Well, "P Dub" herself may not have been, but her food was! If you don't have her cookbook, RUN to the nearest book store to get it. It is wonderful. Especially if you grew up on comfort type foods like most of hers are in this book. My Mom is a wonderful cook. While growing up, she made many of these same down home good meals that are in Ree's cookbook. Chicken Fried Steak, Pot Roasts that have simmered for hours, REAL mashed potatoes, with homemade gravy to ladle over the top. Now you wouldn't want to be cooking like this every day, as it can be a little heavy and unhealthy to indulge in such rich down home goodness all the time. But boy oh boy, there is no cookin' like comfort cookin'!! I do so love to cook. I get that from my Mom. And when the days get shorter, and weather turns chilly, I love to cook even more. Yesterday was no exception. It was the perfect drizzly day for Pioneer Woman's meatballs in home made bbq sauce. And the time was right to pull out the bread machine and get her all fired up again with homemade, hot out of the oven bread!
My daughter just called and has an opening today to pretty my hair up. Think I will go short again. Tonight our son Drew is playing at Vito's Bar & Grill in Tustin. It is supposed to be crazy busy the night before Thanksgiving. If you are all caught up with your holiday plans, come on out and hear some live music!