Saturday, January 19, 2008
And I thought pioneers were extinct... Who knew?
There's something about January that just makes me want to COOK! I don't know what it is, maybe the desperation of realizing the holidays are over and the "well, I'll eat what I want in December and try to do better in January" attitude is not as fun or easy to maintain as I think it will be in between mouthfuls of turtles and fudge on Christmas Eve. So anyway, clicking on the Confessions of a Pioneer Woman link from my friend Christie's blog did NOT help the situation. Oh my good heavens, not only is this this Pioneer person hilarious and she posts all the time, she also has tons of amazing recipes, all with step-by-step instructions and pictures, my friends, pictures!!! How could I not make "The BEST Lasagna" yesterday after reading this post, and seeing this picture? Yes, it was wonderful and I could barely stand up to do the dishes afterward. Now I am afraid I am going to have to make every single thing on the site. I will probably double in size by my birthday. This is not good! So here is what I would like to propose: A Pioneer Woman Potluck! For all my friends and family and maybe even friends I don't know I have out there, just go to the web site and pick a dish, any dish, and claim it as your own. Then we will all cook our food on an appointed day and get together and we can taste it all! There is no pressure because they are her recipes, not ours, and if they don't turn out, well, it's her fault! How is that? Pretty sneaky? I thought so. Everyone is invited! Well, I guess I ought to draw the line somewhere, since I don't know who reads this: If you have been in prison or are unsure of your gender, well, probably not... (Gender Bender Party TBA). Everyone else, just tell me if you are interested and we will set it up!