Tuesday, January 5, 2010

I Can Cook!

Armed and dangerous with The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook, I am determined to stick to my resolution of cooking twice a week.

I had already tried Ree's (we're on a first-name basis now) Eggs in a Hole Saturday morning. YUM! Even Double D raved about it, and it's hard to get him enthusiastic about my cooking. But he picked up his pom-poms and cheered me on. Rah rah rah. Go Belle. Go Belle. I begged him to stop, but he couldn't help himself. Who knew eggs in a hole could excite a man so much? Ew, that sounds really strange.

I'll stop the hyperbole now.

Perhaps all that's been missing from my kitchen are Ree's magical recipes.

Feeling pretty confident after wowing hubby over with Eggs in a Hole, I geared up the next day choosing two recipes from my new bag...er...book of cowgirl tricks: Simple, Perfect Chili and Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf.

Last night I made the chili and I had TWO bowls. Two bowls, people! I'm afraid this cookbook is not going to help me with the other part of my New Year's resolution: eating less. :/


Kittie Howard said...

Eggs in a Hole has me drooling. Poached eggs?? Haven't had breakfast yet. Belle, I've heard of this cookbook, but I've bought so many that just litter shelves now. It's errand day (sorta a warm, ha, day in this deep freeze) and will take a peek at it.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Love this post, LB. Funny stuff and makes me wanna cook!

courtney said...

Very cool! And just so you know, Dad raves about your cooking quite often. ;)

Louisiana Belle said...

Kittie, her recipes are wonderful. You should definitely check it out.

Thanks, Theresa. Ree has an infectious way about her. She makes me want to cook and blog and photograph and more! I don't know where she gets all her energy.

Thanks, Courtney. It would be nice if your dad raved to ME. But at least he's doing it somewhere - even if it's behind my back. :)