December 30, 2016

I love lists

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Welcome to I love lists! This is the last one of 2016! WOOT.

  1. I like that Bon Appetit is OK with TJ’s frozen apps.
  2. You’re the reason why your life sucks. 
  3. Do you pick a word to focus on each year?
  4. Thanks for the warning.
  5. I got gin. Go figure. I thought it would be bourbon.
  6. I actually stopped putting cow’s milk in my coffee this year. Had no idea I could do it.
  7. This is a really cute idea for kids.
  8. The worst cooking fails of 2016.  I always like reading Jessica’s.
  9. Best TV Shows of 2016…ranked.
  10. Possible food trends in 2017.
  11. What happens after Guy Fieri visits a restaurant.
  12. Dining trends that need to go.
  13. Casseroles for days.
  14. Ahhh…life on planes is….INTERESTING.
  15. Let’s put champagne in our doughnuts. Let’s have a NYE party with donuts!
  16. The world lost a lot of talented people in 2016 🙁
  17. I love the mood in these paintings.
  18. I wish they had something like this when I was a kid.
  19. That’s it. I am burning my thumb prints off.
  20. Whoaaaaaa.
  21. Amen. AMEN.
  22. Weekend plans? Mine are to figure out how to use my Instant Pot (!!!)

If you’ve over-indulged (like me!) here are few salads to inspire you!

  • Tania

    I got Champagne!!
    Happy New Year!!!!

  • Nancie

    The alcohol test is strange. My poison of choice is gin and I got tequila

  • Marcy

    #21 YES!!!

    Great list today!

  • Karen

    I can’t wait to hear about your Instant Pot discoveries. I’ve been contemplating!

  • Chris

    Yay Instanpot! Looking forward to some recipes from you. Got mine during Amazon Prime day and love it. Fair warning though you’ll likely have to do a bit of research and maybe trial and error to get comfortable with it (it’s kind of a beast huh? Don’t be intimidated though). The booklet that comes with it is helpful with cooking times but is garbage for recipes…some just weird. You’ll have to scour the internet for recipes and even then you’ll find some wildly differing cooking times (you’ll figure it out quickly). Some of my favs that I’ve made so far are daal, chicken teriyaki with broccoli, chicken soup, pot roast and chicken wings which were a huge hit with the guys in my house (10 minutes in the instantpot then finished off with bbq/wing sauce in the oven). Love that this thing doubles as a slow cooker so I could lose (donate) my crockpot. I recommend skinnytaste and pressurecookingtoday sites as great starting resources for instant pot recipes. The only other caveat I would add is make sure you have your pot situated away from cabinets and in a well ventilated area because when you release pressure that steam can cause cooking smells to linger in your house. Good luck, looking forward to hearing how it goes for you!

  • Christine

    I’m with Karen: can’t wait to hear about Instant Pot… I’ve started to see recipes posted by other bloggers and I’ve very intrigued but not ready to pull the trigger on a purchase yet. 🙂

  • Sierra

    Yay! Instant Pot! I love mine and I’m always looking for more ideas and inspiration!

  • Adie

    I just made your grain-free oatmeal in my instant pot, and it turned out perfect! I feel like there is going to be some trial and error with cooking times, but I’m really excited to use it. Can’t wait to see what you make with yours. Happy New Year Tracy!

    • Tracy

      oh! tell me how you did it!

      • Adie

        I just put all the ingredients in the pot, reduced the water to 1 cup, and cooked it for 3 minutes on the porridge setting (figured it was close enough). After it cooked I left it in there for 10 minutes then released the pressure. I used the immersion blender and it came out really well!

  • Preeti

    Yayy! You got the Instant Pot! Check out the https://www.facebook.com/groups/InstantPotCommunity/?fref=ts & https://www.facebook.com/groups/InstantPotIndian/ Super helpful! Read the pinned posts for quick reference to acronyms like QR, NPR, PiP etc. My fav thing is the ability to make yogurt! Someone posted the ‘recipe’ for Lobsters. 4 mins. Mind=blown!
    Have fun!!

  • Sheryl

    Excited to see what you do with your Instant Pot. I bought one last year but have been too lazy to experiment.

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