What’s Cooking – Racism, Stereotypes and Nastiness

I love Big Brother.  I have for a long time and have been a live feed watcher for a long time.   15 seasons in fact… However, I have had more than I can stand this week, and I’m not bringing you my normal SlopDuNews.  I am taking the time to bring you clips of the atrocities that are happening in the BB house this season.

I have tried to chalk it up to the usual, house-guests you love to hate, but it’s more than that this year.  It’s becoming more and more acceptable and the norm of what happens in this game.  Julie Chen has expressed her dissatisfaction in the comments of some of the houseguest, and ignored others.  It seems CBS has used this disgusting behavior to boost ratings, and only address with the TV show viewers a very small amount of the comments that have actually been said.

These are two video’s of clips (of which I am not the creator, I am linking to them) which as a live feed watcher I know are not taken out of context, they disgust me and should disgust you.

I am not naming names, I will let the clips speak for themselves.  Please watch them, and decide for yourself if you will choose to sit and watch silently, ignore it or simply bear witness to these things.

I do not think any “game” is worth this happening or being allowed  and I will not sit by and watch it happen without commentary. .

All views stated are my own, and I make no reference to any employers of mine, past or present and my true hope is that this behavior will have consequences for those who have perpetrated it.

Please click the link for each video, they will open in a separate window.

http://youtu.be/xCUbKcKVtVM

http://youtu.be/LcmnVw-RQM0

Have Not Hell, but Its a Dandy!

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As we say goodbye to the latest evicted house-guest Jeremy, we here at SlopDuJour are happy to say goodbye to the only holder of the never-not pass.

It is a big week in the Big Brother 15 house, and with this weeks “twist” (America’s MVP nomination) the house has been full of accusations, speculations, a bit of deep thought and the really wild idea that Elissa nominated herself for eviction.  Most of all,  paranoia galore!  There is something about being in that house that seems to make a logical person throw away all centered thought and think everyone is coming after you.  The house guests have been taking guesses about what the twist could be, and really Andy and Spencer have both described exactly what it is, however everyone else poo-poo’s it as if it were the furthest from possibility.  Ah the Big Brother house, finally feeling a bit more like previous seasons.

The have nots this week were picked in a “All you can eat” Fro-Yo competition shown on Sunday’s show, and a sigh of disbelief came over Jessie, Andy, Spencer and Candice who lost the competition and are now all being subjected once again to the have not beds, cold showers, America’s choice foods and the dreaded Big Brother Slop!

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America is being pretty kind in their voting, and Big Brother gave the have-not’s macaroni and mangoes to add to the list of things they have to fill there empty bellies.  Many types of Mango including, fresh, dried and even fruit roll ups were given to break up the hardship of being a have not.

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Amanda and Elissa have really been the only people attempting to get creative with their fare and they are not even have nots this week!  But kindness to others can be key in this game of strategy, so they have continued to make the Have Not Muffins from the chocolate protein powder they are allowed, and Slop Balls ( a concoction of slop bound with BBQ sauce, Guacamole or Salsa) which Helen made back in week one.

Amanda attempted to make fettuccine alfredo in a have and have not version for the house last night.  Cheese being a key ingredient in alfredo sauce, the have not batch was more of a thickened milk sauce, which did not get very thick, but Jesse did say was tasty.  The Have variety also brought some yum to the house, but if she had followed some cooking tips from SlopDuJour she would have been much happier with the result.  Here is a recipe for a simple alfredo sauce that you can try at home!

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Alfredo Sauce (For the Have’s)

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 2 Tsp Salt (add more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Melt butter in pan, add flour and whisk until butter has a bit of the smell of fresh bread

Add milk about 1/2 cup at a time while whisking

Whisk until smooth after each addition

When all milk is added, slowly add cheese and spices and melt completely (DO NOT LET BOIL!)  Remove from heat, the sauce will thicken as it cools.

Cook your pasta as directed on box, and drain.  Mix pasta with sauce and Voila!  You have a great little meal, that is if your a have!

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For the have not’s today, We’re going to make  something that for sure has all of the allowed ingredients.

Mango Pasta Salad

Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt (This is the only salt you should add!)

