SLop Du Jour Meets Big Brother 16!!!

 

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Another season of Big Brother is underway, and for the 16th season contestants for the summers biggest reality game show/social experiment have entered the house in a two show premiere.  Without delay the house-guests are facing their first week on slop.

What is slop, you ask?   Slop is somewhat of an oatmeal like powdered protein product that house-guests have described as “metal protein powder”.

In Big Brother tradition, slop is a food substitute given to the house-guests who are declared the weeks suffers in the Have/Have Not competition each week (this may change this season! Stay tuned for updates).

America’s vote has in past seasons offered two food items that have not’s are allowed to eat along with the slop however, we have not seen any America’s Choice as of today.  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.

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The 16 House guests that will attempt to win $500,000 on Big Brother 16

Here at Slop Du Jour, I will attempt to bring you news and happenings about “What’s cooking in the BB House”, bring you some of the recipes of the HG’s attempts to make things with slop, along with news of all the regular things happening in the house and in the game.  We’ll do some fun photos and some mash-up’s and screen-caps where I can!

 

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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!

Big Brother Summer of Slop

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A first look at the Big Brother 15 Have / Have Not room

Another exciting season of Big Brother has begun, and without delay the house-guests are facing their first week on slop.  What is slop, you ask?  Slop is a food substitute given to the house-guests who do not win the Have/Have Not competition each week.  It is somewhat of an oatmeal like powdered protein product that house-guests have described as “metal protein powder”.

America’s vote has in past seasons offered two food items that have not’s are allowed to eat along with the slop however, we have not seen any America’s Choice as of today.  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 will attempt to bring you news and happenings about “What’s cooking in the BB House”, bring you some of the recipes of the HG’s attempts to make things with slop, along with news of all the regular things happening in the house and in the game.  We’ll do some fun photos and some mash-up’s and screen-caps where I can!

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Let Big Brother 15 Pre-Season Begin!!!

Big Brother 15 is RIGHT around the corner!!!  The Hollywood Reporter released photos today of the new house (some of it!) leaving some rooms for a surprise for the anticipated first show of the season!   Clues to the season are being dissected now by BB’s biggest fans and supporters!   Rumor has it, 15 or maybe even 16 brand new house guests will enter the house and that always makes for a great season!  CBS is hosting the Live Feeds this year!  Check out CBS.com for details.

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Photos are from the Hollywood Reporter.. click the link to see more!

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Stay tuned to SlopDuJour to get the story on what’s cooking in the Big Brother 15 house this summer!  I will be bringing you all sorts of news and incites and maybe even some insider information on the house guests!

Double Eviction and the Carrot and the chef have left the building!

A look at the Final 7

An explosive show on Thursday began with the gathering of the house-guests, and the announcement of the show’s surprise double eviction ( the second of the season!)  as it stood with Ian as reigning  Head of Household his nominations were made and Joe and Frank sat on the block waiting for their fate.

Frank and Joe sit on the block for the first of two eviction in the second double eviction week on Big Brother 14.

When Julie Chen announced to the house guests that this week would also be a double eviction I was surprised not to see more scrambling for last second votes.  I think it was really because Frank was under the impression that he was safe this week, due to Dan’s very effective plan of ruthless lying.  There is some great controversy growing over this and Dan’s choice of “swears” on his Bible.  Dan has made it quite clear in his publicly aired Diary Room sessions that he is willing to tell lies in order to support his family and would continue to do so for the win.  As in all seasons of Big Brother, each player makes choices based on their own belief systems, but really should consider how each “move” or “lie” could affect them after the game.  I always hope that viewers will understand the spirit of the game, and when it’s over, will remember that each and every house-guest is a player in a game and half the fun is the drama.

When all was said and all votes were cast, Frank was evicted from the house, by a vote of 3-1 and left only hugging his ally Jenn who had cast the one vote for him to remain.  Frank will join, Britney and Ashley in the Jury house in sequester for the finale show.  I personally was not sad to see Frank go.  His 9 lives were well used up and his live feed personality was quite different from the one edited for the CBS shows.

