Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Instant Pot, Lousy Weather, Forgotten Recipe,

If you don't have an Instant Pot, these comments will probably bore you to death, but for those of you who do, I was re-reading the "distructions" and see it says always put 500 mL/or 2 cups liquid in the pot. My Saturday trial, which worked fairly well, only had a cup of stock which was dehydrated at the end. The thing is, two of us, Ivy Shorts "The Happy Whisk"  and I, both have new pots, whereas my friend "ladydog" has two of them and knows what she is doing, so help and questions are flying around. Of course if she wasn't swanning around in Florida playing her French Horn, it would help LOL.

The weather was pretty foul today, had to cancel a doctor's appointment in the next town. We had snow and whiteouts most of the day and the wind was still blowing a gale. Had to go to the store as I had placed an order, but that is from one underground garage to another although driving was a little dicey. Matt swears they are talking snow again for Tuesday, I hope not, want to go bowling. Just checked the forecast, doesn't sound as though it will be bad.

Elizabeth Seckman just wrote in Really Real Housewives about her son living on his own and needing easy recipes to cook instead of eating out all the time. She had one recipe on her site which I gave her some time ago and which I had completely forgotten. Pico de Gallo Chicken. She also gives an easy recipe for Pico de Gallo.

Pico de Gallo Chicken

A super easy and tasty fresh pico de gallo baked chicken all smothered in melted cheese!

1 lb boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs
2 tsp taco seasoning
2 cups pico de gallo
1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded

Pico de Gallo - Home made
5 roma tomatoes,
1/2 cup onion,
1 jalepeno (seeded and chopped),
1/2 cup cilantro,
salt to taste,
cumin or sometimes lime juice

1. Season the chicken with the seasoning, place in a large baking pan, top with pico de gallo, and cheese and bake in a preheated 375°F/190°C oven until the chicken is cooked through, about 20-30 minutes.

Servings: 4

Author: Kevin Lynch
Source: Closet Kitchen

Have a great day


  1. So nice of you to get me easy recipes! Caleb loved his chicken. That's high praise from my pickiest eater.

    The wind here has been crazy, but it has been sunny. I think the worst of our snow is over. The birds are returning for spring.

    1. Haven't got you any yet Liz. My Kung Pao Chicken is pretty easy if you look it up.

      The wind has finally dropped here, don't think spring is poking it's nose in yet though.

  2. Distructions - I'm going to remember that word.

  3. Sounds soooo good! We are threatened with snow again this weekend. Today was brilliant sunshine and for the last week the birds have been chattering up the kind of storm I want to hear! The bulbs I planted last fall are starting to show their shoots. I can't wait...

    1. We had a brilliantly sunny day today Lisa. Not sure what is forecast, haven't looked. Lucky you to have bulbs.