We're giving 13 of our loyal viewers surprises all season long in what we're calling our "Lucky 13" series!
And now, it's Debbie from Chicago's turn!
Debbie is a Rachael superfan, and the last time she was in our audience, she told Rach that she's made her one-hour Thanksgiving menu. (The Apple and Onion Stuffin' Muffins were her favorite!)
So naturally, we invited her to feast on this year's 60-Minute Thanksgiving meal right in our studio!
"This turkey breast is way better than mine," Debbie tells Rach. (Aw!)
Not only is she a big Rach fan, but so is her daughter — whose birthday was on November 13th. (Lucky 13, indeed!) Debbie gave her daughter the choice of any restaurant she wanted for her birthday dinner — but guess what she requested instead? One of Rachael's recipes!
How sweet is that?!
"Her recipes are so easy to do and they turn out," Debbie says. "That's why I love [them]."
After her daughter's birthday, Debbie's cooking for Thanksgiving, and it sounds like she's going to tackle Rach's 60-minute Thanksgiving menu again this year. She says she might even make Rach's Swiss Chard Lasagna for her guests! (Can we come, Debbie?!)
Now, we couldn't let Debbie go back to Chicago without sending her out for a night on the town in NYC, so we surprised her with tickets for her and her husband to see Waitress on Broadway and a pre-theater dinner at Quality Italian.
(Debbie's never seen a Broadway show, so we had to make this happen!)
PLUS, Rach is sending her home with a bunch of new pots and pans!
See her adorable reaction in the video above.