Coaches Competition and The Vote is in!

Jedi Janey!

This week on Big Brother, Janelle won the Coaches Comp and saved Wil from eviction this week.  As each coach was eliminated from the competition a locker was opened revealing a task that each coach must perform.   

Mike Boogie surprised no one and picked himself for the $6,000 prize. Would you have picked yourself for the biggest prize?

Mike “Boogie” picked the locker containing  $10,000, but he had to share pre-determined amounts with two other players.  He chose to give  Ian $3,000 and Jenn got $1,000, he kept $6,000 for himself.  Dan picked the option to trade players, and he declined to use it.  Britney picked the locker with “slop” in it, and had to choose the have-nots for the week.  Brittney chose Ian and Wil to endure slop this week.

The Vote is in!  

America, you voted for the two foods that the have-nots would have available to eat along with slop and approved condiments and the winner is… (drum roll please!)

America, saw it fit to be pretty generous this week.  The have-nots are allowed to eat cereal and salmon in addition to the slop and approved condiments allowed by the rules of Big Brother (see earlier posts for lists of ingredients!)  This makes for pretty easy living in the BB house, but its been a rough start for the players so maybe they deserve a break.   Ian expressed his thanks to the viewers because he loves both of items on the table.  Ian has volunteered for slop all three weeks, and I think it might be playing a part and giving him a needed edge to keep off the chopping block.  

Looks like a colorful Kebab in the BB house this week

Here is a simple recipe for salmon with any crunch cereal that could be used by any slop eating house guest.  

Salmon with Crunchy Cereal Coating

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup Cereal (1/3 cup coarsely crushed)

1/4 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup snipped fresh basil

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon pepper

4 salmon fillets, skinned (about 6 oz. each)

DIRECTIONS

Coarsely crush cereal. In a small bowl, combine butter, basil, Parmesan, lemon peel, garlic, and pepper; stir in cereal. Rinse fish; pat dry.  Measure the thickness of the fish for later heating times.  Place fish on the greased rack of a broiler pan. Spoon cereal mixture on top of fillets; pat gently to spread.

Bake at 400 degrees F for 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until fish flakes easily with a fork. For food safety, the internal temperature of the fish should be a minimum of 145 degrees F.   

Serve hot and enjoy!

More from the BB house soon!  

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And the Winner IS RACHEL REILLY!

Rachel Reilly The Winner of Big Brother 13!!!

The Big Brother 13th season came to an end last night as Rachel Reilly was named the winner of  the 500,000 dollar prize.  The votes were cast by the 7 jury members and 4 out of 7 of them decided that Rachel was most deserving of the cash prize.  Big Brother house-guests Dani, Kalia and Adam voted for second place winner Porsche Briggs, who takes home the $50,000 cash 2nd place prize.

$50,000 dollar 2nd place prize for Porsche on Big Brother 13

I have to say Porsche, while I liked the amount of cooking you did in the house, (was great to help the a first time blogger keep up), to win the game you must talk to people and interact with them socially and show them your personalty.   If you did, and your personality only goes so far, get some more and then use it to interact.

Thanks to all the House-guests for some great fun summer entertainment, and thanks to my readers for coming back again and again.  I’ll be here next year (or maybe cooking up something in the house! wink, wink! ) blogging again about how the Big Brother house-guests deal with being have nots’, eating slop, and America’s Choices!

Till Then!!!

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A long week of Slop!

The have not’s this week, are not too fond of the treats America picked for them to eat along in the Big Brother house this week.  Porsche, Kalia and Danielle are stuck eating hard-boiled eggs and jalapeno’s of a few varieties with slop and protein drinks as a nutritional support.  Can’t have the house guests completely useless from hunger lying around sleeping all day.   In the first few days of suffrage the girls got somewhat into their turn without too much complaining.

Dani spends some time looking over the approved have not foods list.

Dani studied the list, and created a batter for the jalapeno’s and pan-fried them to a golden brown.  She did not make a ton of them, but she did sift the oatmeal chunks out of the slop mix, to make the coating.

Dani frying up some slop dipped jalapeno

Porsche  has been cooking a good amount of special treats for the house to eat, and I was hoping for her to get more creative with the slop items, and not just the goodies and late night treats made of chocolate!

Porsche also checks out the list of approved BB have not condiments

While everyone has been checking out the list.  I realized that back when the first set of have-nots were dinning on seaweed and sardines, Mayonnaise was not a part of the list but BB has the right to change things around, and I think they did because the girls are using it with their eggs!!!

Shelly’s Taco Pie

  • Nachos
  • Meat
  • Beans
  • Cheese

Pre brown hamburger with spices listed you can also use a taco flavoring packet or kit found in most taco isles, but I like to use my own fresh spices!  Layer all ingredients in a shallow baking dish and after a 20 min bake and the cheese is bubbly.  Enjoy!

