I have several heroes and I plan on sharing them here in time. But right now I am shamelessly in love with Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman. She makes me squeal. I discovered her shortly after I decided to do this therapeutic experiment while watching a cooking channel. I never watch cooking channels but I was flipping through the channels and I paused to watch her make these sinful chocolate cookie things and heard her mention a blog. So I went… Angels sang. I ordered her cookbook.
The few things that we have in common are that we both chose a country life for love, we both have a deep love for wrangler wrapped behinds, we both blog ( ok she blogs, I pretend I know what I’m doing) and we both occasionally have cows in our yard. Other than that… Well not much. She is the accidental country girl, I am an accident waiting to happen in the country. She is a fabulous cook – I am a pop tart connoisseur. She is a home school mom – I live in the principal’s office asking the question ” She did what?” She is classy, I am in a class all by myself. You get the picture.
She inspires me to give this rattlesnake, cactus field,coyote, 5 miles of dirt road, cowpoke life a real chance. So I decided two things. ONE- I am going to cook through her cook book. It is the most fun I have ever had reading a cook book. It reads like a love story filled with humor and a touch of sarcasm that just gives me a tickle. The food definitely appeals to this family and no one here is going to contradict the fact that I need some help in the kitchen. Out of respect for the hard work of Queen Ree, I’m not posting any recipes or how tos, Just my personal progress. TWO- I am going to give away one of her cookbooks for in a drawing for my followers at the beginning of April. I purchased two- one for me and one for you. So if you are following this silly little blog,- you’re in.
Ok… First recipe was those decadent chocolate cookies I watched her make on TV. I’m not gonna lie, I burned them. ( But it wasnt a total loss. I ate about half the dough) So I decided to spare you that and go to the first recipe I tried from the book. The BBQ jalapeno poppers. Amazing. I did it. They were fantastic and not too hard at all. Before and after the cook.
***************** The next two recipes I tried were the Pico and the Guacamole. YUM! It took me about 20 minutes to whip up both of them and they are totally scrumptous!
This morning was Sunday and we always cook big on the weekends when we have a lazier day and not so much running around. So Today I tried The Buttermilk Biscuit recipe. Buttery and wonderful!
Little Granddaughter Maddy was here for dinner… I busted Papa Jack sneaking her a twinkie after dinner.
Today I made the Corn Salad- Really good.
Ok I am going to admit that I am about to lie to my family. This is the prune Cake.
I am telling them its a caramel plum-cake. Which isn’t really a lie unless your splitting hairs.
No matter what you call this thing, It is so good! Amazing and my kitchen smells like heaven.
Marlboro man’s favorite sandwich with added bell peppers
Egg in a Hole- This one is definitely a keeper here. Everyone Loved it!