After the eviction, the house-guests immediately sprang into action for the double eviction.  For the HOH competition, everyone moved into the back yard and took their positions for a quiz type competition.  The contest is a “quiz” type and Julie reads quotes from evicted HGs and the players need to identify who said it.  Whoever gets the most right in seven questions wins the contest and the coveted HOH.  After a series of questions, there is a three-way tie with Jenn, Dan and Danielle, so it goes to a tie-breaker question and DAN is declared the winner!

Its time for the nominations and before Dan even has a chance to name the HG’, Joe takes a seat in the nomination chair.  This somewhat breaks the tension then in a somewhat shocking maneuver, Dan officially nominates Joe and Ian for eviction, marking the first time Ian has been nominated all season.  This also marked the fifth time Joe has been nominated.

The POV is one of the most powerful weapons in the big brother house

Next is the power of veto competition, and to guarantee safety, the HG’s must work a plastic type shark fin through a massive maze, remove it and run back to the button hit it to win.  It’s a close race, except for Shane who never seems to get out of the starting gate with his fin.  Ian quickly moves his fin through the maze and while the others are still struggling Ian smacks his button for the win!

IAN WINS THE POWER OF VETO!

Ian uses the power of veto and saves himself, of course. Dan nominates Danielle which is a shock to her, but she takes Dan at his word (which is not golden, as we know) and only over-reacts slightly.   Obviously Dan wants Joe out, and he was worried that if he nominated Jenn, everyone would’ve voted her out. Dan is playing with fire right now, but this is probably the smartest move to get his way because there’s NO WAY Shane and Jenn will vote out Danielle. But still, Dan literally just nominated two people he has Final 2 deals with. The gasp from the audience when he did it was priceless.

JOE IS EVICTED 3-0 and its the first unanimous vote of the season.  Joe is a very good sport, as he’s the most excited person walking out the door all season.  Joe talks with Julie and  blames the “showmance” for him getting evicted, making jokes about how he couldn’t offer Shane the same things Danielle did.  He also claims his “strategy” was to lose competitions on purpose.  We say goodbye to Joe with a hearty THANK YOU for all the cooking and recipe sharing he did with the live feed watchers and Slop Du Jour this year!

Goodbye Chef Joe!!! Good Luck with MadLoveCooking and you will always have a friend at Slop Du Jour!

Pretty In Pink….Princess Britney is heading for the Jury House

Britney warmly greets the crowd, pretty in pink.

Its true, Britney has left the Big Brother house.  By a vote of 5-1 the house guests chose to send the 3rd coach packing, however this time the bag was packed for the second member of the Jury.  Britney was a tough player this year, and even having Willie (who was expelled by BB for breaking violence rules, back week 2) as a team member managed to survive until all but one of her players was gone.  She will be missed, as the last 7 members of the house lack the normal “spirit” that people like Britney bring to the house.  As America’s favorite house guest in the past, she has a chance to again take home the $25,000 cash prize!  Stay tuned and vote for your favorites!

The Big Brother Sun, with all its little satellites!

After the eviction, the House guests went straight to an endurance competition called “Around the Sun” in which the players had to stand feet on a round (very small) disc hanging from long ropes, and be swung around while hanging on and staying on for the longest.  The  sun of course sprayed them with “tanning” spray and later a “comet”  that looked more like a caveman club to me,  would  pummel and twist the competing house guests.   America tweeted out to CBS during the live show, and the first house guest to be eliminated from the competition would be given (based on the viewer vote) either a punishment or a reward.  America decided to levy punishment on Joe, who fell from the ropes after only two minutes (on a personal note, this was before the live broadcast had even ended, Jenn was soon to follow. Joe was punished with 24 hours of hula hoop boot camp (he had to get up and hula hoop whenever a song comes on for the next 24 hours). The contest came down to Shane and Ian, ( it was pretty obvious that Ian had the right stuff to win) and Shane’s muscles could not hold out  and he made a deal with Ian for safety for the week and dropped.  

Jessie in the house turns everyone into the GRINCH!

Pandora’s Box was offered to Ian, and after seeing a Christmas tree with presents under it, he accepted and opened the door to find many fun cute toy type gifts ( which are perfect for Ian, and he loved them all) and $1000 in cash ( of which he did not mention to the other house guests).  As with all Pandora’s box’s, there is something unleashed ( good or bad) on the house.  Jessie Claus ( Jessie is a notoriously disliked past house guest) and his return to the house was definitely a negative.  Jessie took all the “unhealthy” food out of the house, and replaced it with his idea of healthy food.  The house guests were not happy with the visitor nor with his presents, but played along like good sports.   It seems this week instead of have-nots, we have a house full of health nuts!  

