Friday, March 24, 2017

Wow! An Incredible Experinece.

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
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 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.
THANK YOU for joining me. It's always so nice when you come by so please let me know that you were here.

My name is Nancy but my grandchildren call me Nann. And I am also known as 'Lady Nann, The Grandmother Fairy.' That is where the name for my blog came from. This blog is dedicated to my family, friends and to anyone who loves delicious food, beautiful and charming tablesettings, fun parties, the warmth and comfort of home and the love that abides there.

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