Thursday, February 7, 2013

Wow! What an Incredible Experience


My last post I wrote before I left for New York and then posted it RIGHT after the Today Show so you could have the recipe for the Superbowl. THANKYOU all for your sweet comments and well wishes here on my blog, on facebook and by email. It is SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE FRIENDS LIKE YOU!!!


Friday, Feb.1st  8am to 9am
 at Rockefeller Plaza, NYC
We are outside just ready to go on LIVE TV and are waiting for the anchors from the TODAY SHOW

See video here
http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/50664803#50664803
 
Sherri William from Florida, Malcom Bedell from Maine, Sunny Anderson from the FOOD NETWORK and me.
 
Sherri is one of the wings winners, Sunny was the judge, Malcom Bedell is one of the wings winners and me I'm a wings winner too. Malcolm won the 'Chicken Trophy' with his 'Ghost Chili Apricot Wings'. The trophy was a rubber chicken spray painted gold and sticking out of a trophy cup. It was hysterical!!!!
It was FUN, Fast Paced and SO SO exciting. Everyone was so very nice and treated us all so well.
 
 
 My daughter Carolyn went with me and here she is with Sunny Anderson after the shooting.
 
 Carolyn is in her last semester of College so she couldn't resist taking a couple of days off to go to NYC. She took most of the pictures for me.  What a whirlwind three days we had!!!
 
 
Our Schedule
 
Thursday afternoon, Jan. 31st we arrived in NYC after flying all day and had a dress rehearsal late that afternoon at the NBC studios
 
 
Friday Feb. 1st at 6:45am we had to be at NBC (across from our hotel at Rockefeller Plaza)  for them to do our hair and makeup. That was quite an interesting experience.
 
 
8am, 8:15 am and 8:30amThey took us outside to the tables to do some 'teasers' while the broadcast was going on  to 'wet' the TV audiences appetite before the chicken wing 'showdown' to begin.
 
 
 
8:45 am.to 9am the anchors of the Today Show came out and we were 'off to the races.'  It was VERY fast paced. They time things down to the seconds. Really!
 
 
 
12 o'clock noon Carolyn and I took a WONDERFUL 3 1/2  hour Food Tour. What they call a 'sample' is NOT like a sample you get from Costco with a little cup and a toothpick. They were like the size of a 4 inch square of a grilled sandwich(Italian) or a salad plate of pasta and sauce(Italian) or a half of a wrap (Indian), or 1/2 of a chicken breast and an empanada (Cuban), and a cup of one of the best tomato garlic soups I have ever taste (he gave us the recipe too)at an American Bistro or fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers at a Cheese Shop or a 4 inch fruit and chocolate tart at a Bakery. Plus a fabulous walking guided tour to all these  restaurants where we learned about the history of that part of New York. There was SO much to eat that we had to roll ourselves back to the hotel. You can see pictures and where we went here.
 
                                                                                 

 
4:30pm After the tour we took the subway back to the hotel. As we were walking from the subway we spotted the Lego Store and of course had to go in. How fun was that.
 Both of these pictures are of LEGOS. The detail was incredible.
 
 
 
I can see that this post has gone on long enough for now so I'll post the rest of our fun three days tomorrow.
 
 
THANKYOU for joining me. It's always so nice when you come by so please let me know that you were here.
 
 

13 comments:

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Congratulations Nann.. You must be very proud and your family too.
your recipies are to die for..
It sure looks like you had a whirlwind 3 days.. packed solid..
what a great experience for you.
I probably will be watching you soon on some tv cooking channel here in Portugal.
happy weekend.
val

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Congratulations Nann. My blog designer {and yours} let me know about you. I am your newest follower, and will be checking out your winning recipe!

Sylvia said...

I was sure to watch you on the Today Show Nann, and you did great.Congrats on having a great time in New York!

Jann Olson said...

Nancy, I got to see you as a super star on the Today show. So, so fun! I am so happy for you. What a fantastic ride!
hugs,
Jann

Jann Olson said...

DUH! Forgot to mention I love the new look and name!
double hugs, lol!
Jann

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Nann what an exciting adventure! Your wings recipe is wonderful! Congrats~ Hugs, Linda

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, Nann - how exciting!

I am so happy for you! What an adventure!

Sorry I havent' written sooner, just had surgery and just now able to get to visiting and commenting on blogs - have to do it in stages b/c it wears me out.

LOVE YOU, GIRL!!
xxoo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I set my DVR to record your segment and it was so fun to see you! What an awesome experience--and so fun you could share it with your daughter. You did great!

Grandmereb Lovestobake said...

Wow, you did have a fabulous time in NYC Nancy! And how great to get to enjoy that special time with your daughter too. She is at the age where she would really enjoy NY. So much to do there! :-) You are a WINNER girl!!!!

Michelle Aiken said...

Glad you had such a great time in N.Y. You deserved this trip !!

kitty said...

What a wonderful time you had, Nann! How nice that your daughter could enjoy it with you. I look forward to hearing more about your adventure in NYC. xo

Algodão Tão Doce said...

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Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

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