Monday: Japanese Curry (in an Instant Pot)

Have you guys ever heard of the Instant Pot?  It’s basically a pressure cooker that can also be a slow cooker with lots and lots of settings.  I’ve never really been a big fan of pressure cooking because it sounds rather…scary, but this Instant Pot thing has been AMAZING so far.  Guys, I cooked Shoyu Chicken (it’s a local dish–chicken cooked in soy sauce) in 15 minutes…with FROZEN CHICKEN.  Since then, I’ve been on an instant pot roll.  I’ve made cheesecake, kalua pork, lemon chicken….but my favorite thing that I’ve made recently was Japanese Chicken Curry.  (This isn’t chicken cutlet [fried]–it’s almost like the stewed chicken that you get from Curry House)

SO EASY and SO QUICK.  In all fairness, it does take a while for the instant pot to heat up (aka the countdown timer doesn’t actually tick down until it gets to temperature), but I love that it’s only in one pot and I can pretty much start cleaning up while it’s cooking!  I don’t have to do a thing!  If you come across any amazing instant pot recipes, please feel free to share.

On subscription news:   I thought I was going to be getting rid of some subscription boxes this year but I was terrible and I ended up keeping most of them.  I got my Spring 2017 Avenue A box in the mail the other day and it was AWESOME.  I got a super cool pair of shoes, an entire workout outfit, and a bag (which is super cool but it’s white [not a fan] so I’m Poshmarking it).  My RZ Box of Style is coming in later this week!

 

Monday: Thrift Store Transformations

If you’ve got a spare 5 minutes this morning, check out this super awesome transformation video by April of Thrifted Transformations on YouTube.  She did some magic by turning this rather…dated…denim dress with some pretty embroidery into this stunning halter dress with a lace-up back.  I’m impressed!  I have a sewing machine but I’m thinking that I really should be picking up a dressform.

Dang, what’d you all think?  The place where I get my car’s oil changed is right next to a Goodwill.  Sometimes if I have time to kill, I’ll wander the aisles but I never really buy anything.  I think I’m going to attempt to try and pick up some high-end men’s Aloha Shirts and alter them so that they’re cute sleeveless dresses.  (I say this now but who knows if I’ll ever do it).

Happy Monday, everyone!  Hope you have a great week!