A couple months ago, I got a direct message from the Pioneer Woman on Twitter. That was just a tad bit surprising by itself, but she and I chatter back and forth there a bit, so nothing that knocked me out of my chair.
Not until I read it, that is.
Please put afternoon/evening of Sept. 21 on your calendar for a fun (secret) food-related function at Lodge. Will follow w/ an email soon!
Whaaaat? My ears perked up higher than my terrier when she hears the guinea pig squeak.
Basically the only response I had to that was, “Get outta town!” but then I immediately started the paperwork to ask for the day off. And when I found out I could bring my husband and a friend then it was even more exciting, cause I don’t know about you, but a long drive up to northeastern Oklahoma all by my lonesome didn’t sound like the greatest idea, given my terrible nigh blindness. (Kevin knows by now that part of this marital agreement is that he drives at night.)
I had no idea what to expect, but it turned out to be this (from the Food Network site):
Throwdown! with Bobby Flay
What happens when you combine a pinch of city, a dash of country and a scrumptious Thanksgiving Feast? You get Pioneer Woman. Meet Ree Drummond, former city slicker turned cowgirl. Do not be fooled by her sweet face — Ree makes a mean, hard to beat Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings. We’re sure city slicker Chef Flay has his work cut out for him in this exciting Thanksgiving Throwdown!
Airing Nov 17, 2010 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Also note that this episode is an hour long, not your usual 30-minute Throwdown.
(I’ll be sharing a post that details my experience that day, but not until after the episode airs, so check back next week!)