You have done something in a little town on the outskirts of Houston that has taken all of our hearts and tummy's by storm! You have awakened the cook in all of us! Some of us have already been cooks, some have not. Some of us have never baked before (like me) and some have never made a meatloaf. But, what you have done with your cookbook and blog is nothing short of AMAZING! My family now asks me on a weekly basis for more "Good Ol' Chocolate Chip Cookies" when a year ago my cookies for a cookie swap were NOT FIT FOR DOGS. My husband called from the deer lease and told me he made "Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich" and it was a HUGE hit! We, (a playgroup I have been in for almost 5 years now) have turned into some "Pioneer Cooking Women" and we have you to thank for it. You have made cooking look, FUN and EASY, even if it's not. You have made it OK to mess up! It doesn't have to look perfect like most cook books and you have given us the tools to go on and cook whatever we want for our families! We love you Ree, and our hubbies and "Punks" love you too! At least their tummies do!
Thank you from some Pioneer Women in South Texas!
*Below you will find pics from our monthly "Mom's Night Out" that I decided to host at my home and turn it into a
"Pioneer Woman Recipe Potluck"
all recipes HAD to be from your new cookbook or blog. We had a BLAST!
Our best Mom's Night Out yet!
The One Pic I let my Daughter take didn't quite turn out but it works!
Bottom: Julie (me), Rebecca, Michelle
Top:Stacy, Heather, Viv, Kristie, Anna and Tiffany
Spicy Pulled Pork
Apple Brown Betty
Raspberry Cobblers and Good Ol'Chocolate Chip Cookies
Penne Al a' "My Punk Ass Little Sister Betsy"
(the pic doesn't show all the amazing fruit on bottom or the KICK this drink had)
It was Yummy!
Plate full of HEAVEN!
I turned it into a "Romance" themed night!
The table was set for a fun night with friends!
Each place setting had a question that we went around the table and answered!
Candle holders numbered 1-14 lit up the party!
We also exchanged "love" gifts! Things like mix cds of love songs, wine, bubble bath and a coupon for champagne and chocolate covered strawberries was a huge hit!
Food, Fun and Friends!
Me and my new chalkboard!