Me with Ree Drummond (look at her purty shiny boots…oh and I bet that is her camera on the table!)
I was so looking forward to meeting Ree (The Pioneer Woman) at her book signing at Davis-Kidd here in Nashville last night. So much so that when it was my turn to have my book signed I had NO idea what to say and… I’m sure you can’t imagine this…started rambling nervously.
“My husband is so excited that I’m cooking from your cookbook (hey that’s an original statement if I ever heard one right there, isn’t it?)... I made the chicken in a basket the other morning for breakfast and he loved it. And it’s just basically toast and an egg…ha ha ha…he loved it!”
Ree was so sweet. She laughed and said, “oh the Egg-in-the-Hole? I know…it’s sooooo good!”
GAH I got the name of her recipe wrong!
In my defense, however, this tasty bit of breakfast goodness goes by more names than Prince or the artist known as…whatever.
Ree is gracious and lovely in person. I also heart the beautiful t-shirts she gave away. I swear mine makes my boobs look bigger. I’m wearing it today. And I may not take it off until Christmas.
What is up with my hand on my hip and my funky let me tell you something girl hand motion (oh LORD I do this ALL THE TIME DON’T I?)
Ree and I in our annual Christmas card…you know…if we were real life BFFs.
I had great fun meeting up for dinner with Amy from Milkbreath and Margaritas, Kaye from Grandmother’s House, Brigid at Brigid Day, and Shab from No TodoYago before the book signing. At Davis-Kidd we saw Jessica from Vanderbilt Wife, Kelly from Faithful Provisions and Leisa A. Hammett who is signing her beautiful new book this Saturday at the Highway 100 Starbucks in Bellevue.
I meant to tell Ree to try The Loveless for breakfast and that Nashville is NOT normally the Windy City of the South.
p.s. Because Ree is an absolute sweetheart of a person she will sign her beautiful cookbook even if she doesn’t make it to your fair city for one of her book signings! Just mail her your copy…details at the end of this post.