I have this totally awesome friend. I would never say that I value my friends based on the gifts they give me. No, no, friendship is about sharing and caring. Not about gifts at all.
Laura stood in line for 2 and a half hours to get me the Pioneer Woman's cookbook autographed in Nashville. That's some sharing and caring!
PW actually scrawled my name across the page. I wonder if the crazy spelling of my name haunted her, "One 'l', a 'y' not an 'i', and a 'u' not an 'o.'
Sigh. I am utterly content. Thanks Laura for this awesome gift! I was drooling over this cookbook ever since I heard PW was working on it last year. My sister and I agreed we had to have it. Of course we both set about getting it for each other's Christmas gift this year (great minds think alike). Then Laura stepped in and stole the show. Sorry sis! But it is autographed to me. I was so excited about receiving the cookbook from Laura that I told my sister about it. She said, "Great," really un-enthusiastically. Turns out she had already bought me a copy.... un-autographed. It wasn't her fault PW hasn't visited the northwest. Now we were in a quandry. My sister had a copy of the cookbook already and I had a copy that I had ordered for her, plus my super cool autographed copy. We scrambled about and exchanged different gifts on Christmas, leaving me with 2 copies of Pioneer Woman Cooks, Recipes From An Accidental Country Girl.
It's a great cookbook and has some fabulous photography and lots of good recipes. I'm keeping my autographed copy and hugging it each night as I fall asleep. I'll get around to cooking from it sometime soon too. And I am giving away the other book to one of you! Leave me a comment to win the random drawing (I'll ship the cookbook anywhere). I will announce the winner on Friday, January 1st, before noon my time. In your comment, tell me what your favorite recipe is to make during the holidays. Don't forget, your comment should include a way to contact you.