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  • 4 Cups Macaroni (measure uncooked)
  • 1 Diced  Fresh Mango
  • 1 Cup Salsa Rinsed and Drained (just run water over it to take out the red sauce and leave solids in bowl)
  • 1/4 cup sliced olives (black or green)

Instructions

Mix all ingredients for Sauce and set aside.  Cook pasta and drain.  Cool by running cold water over it.  When cool, add mango, rinsed salsa and sliced olives and pre-prepared sauce.  Chill for at least an hour! Enjoy!

So stay tuned..and keep voting in the america’s choice vote which usually opens after the Live eviction shows, and keep coming back to see what’s cooking in the Big Brother 15 house!

Have Not’s eat Guac and Lots of Grapefruit

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The have-nots have sure been eating lots and lots of grapefruits and guacamole this week in the Big Brother house.  Amanda, McCrae, Jessie and Judd have been suffering through on the same slop dishes and sure did not seem to have the energy to get creative with new dishes this week and someone threw away all the slop Amanda made and had stored in the refrigerator!

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I myself have even found it difficult to come up with any amazing ideas with this week’s America’s choice foods (common America, I need something to work with here!) so this week I came up with some beverages (Amanda was complaining about nothing to drink for have-nots) that can be created with just have-not items.  The house guests were wishing for a soda machine (the machine that can make pop from flavored water) as a luxury!  Maybe a hint of something to come!

Hot Vanilla Cocktail

Ingredients

  •  14 oz milk
  • 6 Tbsp. powdered creamer
  • 1 Tsp. ground vanilla bean or Vanilla Extract
  • 5 Tbsp. sugar or equivalent sugar substitute
  • Ground cinnamon to Taste

Directions

In a heavy saucepan, combine the ingredients and warm over low heat. When small bubbles appear around the sides of the pan, remove it from the heat and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Place the pan back on the stove and rewarm the mixture, whisking it briefly to redistribute the skin that forms on the milk’s surface. Pour the vanilla milk into two 8-ounce mugs and top with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Drink hot.

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Grapefruit Tea

Ingredients

  •  2 cups ruby-red grapefruit juice (squeezed from 2 grapefruits)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cinnamon stick

 Directions

In a medium pot, combine juice, honey, cinnamon and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil over high heat; strain and discard solids. Serve with a grapefruit segment or strip of zest.

These drinks would certainly bring calories, and some filler for empty have not stomachs in the BB house!  So next weeks have-nots will hopefully have something amazing that we and they can create a whole lots of amazing eats!  Here is a peek into the BB house 3 or so hours before the live show.. Amanda is cooking up a HUGE portion of fried slop with Salsa for she and McCrae to eat for before the live show!  Tune in!!!!

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Thanks for reading SlopDuJour!

Ta Ta Nick, Hello Grapefruit and Guac

Nick Uhas Age: 28 From: New York City Occupation: Entrepreneur

Nick Uhas Age: 28 From: New York City Occupation: Entrepreneur

Nick was evicted in a surprising (for him) and classic Big Brother blindside on Thursdays show. So as we say goodbye to Nick, his kinda sorta showmance with Gina Marie will have to be put on hold.  Nick has said in post show interviews that he will have to wait until he and she can reunite, reportedly for a date to see a monster truck rally, until he knows more about where their relationship might head.

The Have not competition was shown on the Sunday night broadcast after Nick’s eviction and Gina Marie’s on air flip out because he left.  Gina Marie and Nick had a kind of relationship going on in the house.  At times it seem more like a stalker-mance but we will let that be decided at the end of the show by Nick and his actions towards Gina Marie.

The have-nots have been picked in the “No use crying over split milk” competition and the losing team made up of Judd, Amanda, McCrae and Jessie will have to suffer the loss and eat slop, take cold showers only, and sleep in the have not airplane room and eat the result of the America’s Choice vote.  There was no reveal of the foods picked in the vote on Sunday nights show, so drum roll please!  America’s choice is:

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With all of the craziness in the house there has not been a ton of concentration on eating, and more on just surviving.  Amanda has thought of  a few things to make  like Slop-A-Moley and chocolate milk pops (it seems chocolate milk has been added to the have not condiments, but in limited quantities) for the have-nots to snack on.

