Week 3 – America’s Choice Sardines and Seaweed

It’s week three in the Big Brother house and the house guests found out  that they would be treated to Sardines and Seaweed by Americas vote in addition to the regular Big Brother slop, spices and condiments they are allowed to eat when given the have-not designation.

First looks on the live feeds of the sardine and Seaweed treats!

The Have nots this week were decided as part of the HOH contest held live on Thursdays show and continued and won on the live feeds after the show.  This weeks have-nots are:  Jordon, Lawon and Brendon.  Rachel had two days left on her two-week slop penalty she accepted in a previous power-of-veto competition.  But as we go to press, that punishment will have expired.

The sardines and seaweed had a mixed reception.  Jordon does not like fish, and is not a fan of the treat, she resigned herself to eating slop for the week.  Lawon was excited and said he eats sardines quite a lot.  Brendon claimed to have been a sushi chef in the past, and thought out-loud that he might be able to create some sort of Japanese Cuisine.  We’ll see Brendon.. we’ll see.

“Inspired by sardines and seaweed, who’d a thunk it”.

Adam, Rachel, Brendon, Porche pick through the sardines and seaweed

The house guests were given a variety of ocean fare of the sardine kind.  They talked about Whole Sardines from Whole Foods, smoked, in tomato sauce, honey mustard, boneless and sweet & sour flavored sardines.  Fresh and in cans, there should be every-type of sardine available in that house.

The seaweed was delivered in the storage room, on a high shelf, in multiple green packages. The identified flavors were, spicy, sweet and sour, dried sheets and several varieties that came cold and in plastic refrigerated containers.

Shelly's Slop Oatmeal and Brendon's Sardines in Tomato Sauce

A cooking frenzy ensued in the house in the evening hours, and I managed to catch quite a few of the recipes that

Shelly, Brendon, Porche and Rachel were cooking up last night.

To begin with house guest Shelly, the  mother of Josie (she misses that kid something fierce and speaks of her often!) and eldest house guest this season.  Shelly has been feeding the house her slop pancakes all season so far.  This is what I could catch of her recipe

Shelly’s Slop Pancakes ( Voted the Best by the House)


  • slop
  • cinnamon
  • white sugar
  • milk
  • cocoa powder
  • vegetable oil
  • baking soda

Brendon’s Slop Pancakes (2nd Prize!)


  • slop
  • cinnamon
  • white sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • olive oil

Porche’s Spicy Slop Chips (made to spread the sardine salad on!)

  • slop mixture
  • paprika
  • parsley
  • cayenne pepper
  • cumin
  • olive oil

These came out really crispy and everyone complimented her on them!

Up Next, my take on what to make with the have not foods, sardines and seaweed. 

It’s always my goal to make something from nothing, and don’t forget to make it good! 

Slop pancakes and slop chips - Lets get creative in the Big Brother kitchen!

Slop pancakes and slop chips - Lets get creative in the Big Brother kitchen!


The Have Nots of the Week

Dom now evicted from the BB13 house, by a vote of 7-1

Last night was filled with excitement as Dominick was the 3rd house guest evicted from the Big Brother 13 house by a vote of 7-1.  The new head of household was decided on  mock-up skis and mountain in the back yard of the Big Brother house.

Big Brother HOH competition - Big Brother Mountain Skiers

Dani was able to hold out for her downhill victory after making a deal with the house labeled floater Kalia in the 1st endurance competition of the season.

Dani & Kalia the last two on Big Brother Mountain, Kalia cutting a deal to stay safe

House guests who were among the first four out were blessed or cursed with the contents of a “snowball” containing a surprise.  Adams luck ran out and he has to wear an elf-tard for the rest of the week.   Lawon, Jordon and Brendon picked curses and are slop eaters this week.  Jeff was the lucky house guest, and grabbed the 10,000 dollar cash prize.

The final moments of the HOH competition with the losers looking down and out

I’m not sure standing on ski’s for an hour an a half could really have been labeled as endurance and I long for the times of night long competitions of Big Brother seasons past where the challenges were unpredictable and actually required stamina.  I am not saying that Big Brother is rigged, but BB is certainly at work and continues to manipulate and deliver on the promise to expect the unexpected.

America’s vote on which food the have not’s will have added to their slop & allowed condiments will be revealed soon on Live Feeds and I’ll be coming up with creative ways to make things with them as well as reporting in on things the house-guests come up with using their creativity!

Week 2 Have Not’s Vote America

What do you want the ‘Have-Nots’ to eat? Vote for one of the following food items.

Black Licorice & Blue Cheese

Parsnips & Prunes

Seaweed & Sardines

Voting ends July 28, 2011 at 11:59am PT

CLICK HERE to vote in the official Big Brother have not’s Vote!

DON’T FORGET to——-> Tune in to Big Brother on Sunday, July 31 at 8/7c to find out the results!

