Thursday, August 14, 2008

I Love You, Pioneer Woman and Other Pioneer Stuff.

I'm sure you all have been to her blog. She's like the head cheerleader/student council president/ prom queen of blogging. She probably won't know that I'm even giving her any props, but oh well, she deserves it. 

If you haven't seen her cooking blog, go here. It's filled with yummy recipes. The tomato soup was quite delicious. I also made her apple dumplings, which were super yummy. There's a few other recipes I've tried and I've never been dissatisfied. So, thanks Pioneer Woman, even though you don't know I exist. You rock!

So, in honor of Pioneer Woman, I will list the things I know or love about the pioneers:

1. They had some horses, maybe even wagons.
2. They had no electricity.
3. They lived in a little house, possibly on the prairie.
4. They walked to school, 8 miles, uphill, in the snow, both ways, according to most grandfathers.
5. They used kettles, not pots and pans.
6. Children called their parents, "Pa" and "Ma."
7. They had spirit, hence the phrase "He had a pioneer spirit."
8. I think Davy Crockett was one.
9. The women wore bonnets and the men wore suspenders.
10. If they wanted a barrel, which they often did, they went to see the cooper.

That just about does it. Thanks, pioneers for paving the way for us.


blessedwith5 said...

I would dare say that she knows who you are! How could anyone not know Mama Belle of The Bayou Belles and their Beau?!?!?!

~T. said...

That picture looks like Pioneer School House Rock, I love it!
I really like Pioneer Woman Cooks website too, she's got some great recipes...

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Dare I say that I have never been to her sight? *gasp* I blame it on my lack of interest in cooking :)

But I will go check it out, just for you BFF.

Mimi said...

Pioneer Woman does have a wonderful site. She really works it, and does a great job!
As for the real pioneers, they went through many hardships and I join you in thanking them.

Lula! said...

OK, please don't hate me--but I've never read Pioneer Woman. I figure she's right up there with Dooce (whom I do read) in terms of popularity, so she doesn't need me. Besides...if I was reading PW, I'd be too busy to check in on YOU!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Of subject--You simply would NOT believe Pierce Brosnan singing. I'm going to post a video. Prepare to have your hair fall out. But I did enjoy the movie in a perverse way.

Daiquiri said...

I'm a big fan of PW too. You just HAVE TO make her lasagna recipe...incredible!