I just want to prepare you.
I'm going to talk about the pot - a lot.
It's up in the house.
I felt the need for a cigarette after I opened it and placed it on the stove for the first time.
I've been talking to it.
Cooking in it.
I have to make sure the Lodge symbol on the knob is perfectly lined up with the handles.
I say good night to it.
And good morning.
I'll have my camera back next week, and I'll be taking pictures of the pot, and the food that's in it.
I may blog about this pot as often as the Pioneer Woman blogs about Charlie.
The first thing to cook in the pot was bacon. It seemed fitting. I was making Spicy Collard Greens to go along with the Fried Green Tomato recipe I'll be sharing in a minute. Tonight I'll be having Farmhouse Pork Chops and Cabbage up in the pot.
Law - I love that pot.
When I found this recipe, there was a note attached to it that read:
Give this recipe a try. I made it up just for you, cause you are my favorite.
That is the only explanation for the fabulosity of this recipe. There are no words for it. You are going to need to make up some words when you eat it.
Please don't be put off by the recipe - it seems a little daunting, when you read it at first, but it goes together so quickly. I've had leftover sauce and cheese here, so all I've had to do is fry the tomatoes and we've had dinner in a heartbeat.
I know it will be one of your favorites.
I swear one day, Glenny is going to come home to find that I've exploded.
Life just seems to wonderful at times.
It feels that my body can't contain it.
I pray that I implode - it wouldn't be so messy.
And y'all (I'm sorry Shab) know I don't like a mess.
I've been enjoying my time away from the Internet.
I had the immense pleasure of spending the day with her yesterday.
It was almost too much to bear - there were knitting shops, cupcakes and scooters involved.
I'm going to begin teaching baking classes.
Mastering the Art of Cookies
Breads, Muffins, Scones
Class size will be limited to four.
A snack will be served.
Please email me if you are local and would like to sign up for a class.
I haven't the exact dates picked out - when you do email me - can you let me know what days and times would be good for you?