Monday, February 28, 2011

P-Dub and Hummus

I can't tell you how exciting it was to see/meet someone who I feel like I know so well (weird) from reading her blog... I think I was a little TOO excited at moments... I got goosebumps. That means A LOT. I'm not kidding. I get goosebumps when I'm nervous/anxious/excited... enough of that. Onto our fun night!!
I told you I was excited.
Before Ree (we are on a first name basis now) came out, we hung out in the book aisles... Ashley found another book she was excited about, so we decided to take a picture?? Ok, this part of the night was a blur...I couldn't think of anything else but The Pioneer Woman!
Roxanne didn't take me too seriously... I don't know the last "normal" picture I have of just us...
Obviously, Aly and Rox worked together on sabotaging my pictures...
(Excuse the terrible quality...a combination of really bad lighting and a 10 year old camera makes for a ridiculous picture.)
Ree came out which sent a wave a cheering across the crowd of women... and then, the announcement of a "special guest" caused a hush through the bookstore. "My husband is here!" AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not kidding, the screams were hilarious! I think Marlboro Man got a bigger scream than she did!
By the time we got through the book-signing line and took our group picture with Ree, Marlboro Man had a line longer than Pioneer Woman to take pictures and get autographs... so we decided to be sneaky and take pictures from behind him! :) Great idea, Aly! Poor guy. I wonder if he knew he would have to endure such a crazy group of Memphis women...
All the girls! She was so sweet to take pictures with us!!
(Ashley, I'm not sure why I chose to post this picture...we actually have a really good one of us!!)
After the signing, we made our way to Las Delicias to fill our grumbling bellies. We ended up having to wait an HOUR. Yuck. But it was so worth it!! Amazing guacamole! I definitely hope to make a trip there again!
Finally, a good one! I love my seesters.
We had a really fun night! My biggest regret was not saying much about The Pioneer Woman coming to Memphis to my Oxford friends!!!! I'm hoping a trip to Square Books is in her future...

If you haven't noticed, I can't go TOO long without posting a recipe... So here it is...

HUMMUS! I found a recipe/tutorial/how-to for Tahini (for real!) from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice and couldn't help but try it. My sister and I were just talking about how we hate buying Tahini from the store not knowing if we would finish the whole canister. Little did I know, it's not hard to make! (I also used her hummus recipe.) I still need to try my sister's Black-Eyed Pea Hummus recipe... tastes amazing!
I hope you enjoyed my rambling, and I hope you have an amazing day!


  1. haha that picture of us is hilarious... i think i remember why you were making that face... hehe

  2. Yay for P-Dub! Whoop Whoop! And I am SO going to try that Tahini recipe. Did it taste much different?

  3. Ashley, I don't remember!!! Please remind me...only if it's NOT embarrassing... haha

    Rox, it DID taste a little stronger/bolder than store bought... but we liked it anyway! I still need to try your Black-Eyed Pea Hummus...