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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.