SLop Du Jour Meets Big Brother 16!!!




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.


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!



BB15 America’s VOTE is a GO!


On Sunday Nights show, the first vote of a whole season of America’s Vote was announced!  Yes, America you too can now vote on what two foods (in addition to the approved list of Have not condiments) will be allowed to be eaten by the losers of the Have/Have not competition held each week.

In case you missed it, the approved list straight from the BB house is in earlier posts.. please check the archives to see what is available to those who are have not’s for the week.  Chocolate Milk is a new item this year.  People in the house are talking (and it’s not all nice!) about how the people who are have’s this week, have drunk the sweet and chocolate treat all up,  leaving none for the have not’s even when it is known they are so limited in things they can cook and eat with.

Aaryn shows David her Southern Hospitality, but not so much to other contestants!

Aaryn shows David her Southern Hospitality, but not so much to other contestants!

So click that link and VOTE AMERICA!!!  Let’s show The BB House-guests how much we do (or don’t) like them.  We here at SlopDuJour will be bringing you ideas, and recipes for you of what the HG’s attempt to create with slop, and we will come up with a few of our own!

Nick shows off his Balance!  Just wait until you have a week as a have not Nick!!!

Nick shows off his Balance! Just wait until you have a week as a have not Nick!!!

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 for details.

Interior Plates

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

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!

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……


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly and serve!

Robin’s Big Brother Spicy Garlic Mayo Dipping Sauce 

Classic Mayo dipping sauce


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


  • 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!  

Mike and Ashley Evicted, New HOH is Crowned

Boogie and Jenn sit on the block, waiting for the eviction.. the first of two!

It was an amazing and action packed night in the Big Brother 14 house last night.  The Live show on CBS packed a double eviction into one hour-long episode of drama!  As the show began Mike “Boogie” sat on the block with Jenn who had been named as a replacement for power player Frank who once again had won The Power of Veto and removed himself from the chopping block.  It was Jenn’s first time on the block and she showed her anger towards her nominator Shane, and everyone else who she assumed wanted her on the block.  She was naturally a complete and total pawn, and had no chance of being evicted in the first round.  The final votes were cast quickly, and Boogie was evicted by a vote of 6-2 (note: you could just see the shock on his face as he heard the number of votes, because it did not add up with what he expected) with Joe, Ian, Brittney, Dan Shane and Danielle casting the votes to evict.

The before or after is one of Ian’s best chances at HOH!

The HOH competition, which was a before or after trivia questions about things that have gone on in the house since day 1, was then played by all the remaining house-guests except for the outgoing head of household Shane.  It was a tight competition but in the end the expected winner was Ian for the HOH win!  Ian quickly had a few conversations, asked for a few promises and nominated Frank and Ashley for eviction.

Next the  Power of Veto competition was held, and it was a physical competition.  Each house-guest was given a lane with a ball pit full of little yellow balls filling it to the top. Buried in each of these pits were two clovers.  Each contestant was to run to the pit, retrieve the clovers (one at a time) and bring them back to the starting line.  After the clovers were found and delivered, the power of veto replica was to be retrieved and brought back to the goal line and the button pressed.  Frank pulled this win out to save himself from eviction.

The House guests all put there best foot forward to win the POV!

At this time Ian (HOH) had to name a replacement nominee.  Ashley was placed on the block along side Joe.  Ashley really seemed pretty confused and possibly drugged ( she has been taking pain pills and talking about it since day 1 in the house) and gave a pretty jumbled plea to stay in the house.  Joe was breathing quite heavily from either excitement or exhaustion and gave his speech in a non-verbal, gestures manner.  It was quite clear, effective and to the point and by a vote of 5-1 Ashley was evicted from the Big Brother House.

The 2nd  HOH competition of the night was held in the house a couple of hours after the live show and the results are astonishing!  So be sure to stay tuned for what happens and how it will affect the house!  

Tune in to CBS on Sunday for the show, check your local listings for times!

