So let me preface this post by admitting I don’t cook. It’s not that I can’t, I don’t like to do it. And I married someone who cooks, so I’ve been able to get out of it all these years. So my friends and mom have been raving about this pressure cooker telling me it will change my life as I know it.
I didn’t believe them.
So I got one for Christmas. And I started using it. And magical things happened. Magical food things happened. So something I’d never thought I would admit in a million years has happened. I kind of like this cooking thing. It’s not too bad.
In honor of my new skillllzzzzzz, I felt the Instapot needed to be spruced up a bit. Plus I saw some decorations online so I fired up the Maxx and got to work…
Yep, that’s Ryan Gosling. And there are so many memes about him flying around the internet and I saw someone selling similar ones on Etsy so I knew I could make my own.
So this was the photo I found on the internet:
And I brought it into Photoshop and fooled around with the levels and threshold and got this:
There were still a lot of rough edges that I knew wouldn’t cut very well so I want to play around with this a little more because I want to be able to do this on my own with other images. For this project, I ended up tracing one already done (so unfortunately, I can’t share the file). But I got to thinking, it might be fun to try to draw the above image with the pen tool and see what I get. Or if I run a cross-hatch filter on it, it would be neat to engrave. There are tons of possibilities.
So excuse the horrible iPhone pictures, but here are some of the dishes I’ve made in the past couple weeks. The family has given me thumbs up on most of the meals and they are a pretty picky bunch:
garlic pasta with zucchini and peas
Sorry. Didn’t mean to turn TeamKNK into TeamInstapot…. but I’ll tell you what, I love that thing! Almost as much as my Maxx 😉 (see what I did there?) I may be late to this bandwagon, but I jumped onto it.
Make the Cut software
instapot (heh heh heh)
- Find cool images or draw your own
- Throw food into instapot and start it.
- Cut out vinyl and stick to side of instapot (though I kinda recommend you not doing this while it’s on because that little sucker gets HOT)
- Follow Ryan’s advice and kick back and relax.