During the 17 days I spent in the hospital this Spring, feeling sick as a dog, and I admit, scared to death, I watched a lot of TV. Since emotionally I was not up to anything heavy, I watched a lot of shows on The Cooking Channel, HGTV and Animal Planet. These were all entertaining and some were even sweet. I discovered Dr. Jeff, Rocky Mountain Vet on The Animal Planet Station, and best of all, I discovered “The Pioneer Woman”.
Now Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) is sort of the mother I wish I had been lucky enough to have. Not that my mother wasn’t a good Mom, it’s just that she and I didn’t have a lot in common.
I digress. While trapped in a hospital bed, I started watching The Pioneer Woman. It turns out that one weekend they had a marathon showing of her show and I was able to fall in love with her, and her family.
As she says, she lives on a cattle ranch, in the middle of nowhere, and she loves to cook, take pictures and blog! All things that I love to do. Each show is filled with recipes, scenes of her ranch, kids and meals with her family and friends.
When I got home from the hospital I found her show on TV Monday through Friday from 1 o’clock to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Hubby and I started watching it and we both enjoy it.
In fact, Ree Drummond has a new magazine coming out and I told Hubby I’d like to subscribe. Ree just has a way about her. Easy, laid back, homey. I love listening to her, planning a meal, or a party, or picnic. Many of her ideas I have had myself, but not on such a complete scale.
I admit to trying some of her recipes. They are good and Hubby is starting to ask if our meals are Pioneer Food! Ha!
I am enjoying all of this Pioneer living. It’s sort of what I dreamed about when I was a teenager. My Mom had a home garden, where we grew vegetables and I thought that was great. As an adult I had my own gardens and year after year, I grew to love cooking. This one hour of TV, five days a week, makes me feel good.
So if this sounds like fun to you, give her program a watch!
I think you will be glad you did!