how to use the Silhouette Cameo, reserve time to use it here.
I am a huge Harry Potter fan so of course I had to pay homage with “Hurry Potter.” I also created a “There She Blows” decal (I’m still amazed by how powerful the steam comes out when you release pressure). I created and printed they vinyl decals during my STREAM center visit in about 15-20 minutes, took it home to peel it off and stuck it right on. Decorate your Instant Pot today, for more information checkout the STREAM center!
Written By: Maura Sudkamp, Emerging Technology & Design Specialist for the Kenton County Public Library