Have nots get a week off! MadLoveCooking with Joe

The big brother contestants have it smooth and easy this week, or do they?  There was no have not competition this week so everyone has had a chance to rebuild their stamina and get creative in the kitchen.  Joe is the man (check out his facebook @MadloveCooking), and created a couple of treats for the other house guests over the last few weeks and because everyone raved so much, we’re going to bring you those recipes here!  

Joe has made a couple of Avocado Cheesecakes and from what I hear, this is an amazing dish that has lots of flavor and good healthy proteins!

Photos of Joe creating the Avocado Cheesecake

Avocado Cheesecake


  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 16 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 medium-sized avocados
  • 2 teaspoons of lime zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees. Put almonds into chopper and pulse until finely chopped. Add graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter, and pulse until just blended. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan. Set aside.

Before starting your cream cheese mixture, allow all ingredients to reach room temperature. Letting the cream cheese, eggs, and sour cream reach room temperature will help the cheesecake from cracking. In a mixer combine cream cheese and sugar, and blend until smooth. Add eggs one at a time until they are incorporated into the batter.

Place avocados into a food processor, and pulse until they are smooth, add lime zest, lime juice and sour cream, and pulse until you have a uniform mixture, add the avocado mixture into the cream cheese, and mix well. Pour into spring form pan. Bake for 45 minutes, check to see if the cheesecake is set, it should still have a small jiggle in the middle when you bump the pan.

Remove from oven, and cool completely on a rack. Chill overnight in the refrigerator.

Other than a good deal of Fruit Loops, and boxed calories the house guests have been eating Joe’s cooking. Oh Joe… gotta wash those hands!  One of the favorites is Chips and guacamole.  While I did not catch Franks recipe on the show (gotta love BB fish!) I do have a fantastic recipe for it, and I’ll share it with you!  

RobinPickles Yummy Guacamole

  • 3 Avocados
  • 1/2 cup Minced Cilantro
  • Juice of 1/2 Fresh Lime
  • 2 to 4 Diced Small Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Minced Onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt

Take all ingredients and place in a bowl unmixed.  Using two large spoons, begin slowly mixing by making a cutting type motion with both spoons (as if you were using a knife and fork to cut meat) and keep smashing the avocados with the spoons, keep it moving until a nice green “paste” has formed and all ingredients seem to be mixed well.  Chill for about an hour and serve with white corn tortilla chips.  Happy Crunching!

Stay Tuned for more action from the BB house.  Things on the feeds are hot hot hot, and this weeks live show on Wednesday at 8:00PM on CBS!

Joe Gone Wild In the BB Kitchen

Joe really was in a creative and mood to cook yesterday!  It could also be because Joe is a have not this week.  Hunger, in the Big Brother house when your a have not, can get pretty intense, and uncomfortable. Slop was created by the producers as a food substitute and is not supposed to be a breeze for the house-guests. America’s choice for the have-nots’ this week is Cod and Candy Canes. As we talked about, the house guests got  all sorts of flavors of candy canes but only one choice in fish, and that is Cod.

Shane is sad he is on slop.. he’s starving and looses an average of 10 pounds in a week while on slop.

The BB kitchen is overrun with ants, and with Cooking!!!  

Frank gets rid of an ant he found in the kitchen!

Cod isn’t one of my personal  favorite fishes, but if I was that hungry or needed nutrition I’d use every creative bone in my body to get the job done!  A few things I’ve thought of making would be Cod Nuggets/fish-sticks, fish soup which could be milk based almost like a chowder, pan seared fish encrusted with slop and maybe even cod roll ups!!!

Joe’s slop burgers have gotten rave reviews, and even the have’s have tasted them and said they were pretty edible.  I have not seen Joe make these as of yet, but I am working on finding out just what is going into them.

