The Mountain Gal

The Best Pressure Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned Beef Recipe

the BEST St Pats Pressure Cooker Corned Beef

Ah, St Patrick’s Day. Green beer, shamrock luck and a pinch or two because everyone’s Irish for a day.  With my new Power Pressure Cooker XL, I wanted to make a quick, authentic St Patty’s day Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. I searched high and low for a quick, easy pressure cooked St Patty’s Day dinner.  There was a lot of disagreement, so I took the best ideas and came up with a perfectly cooked meal.  Our Power Pressure Cooker XL did the job easy peasy. Tender Corned Beef, Tasty Beer Braised Cabbage, tender Red Potatoes and Carrots round it all out. We added a pint of Guinness for the perfect St. Patrick’s Day feast! Continue reading

Day 5- E is for Elk

Elk 3Day 5 of the A-Z challenge brings the letter E, and nothing could be more fitting for The Mountain Gal than Elk!

Elk can grow to be quite large – male elk, called bulls, can grow to as much as 1,100 pounds and stand 5+ feet tall at the shoulder! Bulls also grow and shed large antlers each season, which can grow up to 4 feet long. Female elk, called cows, typically grow up to 600 pounds.

These majestic animals can be seen in Rocky Mountain National Park throughout the year, particularly in the Kawuneechee Valley on the west side of the park. During the autumn months, herds of elk congregate by the hundreds into the valley to mate. This is when the elk’s famous bugling can be heard. Continue reading