For the Love of My Instant Pot

If  you haven’t heard of the Instant Pot, then let me tell you about it. It’s fucking great!  It’s given me more pleasure in the month I’ve owned it than my ex-husband did in our 18 years of marriage (I’m not kidding). It’s an electric pressure cooker that does a myriad of cool things. You can use it as a slow, pressure, and rice cooker and you can sauté and steam too. I love that I can come home from work and put together a meal in roughly 30 minutes start to finish. It cooks food faster and with less mess than a conventional oven. Plus, your kitchen doesn’t get hot as hades. According to the manual, it’s one of the healthiest ways to cook. I don’t really care about that, but I’m sure one of you will. You can purchase an Instant Pot here and here.

It comes with a nice recipe book as well. You can also find many other delicious recipes on Pinterest. Follow my Instant Pot Pinterest board here for great recipes all in one place. Today I made one of my favorite Instant Pot dishes…beef and broccoli (see below). I highly recommend giving it a try. I plan to try this dessert recipe soon. I’ll post about its success or failure in the future.

Happy 4th and don’t apologize for being you!

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An Introduction

Wow! I can’t believe I’ve actually started a blog. Giving birth to my children was an easier task than this. The idea of starting a blog was suggested to me over a year ago. I’d been told, mostly on Facebook, that I should blog because I’m funny as hell and always have something to say and that’s true. I’m not going to pretend it’s not. I have a healthy self-esteem and I won’t apologize for that because I fought so damn hard to get it. I’ll save that post for another time though. I created this blog specifically for women over 40, but I think women of any age can relate to what I have to say…at least on most topics.  I really want to connect to the women who have been through some shit and who have learned to give zero fucks about what people think. If you aren’t one of those women, then I hope to get you to that point.

My plan for this blog is to share one in-depth post and one or two posts geared toward beauty/fashion, cooking/recipes, or product reviews per week. That may vary according to the shit that’s going on in my life that week (hello, hot mess here). Some may not approve of how I live my life and will judge me for it. Fuck them! I like my life and the people I’ve selectively chosen to be in it. I’m also an unconventional parent, which means that if you’re the conservative type, you won’t like my parenting advice. Again, I don’t give a fuck. My kids are awesome and I know it.

If you haven’t noticed, I like to use the word fuck. It’s my favorite word. It will be used A LOT.  Some people say that using curse words means you aren’t smart enough to get your point across without them. You know what I say to that? You guessed it…fuck them. This is my blog and it will be the most authentic look into my life that one can get without being in my circle of friends. I will not censor myself like I do on Facebook and some of you will appreciate that and some of you won’t. I’m okay either way. So, there it is. My first official blog post. I felt like I needed to get all of that out of the way.

Have a great Monday and don’t apologize for being you.