( I didn’t take this pic. Taken & borrowed from planetgreen.com)
Okay, brace yourselves my friends.
This past week has been full of major surprises! My parents celebrated 40 years of Holy Matrimony on Saturday! My 4 siblings and I played a major Simon Says game on them, where their entire weekend was based on text messages on their phones with directions on what to do next. And I catered the dinner party for about 60.
I’ll post on that this week. Food and all.
And then my sis turns 30 TODAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY!!! YOU ARE THE BEST! More on that later too!
And then, folks… and then… as if the surprise for my parents were enjoying wasn’t enough, I get my own bit of surprise on Friday, too!!
I’ve been waiting for two weeks to tell you something really BIG!
You all know Emeril, right? Do we like Emeril? Do we love Emeril? I do! And even more now because…………………..
I’M GOING TO BE COOKING WITH HIM ON HIS NEW SHOW!!!!
Yes, yes, yes, yes!!! I got a call on Friday while taking a much needed nap, from his production team in NY inviting me to be on his new show called “Emeril Green”, airing on the Discovery Network starting in July! The new show is themed around sustainable and organic cooking and eating!
The fab part is that it’s being shot exclusively at the Whole Foods Market in Va, very close to my parent’s house!!
How did this happen!? I submitted my pic and bio about 6 weeks ago to a call they had for real cooks. I did it knowing they were going to be shooting in Va, and since I come up so often, I thought it’d be great! I then got an email 3 weeks ago asking for an in-person interview which was taped!!!
And then the phone call!!! Wait, I already said that…okay sorry. I’m just so speechless. I’ll get all the details tomorrow (Monday), but what I do know is that I can’t fly back to Atlanta on Tuesday as scheduled b/c we start taping this week! (UPDATE ON 4/24: start shooting the week of 4/29). They’ll be coming to my house up here to interview me, get to know my fam, watch me cook something special and maybe I’ll even sing! (oh, by the way, the oxtail and coconut rice is on hold until further notice for this reason).
The second and third segment tapings will be shopping and cooking with the man, at the Whole Foods!!
Okay, I’m so geeked out about this, I can’t even get my words out right now. So, I’m going to bed, so I can think about how I’m going to give our kitchen a quick make-over tomorrow (Mami is now responsible for this)! You know, curtains have to be upgraded, as do floor mats and even some our pots! And of course I have to go buy some really cute shoes! Diane and Lys, what do you think??
More details on Wed!
So sorry for no food or recipes in over a week; and for postponing the oxtail post, again. I’ve been mad busy, as you know, so I’ve no real time to cook AND take pics, edit, etc..
Thanks for reading and I will have food soon…I promise…
Off to bed, I’m beat.