A few years ago I wrote an open love letter to The Pioneer Woman. If I can pull the hipster card for one sec, I’m so happy that I found out about Ree pretty shortly after she got her own cooking show on The Food Network and long before the fabulous kitchen line at Walmart. The thing I love most about Ree is her voice on her blog. It’s just so her. You know it was written by her when you’re reading. Not to mention the recipes are to die for. (If you want to read more about why I love The Pioneer Woman, visit my previous post entitled “To The Pioneer Woman.”)
Cooking my way through her recipes has been one of my favorite things to do for the past few years. I discovered her shortly after moving to Texas in January 2012. Since then, I have tried countless recipes and many of them have been added to our household’s regular recipe rotation.
As I was trying to make our weekly meal plan this morning, I started thinking about all of the meals that I love from The Pioneer Woman and how they are just so different from one another. I just wanted to make a week full of her meals! So, since I’m an “adult” and everything, I decided, why the hell not?
And even more so, I just had to share this on the blog, right? Other people love Ree just as much as I do, so surely there is someone out there who would enjoy this! (Maybe? I hope? If not, just lie to me, ok?)
So without further ado, here is my meal plan featuring five delicious recipes from The Pioneer Woman, two of which I have made before and three of which I am trying for the first time! (All photos from The Pioneer Woman)
Sunday – Penne a la Betsy (one of my favorite recipes EVER.)
Monday – Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Butternut Squash
Tuesday – Beef with Snow Peas with Basmati Rice
Wednesday – Bowtie Chicken Alfredo (one of Nick’s favorite recipes ever)
Thursday – Coconut Curry Shrimp with Basmati Rice
Friday – We usually go out or do leftovers on Friday!
My mouth is just watering looking at all of these photos. Don’t they look delicious? Even though mine not be as pretty as these photos, I’m going try! Make sure you follow along on my Instagram and Snapchat (@observantturtle) for photos of my progress this week.
Have you ever cooked recipes from The Pioneer Woman? What are your favorites?