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You may have heard that New Orleans is hosting this year's Superbowl! It's all this town has been TALK-ing about for months.
And for the first time in Superbowl week history, a daytime talk show is broadcasting live from an outdoor venue. The Talk has set up camp in Jackson Square where they will welcome guests like Neil Patrick Harris, Craig Ferguson, Daniel Dae Kim, James Brown, Vanessa Williams, oh, and ME!
A few weeks ago, a producer from the show reached our to the founders of the New Orleans Moms Blog (for which I am a contributing writer) in search of a Nola mom who loves football, loves to entertain on gameday, is enthusiastic, and wouldn't mind being on live tv. What do you know, that description fits me to a tee. I was introduced to the producer via email and asked to share a little bit about myself and what a Sunday is like in our house. I was also asked to share one of my signature tailgating recipes.
Why, you might ask... Because they were choosing two finalists to compete in a cooking segment on the January 31st episode. OMG!!!!! What could I possibly sumbit that would be award worthy and contain a required secret (I can't share that until Friday) ingredient. I thought and thought about it, and it was not until around midnight when I woke up to the sounds of Jane's coughing that the light bulb went off. I submitted my recipe and held my phone for days until I finally heard something from the producer...
Two weeks ago, I got a call telling me that I was one of the two moms who whose recipes had been chosen for the segment!!!! I was so excited I wanted to run around the neighbor shouting "Hooray!" Instead, I calmly explained that I was just so happy to be able to be a part of the New Orleans Superbowl experience.
So, on Thursday morning, a car service will arrive to my house to pick me up to take me to the set. For just a few hours, I will get to experience the magic of Hollywood. I hope you'll join me on Friday when I share with you a recap of my experience on live tv!!