At the nomination ceremony Ian gave easily the best nomination speech of the season. He was frank (pun intended) and honest, and he spoke with the most confidence I have seen from him all season. He even looked both Frank and Jenn in the eyes when he was taking to them, which hasn’t been done a lot at the nomination ceremonies this year. Here’s what he told Frank and Jenn when their keys were not pulled from the box, “Frank, you are a phenomenal competitor in this game. And I downright respect you for it, but you’re a huge threat and that is definitely an issue I have to look at going down the line. Jenn, you have played a remarkable social game so far and you’re also a threat. And I just have to keep these types of considerations in mind when moving forward and nothing personal, just strategy.

Because  Julie Chen announced it to the viewers, we are expecting a double Eviction this Thursday.   The house guests are not expecting it, but have an idea another double eviction or a fast forward might be coming and have been running around making final 3 and 2 deals with each other.  Everyone seems to have more than one deal, and this weeks nominations are no exception.  Tune in for tonight’s show to see who will win power of Veto, and possibly save Jenn or Frank from eviction.  See who will be put up on the block if the power of Veto is used tonight at  9:00/8:00 Central on CBS!

Draw Something…a Funeral and a Resurrection

The Power of veto competition players are drawn and Ian is picked to be the host.

The veto players are picked, and the battle lines drawn.

It’s veto competition time, and the contest is called “Draw Something”.  This competition is a contest of wills and visual puzzle solving.  These puzzles once solved allowed the house-guests to perform a punishment, receive points or decline and be eliminated from the game.  Frank takes on points and punishments as he takes a dip in an avocado bath, accepts a chum bath once an hour for 24 hours, and wears a carrot costume for a week!  Frank also accepts 1 week of non-eligibility for HOH (this would mean two weeks for Frank because his is not eligible in the next HOH competition.

A chum bath looks as bad as it sounds.

Punishment Paint is hurled onto Danielle, and she is in the race.  Dan eats some Big Brother “food” (somewhat gross things) and is a close second in the scoring. After Dan accepts 24 hours of solitary dance party confinement, the scores are very close.

Danielle gets pelted with paint, that later gave her a throat irritation!

Frank mumbles “summer” to Britney and gets disqualified for breaking the rule of not giving away aid to other house guests.  Frank’s punishments stand with no chance of him gaining the Power of Veto.

Frank mumbles “summer” to Brit, and gets DQ’d

Jenn is victorious (by default) and takes slop for the rest of the summer for the win and the power of veto.

Jenn wins the Power of Veto

Dan is overcome with emotion at the loss, and quickly enters his solitary punishment.

Dan is victorious, but sad for having to be so ruthless ( not!)

Britney and Danielle enjoy their time when they are chained together for 24 hours as a punishment of the veto competition.

Dani and Brit, chained by the ankle for 24 hours

After Dan’s 24 hour solitary confinement, he fakes a sort of panic attack and gains some sympathy from the house-guests in the form of concern for his health.   Dan requests a house meeting, saying that he has some things to say.  He addresses the house as if he has remorse, and says good things about everyone, and many tears are shed.  Danielle is the last person to be addressed by Dan, and he says she is dead to him in this game.  Danielle reacts very poorly, and is devastated by Dan’s remarks. He later clues her in on the plan.. she is not amused, but hopeful.

House meetings always end up with big changes in the house!

Dan requests a meeting with Frank during his “funeral” and comes clean with him and tells him it’s a plan to save him and make new alliances. Frank buys in, and joins Dan in a final 2 deal with a handshake. 

Dan comes clean with Frank, and makes a final 2 deal with a handshake, a swear on the bible, and his wedding ring.

During the Power of Veto ceremony, Ian first chooses not to use his golden power-ball veto.  Jenn then steps up and to amazed, astonished and open-mouthed house-guests, takes Dan off the block and replaces him with Brittney.

Brit and Dani are on the block.. much to Brit’s dismay!

Who will be eliminated on the Live Show tonight!  Be sure to tune in to CBS!!!

America Choice is…. Drum roll Please!

America has made its choice, and the choice is……

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE REVEAL! 

