Co-Parenting for Resilience Divorce or separation is not an easy or favorable decision, especially when minor children are in the home.  A class is available for divorcing or separating parents with minor children living in the home.  My next class is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Pre-registration is required. Call Jefferson County OSU Extension Office at 580-228-2332 for registration information.  This class is mandatory by law in Oklahoma and is also valuable for Grandparents and other relatives of minor children going through a divorce or separation.

Jefferson County OHCE will meet at 12 noon, 3rd Tuesdays, at the Waurika Sr. Citizens Center.  Our next meeting will be Tuesday, January 15.  Tara Brown, Jefferson County OSU Extension Educator, FCS/4-H Youth Development will present a program on “Cooking Under Pressure” using an Instant Pot.  Come join us!

Electric Pressure Cookers:

I bought myself an Instant Pot for Christmas and the few times I have used it; I really enjoy the “one-pot meals”!  I have made Beef Stroganoff; My version of Smothered steak; and a Deer (Venison) chili.  Browning the meat, adding seasonings and liquid and cooked all in one pot made it a lot easier and nicer to cleanup!  There are several brands of the electric pressure cooker; I am not promoting any particular brand (I bought myself an Instant Pot because I found it on sale!).  I do find the electric pressure cooker takes up counter space where I used to keep my Slow Cooker.  However, for many of the recipes I enjoy, the quickness of preparing, cooking and ready to serve in less than 45 minutes – and don’t forget – all in one pot – makes it a pretty handy appliance.

For those who received an electric pressure cooker, here is a recipe I made and liked. If you prefer, you may use all beef or a mixture of beef and ground turkey in place of the venison. Seasonings may be adjusted to your preference.


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