Thursday, January 20, 2011

the pioneer man

my 26 year old son has poked fun at our fascination with the
pioneer  woman.  he just doesn't get how we could be so taken
with this 'luci' in 'green acres' persona but last week called to
tell me that he was the pioneer man.  ?

after his friend's mom had a major surgery, my SON made them
spaghetti using the pioneer woman's recipe.  my mouth fell open
in wonder.  this basketball playin', law school attendin', pioneer
woman deridin' son of mine?

i thought i might have a little fun with this . . .

"dear pioneer man,

my biscuits never turn out light and fluffy as my husband likes
them.   could you please tell me what in the world i'm doing

-an ardent fan"

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he responded . . .

"Dear fan,

Thanks for your trust.   Since I don't know exactly what you are
doing,  I cannot provide precise instructions.  But make sure to
use lots of butter and even a little dab of honey.

Remember, great cooks are not born----they are made.  Whatever
you do, keep on cooking!

Best of luck,
Pioneer Man"

now here's my final question.  why is he using the pioneer
woman's recipe and not mine?


" . . . but man does not live on bread alone but on every word that
comes from the mouth of the Lord."  deuteronomy 8:3


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Laughing out loud...sounds so like my boys!!! Well look at the influence you had on him...he knew where to mine have become experts and are starting to tell me how to do laundry and cook...oh, did I make it without their help the last 30 years?
Fun, fun post...too familiar!

Sandy said...

That's just too cute. I am sure
yours are every bit as good as
hers. I do love her though. I
have used some of her recipes
and they have all turned out
great. Your son sounds like a
real sweet guy. You raised him

Farm Girl said...

That is so funny. Wow, a boy who cooks and uses Pioneer Woman's recipe.
At least he has good taste. So glad he became a convert to the Pioneer Woman. Oh think of the things he will be able to cook. :)

Dawn said...

A man after my own heart. Too cute, Lea! Who doesn't love Pioneer Woman, anyway?

High Heeled Life said...

I'm not familiar with the Pioneer Woman's cook book ... but it sounds like you have raised a wonderful young man .. who did listen when you were speaking. xo HHL

Southern Lady said...

Too funny! Your son certainly gets his sense of humor from his mother! Carla

jennifer said...

Ree should be proud,good looking biscuits. I bet your son is a hoot to be around:)

emily said...

That made me laugh laugh! I can see that happening to me in the future...:)

Kate said...

cute! i hope my boys bring meals to others when they are in college...i don't care whose recipes they are using :)

Anita said...

Wish I could make biscuits! My son is only four so he's got a few years to go before he's cooking anything but mud pies. Thanks for stopping by!

Jen said...

This is just too funny! I think the guys in our lives, both old & young are smarter than they let on. They just pick at us to hide their interest so that we won't expect more from them. You have raised him right though .... preparing dinner for a friend who is sick is so thoughtful.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Champagne Macarons said...

This is so sweet and funny! How wonderful is your son to make spaghetti for his friend's family??!
My oldest son, 13, is becoming quite a cook (with the microwave ;)
I will need to check out Pioneer Woman's cookbook.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
xoxo, B

T's Daily Treasures said...

What a great story. It's obvious that you raised a caring young man. How wonderful to know that they beyond those teenage years, they actually begin to think about others. You should be very proud! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

One of the cookbooks my husband owns is Pioneer Woman's. We are going to cook our way through it, bit at a time. Okay...HE is going to cook his way through it. I'm going to eat my way through it.

Liane said...

How wonderful that he took the time to make dinner for his friend's family - he is obviously a kind-hearted soul. You must be so proud!!

Ronda said...

I love this!!!! Barrett makes salmon stuffed with crab, cream cheese and herbs. He and Pioneer Man need to hook up.

Lisa said...

I love a man who cooks! You raised somebody a great husband!

koralee said...

Addorable!!!! I am sure he just misplaced your recipe!

Friday hugs.xoxox

Sonja said...

I just got off of The Pioneer Woman web site, just checking to see her latest recipe. I think you have a smart boy Lea, with the exception of choosing Ree's recipe over yours! :)

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

This is too cute. Just the fact that he even took the time to cook is quite fascinating. You raised him right! But your question does bring up a good point. My kids will be the ones to look to others for recipes... Cooking is not my forte. ; ) Maybe I better try one of the Pioneer woman's recipes; she might make me look good!

Leslie said...

Wow! More of that great training over the years - jeepers, my kids sure won't get any of those great cooking abilities from me! My Mom, yes, but not from me! I am amazed sometimes by what our kids say or do. What a thoughtful son you have, Lea! I am sure his accomplishment left a huge smile on your face!!

