Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Makin' stuff.

Late yesterday afternoon I actually donned an apron (never happens) in preparation to make dinner, which coincidentally was a very cute full-length-down-to-my-ankles apron from Anthropologie (bargain bin). I only mention this because the whole time I was wearing the apron, I felt drafty in the back (since it was full frontal coverage), and it kept making me think of the scene from "The Parent Trap" (the original, please) in which Hayley Mills cuts the back of her twin's dress off as a prank. I thought that was kind of funny.

Anyway, I digress. Last night I made a deeeeeeeeelicious dinner from scratch. Emphasis on the deeeeeeeeeeelicious. I've never heard such whoopin' and hollerin' from my boys at the dinner table, all of whom proudly proclaimed how much they love my cookin'.

Put a fork in me and call me done.

It was all Pioneer Woman-style up in here last night with some o' this Peach Whiskey BBQ Chicken

and some o' those Smashed Potatoes.

It's safe to say that Pioneer Woman sure knows a thing or two about feedin' boys. And it's always a festive occasion when the Baptists get to take a trip to the liquor store for a big bottle of Jack Daniel's. Just sayin'.

Today I'm a-cookin' some Farm Chicks Granola,

which will hopefully be a delicious alternative spooned on top of vanilla yogurt instead of the usually offering of cold cereal for breakfast. Hopefully one or all of my boys will notice and heap some more lovin' on their mama. Either that or I'm keeping it all to myself. Yum.

And holy cow -- my house smells all sorts of awesome right now from that granola in the oven. Better than any Yankee candle, Scentsy, or other artificial smells. I wish I could bottle it up!

Anything good been cookin' lately in your kitchen?

*First image found via Google; second two images via the lovely Pioneer Woman; last image via Serena, the amazing Farm Chick


The Busters said...

The original Parent Trap is one of my all time faves!! Love that movie! And you definitely can't go wrong with The Pioneer Woman!

A Nerd and A Free Spirit said...

Totes love parent trap as well. Also, I'm gonna need that granola recipe!!! Lovin' the detergent, btw! (-:


Angie said...

This post completely cracked me up! Something about the "whoopin and hollerin" along with the Baptist buying Jack Daniels. I love your writing, especially because I think you write "Okie," but don't particularly speak that way. (If that makes any sense.)