Oh I know… I have completely and utterly been incognito lately. Writers block? Blogger burnout? Illness? New babies?
All of the above.
I took on a freelance writing gig, which was awesome because y’all know how “financially challenged” I am. It was an interesting and fun project, but it also made me yearn to be out in the garden away from anything that was not God made.
Which led me into a whole urban-homesteading obsession, which led me into wanting to live off our little slice of heaven, which led me to want chickens….and a bigger garden, my own cow and a goat.
(I’m aware some of those are not possible.)
So, I got all into nature and plants and research on rain barrels and lasagna gardening that I forgot to cook (anything new) which led to no new recipes (or photos) for you all, which led to me feeling a bit guilty which led to stress which led to depressed immunity, which in turn made me catch a stomach flu. Yes, that stomach flu, the one that makes you wish food didn’t exist. Even cookies.
That led to the ultimate blogger’s writing block.
But! Here I am to remind you of a TV show. Hey… at least someone is cooking.
So… tonight’s the finale. It’s airing Wednesday, February 27 at 10/9c What do you think? Do you care? Do you watch it? I have to admit- I cannot stay up that late. Thank goodness for DVRs and On Demand. 😉
What was your favorite episode? Can you guess mine?
The “Wolfgang Cluck” one. First of all, it had the best of both worlds: Eastern and Western. Sushi and fried chicken. Yin and Yang. Two total opposites that are comfort foods in their own ways. I felt the pressure on the sushi one. 30 minutes for sushi?! I know, most of it is raw and there’s not much cooking~but it’s an art, and you can’t just throw fish on rice to impress Chef Uechi. But… you can’t get all fussy and complicate things, either. tricky, eh?
I kinda knew who would win that challenge, though.
As for the fried chicken…. first of all what an AMAZING line up of guest judges! I loved the chit chat that went on before the contestants served their chicken.Boy, the wine was flowing, huh?! I loved to have been at that table (NOT in the kitchen!) And, no… not just for the wine either. 😉
And, for Brooke- two of the judges are guys she interviewed in the past and didn’t hire. Talk about a curve ball. I know she wanted to crawl in a hole at that point. ;( UGH!
I was kind of surprised at who got booted though. At least the chicken had flavor with its grease…. I rather have flavor and grease than dry and dull. Just sayin’.
I’m looking forward to tonight (if I can stay up!) or at least tomorrow at 6am…. I’m not one to root for one or the other, I think the finalists are very talented and will go far either way.
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