Ever used a Pressure Cooker? Curious about trying one? This is the first time I've used one and I must admit...I am in love! The recipe was quick and easy, not to mention it filled the entire apartment with a mouth watering smell! A pressure cooker can replace your crockpot as well, which is pretty awesome especially when you live in a small apartment in the city. I use the Coppertech Pressure Pro (click to purchase it on Amazon)! It also came with a Recipe Book and a Canning Book. I've never canned before, but now I'm tempted to try it. Check out my first recipe below with step-by-step instructions!
3-5 lbs. chuck roast
1 packet ranch dressing powder
1 packet Aus Jus mix powder
1 stick butter
1 jar pepperoncini
½ cup water
Place 4 peppers into the bottom of the cooking pot. Then, place the chuck roast on the top of the peppers in order to prevent burning and overheating.
Sprinkle packets of seasoning over the top of the roast, covering it as much as possible.
Place about 3 or 4 more pepperoncinis on top of the roast, and around it. Then, pour about ¼ to ½ of the pepperoncini liquid into the pot. Add the water and place the stick of butter directly on top of the roast.
Close the lid and set the PRESSURE VALVE to SEAL. Press CHICKEN/MEAT button and set the TASTE button to your preference. When done, release pressure carefully, open the lid and serve.
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ingredients (picture below):
1 cup nut butter
2 ripe bananas (check out the picture of those super ripe bananas below)
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)
Store these yummy, healthy muffins in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
A friend and I did a self-guided tour of some of the famous scenes from Hocus Pocus. Does it get anymore basic than that? Check out the photos below! I’ve also added the addresses of the locations, so you can run amuck amuck amuck in Salem on your own self-guided tour!
FIRST STOP - Max & Dani’s House (4 Ocean Avenue, Salem, MA 01970)
The house was built in the 1870’s and is currently a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. For some odd reason I assumed we’d be the only crazy people outside wanting to take photos. Wrong. Plenty of people drove by, stopped, got out, and took photos. The poor people living in that home. In case you’re wondering, Zillow currently estimates the house for approximately $424,000. Unfortunately, it is not for sale!
Next STOP - Thackery's Village (Forest River Park's Salem Pioneer Village)
Located only about a quarter mile from Max & Dani’s House is the opening scene of the movie, where Thackery Binx lives. It is America’s first living history museum, where 17th-century colonial life is displayed and re-enacted. To check out more about the Salem Pioneer Village visit their website >> http://www.pioneervillagesalem.com/
Onto - ALLISON'S HOUSE (318 ESSEX STREET, SALEM, MA)
Allison’s House is actually a historical/landmark building known as Ropes Mansion & Garden run by the Peabody Essex Museum. The three Ropes Sisters inherited the home in 1893. The doors were open to the in 1912. If you head to the back of the house past the lined walkway and through the archway, you can experience the beautiful garden. I wonder if Max would like the garden as much as he liked Allison’s…what do you call them? Yabbos!
LAST STOP - old town hall (32 derby square SALEM, MA)
Do you remember this scene? Where the parents are forced to “dance until you die!” You can go inside! It is currently the Salem Museum. No, it doesn’t look anything like the movie. It is a lot smaller and Bette Midler wasn’t singing “I Put a Spell on You”. It is a must for the history buff that includes some neat facts and relicts.
Of course the Hocus Pocus tour wasn’t the only thing we did that day. There are many, various tours you can take as well. We did stop at the Salem Witch Trial Memorial (very close to the Old Town Hall). We also, against my own will, went through a Haunted Tour (I had my eyes closed through most of it)! Be sure to stop at Rockafellas and try Satan's Cider (Captain Morgan, Butterscotch Schnapps, Hot Apple Cider with a Caramel Cinnamon and Sugar Rim). Salem is rich in cultural and sure to delight those Halloween lovers!
WHAT IS BOSTON HOUSEWIVES IN THE CITY?
We are a group of like-minded women. Boston Housewives focuses on networking, mingling, shopping, and - of course - sipping wine and cocktails. We offer free monthly Girls Night Out events for women to get together to shop, relax, become friends, and network. Bring your friends, sisters, and mother-in-laws for a fun night out.
A little Bit about me...
I was born and raised in northern Virginia, which is home of the first and original Housewives in the City! I lived in Western Pennsylvania for three years of high school. My parents are both born and raised there - Go Steelers! (Sorry Patriots fans) I moved to Western Massachusetts in the beginning of April 2016 and then to Boston in May of 2017. I work as a Legal Assistant in the Financial District - the view from our office of the Harbor (or "Haba" as they say in Boston) is spectacular. The picture above is a view from my run in East Boston. I have a plan to attend law school, but right now just loving getting to know Boston. I am a huge dog lover! I am the person who always ask to pet someones dog. My family has had 2 Great Danes in the past. I am itching to get another! In my spare time, I like to read and cook (attempt to cook).
Hello! I'm Camille
Hello! I am a Social Media + Event Coordinator for Boston Housewives in the City and work in the Financial District as a Legal Assistant. I am a native northern Virginian. I moved to Western Massachusetts in April of 2016 and to Boston in May of 2017. This city has so much to offer! I don't think I will every get used to the Boston accent! I love reading, cooking, shopping, and eating way too much chocolate! I can't wait to meet you at our Boston Girls Night Out events!