Wow! Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman, was Live and In Person (in Wichita Falls, Texas)!
A couple of years ago, a friend of mine pointed me to her blog. Since then, I’ve been a huge fan of hers. So I was super excited when Marcia called to tell me she had a table and invited me to this event. I could hardly sleep last night because I was so excited!
Because Marcia was a table sponsor, we were told to arrive at a certain time so that we could have a picture taken with her and have a book autographed. Does anyone else but me get a bad case of the “my mouth won’t open and my brain has turned off” when you’re face to face with a star? Yup — that’s my story. Couldn’t think of one clever thing to say when it was my turn to get my book autographed! After our autograph session, we made our way to the main room and eagerly awaited lunch.
The club served us a salad, white chicken enchiladas with Mexican rice, and peach parcels for lunch, all made using Ree’s recipes. You’re probably wondering if I took a picture of my lunch! Nope, I was waaaaay to hungry and it was yummy! I do believe I’ll be whipping up a batch of enchiladas and rice within the week.
After lunch and a presentation by some sweet kids from Christ academy, Ree made her way to the stage. Her story is fun and amazing. How a city girl turned country girl’s blog about random things blossomed into what The Pioneer Woman is now just blows your mind! Her website covers family, photography, cooking, home schooling and many of her other interests. She has several cookbooks, books, and a TV show. How does she do it? I’m hoping that since I was breathing the same air as The Pioneer Woman, maybe I will have absorbed some of her energy! Yeah, and maybe I’ll win the lottery and become president too!
If you’ve never been to The Pioneer Woman’s website, it’s time to check it out! It’s fun, interesting, and chock-full of yummy recipes!
My favorite image from the luncheon is the black and white one. My flash didn’t fire so the image was underexposed. I am so glad I didn’t delete it in camera (note to self)! I processed this as a black and white image in Lightroom, adjusting the red, orange and yellow sliders to get the desired effect. A little bump in exposure and a little sharpening — and voila!
Well, I’m coming of my morning’s high — so it’s nighty night for me! Before I head off to slumberland — I want to give a shout out and thanks to Marcia!
Til the next post — blessings – Frances