I had picked up this magazine from Taste of Home, a while ago, and the recipe on the cover was calling my name. I had everything I needed on hand so quickly whipped up this Chocolate Chip Cranberry Bread, the recipe will be on my food blog today.
I have about 2 cups of cranberries left so I'm going to make some homemade cranberry sauce today. I have never made it myself so we will see how that turns out, and of course I'll share with you my thoughts and the recipe too.
I also had some oranges that were starting to go back, so got those sliced up and in the oven to dry, for my orange garlands. I make one every year, to hang over the fireplace and as a decoration for my real Christmas tree.
While working in the kitchen, I put my instant pot to good use. I don't know about you all, but I love mine so much and use it at least 4 times a week, some weeks I am using mine every single day.
I cooked up some sweet potatoes, I realized I only had 2 so I've added a bag of sweet potatoes to my Walmart pick up. My Jasmine will never forgive me if I don't make some sweet potato casserole for her.
And with the remaining potatoes, I will make a sweet potato pie and then slice some up for fries, blanche and freeze them for future meals.
If you're wondering how to make sweet potato in the instant pot, I place them on the metal trivet, or you can use a steaming basket (which reminds me I don't have one for my pressure cooker, so I think I'll add that to my Christmas wish list lol).
Anyway, wash the potatoes, add them to the trivet or basket, add a cup of water, and then pressure cook on HIGH for 26 minutes for 4 to 5 potatoes. Quick release the steam.
Since I only had 2 potatoes I cooked them for 20 minutes, and it is the perfect timing. Once they were out, I let them cool slightly and then pulled the skin right off, and put them in the fridge until I use them.
While the food was cooking and baking in the kitchen, I gave my fireplace a quick clean to get it ready for winter. We have had pretty good temperatures so far, and we never light the fire unless it gets to 30 degrees or below.