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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

This is the best Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.Chasing Saturday's


Winter time blues can be beat with this soup. Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of chicken and noodle soup.



Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.Chasing Saturday's

This soup is so simple and delicious.  I used chicken broth, chicken broth, carrots, onion, celery and noodles. 

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.Chasing Saturday's




Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.Chasing Saturday's




INSTANT POT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

INGREDIENTS FOR INSTANT POT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
6 cups chicken stock
2 pounds of chicken breast
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
4 stalks celery chopped
2 cups chopped carrots
12 oz egg noodles

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
1. Place chicken breast in bottom of Instant Pot.
2. Add all spices: Salt, pepper, basil, oregano.
3. Add chopped onion, celery, and carrots.
4. Add four cups of chicken stock.
5. Secure lid to Instant Pot, make sure steam valve is closed.
6. Set to Manual/Cook for 15 minutes.
7. Natural release for 10, then quick release.
8. Make sure Instant Pot stays on, by selecting the brown button.  
9. Remove chicken breasts and shred.
10. Add noddles and shredded chicken back to the pot and stir.
11. Serve when noodles are al dente. 

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.Chasing Saturday's




Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.Chasing Saturday's




Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup! This comforting recipe adds your favorite vegetables, broth, chicken, and noodles.Chasing Saturday's











Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites

Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites is taking all great ingredients and creating a beautiful breakfast.  This is a popular breakfast, but we are making it more convenient in the Instant Pot for breakfast for the week!


Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites, Breakfast, Chasing Saturday's, Easy Meals, Easy Recipe


These egg bites are very popular, served by Starbucks. The nearest Starbucks is over 30 miles, so I can't swing by on my way to work.  I have tried a few things when we travel, and ate a Blueberry in an airport in Texas.  One time I sent my husband to the lobby in Indy to get me a Black Tea from Starbucks.  I think he came back with something else from a different vendor.   


Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites, Breakfast, Chasing Saturday's, Easy Meals, Easy Recipe

Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites, Breakfast, Chasing Saturday's, Easy Meals, Easy Recipe

It was amazing how the steam option made these egg bites so fluffy and they do raise in the mason jars so don't fill them all the way full.


Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites, Breakfast, Chasing Saturday's, Easy Meals, Easy Recipe






The definition of Souse Vide is Sous-vide (/sˈvd/; French for "under vacuum")[1] is a method of cooking in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and then placed in a water bath or steam environment for longer than normal cooking times.  The great thing about Instant Pot is it is taking this way of cooking, and speeding up the process.  

This was the first time I used the "steam" option, and was very cautious about using it to make these eggs.  The eggs were so light, and fluffy.  I loved the taste.  I felt like I was eating a high-end breakfast.  So I broke out my grandmother's china dishes to enjoy this breakfast!   


Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites, Breakfast, Chasing Saturday's, Easy Meals, Easy Recipe

It doesn't get any prettier than this.  


INSTANT POT SOUS VIDE BACON EGG BITES

INGREDIENTS FOR INSTANT POT SOUS VIDE BACON EGG BITES:    
6 strips bacon
4 eggs
½ cup cheddar shredded cheese
¼ cup milk
½ cup cottage cheese
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Salsa, green onions, hot sauce
1 cup water


6 - 4oz mason jars


HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT SOUS VIDE BACON EGG BITES:
1. Brown 6 strips of bacon, and set aside.
2. Add 1 cup water in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
3. Use the trivet for the mason jars.
4. In a blender combine the eggs, cheese, milk, cottage cheese, salt and pepper.
5. Spray mason jars with cooking oil.  
6. Fill mason jars with mixture, ½ to ¾ full.
7. Place aluminum foil over jars loosely.
8. Select Steam for 8 minutes
9. Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes, then quick release.


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Instant Pot Sous Vide Bacon Egg Bites, Breakfast, Chasing Saturday's, Easy Meals, Easy Recipe








Monday, January 15, 2018

Instant Pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni

This easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family! Everything was made in one pot, and was great for easy cleanup! 

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

Cabin fever, snow days, weekends, organizing the basement.  What to do when it's cold and snowy outside. 