Gloria said...

Very cute!!

Bless your son for making that dinner! How wonderful he knows how to cook!!!! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO Gloria

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

well...i play piano...but could NEVER write a song...i would LOVE to be able to do that...

thanks for the kind words about the bread, my friend

have a wonderful weekend


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Well lady you need to share your "mother's prayer notebook"... what a wonderful thing to do...and I am sure it was so encouraging to go through the verses.

Pamela said...

Belly laugh. I have tried and tried to make biscuits for 36 years. It's not like I can't cook. But not biscuits. A couple years ago I was introducted to little frozen biscuits that cook in 20 minutes or so. I have taken a stand--only cheater biscuits in my future!

Susan B said...

Hi Lea,
What a cute post! I love Pioneer Woman's recipes too. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a wonderful son you have! Taking the time to cook.... I hope my son will have the thoughtfulness and compassion to do something like that one day! Patsy from

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Another lovely post, cute and fun at the same time.
Have a wonderful weekend, Lea! xxxx

Just Be Real said...

Adorable story Pam. Made me smile. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Don't know of the cook book but I have enormous admiration for both pioneer women and men. I love the way your blog makes me smile. I was wondering what type of things my Mum would have written if she had lived in the blogging era.

Meg said...

That is so cute! Funny how they always come around eventually. And how sweet of him to make food for someone in need.

P.S. Somehow I think the comment you left me yesterday is not true. ;)

Cinnamon said...

He sounds just like mine. It's hard for them to give us credit. My gosh that would be like saying they learned something from us...LOL

I got him back the other day though on his facebook page. I know he's trying to get the attention of a girl, so he put his status as..."Would love to have that warm and fuzzy feeling when I talk to someone". I wrote a comment in response that said, "Buy yourself a Snuggie and call me". He was NOT amused.

Jo said...

This made me chuckle. And the picture made my mouth water.

Your son sounds like a wonderful young man. He may have the Pioneer Woman's spaghetti recipe, but you raised him. ;-)

Jodie | Velour said...

You make me smile every time I'm here. Every time, without fail. I love your use of language and your sweet-as-honey heart.
love ever, your biggest fan

Elyse said...

this is adorable. i love that your son cooks and shares about it.

thanks so much for your comment on my blog. it made my day.

happy weekend


Brittany Ann said...

I still think it's a great testament to his mama that's he cooking from scratch at all!

I loved this story!

Anonymous said...

Very good mission. Routinely keep posting!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

haha! Love that! ...our 20 year old son lives with 4 other college boys and he has called home to get some recipes and'll have to tell him about the Pioneer Woman's recipes :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(ah! getting a bit of time to blog read! Yay! wanted to be sure to stop by and say hello!)

Anne Lyken-Garner said...

It's funny how kids always know best. They grow up and start thinking that they know a lot more than you do. I wonder how we manage to bring them up with such limited knowledge. :-)

Anonymous said...

He-heee. This is great, Lea!!! He sounds like my son. :)


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a adorable post.So glad I did not miss this post. It is really special and so fun to read about you and your son.
Thanks honey for leaving me such a sweet comment about my whoes.
I so appreciate you

Jenners said...

Too funny!!! I love the back and forth between you two. (And I think any advice that involves more butter and some honey is my kind of advice!)

Sue said...

This is such a cute post, he might just have started something new,,Do I see a blog, and a book in his future too? Thanks for sharing!

JillAileenJones said...

LOL! My first thought was-"well he should be using his mamas recipe!" LOL
This was so cute. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment today too. I have joined up to follow you-anyone Janette follows and speaks so highly of I know I will love following as well. (smile)
Look forward to reading more of your blog.
Hope you have a blessed day!!

His Song to Sing said...

Have enjoyed reading this post more than once, Lea! You are a hoot as also evidenced by your comment about putting a bag over your head to add beauty to the world in 2011 ... silly woman!

The drawing is tomorrow! Maybe you'll win that beautiful calendar!

Deborah Ann said...

I have my own pioneer son. Aaron was invited to the Navy Captain's house for Thanksgiving, and get this - he made his favorite dish (chicken enchilada cassarole) to bring with him! The casserole was a big hit, but I was more blown away by my son's thoughtfulness. Honestly, I keep asking him, "How on earth did you turn out so great?" And no, it had nothing to do with moi...

A Joyful Noise said...

I am not a pioneer woman, but close: One christmas, I copied all the recipes that I used when my children were growing up. I had the printer print them on card stock and cut them 3 x 5 card size. (Measure well on your 8 1/2 by 11 paper) Then I put them into recipe boxes and wrapped them as gifts for everyone on my list.