Cooking with The Pioneer Woman: (2nd) Weekly Update

2010-06-29

Alternately title: I’M FINISHED!!!!!!

I got so excited yesterday realizing I only had one left that I decided to go ahead tackle the end of the book.  I also realized I’d never made the Pot Roast either!  So I tackled both the Breakfast Bowls and Pot Roast as my last dishes of the book.

Breakfast Bowls

These were WAY yummier than I thought they’d be.  However, this took a ton of prep time and I already had the sausage cooked, left-over from the burritos the other day.  While I would eat this again I probably won’t be making it again.

Perfect Pot Roast

Here’s the thing with the pot roast.  The roast my mom taught me to make in the crock pot is one of my favorite recipes ever.  It’s so simple and yummy and I think I wrote this recipe off almost as soon as I saw it.  Not fair but true.   And while this take a lot more prep compared to my Mom’s version, this wasn’t as bad as it seemed.  I still prefer the flavor of Mom’s version better but Scott was ooh-ing and aah-ing the whole time he was eating and I think he preferred this one.  Simply because of the prep time, I’ll stick with the version I have but if I didn’t have a good recipe I’d definitely stick with this one.

So THAT’S IT!  I’M DONE WITH THE BOOK!!!

I’ll probably do some follow-up posts on this but I have to say this is by far one of the best things I’ve ever done.  I fell in love with cooking for the first time ever and I learned SO MUCH all while providing for my family.  Can’t get better than that!

I’ve said it before but this was a life-changer.  PW, I can’t thank you enough!!

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Comments

  1. Congratulations!!!

  2. I have really enjoyed reading all your PW posts Amy. :) Are you planning to start another such project?

  3. Aw, thank you! I wonder if anyone ever even reads them! You know, projects like this are really good at keeping me on track. I might try to figure out something to do. PW told me on twitter she might give me an advanced copy of her next cookbook! Can't wait to go through that one!

  4. HeatherRenae98 says:

    oooooooooooh she sooo needs to do that and I'll be the taste tester! SCORE!

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