A Little Extra Time for Dinner

I used to have a lot more time to cook, but now that I’m working at a better job, I’m just too busy. After working long hours, I just don’t have the energy to sit at the stove and cook for hours. I saw a commercial for the Instant Pot and bought one so that I could cook without as much hassle. There was a nice recipe for Instant Pot short ribs that I wanted to try out, so I bought some ribs from the store and put them in the pot after rubbing them down with seasoning.

The pot does all of the cooking without me needing to be there, so I just set the timer and left the pot to work. I used this time to take a much needed nap. I had been awake for so many hours that I felt like my eyes were going to melt out of their sockets. That was probably one of the best naps that I’ve had in a long time. When I woke up, I went to check the pot and the ribs were already done. They were so tender that they were ready to jump right off the bone. I couldn’t wait to put some on my plate and start eating.

Just as I was about to eat, I was interrupted by a phone call. I started to just let the phone ring and go straight to voice mail, but it was my mother, so I answered. She had just bought a tablet for herself and needed a little help setting it up. I told her that I was in the middle of dinner, and she was shocked, because I never had time to cook dinner. When I told her about the pot, she wanted to get one for herself and wanted me to help her set it up.