Kalia chomps on a coffee-cicle

Kalia showed some genius this week, and made some coffee flavored Popsicle this week.  A cute little frozen concoction made of coffee, milk and slop frozen overnight in the freezer!   These frozen treats could be made with many flavors like cinnamon, vanilla, or even a nice black anise!

Tune in Thursday for the LIVE eviction and then the FAST and game changing DOUBLE EVICTION!

Kalia eating down another egg

Week 6 – Have Not’s have Heat

The Sad faces of the have-nots for week 6 in the Big Brother House

The votes are in and as of 12:30 pm Big Brother time Kalia, Porsche and Danielle are the official have-nots for the week.  Jeff, as reigning HOH was charged with choosing the Have Nots, and he picked the three people who have been on slop the least amount of time while in the house.

Dani and Kalia setting up and tucking in for the long have not week

Along with the slop the have not’s have to sleep in the have not bed room. Which if you have not tuned in to see it, is a slab topped with a very thin mattress padding.  They are given scratchy army style blankets and teeny pillows you might find on an airplane.  After three weeks of being on the top, crashing  to the bottom can hurt a lot.

America’s choice for the have not’s is ……… (drum-roll) Hard boiled eggs and jalapeno’s!!!

Porsche checking out the array of hard boiled eggs, and jalapeno's

The have-nots quickly hoped out loud that the eggs could be eaten or cooked any way desired, but hard-boiled is the only allowable  way to consume them.  The jalapeno’s were presented to the house-guests fresh and whole, sliced in jars and in a smaller red variety.

Porsche got in the spirit right away, and started thinking of things like egg salad, and deviled eggs.  Sadly salad dressing and or mayonnaise is not part of the approved condiments (unless they have made some changes since sardines and seaweed) so it will have to be made a different way!  Porsche has been a little creative chef over the past few weeks and said  she might try to stuff them with slop or attempt frosting covered jalapeno’s, so we will have to see what the house-guests come up with and what I can come up with recipe-wise for these common but oddly combined ingredients!

Stay tuned for reports on what the house guests create with their treats for the week, and I’ll also have reports on other creations made in the Big Brother kitchen!

Have and Have Not Vote!

The call for America to vote again on the have/have not food choice for the Big Brother contestants has come and quickly gone!  With the excitement in the air about the HOH competition and Brenchel’s reunion and the departure of Brendon on last nights live show, I think they forgot to mention much about the actual vote which was CBS Big Brother website.

The choices were pretty harsh this week and I’d hate to have suffer as a have not this week.  But if America goes with dates and durian (which I have a feeling they might this week) it’s going to take quite a bit of thought and research to come up with anything that would be edible for most.  But I accept the challenge and will come up with creative things to do with slop, available condiments and the choice of America!

From CBS.com The Official Have/Have Not vote choices for the Big Brother contestants

Week 4 – America’s Choice Catfish and Coconut

So sad for Jordon, who was feeling pretty blue today after the have not competition

The have/have not competition took place today, and Jordon, Jeff , Rachel and Shelly are the have-nots for the week.  Some pretty hot tempers, and conflicts flaring in the house in real BB time.  It’s Saturday night, and in the last day and a half the Big Brother live 24/7 feeds I have observed 3 of the lady house guests sobbing.  Poor Jordon will need to get super creative in her second week in a row on slop and America’s Choice.  In the vote for America’s choice the winner is:

Catfish and Coconut

I'm tasty and nutritious, and brrrrrr.. I'm pretty cold!

The live feeds did show us the table for more than a few seconds.  The coconuts and Fish were easily identifiably the choice of the people.  Again, poor Jordon does not like fish, and now adds that coconut is not one of her favorites.

Jeff and Jordon talking about catfish and coconut

Jeff immediately dashed into action, and made some catfish that he marinated in some hot sauce, lemon ( of which Porche inquired if lemon was on the list of acceptable condiments)  Jeff read the list and I guess it was acceptable, because it was not mentioned by BB as a violation.  So we add lemon to the list of acceptable condiments.  Check out my 1st post to see that list of acceptable condiments!  Jeff also made a coconut slop in addition to a bit of toasted coconut.

Jeff's pan-fried catfish in hot sauce spices and lemon

The haves seem to be enjoying and getting creative with the coconut, and had some fun learning how to crack into a coconut without a hammer.  Adam found success in smashing it in a baggy against the HOH stairs.  Jeff and Adam tried a bit, and quickly spit it out in the garbage can because it was “a bad tasting coconut”.

Today one of the have’s this week, Adam suggested and attempted his Almond Joy/Mounds creations using chocolate coconut, and almonds, chocolate and coconut.  Porche reported that she made Muscle Milk Mousse.

More reports soon, as the official showing of the have not competition on Sunday’s  show on CBS at 8:00.  Be sure to remember to keep voting for which player will play to re-enter the game!

Jeff mentioned that he would like a Asian version of Catfish, so here is my recipe for sweet and sloppy catfish!

Jeff getting creative in the Big Brother Kitchen! How about something Asian!