Dan was picked to be the have not of the week ( Dan has never been a have not in all his time in the BB house) and Jenn has actually accepted the role of have not for the rest of the summer (Spoiler keeps me from telling you how that happened).   She is not allowed to have the added bonus foods, so her time in the BB house is going to be tough!

Mozzarella and Matzo is a pretty interesting choice and opens up all kinds of possibilities.  Yesterday was a pretty tense day in the house ( as you live feed watchers know), and even with the crazy tension and “day drinking” that Ian and Frank did, Joe still came through and made some pretty incredible cheese sticks!

Yummy and delicious, Dan has it made with America’s Choice!

Joe’s Pretty Incredible Mozzarella Cheese Slop Sticks

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup Big Brother Slop (sifted to remove the big oat pieces)
  • 1/2 cup pulverized Matzo Crackers
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • Mozzarella Cheese Cut in Stick Shapes

Directions

  • Mix the slop, crackers, garlic salt , cornstarch and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, heat the oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C).
  • One at a time, coat each mozzarella stick in the mixture,  into the oil. Fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels.

Serve hot and with creative dipping sauces made with the have not approved condiment list.  Here again is the approved (the only copy I could find anywhere!) list of condiments that are allowed for the have nots to consume:

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.

Here are a couple of creative suggestions:

Sweet and Sour Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons of Brown Sugar
  • 1 healthy squirt of Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon of Rice Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly and serve!

Robin’s Big Brother Spicy Garlic Mayo Dipping Sauce 

Classic Mayo dipping sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly and serve!

Stay tuned for more of what’s happening in the Big Brother house and for what the have nots as well as the house guest are eating!  

Pandora’s Box, Golden Veto, POV and Have Not’s Abound

Over the weekend on Big Brother 14 there was excitement, twists and lots of flip-flopping in the house.  As we saw on Sunday’s Show, Frank was once again victorious and Won HOH by a contest of balance and nerves of steel.

The game is called “Pull The Strings and the order of players was determined by a first go at the pulley machine.”

Frank and Danielle battle it out for Head of Household!

After a bit of a battle (not well-played by anyone else it seems) Frank wins Head of Household!  The Head of Household Frank must select one person to be a have not for the week and he chooses Dan for that role.  Dan has yet to be on slop in all of his time in the Big Brother house, so it was an obvious choice for Frank to make.

Frank nominates Dan and Danielle this week as expected.  He wants to vote Dan out and as of the day of nominations that remains the plan.

As always with Big Brother, we are told to expect the unexpected, and bingo… its twist time in the BB house!

Frank finds a Pandora’s Box in the HOH room.  Frank can choose to win money or not to open the mystery good or evil box.  He decides to open up Pandora’s Box.  He discovers many cubes with dollar signs on them and he is instructed to choose any three of the, he will receive the cash value on each of the three he chooses.  There is up to a ten thousand dollar prize, there are many with less value. The first box Frank chooses to open is $1.05, the second $7.11 and the last is $3,333.33, a nice prize and he seems pleased with his cash prize.

Frank decided to go for the cash, and unleashed Pandora’s Box

Meanwhile, downstairs the house guests find that there is a second veto available to be won in the house.  It is located inside the Arcade room inside the crane game in the form of a golden veto ball.  They quickly begin to tear up the house, inside and out and finally colorful balls drop from the sky in the backyard.  There are quarters inside some of the balls and to try the machine these coins must be found and taken to the machine, inserted and the claw lowered to attempt to grab the golden ball of veto.  Dan is first to attempt to snag the golden ball and fails.  Dan goes back into the yard and tells the others that he has it, but Joe quickly discovers that he doesn’t and alerts the other house guests to keep looking.

Ian is next to find quarters and attempts to get the golden veto and fails.  Britney is searching for quarters, hears the sound of quarters by Joe and nearly rips the egg from under his foot.  Ian tricks Dan by telling him he tried and it is not in a good position.  Dan finds this out and pours more pressure on Ian by saying that he is going to rat him out. Ian heads back inside to try again, and this time is successful and snags the golden veto ball.

Ian shows off his Power of Veto Golden Ball he won in the Pandora’s Box Competition

Stay Tuned for More info as it happens, and more reports on DAN the biggest move in the game ever, and What the Have nots are eating in the BB house!