Our girl Ree

Roommate Emily and I are huge fans of Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. We read her blog often, met her on the book tour and want to be her when we grow up. So when planning our menu for a small dinner party the other night, it was necessary to try Ree's recipe for Macaroni and Cheese. Can't say its the first time I've had it. My sister has made it twice for our family and we're addicted.

Table set and cook book out. Ready Go.

Pioneer Woman's Cookbook rally's my Domino Book of Decorating for the spot of Favorite Lifestyle Book.

Look at Emily grate that cheese! You know this domestic woman is single?!
Good thing only girls read my blog... Ha. Sorry Em.

Our dinner guests threw together an arugula, red pepper and goat cheese salad. Yum.

I didn't even take a picture of our finished and delicious mac and cheese. Probably because Ree's photography and cooking skills leave my attempts in the dust. So why don't you take a moment and head to her site. Brace yourself. You're about to crave mac and cheese.

Here I am. Just reading my book.

Thanks to our girl Ree, it was a hit.

I think I might go help myself to left overs right now...

Too many cooks in the kitchen?

I think not. 13auburnfriends has started a recipe blog. Great idea LeighAnn! Practically all of our memories from college are centered around something edible. The Godfrey's white chicken bean chilli that we inhaled every visit to the lake house. Sherrie's brownies in Huntsville that carried us through the housing crisis of Junior Year. Jana's sweet and southern concoctions that graced every tailgate table of junior and senior year. Or the Hardin's fried okra..........

The list is bottomless. I'm hungry thinking about all the good eats of college.

It was worth every pound.