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.
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
- 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)
- 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!
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.
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”.
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.
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)
- white sugar
- cocoa powder
- vegetable oil
- baking soda
Brendon’s Slop Pancakes (2nd Prize!)
- white sugar
- olive oil
Porche’s Spicy Slop Chips (made to spread the sardine salad on!)
- slop mixture
- cayenne pepper
- 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!