Food, Food, and Did I Say Food?!

I heart food. Comfort food, ethnic food, food when we celebrate, food when we cry and need solace, food, food, food! (I draw the line at cooked reptiles and insects!) Let me tell you, tthere are some awesome blogs out there. With all kinds of recipes! If you can't find it, then you need to invent it and share with the world. This week I intend to try several recipes I found at Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. If you have never heard of Ree Drummond, well, you need educating. I totally heart me some Pioneer Woman and have followed her antics, life, and recipes since about the time she began blogging! She now has a published cookbook, and her posts of how she met The Marlboro Man and married him is a soon to be released novel and is already in the movie making stage! With Reese Witherspoon rumored to be in the running for the role of Ree.

Ree Drummond is also an amazing photographer, as this post recently shows. Her captured moments of the mustangs they foster are too amazing for words and her love for family and home are evident. BUT, we're supposed to be talking food here today.

The recipes I plan to use of Ree's are the ones for Chicken and Noodle Soup and the Hot Chocolate Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies. Now, granted, The Hood doesn't like soup unless it's filled to the brim with beef tips, potatoes, and some veggies thrown in for good measure. He's just not much of a soup person. The cookies are my way of bribing him to eat something I love. Noodles! Give me pasta any day of the week and watch the smile surround my head.

Are these cookies to die for?! Three different kinds of chocolate chips AND hot chocolate packets are used! Shut up! Yea, I'm betting he eats the soup if there's a plate of warm cookies waiting for dessert {wink font here!} Although, if my grandbabies were here or if you had dropped in for dinner, then desserts come first if you choose. Hey, this isn't your momma's house. This is my house and I say you can eat in the order with which you choose {insert another huge smile here}.
Another recipe I want to try at some point this week is StoneGable's Roasted Turkey Thighs with Herb Butter. This photo she took makes me want to run right out to Publix. Now. And come home and cook them just to have our home smell like fall. Fall reminds me of Thanksgiving, which reminds me of all the food between Thanksgiving and New Year's ~ but I digress.
StoneGable is a blog I found, you guessed it, while blog hopping and one I have featured here at Faith, Family, & Friends. She is now on my list of favorites. I love what I've learned. She's so down to earth in a classic, elegant way. Her sidebar is filled with other places just waiting to be discovered and shared.  I think with these turkey thighs we'll have some candied yams, green beans with almond slivers, and hot buttered dinner rolls. Oh.Yum. Photos to follow of the dishes, and then the clean up. Ha, you don't think I cook around here just to do this, do you?! I love eating out, but I also love cooking and having the home smell like the fruits of my labor. (And no, I do not burn bread. Not often.)

Oh, and just WAIT until I share with you the most awesome Super Bowl dish this January! I laughed out loud, then right clicked to save it to my computer. I intend to make this bad boy, er, recipe!

1 comment:

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

You've found some great recipes to highlight! I have wanted to make those cookies...I am a terrible baker though! "Thanksgiving" food is my favorite too. So glad it is fall and soup weather!

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