Are You Ready For A Throwdown?

On August 30, 2010 at approximately 2:46 pm I was sitting in my living room folding laundry when my phone when off notifying me that I had received a direct message through twitter.  I opened the email and was convinced that I was reading something wrong or being spammed, so I went to my computer to check my email.

I checked my email and there was the same message.

I then went to my tweet deck and there was the same message.

I then went to my account and there it was the same message.

I couldn’t believe it!  Is this real?  Am I being punked?

Would you like to see the message?

GET OUT! *virtual Elaine smack in the chest*

So after some momentary hyperventilation I proceeded to send the following text messages to my husband.

Notice how long it took him to reply.  He was in a meeting while I was blowing up his phone.

Later I got an email from Ree following up on the DM and telling me that this secret event involves The Food Network.

HOLY CRAP!  Commence hyperventilation.

All of this to tell you to turn your TV to The Food Network  for a Thanksgiving Feast Throwdown on one of the following nights.

  • Nov 17, 2010 9:00 PM ET/PT
  • Nov 18, 2010 12:00 AM ET/PT
  • Nov 20, 2010 7:00 PM ET/PT


It wasn’t exciting enough that I was invited to come to Pioneer’s Woman Lodge for a “special event” but it was for a Throwdown with Bobby Flay!  GET OUT!

Obed and my friend Laurie came with me. We had no clue that this was going to be a Throwdown.  When I saw Flay come out I almost died.  SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!

It was a super exciting day and I was so grateful to be invited.  I got to meet other OK bloggers like Miss Wisabus, History with Mr. C and Island Girl OK.  I even got to ask Bobby Flay a question about one of his dishes, so my mug may be making it’s first network appearance next week.

Make sure to tune in to see who won the Throwdown and please don’t laugh if they use any of the footage with me in it.  I have enough issues with the camera. 😀

Thanks PW for the invite! It was an awesome day!  Go #TeamREE!!!


  1. says

    Lucky you!! We ALL wanted to be in that audience. So much fun to watch it tonight. I had the pleasure of going to the ranch back in June for a Blogher promotion with Ree. She’s the real deal, so friendly, sweet & warm. Had a ball there & would love to go back! I really wanna ride a horse.

  2. says

    That is SO AWESOME!! Did you know the PW before this happened? It’s so cool that she invited you to come!
    I can’t wait to see the episode–I’m sure you’ll look/sound great. =)

  3. Joyce says

    I’ve just recently found your posts. Was looking for a Coco Lopez Coconut Cake recipe and found you after I googled it. Your recipes sound so delish!!!!!!!!!
    Good Luck with the Throwdown.

  4. Veronica Figueroa says

    Did Bobby challenge you to a Throwdown??? IF so, what was it….I can’t wait to catch it I love this show and CONGRATULATIONS…u must be super geeked. lol

  5. says

    Hi there! I’m new to your blog. I just love this post! How exciting for you! I never miss a throwdown show. I have mini crush on Bobby Flay. I look forward to seeing you on there! So very cool.

  6. says

    Hey, that is so exciting! I don’t blame you for hyperventilating. I saw a promo about her being in a Throwdown. Congratulations. I will be looking for it.

  7. Jeanette says

    Wow, Wow, Wow!!! What an incredible event/ surprise for you!! I was in utter shock when I read it on PW’s page today.

  8. says

    Your excitement is palpable…and with good reason! Very good reason! I assume you’ll be writing about it again once the program airs and I look forward to it.


  1. […] As I had mentioned before Ree had contacted me through direct message inviting me out to the lodge for a special event.  I promptly began to blow up my husband’s phone with text messages. I then emailed Ree asking if it was ok to bring a friend.  When I got the all clear Obed and I jumped in the car and went over to my friend Laurie’s house.  I thought about calling her but I thought an in person invitation would be more fun.  Laurie loves all things Pioneer Woman and I really wanted to see her reaction in person.  She did not disappoint.  First she was silent with shock and then we promptly began jumping up and down. […]

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