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It’s Cutthroat Kitchen Every Night at Our House!

9 Sep

For a family of people who are not foodies, professional chefs, Julia Child’s fanatics, etc we sure do watch a lot of cooking shows.  My son wants to be either Guy Fieri or Bobby Deen when he grows up.  My daughter, who refuses to eat most foods, loves to watch Paula Deen- they agree on the whole butter thing.  I have always been a fan of Alton Brown because he breaks things down to a basic “follow these directions” kind of thing.   Our new TV show addiction is Cutthroat Kitchen.  The Hubs even enjoys the show, he likes the trickery and shenanigans.

We joke that cooking in our house is is very much like this show, like the other day when I tried to make a BLT and half way through realized the tomatoes were no longer desirable.  We frequently are missing ingredients, tools are stolen (or unavailable because smaller household residents have scampered off with them) or have self imposed time challenges or other hurdles like trying to help with homework, load the dishwasher, make dinner, and send a work project via email (Hey Alton- You should add “run a household while cooking” as an auction item).  So yep, we handicap ourselves. The only thing we are missing is the cash.

This leads us to tonight’s fun.  My son has been wanting to make dessert.  I stocked up on the ingredients to make Banana Pudding.  We had been watching an episode so we decided it would be fun to do a banana pudding challenge.  I handicapped the kids by making them use odd utensils, they returned the favor by limiting my time.  Overall it was a fun and messy way to spend the evening.

 Banana pudding smoothie, classic banana pudding & wafers, and something that resembles baby food

Banana pudding smoothie, classic banana pudding & wafers, and something that resembles baby food

The contestants explaining what they made to the judge

The contestants explaining what they made to the judge

The winner was awarded a spoon on his nose.

The winner was awarded a spoon on his nose.

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