Today’s episode of “Farmhouse Rules,” is titled, “Cozy Food and Fun on the Farm,” starring Nancy Fuller, the born and raised farm girl from Upstate New York. She inherited a love for serving and eating good fresh food. The recipes she makes are called rules, filled with the history of the area and were handed down for generations. Nancy has been a chef and caterer for over twenty-six years and as a mother of six and grandmother of thirteen, she is still madly in love with her ex-city boy hubby, David.
It is still chilly on the farm, but Nancy’s son John and his family are coming over for some good homemade food. She is making: Warm Spinach, Olive and Artichoke Dip, Porky Pot Pie with Cheesy Drop Biscuits, and Butter-Roasted Turnips. After dinner, Nancy surprises everyone by breaking out old home videos to enjoy as they sip Homemade Hot Chocolate with Old-Fashioned Donut Sticks for dunking. You can find all the recipes for this episode by checking here.
Nancy just loves to cook, especially for her family. As she prepares the pork butt for the pot pie, she explains that a fatty cut of meat will give a tender piece of meat. As the photographer in her house, Nancy has lots of old family movies and will be surprising her family with a viewing party. As she continues to make the pot pie, she advises viewers that butter gets a bad rap. The human brain is made up of sixty percent fat and needs fat to exist. So her excuse for using butter has lots of truth to it.
Nancy is making donut sticks for dessert and remembers when she was in school; she lived with a family that had donuts every Sunday. What food from your childhood brings back good memories? She added the vegetables to the pot pie and will top it with cheesy biscuits.
She made a glaze for the donuts and had to taste one that she knew they would not miss. To make the biscuits become biscuits instead of dumplings, she put them in the oven on top of the pot pie. They looked so yummy and cheesy. While they were in the oven, she made the dip using the spinach, olives and artichokes. She chopped up the turnips, so they could fill the space where the pot pie was baking and got ready to make the hot chocolate.
The family enjoyed everything she made, and she revealed that they were going to see movies and photos to build fun memories for them. They even had an eight millimeter projector to watch the movie of when Nancy married David and when they kissed, the grandkids had a good laugh on this episode of “Farmhouse Rules.”