The Pioneer Woman’s Lodge. It’s Waiting For You. With Love and Longing.

Posted by Tasha on March 30th, 2010 in Uncategorized

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

Turn out the lights, hang the clothesline and scrub those recycling bins until they sparkle, Tulsa. Earth Day, on April 22, is fast approaching, and you don’t want to be caught with your insulation made of old denim pants down.

A lot goes on in Tulsa for Earth Day, but I, blogger geek that I am, am excited about one in particular: Empty Bowls 2010.

“Bountiful Earth…Empty Bowls” is the theme of this year’s hunger awareness dinner and fundraiser at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, a Tulsa nonprofit that, by bringing booksignings with famous bloggers and contributing generously to the monthly Tulsa Blogger Meetup, has been a great friend to the local blogging community.

The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on Earth Day at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center, in south Tulsa at 6808 S. 107th E. Ave. (on the east side of US 169 at 71st Street).

Empty Bowls will include a simple meal of soup, salad and dessert. It’ll also play host to both a silent and a live auction.

This is where things for the blog addicted get rather interesting.

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

Up for grabs in this year’s auction is a two-night stay for up to four couples in The Lodge.

And fans of The Pioneer Woman know exactly what I mean when I talk about capital T, capital L, The Lodge.

Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman

For the uninitiated, The Lodge is on Drummond Ranch near Pawhuska. While Ladd Drummond, a kazillionth-generation Oklahoma cattle rancher, tends to the herd, his wife Ree, a.k.a. The Pioneer Woman, blogs like the dickens at ThePioneerWoman.com.

For her trouble, Ree’s blog gets 22 million page views each month. And it’s landed her on Forbes’ 2010 Web Celeb 25 list. And a few Weblog of the Year nods (among others) at the Bloggie Awards. And a cookbook that topped the New York Times bestseller list.

Yeah. We Web crawlers, we like her a little, apparently.

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Oklahoma Biscuit Standoff

Me included.

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Um, yeah.

Pioneer Woman Booksigning

Woah. Hold it down there, Tash.

Last year’s Empty Bowls event raised more than $120,000 for the Food Bank.

I suspect that with auction items like a two-night stay at The Lodge, as well as:

-a private cooking class for 10 at the Lobeck-Taylor home with former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor and Chef Timothy Sean Fitzgerald;
-a Napa Valley vineyard retreat that includes six bottles from Oklahoma-bred winery Far Niente (this is swanky stuff, let me tell you);
-University of Tulsa football package that includes sideline passes and a behind-the-scenes tour;
-and dozens more…

…that Empty Bowls 2010 attendees are going to blow last year’s pot out of the water.

To check out and bid on these items, including the stay at The Lodge, grab your tickets right away to Empty Bowls 2010. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and a souvenir handmade pottery bowl (get it? Empty Bowls?). Reserve by calling Frances Bevel at (918) 585-2800, ext. 109. Or, e-mail her.

Happy bidding!

All photos of Ree at The Lodge are by Tulsa-based photographer Shane Bevel. Visit him on the Web and follow him on Twitter.

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4 Comments to The Pioneer Woman’s Lodge. It’s Waiting For You. With Love and Longing.

  1. Jen @ Life with Jen and Ronnie

    On July 2, 2010 at 3:09 am

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    P Dub get 22 million views?! I would feel honored if my blog got 22 views!

  2. Diana Bigler

    On August 1, 2013 at 10:11 am

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    If and when do you plan on publishing a monthly magazine?
    I watch and enjoy your shows because they are so down to earth and use simple everyday foods,You don’t need the fancy foods to make a great tasting meal. You give great tips and alternatives for your meals. What an honor it would be to meet and cook with you. I am 67yrs.old, my funds are very limited but I still have a passion to cook for other people when I can. Keep up the good work!!!

  3. John

    On October 18, 2013 at 2:08 am

    3

    I have watched her cooking show numerous times, and all I come up with is one thought. WHAT A FAKE, PHONY person. Nothing new or special about her recipes. Makes such a big deal out of things her husband does, that every rancher does every day. Sorry but she needs to go away, accidental country girl? Go back to the city where you belong.

  4. janis

    On February 19, 2014 at 10:28 am

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    i think ree is the most settle, comfortable, cook show ive watched,easy food thats what i call it!!! love it, and her, i think it would be wonderful to meet this delightful woman,maybe someday!!

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