Did you know that I was tweeting with The Pioneer Woman last night? Of course, when I say “tweeting” I mean, I tweeted her and she responded. But still!!!! The Pioneer Woman responded to my tweet! Deep breath, Jennelle.
I just love her blog. And her tv show. For the record, I was a follower of her blog before the tv show came out. She is so witty, that Pioneer Woman! Anyway, last night I watched Saturday’s show that I recorded. And as I’m watching it, I tweet to her “@thepioneerwoman I love your show… Especially when your husband is on it. Damn girl, he is a gorgeous man.” I know, I know. It’s shameless, but it’s hard to beat a man in jeans that fit just right and cowboy boots. Oh yeah, and who cooks, too. She responded “Aww, thanks Jennelle. I kinda like the guy.” Well, I’ll just say I can see why.
Which got me thinkin. About men who cook, that is. As it turned out, my husband cooked for me last night, too. And it was wonderful. What is it about men who cook for their women? When are the rest of them (mine and The Pioneer Woman’s excluded) going to figure out that the way to a woman’s heart is also through her stomach???
Today was a state holiday: election day. But that’s a whole other story. At any rate, the Hubs and I had the day off. We went to lunch with friends who recently moved away, who were doing business in Charleston today. It was great to see them and catch up.
I had 1 cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch with skim milk. Jeremy didn’t eat anything. We both had coffee and creamer.
LUNCH: We went to O’Skee’s in St. Albans for lunch. I’d never been there before, but Jeremy eats there with his co-workers occassionally. I mentioned we were meeting some peeps for lunch. I hardly ever order a burger at a restaurant, but this place is known for them, so I figured “when in Rome…” I ordered the blue cheese burger with fries. The burger was exceptional. The menu described it as a 6 oz. angus beef patty with blue cheese crumbes, bacon banana peppers and buffalo mayo. It was pretty delicious–better than average for a restaurant. We waited 45 minutes to order, because they were out of beef and the delivery guy was supposed to be there around 1:30 p.m. The fries were steak fries. Jeremy had the Cowboy burger and fries, which was two patties with bacon and jalepenos on it. He said it was pretty good, but hot.
DINNER: We had one of our favorite meals for dinner, stout braised short ribs. I know I’ve written about them at lenght here. They won me a cook-off at my office, and we served them for Christmas dinner with my dad last year. They are a crowd favorite and easy, too. We’ve ordered short ribs at restaurants before, and we agree that this recipe is the BEST. Jeremy pretty much cooked the whole meal. I made the rub and put it on the short ribs and peeled carrots. That was it.