The Day I Met Ina….

🎉 Happy Birthday Barefoot Contessa 🎉


My love affair with the Barefoot Contessa started about 10 years ago, when I first saw a show of hers on the Food Network.  I just loved how she made meals that I thought were so complicated, simple and had showed me how fun it can be to cook for my family and friends without all the fuss and stress. I honestly have not missed an episode since and make sure to DVR them all.

So, one day my husband came home and told me how he heard from some people at work that Ina Garten was going to be at a Barnes & Noble close to my house selling her new cookbook and signing autographs. I quickly got a babysitter, threw dinner on the table and hightailed it over to the book store. There was already a long line when I arrived, but I didn’t care because I wanted to take the time to think of something really witty and fun to say to her, so she would just love me and we would become forever friends. 😉

What ended up happening was that when I reached her table and saw her, I became totally star struck and yelled something about how much I loved her and then my husband took a picture of me with this big goony goo smile. I was then moved along and the next person took my spot. 😳

Oh well….

Hopefully I’ll have better luck next time.

 Still Just Rolling With It  :)



Jill 💜

4 Comments on The Day I Met Ina….

  1. bonnie frank
    February 7, 2016 at 11:01 am (8 years ago)

    i cannot get enough of you! very funny Jill, way to go. If she only knew what she missed by not taking you for a cup of coffee.

    • Jill
      February 7, 2016 at 3:59 pm (8 years ago)


  2. craftycookingamanda
    February 7, 2016 at 11:45 pm (8 years ago)

    Lol! I love the big goony goo smile – so cute! I have a foodie affection for Alton Brown and would totally dork out if I met him :)

    • Jill
      February 8, 2016 at 8:59 am (8 years ago)

      Lol, My husband will never let me live that day down.


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