Stay tuned for recipes for Slop Balls, and some cool refreshing drinks that can be made with Have-Not Foods!

In the meanwhile, hurry over to http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_brother/americas-vote/ and vote on next weeks America’s Choice!

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Stay Tuned to SlopDuJour and see what the HG’s are cooking in the BB house! 

A Rough Week and Have Not Muffins (Brownie Style!)

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The cast of Big Brother 15 just before they entered the house.

There has sure been a good deal of controversy in the house this past week, and we at SlopDuJour feel that the behavior of the house guests who have been featured on the news, TMZ and on the Big Brother live feeds has been a nasty look at how people can be vicious, cruel, vile and inhumane.  We do not condone or support racism or racist behaviors and attitudes and that all people should be treated with as much kindness as possible.  I personally love BB and I have since season 1 and hope the persons who continue to spew racist garbage are evicted swiftly and they alone suffer the consequences of their actions at face value.

ON with the MUFFINS!

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Described by the houseguest Elissa on this summers sizzling hot show Big Brother as, “The healthiest muffins you can ever eat” this summers have-nots are already getting creative and concocting their own tasty and much-needed meal plan.  Have Not muffins were created earlier in the season by Amanda and have now blossomed into a full-fledged and very healthy food source for those who are doomed to suffer another week worth of Airplane seat beds, slop and america’s choice.

The Muffins don’t even have slop in them, but are made instead with the whey protein powder they are allowed to have.  Here is how they are doing it!

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Elissa removes the muffins from the tins.

Have Not Muffins

Ingredients

  • 3 Scoops of Chocolate Whey Protein Powder (any flavor could be used!)
  • 4-6 Tablespoons of Powdered Sugar
  • 2-5 Tablespoons of Soy Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (may be omitted)

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Let cool slightly

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  • Powdered Sugar
  • Soy Milk
  • Vanilla

Icing can be flavored (the first time the HG’s made this, they used cinnamon flavoring) or can be just mixed and used to frost or dip.

I made these muffins this morning and they are pretty good!  An excellent source of protein and not the worst thing I have ever eaten!

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Till next time… enjoy your SlopDuJour!

BB15 Getting Creative with Slop Cupcakes!

Amanda getting cooking in the Big Brother Kitchen

Amanda getting cooking in the Big Brother Kitchen

With the first week of Slop just finishing up in the house, the HG’s have been somewhat creative in what they have created week 1 with the metallic tasting protein oatmeal like product, better known to Big Brother watchers as SLOP!

The have not’s for week 1 were Elissa, Helen, Howard, Judd and Andy.  These members of the red team came in last place in the BB lakeside rafting and can balancing competition held earlier in the week and shown on Sunday’s CBS Show.  Life on Slop sure looks like it would be really hard unless you get super creative and its amazing with some of the dishes you can come up with!

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Slop cupcakes!

Amanda created some slop cupcakes which were a house favorite (even the non slop eaters were eating them, to the dismay of the hungry have-nots) and got gobbled up quickly!  Slop-balls, slop falafels, chocolate sodas, vanilla and chocolate souffle and even slop rock candy/brittle were made and used to feed the have-nots.

While the feeds were not on yet when these item were made (Big Brother House-guests enter the house approx. 1 week prior to the first show airing, the first LIVE show is Thursday July 3rd at 8/7 central!)

Here is a Recipe for Slop Cupcakes!!!

Slop Cupcakes

  • 1 Cup Liquid mixed with Coffee Creamer
  • 1 cup Big Brother Slop & Protein Powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt

Directions

  • Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  • In a small bowl, combine creamer mixture and Big Brother Slop mix; let soak for 15 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl measure oil; stir in slop mixture.
  • In a third bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients, just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups until cups are 2/3 full.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

and there you have it!  Give these a try in your kitchen using your own slop mixture or protein powder or heck, even oats!  The liquid you choose can make an incredible flavor difference too!

Please enjoy these recipes and let me know if you try them how they come out!  Feel free to make suggestions of your own too!  I’d be happy to share with other Big Brother Fans!  I will bring you more creative ideas after America’s Choice is announced and the house guests get cooking in the BB house!!!