What a day! I had no water all day until 6 pm tonight. We had to wait all day for the repair people to fix our pump. But, this is where pressure canning and pressure cooking comes in sooooo handy! Tonight for supper I did an amazing lasagna in my pressure cooker. I used my pressure canned meat sauce as the base and added a quart of my home canned whole tomatoes.
I put my water bathed tomatoes into the bottom of my pressure cooker, added two pint jars of my pressure canned meat sauce, added 10 packaged lasagna noodles broken in thirds. I made sure that the noodles were under liquid and I added about 1/2 cup water to do this.
I started my pressure cooker and when it came to pressure at 5 lbs. I timed out 6 minutes, did a quick release and opened the cooker….oh yeah coming along. I then made sure my noodles were tender and now I added 1 small can of tomato pasted, stirred it in. Okay, now one small step to go… I put all this into an oven safe open dish and put a nice amount of freshly grated mozzarella cheese on top, and I set it under my broiler until the cheese was just starting to brown and was bubbly. Okay…no exaggeration….this was GREAT!!! No running water needed, a wholesome meal and about 20 minutes invested. I love being ‘UNDER PRESSURE’!