Sweet and Sloppy Catfish

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of Salsa (cleaned and drained)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 filets of catfish

Directions

Drudge fish in slop to coat entire fish thickly. Place on sheet-pans, cover and chill at least 30 minutes before cooking as directed.

For sweet and sour sauce: Mix red wine vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, olive oil, soy sauce, water and salsa in a small bowl

In skillet, heat oil of your choice.  Fry fish until crispy (don’t over cook!).  When fish in finished, pour out excess used oil (be careful it will be HOT!) Put pan back on heat and add sweet and sour mixture to skillet to de-glaze.  Bring to a bubble and let simmer for a minute or two.

Coat fish by drizzling hot sweet and sour over crispy fish.

Shelly having fish with Jordon.. I mean chicken.. its chicken.. not really....

Jordon eating fish... I mean chicken.. yeah, its chicken!!!

Rachel’s Grilled Catfish El Salsa Slop

Last night Rachel put a dish together that she said was delicious!  I’m not sure about how good it is, but it looked interesting and after eating slop for quite some time, I’ll bet it tasted good! Rachel also said it tasted like an Italian Dinner but I’ll bet no Italian dinner was ever full of hot sauce!

Rachel’s Grilled Catfish El Salsa Slop

Ingredients

  • Fresh Catfish
  • Hot Sauce
  • Red Pepper
  • Oil
  • Slop (Pre-moistened)

Directions

Marinade catfish filets in Hot sauce, olive oil, honey, red pepper, and oil.  Drudge (coat) catfish in slop powder.  Fry in skillet or on Grill using tinfoil until fish is tender. While grilling, sprinkle with red pepper. When fish is ready, let sit for a few minutes.  Cover fish with warmed salsa and add hot sauce to taste if you need a bit more zing!

Rachel also made some toasted sugar coated coconut, and is currently marinating that concoction for dinner tonight!  Stay tuned for more creative slop creations in the Big Brother 13 house!

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

Brendon and Rachel’s Big Brother Wedding

I had to mention this, although there was not much reception food.  Last night Rachel and Brendon exchanged vows in the first Big Brother Wedding.  It was very sweet, and its obvious that they do really have deep feelings for each other.   I have not been a fan of Brenchel over the past seasons of Big Brother, but I love love, and its such a beautiful thing to get a break from the game, and experience something kind sweet and loving.

I also have to compliment Shelly and her creativity in making the “white trash” garbage bag wedding dress.  It was actually quite nice, and Brendon’s Mock Tux was also something so creative and special.

Here is a quick “mock” page of photos.

I have to admit that I loved that Jordon caught the bouquet and Jeff the ace bandage garter belt.

If I would have had more time, I would have figured out a Slop Cake, or maybe even Slopatizers for the event.

Heart Attack Popcorn – Jeff’s Favorite!

Porche Making her Kitchen Culinary Creations!

I think I must be  inspiring the house guests by osmosis!  The house has increased its creativity and begun to create yummy things this week.  This could be also partially attributable to a 30 hour lock down, and the residents did not see the light of day for a good long time.  Lock-downs are one of the hardships that many would be contestants would surely go through to have the chance at $500,000.

Porche exclaimed on feed one, “Inspired by sardines and seaweed, who’d a thunk it” after having seen and dug through the special foods given to this weeks have not’s.  The house guests started throwing out ideas, and came up with quite a few good things!  Porche cooked several yummylicious treats for the “haves” last night starting with what Jeff called “Heart attack popcorn” but she called it…

“Our own little trail mix”

The recipe is basically pop a bag of Microwave popcorn, covered in a caramel sauce, drizzled in chocolate and sprinkled with M&M candies.

Jeff of BB 13 Labeled this Heart Attack Popcorn. Porche said it's Big Brother's own little trail mix.

Making caramel topping can be a bit difficult but it’s not something that I would consider too hard to give a try.  The culinary wizards used oil in their concoction and I would not recommend trying (Yuck!)

My Version of Heart Attack Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 cups of chocolate chips (optional)
  • Any kind of candy or nuts (optional)
 Directions
  • Pop Microwave pop corn and put in metal bowl (a large deep pan works too!), and prepare a tin foil covered cookie sheet for later.
  • Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.  Boil 5 minutes without stirring (get it to 325 degrees on a candy thermometer).
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well.
  • As quickly as possible pour syrup over popcorn, stirring carefully and to coat evenly.
  • Sprinkle any candies or nuts (get creative!) you like over the popcorn. Then pour on melted chocolate (Chocolate chips melted for a minute or so in the microwave)
  • Then put that pan of yumminess in refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

More Cooking and interesting tids and bits from the live feeds at the Big Brother house!  With so many new things and creativity being shown every day, soon they will be able to say they can create…

Something from nothing, and make it good!

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)

Ingredients

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

Brendon’s Slop Pancakes (2nd Prize!)

Ingredients

  • 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!