3 More Sleeps ~

Only 3 more sleeps until One of y’all wins  a signed copy of  THIS:

I love reading along with Ree Drummond on The Pioneer Woman . com

She is hysterical, funny, witty, a character (wait do those all mean the same thing?)  She is a city girl who feel in love with a cowboy and has been living on a working ranch ever since.  She has been blogging since 2006.. about… Cooking, Home schooling, Photography, Home and Garden, funny Confessions ~ endless entertainment!

She is an inspiration to this blogger!


In honor of my giveaway

I promised I to cook and post at least one temptation recipe per day

from my signed copy until the giveaway!

don’t worry about my health ~ I am exercising more this week too!  =)

I ran the middles school track a couple times this weekend ~

my body does NOT like running ~ oh my hips, knees, my back!

I need to invest in a bicycle ~  my joints will thank me!

Our weekend was busy busy ~ but that is all for another post! ~

Food ~ think Food Jenn ~ Food!

You saw the Pancakes from Saturday morning ~

Dinner Saturday night was PW Mac and Cheese …

first I made the sauce…

and combined it with shells …


Homemade Mac and Cheese … right out of my Pioneer Woman cookbook!



Sunday after a busy busy day again ~ I made this ~

and put it in the fridge while I boiled and chopped this…

before I added it to this…

Stop right here… SMELL…

oh. my. word!

I may have eaten a little, well some…

OK .. A LOT of this …

you don’t even want to know how many “test” spoons I went through!


The final product…

if for one minute you think …

“my chicken pot pie recipe calls for potatoes….maybe….”

DON’T act on it!!!  just don’t.  I am just saying. don’t.

because though it was tasty…

the juices might disappear into those potatoes you thought about adding…

and those darn potatoes might make your Chicken pot pie a little dry…

sometimes it is really stupid to deviate!  I am just saying.


Back up about 11 minutes and 33 seconds…

while the chicken pot pie is baking…

and you are beginning to feel like Super Woman

since you managed to clean the HUGE mess you generated while making the pie

in the first 11 minutes while it was baking…

and your kitchen now has clean counters…

Go ahead…

pull out the fixins for your favorite Banana bread…

you can do it you ARE  Super Woman !

Quick …

whip up your tasty banana bread batter!

and if you are out of mini chocolate chips…

don’t worry…

pull out this…

eat one piece…

and then get out your BIG knife…

easy sneezy!

add it too your batter…

and bake into these!!   oh. yum.

I may or may not have “added” 1 tbsp of molasses …

just for “kicks”.. .

I WAS feeling like Super Woman last night! =)


this morning…

I whipped up some homemade whipping cream …

and put it on the sliced loaf…

and my little people had a delicious breakfast…

I have not gone off the deep end…

Don’t send help… this won’t last… Super Mom will loose steam!

OK.. so before I sign off today… I am just going to say …

A HUGE wind storm is whipping through Olympia WA right now…

tomorrow they expect heavy rains, wind and lightening

why do you need to know this??

It may or may not cause a power outage… no no no!

which may or may not affect my Giveaway!!   yikes!  =)

Pray our power stays on…

and more importantly …

Please Pray that none of our huge trees fall… the ones sitting just 30 – 40 feet away from our main living area in the house… and my bedroom!  Pray that they withstand the wind… and that they stay in the ground!  standing. tall.  yikes!  (the not so perks of living ON the greenbelt!)

I might need to sleep with my kids tonight!

they might be scared!  THEY really might! =)


Now if you will excuse me… I have some cookin to do!!

before I loose power!  =)


13 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Tammy yazmış:

    I am going to start calling you PW wannabee! lol! Pie looks good…but did the kiddo’s eat it??? lol again!

  • 2 Jenn yazmış:

    Right! Good Point Tammy ~ Yes Sammy loved both recipes ~ my “picky eater” Abby not so much! but she doesn’t count ~ she doesn’t like very many things at all! I loved to cook long before I knew who PW was! remember my Think Food Thursdays! =) PW is just helping me re`connect with my cooking self ~ the one I sort of lost when I took up home schoolin and she might be helping me reconnect with my old high school dream of having my own cowgirl boots one day! lol!

  • 3 Aundrea yazmış:

    I am officially hungry now!! Way to go. If we weren’t on opposite sides of the country I would say that you are welcome to bake for us!!! I just might have to go and enter!!!

  • 4 blueviolet yazmış:

    I can’t believe how well you’ve been eating over there. All it takes is a little inspiration from Ree? omg, delicious!

  • 5 Pennie at Mom Thoughts yazmış:

    Your post has reminded me that I have brown bananas that need to make their way into some bread. I needed that push. Now, I am going to create some banana bread of my own!

  • 6 Jen Gacek yazmış:

    Wow, super mom indeed! My kids would die if I gave them banana bread and whipped cream for breakfast! YUMMY.

    I think your wind storm is headed here because It’s supposed to get windy here tonight….blowing in some snow. YUCK. YUCK!

  • 7 Darcie yazmış:

    You do realize that all of just that are following along and when we don’t win are going to be out there rushing to the bookstore as soon as the contest ends, right? Or maybe you knew that. It all looks delicious. 3 more sleeps you said? More like I will not be sleeping for the next 3 nights because I will be so anxious.

    Stay safe!

  • 8 He & Me + 3 yazmış:

    Can I please come and live at your house for meal time? YUM!

  • 9 LeAnna yazmış:

    Too funny! I made chicken pot pie Sunday night, too. My no fail moist recipe consists of using a can of cream of mushroom, and mixing up a packet of brown gravy. Works like a charm every time. Perfect comfort food!!!

  • 10 Kristin yazmış:

    I have to applaud you on cleaning up before starting another recipe! I had to teach that to my mother when I was about 12 years old. She used to trash the kitchen during a baking frenzy and ask (beg) me to clean it up. When I was 12 I refused and she had to hire a neighbor kid lol We all still remember the day my mother learned how to clean and cook.

    I came by via DysFUNctional. 🙂

    Kristin – The Goat

    I have my own unsigned copy of PWs book, so please don’t enter me in your giveaway for the signed copy. I bought several copies already LOL

  • 11 Debby Pucci yazmış:

    I am really missing out by not opening up that cook book! I am going to go and get it out of the cabinet as soon as I am done here. Great meals!

  • 12 La. yazmış:

    Yah, I saw her on The View and I realized that her cooking was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out of my fat league! I would weigh like a million pounds if I cooked that because I DON’T work it off at a ranch… It looks sooooooooooooooo good though!

  • 13 abby yazmış:

    That food all looked delicious!!! But reading all of those recipies you made just made me tired!! I wish I had your energy:)

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