But Mom, why are you putting pepperoni in the Instant Pot?
Mom, What are those big noodles?
Mom, Do I really have to fold the towels?
Mom, Do we have a two-hour delay tomorrow?




Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

I love the brown feature on the Instant Pot!  I added 2 pounds of ground pork and one pound of ground beef, 2 cloves garlic chopped, and half onion chopped, and turned on the brown function.  This way, I am only using one pot for this entire meal! Drain meat, and return to pot.

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!


I added 16 oz of uncooked rigatoni pasta on top of the meat mixture.  The rigatoni pasta was new for us, definitely stepping outside of our comfort zone to the husbands favorite, penne pasta.

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!


It is important to make sure the pasta is covered with sauce and water completely.  Believe me, I have plenty of trail and errors with the Instant Pot.  That is why I encourage you to get the Christmas present out of the box, and give it a try! It's too easy! Some evenings you need a break from regular cooking! Add Spaghetti Sauce (or pizza sauce if you have on hand), tomato paste, sugar, spices, and water. 


Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

I put the pepperoni on top, because I wondering myself like the kids, why am I putting pepperoni in the Instant Pot? Will it be ok to cook that long ? YES. Could it be stacked above the meat? YES 

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!

Lock lid, make sure vent is closed. Set to Cook/Manual for 15 minutes.  Let it natural release for 10 minutes if preferred.  Or quick release.  I think I was just distracted! 

Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!


Add your favorite shredded cheese on top, it doesn't take long for it to melt on the pasta.



INSTANT POT PEPPERONI PIZZA RIGATONI
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Ingredients for Instant Pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni
  • 2 pounds ground sausage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 oz tomato paste
  • 14 oz. Prego Traditional Sauce
  • 24 oz. Hunts Traditional Sauce
  • 16 oz Rigatoni
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

How To Make Instant Pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni

  1. Brown ground sausage and ground beef with onions and garlic. Drain.
  2. Add meat mixture back to Instant Pot, season.
  3. Add uncooked rigatoni.
  4. Add Prego sauce, Hunts sauce, tomato paste, sugar and water.
  5. Lock lid and close seal to vent.
  6. Set Manual/Cook 15 minutes.
  7. Slow release and open lid.
  8. Add favorite shredded cheese.




Chasing Saturdays,  easy, one pot Pepperoni Pizza Rigatoni made in the Instant Pot was a win for the family!







Monday, January 08, 2018

Breakfast Burritos

Our mornings during the week are hectic, and kids need something to grab and go on their way to the bus.  I catch myself sometimes grabbing something in the drive-thru on the way to work.  Preparing these breakfast burritos for the week ahead gives me a peace of mind the kids have something to eat before their big day at school.



Everything can be prepared in one skillet, but I ran two skillets because I had help.  Kids were excited about helping, because they love to scramble eggs. 




Scramble 8 eggs with a little bit of water, or milk.


Brown one pound of pork sausage with 1/2 onion.


Peel, cut and chop 3-4 medium potatoes.  


Add 8 strips of crumbled bacon.


 Mix all cooked ingredients together, and add salt and pepper to taste. 


Assemble burritos and add shredded cheese on top.  Wrap them carefully. This recipe made 16 burritos.


After wrapping burritos, I wrapped them in saran wrap.  Kids can take one from the refrigerator, and warm it up in the microwave.  If you are preparing them for the freezer, wrap them in saran wrap, then aluminum foil.  


BREAKFAST BURRITOS
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INGREDIENTS:

8 eggs
3-4 medium potatoes
1 pound pork sausage
½ chopped onion
bacon
Shredded cheese
8” tortillas


DIRECTIONS:
  1. Scramble eggs with ¼ cup milk.
  2. Peel, chop and boil 3-4 potatoes
  3. Brown 1 pound pork sausage with ½ chopped onion.
  4. Cook bacon and crumble.
  5. Assemble burritos with a tortilla, add eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, top with shredded cheese of choice.
  6. Wrap up burrito
  7. Wrap in saran wrap and store in refrigerator
  8. FREEZER OPTION - Wrap in saran wrap, then aluminum foil, and put in freezer.