So I secretly YEARN to be her --->
I am desperate to learn how to sew, how to cook and how to be crafty... but they really are a work in progress.
The cooking part however seems to be going really really well these days.
Did I actually just say that two days before Thanksgiving? The Turkey Gods are going to strike me down with an over cooked bird... Dammit
But my new obsession has been recipes from The Pioneer Woman... I want her to be my friend... and take me under her wing and teach me how to cook.
But I'm sure so does everyone else in America.
I've downloaded a lot of recipes, and am using her for quite a few of my Turkey Day dishes... They are going to be great! If not a fat and cholesterol bomb. She reminds me a little bit of Paula Deen in that sense...
Anyway... it's going to be tasty, not healthy.
So with my parents coming up for the holiday I decided to go all out and do some serious cooking while they were here before Thanksgiving. I planned out meals, I pulled out recipes, I prepared for this. And so far?
HOT DAMN!! I'm on a roll. If I do say so myself.
Again, I have jinxed myself for a horrendously bad Thanksgiving Day feast, but I think a little self assurance is important.
I feel good about what I've been cooking... and it doesn't hurt that the meat I've been using has been from our CSA. It really is amazing stuff.
I made a brisket last night that was to DIE for... You all must make it. Add a little buttered egg noodles (does it get better???) and some roasted carrots (courtesy of TPW) and you are golden...
Here it is!! TRY IT!