I know, I know! I played hookie on Friday and didn't get the Friday Recipe out to you. But I have a reeeeaaaly good excuse, I promise! Here is my excuse:
This is my newest nephew and he has stolen my heart. It was a busy week getting ready for his arrival and so, the Friday Recipe sorta got pushed to the back of the line. However...
In a way I'm glad I put it off because I had totally forgot that Pioneer Woman on Food Network debuted this weekend! I have read Ree's blog for years and I was so excited for her tv show to start. So when I finally got home on Sunday night, sat down to watch a little tv and realized Ree's show was on my dvr, I was in hog heaven. She made chicken fried steak & mashed potatoes, something my grandma made out on the farm on a regular basis. Ree also made a Marinated Tomato Salad which was not exactly something we ate but we did have our own version: take carrots, tomatoes and celery and marinate them in Good Seasons Italian dressing. So for me, this show was like coming home. If you are a country girl at heart or you want to learn how to make good-'ole-stick-to-your-ribs-country-food be sure to record Pioneer Woman.
So in honor of Ree's new show... our Friday Recipe... On Monday.... will be the Marinated Tomato Salad Ree prepared and I will definitely be making it because I have lots of tomatoes ripening out back and my basil needs to be lopped off again. Sorry if I let you down on Friday but I hope your weekend was as special as mine was.