Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Red Hot Cookin'........Gotta Love The Marlboro Man!

Okay, I admit it, I love to cook..it's like a sickness.

The only problem is, that Hubcap would not eat a vegetable...an onion....a tomato....so I got out of the habit of it. The bad habit continues because of the kidlets and their dislike of food.

Unfortunately for me, I've spent the evening watching the Travel Channel and the "wing challenge show"...my mouth is watering for hot wings....good god I'd snarf a dozen if I had them right now. Then it was the show with the Chicago Italian Beef sandwich (pronounced Sangwitch) Of course I HAD to Google that....

Then I went digging for some of my favorite recipes on my mommy board. I dug up one of my fav's...Pork taco's with Cilantro Cream Sauce, invented by a good friend of mine. That may just be on the menu this weekend. I'm in the mood for an all out cook fest. Good thing my GF likes to cook and especially seems to like to eat my concoctions....

I'm digressing in a big bad way, but I ended up on the Pioneer Woman Cooks site. Have any of you ever been there??? It's one of my favorite although much neglected sites. I've tried a boatload of recipes from this site and they are all good. Good doesn't begin to describe it really.

On my to-do list for the next few weeks..."The Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich". I've made this several times, it's to die for. I make extra and freeze them, then stick them in the oven at a later date for more Marlboro yumminess...Hubcap didn't like them...I of course adored them.

Another Marlboro Man Yumminess Casserole is "Chicken Spaghetti"...this is a favorite of me, the kidlets and even Hubcap. I need to make this soon, my mouth is watering.

I need to try the Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno "thingies" that she raves about, I've been wanting these for year....but have never done it. Soon. I happen to have a boat load of cream cheese I need to use up, these need to be made...maybe I need to have a partay!!!

And the last thing on my list for the moment, other than her hot wings, which happen to be very close to my own recipe is the "Shrimp Pasta in Foil Package" This one looks too easy, and too yummy to pass up.

I think it's spring coming on, maybe the house closing that is making me feel like cooking and cleaning my house. Time to sit on the porch with a cold beer. Although, this is not tonight, as it's farking snowing outside, but you get the drift. I get like this every spring.

My best friend Sta used to call it my "Red Dress" mood...it's just a time for good food, good friends, and good times. I need to make some new friends this summer, since all of the friends I've made since I've been here, for the most part, were "his" friends.....

Anyway...have any of you ever explored The Pioneer Woman's site? If you do, be prepared to spend some time, and nearly forget to come up for breath!!

Oh, and just for good measure, I bought a magazine stand "casserole" cookbook today...arrgh...oh and I have a brand new kick ass crock pot that needs to be broken in soon!

Mon

3 comments:

joye said...

This is funny--I read blogs in GoogleReader and at first I thought I was reading Pioneer Woman, not you. I've been a huge fan of hers forever, and have made many, many of her recipes. She and I grew up near each other and she still lives near my grandparents (and her sister lives here in Austin!). Anyhow, that had a point, but I lost it. Point being, her site rocks, and to lose even more time, be sure to head over to Tasty Kitchen, her newish community blog!

Oh, I still owe you an email reply--it's sitting there in my inbox making me feel guilty. :)

Zenobia46 said...

I have tried the jalapeno bacon wraps and they are heavenly!! I just got her cookbook for Christmas. It is beautiful and most of the recipes from her "Pioneer Woman" site are there. But the book is just so pretty that it was a lovely gift to receive. The spinach salad, and the chocolate cake are to die for as well.

makingspacethejourneyout said...

Whoa - I've been cookin' like crazy lately too. Has to do with shifting focus to things that are grounding, centering, nurturing...

Love your last post about life and coming out and all you're pondering - so much richness there, thanks for that.