Date Night with the Neely's

Pat and Gina Neely

Last night was date night with my hubby and it was my turn to pick what we would do. We actually had a sitter for Courtney and Jonathan was hangin with his cousins, so off we a gourmet grocery store...for a book signing. Yes, you read that right. A book signing with two of my favorite Food Network talent, Pat and Gina Neely. They are all about BBQ Pork and good 'ol southern cookin. Let me tell you that my guy has a real weak spot for all of those. He embodies the phrase "The way to a man's heart, is through his stomach."

Pat and Gina (they told us to call them that!) were very gracious and kind and so funny. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Hey, if there was an opportunity for me to acquire more knowledge in the world of BBQ Pork, than baby, I was ready for class. So we used the money we would have spent on a movie and bought their cookbook.

The Neely's first cookbook "Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook" is chock full of fabulous southern cuisine that makes my mouth water even thinking about it. I think the first recipe I will try is Cheesy Corkscrews with Crunchy Bacon Topping on page 117. Yummo! Don't worry, I'll take pictures.

What a great date night! It is one that will benefit our family for many dinners to come.

Jerry and me with the fabulous Neely's. We were laughing so hard you can hardly see me eyes. Too much fun. Lovely people! Awesome BBQ!