You still have to eat!

You have to eat, whether you live in an ordinary house or a remarkable house, otherwise known here as a tiny house. So you start thinking about how big can I cook in my little kitchen, and that requires lots of thoughts about the pots and pans and conveniences you put in your boxes.

I started marriage with a cast iron chicken fryer and honestly, I’m only on my third one – the first one left in Africa, the second I cracked in a mountain lake, putting it into the cold lake water while it was still retaining heat from my blueberry dumplings(lesson learned the hard way). The third now sits in the bottom of a box filled with a roll of paper towels, bathroom tissue, and a few other lighter things to balance the weight of the cast iron.

About the cast iron, I have indeed fried chicken in it, and no matter what they say about cooking tomato products in it, I cannot tell you how many gallons of chili, spaghetti sauce and vegetable soups have passed through it. Yes, I wash it thoroughly after using it, but it is still going strong, and the dishes following the tomato recipe do NOT taste like the previous dish. So there! Just clean it well and dry it completely after you use it.

Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt 7-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer  Well, you all know about a busy housewife’s newest favorite toy, the Instapot!!!! The King household is now the proud owner of a three quart Instapot, small because you just don’t feed a crowd inside a tiny house. We cooked corn on the cob (of course Jim did break the ears in half to fit them all in) in it last night – a success! The night before we cooked chicken breasts with sweet potatoes, carrots and onions. Not as great a success because we had not yet learned how to use the settings. But we are learning, very happily. Especially since I just found a way to cook lava cake in it!

And since I love you, and I am not going to comment on the veracity of what this writer calls the lava cake,  here’s a link for the recipe for it: cake:

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