Thanks to the DVR, I haven't missed a single episode of Ree Drummond's show on Food Network. Not only that, I've kept all but one episode on the DVR so I can watch them again. I didn't come up with this brilliant idea of keeping them until after I had deleted the first one. Obviously, I am a diehard Pioneer Woman fan.
I've never been a fan of cooking shows. At my age, I've accumulated all the recipes I'll ever need, and then some. And let's face it, Ree doesn't exactly cook health food. I've probably only tried three or four of the recipes in her cookbook, simply because of the high calorie content. It isn't her cooking that makes me love the cookbook or her show; it's the scenes from the ranch.
For instance, I finally got to hear Marlboro Man and the kids talking! I've read The Pioneer Woman blog for years, and seen all the pictures, but now I know what each member of the family sounds like. Watching Ree's show is like being invited to the ranch, only I don't have to worry about what to wear or how to act. Cliff, by the way, enjoys the show with me.
There are only two more episodes left, although I'm sure the whole series will be shown over and over again. Food Network might want her to do shows, and Ree may want to do more episodes. Time will tell.
Meanwhile, I hear she is working on another cookbook.
I do wish they'd put the TV episodes on the Internet for those PW fans who don't have satellite or cable. I guess we can't have everything.
I have not yet bought a copy of the book Ree wrote for children, "Charlie the Ranch Dog". I do intend to buy one, though. After all, I have a great-granddaughter.