So, I have much to tell you today.
You know how there are certain types of people who don’t like to spend much time at home? Those kind of people get up on Saturday mornings and immediately venture out into the world. I like those kind of people and I don’t think there is anything wrong with being adventurous. I refer to those types of people as extroverts. I admire extroverts.
My family is different. I don’t mean to sound like we’re fuddy duddies, but we like our haven. Our “haven” is our house. And my husband’s shop. At home, we can cook, relax, blog, read, or do whatever we want. We are the people who make up the introvert society. We are the people referred to as “homebodies”. (This applies to everyone in my house except for Chance)
Today is my favorite kind of Saturday because we didn’t have anything on the agenda. We didn’t have to go to an event for my kids. Nothing.
So, I woke up around 9ish. I love to sleep in on Saturdays. The first thing I normally do is look around on my social sites; Facebook, Twitter, etc. I saw a tweet from the Pioneer Woman about her new episode that started at 9:30. I watched her new show.
There is something about watching Pioneer Woman’s show that transforms me into a cooking machine. There is something about the knives chopping, skillets sizzling, and butter melting that sends me into a frenzy. Hey, if she can cook it…..I can cook it better.
I basically pretend to be Ree Drummond in my little kitchen. This is how introverts spend their Saturdays.
After her show was over, Clay went to Wal-Mart to get the items needed for the Chicken Florentine Pasta.
Sorry, I didn’t take pictures of every step. I’ve mixed all the ingredients together. They are simmering on the stove and the white wine is reducing nicely. I added a bit of half and half to my mixture. I like the creaminess it adds. Half and Half and white wine reduce to a very tasty sauce for pasta. My pasta is done and waiting patiently in a separate pot.
I even purchased shaved parmesan and parsley to top it off.
The only problem with acting like you’re a Food Network cook is the array of dirty dishes. I don’t have any Food Network people waiting close by to help me clean this mess up.
Below is a link to Pioneer Woman’s recipe.
Next, I decided I need to make stuffed potato skins.
No…I wasn’t hungry. No…my kids weren’t hungry. This is what happens when you start your day by watching cooking shows on the tube.
I washed the baking potatoes and coated the skins in olive oil. Coating the skins in olive oil before baking prevents the skins from tearing and falling apart after they’re cooked. I baked them for a couple hours at 350 degrees. I let them cool for an hour so they would be easier to handle.
Next, I split the spuds and scooped out most of the insides. After I finished the process with all the spuds, I sprinkled on some seasoned salt, pepper, and drizzled a spoonful of melted butter on each piece.
I made a mixture of diced green onions, chopped turkey ham, diced garlic, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
Let me tell you…these are good and super easy.
Since, I had almost 20 stuffed potato skins, I took a few to my mom.
Guess who was at grandma’s house…
Tater. We smashed zombies on his mom’s iPhone.
I’m not a fan of zombie smashing, but I am a fan of Tater time.
So, the moral of this story is…..Don’t watch Food Network on an empty stomach.
And…the next time we see each other, you can call me Ree.
Happy Weekend to you….