When it hasn't been raining, it's been foggy. Nothing like in the old days when you literally couldn't see the white line while driving, but foggy enough to cause accidents around town because the speeding idiots don't know when to slow down. After all, they are usually running away FAST from the place they just robbed. I've no sympathy when they crash!!
I continued my quest to clean the gutters yesterday, finally all the way around to the front. Wasn't I surprised to find the two shortest gutters completely full of water. When I got to the first downspout, I had to work a little harder to get it unplugged.
Water came out the bottom like a dam breaking. I swear you could hear the whirlpool!! I never did get the second downspout unblocked. It's probably that piece of wire I stuck down there last time and never could retrieve. It's time to call in an expert to dismantle the entire thing! RATS!!!
All of that was made instantly better by the arrival of my Christmas present to myself. OH LOOK!! ANOTHER INSTANT POT!! But here's the thing .... it's also an air fryer. A HUGE air fryer of mammoth proportions at 8 quarts. If you ever need food for 50 people, I'm your gal.
Here's a picture of all the pieces. It has a regular pressure pot lid, along with these accessories, allowing you to air fry. The very top section has the heating element and fan to crisp up anything my little heart desires.
Amazingly, you can also dehydrate with it, things like dried fruit or jerky. AND you can broil stuff! Finally, a multi-tasking instant pot.
You don't even need those accessories for making mac n cheese with a lovely browned cheesy crust. Just change out the lids and brown away. The air fryer lid even comes with a handy resting stand that doubles as a bottom lid for storage. I can't wait to try it out!!
What to make ... what to make. I looked on-line at Pressure Luck Cooking's website and found his glowing review of this same Instant Pot. He made chicken wings that looked wonderful. Today I'm headed to the store for those soon to be delicious crunchy snacks. Maybe I'll even bake some Christmas cookies for good measure. I'm proudly wearing my chef hat today, so we'll see what happens.
At this moment, it seems I have over 500 emails to wade through. I know it's Christmas and all, but the spammers are out in full force. I wouldn't bother, but sometimes I get REAL emails amid the junk. This should be fun!!