As you are reading this I am currently on my way to meet the infamous Pioneer Woman, a.k.a. Ree Drummond! My sister Brandy, girlfriend Val, and I are heading up north to have our cookbooks signed by the woman my husband has dubbed “the best author in the entireworld.”
I am so excited to meet this blogging goddess who has mainstreamed the art of sharing your life via the internet. I was first introduced to her blog by my roadtrip buddies who have been big fans since nearly the beginning of the Pioneer Woman era. They both were captivated by her “real life Harlequin romance” story and urged me time and time again to take a break from my daily schedule ofDays of Our Lives and The Nanny reruns to read this woman’s story. Frankly, she had me from “hello.” And, like most of her fans I have been devotedly reading her blog since.
Although I absolutely love catching up with her daily posts about her gorgeous “punks” and life on the ranch I must admit I am almost more intrigued by her recipes. That woman knows how to cook! And not fancy-schmancy dishes that hold more value in their aesthetic than their edibility (it’s a word…I checked.) Mrs. Drummond has perfected the art of pleasing your palate (and, unfortunatley, fat cells) through simple fare like Chicken Fried Steak and Baked Macaroni & Cheese.Real people food. Her cookbook also features not-so-simple fare that holds absolutely no intimidation for a novice cook such as myself. Her compilation of recipes has inspired me to break away from my general mode of cooking and branch out a bit. And, for a feat of this magnitude,I would like to thank her in person. My husband has contemplated sending flowers.
I should also add that we plan on stopping for linner (lunch/dinner, unlike ‘brunch’ it hasn’t caught on yet but I’m working on that.) In my world, a meal with no kids is certainly something to celebrate in itself. I’m a little nervous about how I’m going to fill in the time it usually takes to cut up and blow on hot chicken fingers, geta refill for a spilled strawberry lemonade, answer random menu trivia questions and retrieve dropped crayons from the deep and dark abyss also known as “under the table.” But I’m sure I’ll manage.
Fattie Fatterton says
Hi Mindy – I finally made it over here to check you out.
How exciting to be meeting Ree today. I hope that you have a wonderful time. 😀
I don’t go to her site often, but when I do – I love the photography and the recipes. I think that woman must walk around with a camera around her neck 24/7! I have a vegan version of her lemon bars on my site right now. Should we look for you on her upcoming posts? I sure the Pioneer Woman Meets the Suburban Life Chick must be a memorable event!
Have a fabulous trip!
I love love LOVE her. I’m actually going today to purchase her cookbook (I’ve been living off of the recipes from her blog so far). She and I are SOOOO bff’s, by the way. Well, not really….but she DID pick a picture of my son and his John Deere Gator in group 3 of the green photography challenge, so in my mind that makes us inseperable buddies.
I am way jealous that you get to meet her….*sigh*
I’m so excited for you!! Have a great time.
Well, I found you through PW, so….yay!!!
Have lots of fun!
She does write an awesome blog. It was one of the first I started reading. I don’t usually get there anymore. But how awesome to get to meet her. And have linner w/o kids!! Woo hoo! Have a great time!!
I’ve never been to her blog. But then, I try to stay out of the kitchen, unless someone has a sudden craving for the smell of smoke. 😉 Oh, and “linner” is used around here all the time. Sounds so much better than “dunch” anyway.