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How to Make Eyeglass Cleaning Spray!

Ever since I first started wearing glasses as a kid, I cleaned them every morning by wetting the lenses and carefully cleaning them with a little bit of dish washing liquid on my fingers. I’d pat the lenses dry with a towel for a clean and clear view of the day before me. It wasn’t until I got a new optometrist as an adult that I was introduced to the magic of lens cleaning spray. Paired with the microfiber lens cleaning cloth that also came with my glasses, I can easily slip everything into my purse and clean my glasses on the go for streak free viewing morning, noon, and night. Mind. Blown. (It’s the simple things, I know.) My optometrist gives me free lens cleaning fluid refills but of course, I ran out and couldn’t make it down to his shop in time for an out of town trip. Turns out lens cleaning spray is very, very, very easy and inexpensive to make. In fact, you might already have everything you need to make cleaning fluid for glasses at home! Save this tutorial to yo

Quick, Easy, and Cheap! Instant Pot Ham with Duck Sauce Glaze Recipe

While poking around in the refrigerator,  I moved a little pile of Chinese takeout duck sauce containers aside on a shelf for the eleventy billionth time as  I was looking for dinner recipe ideas to make with what I already had in the pantry and refrigerator. 

Generally we think of duck sauce as a dipping sauce but as a sweet and sour sauce, it also makes fantastic glaze for chicken or pork. Just pour it out the packet and there ya go – instant ham glaze! You can’t get much lazier than that.

I had carrots and potatoes I needed to use and by chucking some ham from the freezer into the pot, I made a hearty and inexpensive 15 minute meal. What’s more to to love about that?

duck sauce glazed ham recipe

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Instant Pot Ham with Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Since this is a cooking with leftovers recipe, the amounts of the ingredients do not have to be exact. The idea is to use up what you have languishing in the refrigerator before it goes bad.

You will need the following ingredients

Chicken broth/stock - basically a liquid the electric pressure cooker needs to to its thing

Ham or pork

Duck sauce   – if you don’t have a small bowl full of packets in your kitchen, you can buy duck sauce here by the jar.



Onion – you don’t need a lot of onion. I used half a large onion. Basically you want something to take the edge off the sweetness in the duck sauce but not too much to overpower the carrots and potatoes

Step by Step How to Make this Recipe

1. Pour approximately one inch or so of chicken broth in the bottom of the Instant Pot because electric pressure cookers need liquid to create the pressurized steam that cooks the food inside of it.

2. Slice/cube/chop the ham, carrots, potatoes, and onion as desired and add them to the Instant Pot.

3. Pour duck sauce over the ingredients and give everything a stir with a spoon so all of the ingredient's can participate in the glazed duck sauce goodness. I used 4 two ounce condiments cups of duck sauce in this recipe which is approximately 1 cup of duck sauce. use more if you like heavier glazes or use less if you like your glazes to add a quick kiss of flavor.
Tip: A plastic condiment packets hold roughly 2 Tablespoons of the ingredient.

4. Put the lid on the instant Pot and set it to Manual High Pressure for 8 minutes.

5. After the pressure release, serve, eat, repeat!

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Miz Helen said…
What a great Instant Pot recipe, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,473 and hope you are having a great week!
Miz Helen
April J Harris said…
This is another one of those recipes that makes me consider buying an Instant Pot! Thank you for sharing this deliciousness with the Hearth and Soul Link Party!