Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Four Basic Cowboy Food Groups

Last night for dinner I made a Pioneer Woman recipe called "Beans & Cornbread".

I felt really good about feeding it to my family, because it contains the four basic food groups that cowboys men need: beans, bacon, whiskey, and lard.

(I'm kidding...I would never serve my cowboys family lard for dinner.)

Oh and by "family" I mean Shannon and me.....Our punks boys won't touch beans...or cornbread. So they had sandwiches and fries for dinner.

Don't judge me.

You can follow Ree's (The Pioneer Woman) step by step instructions (including pictures) to make this delicious recipe. Just click on the link above.

I only made a couple of changes to the recipe...I added some onion and bell pepper, because I'm just crazy that way. Not to mention my cowboy husband loves him some onions and peppers for dinner.

And make no mistake, I live to please that man.

I also made the cornbread in a muffin pan. That way there is no fightin' discussion between Shannon and me at the dinner table about who got the biggest piece of cornbread, because they are all the same size.

Cowboys Men are so sensitive that way.

I'm just saying.

Here are a couple of pictures of what was served last night at "Amy's All You Can Eat Diner". (Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No reservations required.)

The boys ordered:
Steak and cheese sandwiches topped with grilled onions and peppers, served on whole-wheat toast,with a side order of fries.

All my cowboys boys love some onions and peppers for dinner.

And Shannon (and I) ordered:
Beans topped with shredded cheese and sour cream, with just a 'dash' of Tabasco sauce, served with two cornbread muffins (no fightin' necessary).

That's right....that's how I keep my cowboy man happy.

I used more of my Angel Food ingredients for this meal. (Pinto beans and onions for our dinner; sandwich steaks and fries for the boy's dinner. Some of these ingredients were left overs from our previous orders.)

Check Ree's website for more cowboy husband and other people's children pleasing recipes.

Just remember, you will need a lot of time once you go there , because her website is extremely addictive pleasing to the senses.

But go ahead, one look (or thirty) won't hurt you.

I don't have a problem with it.


I don't.

Don't judge me.


Sandra said...

Hilarious!!! Boy do her beans and cornbread look good!
Keep it up baby girl, you are doing so fabulous with this blog!! (AKA blob)

hulagirlatheart said...

Can I have the sandwich and the beans? It all looks good to me. Now I'm off to eat...oatmeal...for breakfast. Sigh.

Michele said...

Ok so what time should I be over? I'll bring my littl' cowboys! I looks yummy Amy!

Cheffie-Mom said...

Looks great...make me hungry hehe. Thank you so much for stopping by the other day! Your blog is great, can't wait until the next post!

My Goodness said...

Looks good, but blah on the peppers and onions...guess I'm no cowboy!! ha!!

Would you consider linking you email address to your comments? That way I can reply to you when you leave me a comment rather than only being able to contact you by leaving you a comment here. Just a thought...

I LOVE that you would serve calorie free ice cream if I come paint at your house, hee hee!!