I just finished watching the Food Network’s Throwdown with Bobby Flay vs. the Pioneer Woman and all I can say is wow.
It totally got me into the mood for preparing my best dishes for Thanksgiving this year and I so enjoyed seeing the Drummond ranch and the people on it. Back in 2006, I had heard of these things called blogs but I’d never visited one. I wouldn’t even know how to find one in the first place. While watching our local television news station one morning, I saw a nifty toolbar called Stumble Upon. So I installed one on my computer and entered areas of interest that interested me. I remember entering photography, family, cooking, animals and nature. And when I got bored in the evenings after a long day at work, I’d visit Stumble Upon sites. None really piqued my interest until I came across the first blog I’d ever seen: The Pioneer Woman.
Back in 2006, Ree Drummond had a small following and I began reading her blog and her amusing takes on life in general. I never even commented because I didn’t know how. But her photography inspired me and after reading her for about a year or so, I thought that maybe I could start my own blog.
I’ve met so many wonderful people blogging, both in real life and in the comment section here and on the sites of others. A lot has happened in the past four years!
It was so much fun watching the Throwdown tonight, and I thought Ree was a natural in front of the camera. I know she professes otherwise, but she hid her nervousness well. And I thought it helped having your family and several dozen of your best friends around while the filming was going on.
We’re heading to family in NJ for Thanksgiving and planning what dishes to take and my apple/pumpkin pie (pictured above) is definitely going with me.
Do you have a signature dish you’ll be making for Thanksgiving this year? If so, please do tell. I’d love to hear it!
Smiling in Maryland,