Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pioneer Woman cookbook signing

I met the Pioneer Woman (aka Ree Drummond) on Wednesday night at her cookbook signing in Salt Lake! For those of you who don't know who she is, she has an awesome cooking blog that I read all the time. She's dang funny and every recipe of hers that I've tried has been delicious. In fact, I am making her chicken scallopine tomorrow for Sunday dinner.

The book signing was at the King's English bookshop in Sugarhouse. I'd never been, but it's quite the charming little place. Ree (calling her by her first name since now we're bff's--lol) did a Q&A at the beginning and she was just as beautiful and funny as I'd hoped. She actually walked right past me on her way out of the room. She saw I was taking a picture (the first one I posted) and paused for me and said, "Photoshop me!" which I thought was hilarious.

It took quite awhile to get my cookbook signed, but I'm so glad I went. When it was actually my turn I was almost tongue tied. I can't even remember what we talked about, but she was extremely friendly and classy. It was a lot of fun to meet her and judging from what I've been able to read so far, the cookbook looks like it is going to be one of my favorites. I'm very grateful Sean was a good sport and kept me company in SLC while waiting for my group to be called to get the book signed.

If anyone is interested, I have a link to her blog under "favorite sites" on the right. Isn't she pretty? She and Paula Deen are my make-believe real friends.


Murray Family said...

Yay, I'm so glad you posted these! And I'm so jealous, haha :). I love her! I'm glad she's just as funny and charming in person!

Cecily said...

I just heard about her for the first time 2 days ago, so it's funny that you posted about her! I haven't ever tried her recipes, but I'm going to!

Underwood Family said...

OMG! I saw that you were going to the book signing, so I checked out the blog, and I love it! Thanks for the info. Are her recipes in the cookbook the same ones online?

RobHeidi Family said...

OMGosh! You totally look like a girl who would go to a book signing in all that black! Like a real reader! lol I hadn't heard of her before but I can always count on my Jinny to keep me in the know!

Beth said...

I used a few of her recipes last thanksgiving. They turned out gerat. I'm not really into cooking, but if it's super delish, then I might do it more. That awesome you went to the book signing and that Sean actually was there with you!!

Heidi said...

Chicken scaloppini or chicken tetrazinni? LOL!

Tricia L said... I'm just blog stalking you a little, no worries. I went to the signing too and I thought I saw you there, but I was too afraid to say hi, just in case it wasn't you. It was dark and it was like one of those 'it could be her, but it might not be her' moments. So anyway, PW rocks.