Week 2 – Slop Free!

Week 2 – Everyone FREE of SLOP!

It seems this week big brother is treating the house guests to a week of eating and without slop, with the exception of Rachel who has two weeks of slop that she accepted in a competition.

Last night Shelly made spaghetti Louisianian style (with a brown sauce) for the house guests, so I thought I would share my own personal recipe for homemade spaghetti.  This is very simple and easy to make!!!  So if your ever in the Big Brother house, you might just use this lesson to keep you in the house!  Enjoy!

Home Made Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


  • 1 pound of ground beef (any quality)
  • 3/4 garlic cloves
  • 1 15 oz can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 8 oz can of Tomato Paste
  • 1 Teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon of Basil
  • 1 Tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • Mushrooms (sliced, chopped or whole and its optional)
  • Spaghetti Noodles cooked to box directions


Brown ground beef along with the garlic cloves until cooked thoroughly, add everything else and mix well. Cook sauce until bubbly.  Put sauce over cooked and drained noodles.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over spaghetti if desired.  Enjoy!

I made mine with Rotini pasta and meat sauce! Salve!

Week 1 – Jerky and Jellybeans

The Big Brother 13 house guests participated in the weekly food competition.

Shelly, Cassi, Dominick and Adam were selected by the winners to be have not’s for the week.  So the entire week, they will be limited to the 2 items (jerky & jellybeans) the condiments on the official Big Brother list, and Slop.

Jellybeans can be used for so much more than smileys!

Here are my suggestions for this week.


  • The Jellybeans are wonderful for this week, because they are   beans.  Jelly Belly’s come in 50 different flavors, including buttered popcorn, green chile, chili mango, and even cappuccino flavored beans.  These jellybeans could be melted down with water and sugar to form simple syrups to add flavors to slop pancakes, water, ice (sno cones and Hawaiian shave ice, and even the protein drinks to add flavor.


Beef Jerky - Add water to re-hydrate

  • Jerky was also a very generous gift, and they have many flavors to work with.  Jerky is normally very salty and I think that soaking it to re-hydrate it is the best way to get the flavor and salt out of the meat and get it prepared for other applications.

Recipe #1

Beef brisket with Chili Mango Salsa


  • 1 cup re-hydrated beef jerky
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup Chili Mango Jelly Belly’s
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a frying pan heat 1/4 cup of Chili mango jelly beans in a 3 tablespoons of water  tablespoons of water until melted and water begins to evaporate.  Add re-hydrated beef jerky and coat with chili mango sauce.  Add 1 cup salsa and continue to heat.  Add spices and salt and pepper to suit your tastes.  Serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe #2


  • 1 cup re-hydrated beef jerky
  • 1/2 cup orange flavored Jelly Belly’s
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup food processed slop (till flour like)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil

In a fry pan, create a simple syrup by melting jelly beans and water together.  Keep stirring until jelly beans have melted, then remove from heat, but keep warm!  In a small bowl, combine processed slop and spices.  Coat the re-hydrated beef jerky in the slop/spice mixture.  Fry coated beef in olive oil or vegetable oil until crispy.   Pour sauce over crispy beef, mix and eat!

When your making something from nothing, make it good!!! 

Now here’s my plan…..

Once again, I’m totally addicted to CBS show Big Brother.  This is the 13th season that house guests have been hand-picked, and brought to a sound stage to live out the summer as part of a contest of which the grand prize is $500,000 dollars.  The house guests are subjected to food competitions and each week the loosing teams are subject to sleeping only in the padded room which has lights lit 24 hours a day, cold showers in the have not section of the shower, as well as the loss of normal eating privileges for the week.  A vote by the viewers of big brother yields a pair of foods that the house guests who do not win the weeks competition are able to consume along with the provided “slop”.  This slop is a powdered protein mix that has a reputation for clogging ones system, and has been described as having a taste a bit like metal.

Along with this slop mixture and the two voter items the have not’s may also consume condiments from a list provided by big brother.

Here is the list:

balsamic vinegar, olive oil, red wine vinegar, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, hot sauce, ketchup, BBQ sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, relish, salsa, soy sauce, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, honey, black pepper, garlic salt, crushed red pepper, salt, vanilla, basil, bay leaves, cinnamon, leaf oregano, paprika, parsley, rosemary, brown sugar, artificial sweetener, powdered creamers, white sugar, tea and protein powder.

I was watching the live feeds, and the house guest Adam came up with an idea of making something he had seen at a Hooters restaurant called Frickles (deep-fried pickle chips).  I thought it was a great idea, and I wanted to see what recipes I might come up with if I were a Big Brother house guest and made to suffer as a have not and eat slop!

First Entry Coming Soon!

“All images (except otherwise noted or Big Brother screen captures) and content on this site are copyright Robin Paddock (c) 2011 and may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without written consent, except in circumstances where alternate agreements are in place”.