Every day I make myself a pot of steamed vegetables. While it used to be safe to assume if I put something on the stove I would remember to turn it off, I no longer test myself to see if that’s true. Even young people are distracted by devices, computers, and other tasks, and the easiest way to preserve your ability to multitask is to rely on the Instapot.
I fill it with water, add the veggies and spices, or oatmeal or whatever, and I can leave the house without worrying. In fact, I use the time to walk one of my dogs separately — a tradition I call “Dog of the Day,” which gives one of the three special attention. When I come back, everything is finished and turned off.