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Ree project catch-up

I have been continuing to cook my way through the Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. I have just gotten lazy in posting about it. So now I am going to give you a brief over view of what I have made.  Remember to comment and you will get added to the drawing to win a signed copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks!

Comfort Meatballs

I have to wear these food service gloves because I am a weirdo about squishing my fingers through ground meat.

The recipe rebel in me kicked in for this step of the meatballs. It called for me to roll them in flour, fry them, then bake them in the oven with the sauce. I wanted to just toss um in a pan drench them with the sauce and bake those babies. But I did it Rees way!

Frying the comforting meatballs in my iron skillet. I love that pan almost as much as my Kenny.

PW’s Creamy Mashed Potatoes

This is the bowl of taters that I set aside for myself just a little midday treat!
Yummy! Dang, I’m telling you this not going up a pant size rule is gonna kill me.

Now that is comfort food….peas and mashed potatoes….and yummy meatballs…oooh-la-la!

Oatmeal Crispies

These cookies were scrumptious and a hit with my kids. The problem was that I got on the phone while making them and added and extra egg. I can not cook and talk on the phone at the same time. It results in runny dough and burned meat!

Egg in a Hole
I absolutely love that she has a recipe for “egg in hole” in her cookbook. Totally a mom recipe! Easy and fun for your kiddos!

Cut a little whole in your bread.

Then put your bread in a pan with lots of melted butter let fry up a minute then add your eggs. Flip them little guys over and…..

Serve them to your big guys!

Marlboro Mans Favorite Sandwich

These sandwiches were fantabulous! Everyone ate them, which is always a plus when you have four kiddos you are trying to make happy. One child did pull out the onions “they are a vegetable mom!”. Heaven for bid this scrawny lad let a vegi pass his lips. I should have told him onions produce natural gases then maybe he would have eaten them. Instead I went into a stupid explanation of how onions are good for your immune system blah, blah, blah.

I also made the Spicy Pulled Pork, but failed to get a picture of it. I would have had to be lightening speed because I made it for Super Bowl Sunday and it looked like a pack of hungry wolves around the pan of pork! Just a few scraps were left….sorry. Well of course you can get all of these recipes on thepioneerwoman.com or you can wait and hopefully win yerself a signed copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks all for yourself. Some of you have said that you can’t comment…that blogger won’t let you and that totally bums me out. I am trying to figure out why…but if it makes you feel better you can email me at [email protected] and let me know you wanted to comment and I will throw your name it the drawing. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Oh wow, they are look so good, especially the meatballs. I am such a meatloaf person, but my family only wants it twice a year, so I definitely could do the meatballs and a whole meatloaf wouldn't go to waste, but I could satisfy my craving.

    I love that Pdub has such a simple and kid pleasing recipe as egg in a whole. Here is Oklahoma, we call it a bird's nest, but here those is other parts call it a toad in a whole. Weird how such an easy recipe can have so many names. Whatever you may call it, it is delicious.

    I love, love, triple love the pioneerwoman.com, but I also love reading your adventures too.

  2. Cheryl, thanks lady for your comment! The meatballs freeze well too, in case you want to freeze yourself up some treats :D!

  3. Thanks Sheila. I have to laugh though. I re-read my post and thought, what was I on? Half of that didn't make a bit of sense. Wow, I must have really been sleep deprived that day. This darn insomnia is going to get the best of me yet.

    I did try the meatballs. I thought I would make about a dozen and put some in the freezer for a meatball sub, for later in the week. Well, my family wasn't having any of that, and they gobbled up what I had left. I served mine over Pappardelle pasta with Kalamata olives and fresh grated Parmesan Reggiano. So delicious and it looked great.

  4. Nice Work! Your blog looks great and the food looks yummy!I am going to make a wonton lasagna for my visiting sis tonight. I will hopefully post it this weekend on my blog. Bon Appetit!

  5. The chicken spaghetti is awesome. My family loves it. Her chocolate cake recipe is exactly like mine but mine has some cinnamon. Yummy!!! I NEED to make the "MM Favorite sandwich". I think my family would love it. I just found your blog from a link on Ree's facebok fan page. I can't wait to start looking through your posts.

  6. HI! E and Jessi welcome! and thanks for reading I hope you enjoy. I have a little mouse that puts my blog on Ree's FB (ie a good friend hoping that Ree will someday check out my blog). : D keep smilin'

  7. I made Eggs in a Hole for my children when they were just wigglers. Valentine Day was heart cookie cutter, Halloween…pumpkin shape.
    I've gotta put Strawberry Cake on my daily blog reading list.

  8. Hi Shelia – wow, what a great site and gotta go dig out my cast iron skillet and make those delicious sounding meatballs. Just learned about Ree from the GMA broadcast & you from her site – lucky me! Looking forward to cooking right along there with you both.

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