Sunday, December 13, 2009

A PW Cooks Giveaway!

The Ugly Holiday Sweater party was a blast and I actually tied for best outfit and won a sweet prize! I am going to share it here sometime this week. When you win at something like that it shouldn't really be an honor because it basically means that you looked the ugliest. But I was proud to accept and I think I really owe it all to my leg warmers, which, by the way, were totally functional since it was so freakin' cold last night!

How could I not have had a great time with these four lookers as my escorts for the evening!


The other excitement of the day was that we took a trip down to the city (it still surprises me every time we go how easy it is to get there!) and we met the Pioneer Woman! The book signing was at 11:00 and I was pretty sure it was going to be packed so we got there about an hour early and were glad we did. Even so we had about 50 people in line in front of us. The wait wasn't too bad though because we met a couple of really nice people and chatted it up all the while. The two women in front of us were a mother (The Everyday Woman) and daughter (The Farmer's Daughter)and both bloggers from CT! The girl behind us was from Brooklyn and she gave us a great tip that if we went out the back door of the building we were in (The Chelsea Market, such a cool place!) that we would be directly under the High Line, which is a new park in Manhattan built on an old rail line. We had been wanting to see it but didn't think we would be able to on this trip.

PW looked beautiful and is so gracious. I can't imagine the energy it would take to sit there all day signing book after book after book, and still manage to connect with each individual person.


I got my copy of her cookbook a couple of weeks ago and so far have made her Chicken Pot Pie and her Buttermilk Biscuits. The book is definitely heavy on the comfort/cowboy food but those are the recipes that we return to time and time again throughout our lives. It is the type food that can warm up a bitter cold day and join friends around the table.

I am not going to post this recipe today but I am going to do one better for one lucky reader. I am giving away a signed copy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks cookbook!

Just a leave a comment below and let me know, What is your favorite comfort food? and you will be entered to win. I am going to choose the winner next Sunday the 20th and will announce it here.

Please, one entry per person and good luck!

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19 comments:

Caryn said...

Mac and cheese!!! And chocolate chip cookies. And apple pie. Oh there's too many. Nomnomnom!

BookishPenguin said...

Favorite comfort food, singular? I can't pick one. LOL I adore chicken pot pie, my mom's mac n cheese, and spaghetti with butter and parmesan.

rosa! said...

oatmeal with cinnamon and honey!
it's so cool that you got to meet her.

Brady said...

My new favorite might be your chicken pot pie!

I would say that nothing beats a roast with potatoes and carrots on a cold day.

Anonymous said...

Mom's Mac & Cheese - made with sauteed onions and soy sauce and black pepper. Yum!
I love that you got to meet the PW!
Twila

squirrelbread said...

simple brown rice and cabbage soup. it gets creamier and creamier as it cooks down, even better the next day with a crusty piece of bread slathered with butter.

cheers,

*heather*

Elaine Mann said...

I have two favorites - my mom & dad's spoon roast and my husband's apple crisp! :)

Jennifer said...

Hands down my Grandmothers Shepards Pie..She is no longer with us and I have the orginal stained recipe card in her hand writing. Everytime I make her shepards pie its great, but its never quite as good as hers:)

The Purple Foodie said...

My favourite comfort food has got to be my grandmom's traditional Indian dal and rice. I could eat that every day of the year and never be bored. Happy holidays to you too!

Angie said...

My all-time favorite comfort food is lasagna. The cheese and pasta goodness is wonderful :)

Lindsay said...

My mom's homemade chicken noodle soup with mashed potatoes is my ultimate comfort food! Fingers crossed for the signed book - I was sick the day she came to my town...

Jennifer said...

My mom's pot roast (it's actually simmering in my crock pot as I type)!

Katie said...

My dad's split pea soup with a big hunk of pumpernickel bread. Not quite sure how he ever got us kids to take the first bite (mashed up peas? puke green goo?), but am I ever glad I did. It's definitely my favorite!

Altissima said...

Twice-baked potato with cheddar cheese, spring onions and bacon. Mmmm.

Everydaywoman said...

Your chicken pot pie looks absolutely scrumptious and I'll have to try it soon!

So enjoyed chatting with you at P-Dub's book signing. As you know, I picked up a few copies that day, so please don't let me take away a chance from one of your many, other readers to be the lucky winner of her new cookbook! I'm all set!

I would LOVE to see a pic of YOU from the "Ugly Holiday Sweater Party," though. Sounds like such fun. . . and what escorts!

Cheers, Andrea, and Merry Christmas!

Becki said...

Shrimp Alfredo with garlic bread! Just something so heavy and warm about it! Happy Holidays!

mdmaybe said...

Macaroni and cheese soup -- yummy, cheesy and warm. Perfect!

KT said...

Sloppy Joes, in my house you have eat them with pickles, Ruffles chips, cream cheese (we the eat the Ruffles with the cream cheese and I put it on my sandwich), and Diet Pepsi! It's not very good for you but I love it!

annie said...

I love what we call "Welsh Rabbit" -- toasted bread, with a cheesy sauce over it (butter, milk, worsteshire sauce, and cheddar cheese) -- all sprinkled with paprika. Yummmm.
- Annie in Big Sky, MT