Ashley and Jenn hanging out in the kitchen

Joe has said he would like to have his own cooking show on TV, and has been holding regular cooking sessions in the BB kitchen.  He said that the show would be all about cooking with what you have available and I encourage Joe and others to check out another one of my blogs on WordPress called “Cook Something From Nothing” which is pretty much the idea.  When Joe started his mock show, he had it all planned out and introduced us to his newest dish:

Homemade Cod Fillets w/ Salsa Sauce

Ingredients – 1 Step Salsa

Note:  Joe said the reason he could use the following ingredients is because they were “IN” the canned salsa that is on the approved Have not condiment list.  This was questioned, and BB told them they could in future only use the actual ingredient provided by BB and not re-create it with fresh ingredients.  (drats foiled again!)

  • Cherry Tomato
  • Red Onion
  • Whole Lime
  • Hot Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Avocado (Big Brother made him remove this before they ate it!)


Add all ingredients to blender, pulse slowly until blended to your desired consistency (about 8-10 pulses), set aside.

Ingredients – Cod Fillets

  • Cod Fillets
  • Olive Oil
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper


Prepare your cod fillets by coating them lightly in olive oil placing them on a baking sheet lined with Tin foil and sprinkling them with salt, pepper and smoked paprika.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, cover and let rest for about 5 min.

Plate fish and ladle sauce over the fish.

As for the cooking show, it was over as soon as the food was ready.  The have nots were ready to eat a good meal, but did complain a bit (well it was Brittney) that the fish had bones galore.  

Brittney.. Just shoot me, I’m so hungry!


Be sure to stay tuned to Slop Du Jour to keep up on What’s cookin’ in the BB house and see what the have nots are eating!

Press the button and begin again…Welcome to Big Brother 14!

America’s Vote… Big Brother’s way of game manipulation

Going into Thursday nights live eviction show, it had been a 1 in 7 chance for the house-guests to win a half a million dollars.  Now its back to a mere 1 in 12 shot at the coveted prize.  How did this all happen in 15 minutes into the live show?  It is Big Brother and expect the unexpected is the key to the game.

During the live show and because of America’s vote, the coach’s were given the choice to get back in the game or remain coaches.  If any one coach depressed the plunger the scheduled eviction of either Frank or Joe would be cancelled, and the game re-set and all 12 house guests would become equal players.

All the coach’s accepted except for Boogie, and the eviction was cancelled.  This means a total re-set back to 12 players, and a new start to the Big Brother 14 season.

Because of the oddity of the twist, all house guests were allowed to compete in the “Walk the Plank” competition for HOH, which was an endurance contest in which each house guest perched on a plank on the BB ship and moves and water is dumped on them and they are occasionally splattered with seagull droppings.

The house guests compete in HOH for control over who is nominated for eviction.

Right before the competition started Dan told Boogie that without the twist Frank would have gone home. This is shocking news for Boogie because it is known to him that certain people (Wil and Danielle) have been lying to him for the last week. A win for Boogie is huge if he wants to stay in the house.

Standing on a small wooden plank while holding onto a metal bar, it seems obvious that this competition is geared toward smaller petite individuals. It was at about 1 hour that people started falling (maybe jumping) off.  The First was Boogie, followed by Jenn and Joe around the 70 minute mark. Ashley fell off 40 minutes later, followed by Dan.

Shane, Wil, Janelle, Brittany, Ian, Danielle and Frank still hung on and were giving their all to win HOH.  It is really everyone vs. Frank because a Frank win means a Boogie win. Frank falls off and everyone seems relieved.  Wil and Shane decide to jump off together (although Shane hesitated just slightly at 3!) leaving Janelle, Brittany, Ian and Danielle left in the competition.

The final 3 are Ian, Danielle and Brittany with Danielle appearing rock solid.  Ian starts to make a deal with Danielle and this upsets Dan. Dan puts on his coaching hat and gives a great motivational speech to his solo player, Danielle.  Boogie and Frank go off into the house and leave Ian hanging on the wall all by himself .

Ian with his last bits of strength held on to  make a deal to protect himself this week.  Brittany then asked Danielle for safety which she offered quickly and Danielle became the first female HOH of season 14.

In honor of this weeks lack of have-nots, and famous BB twist, I’m going to share with you readers my favorite recipe for Knotted Pretzels!  If the house guests were have nots this week, they could surely make this to help ease house boredom.  You can make it for a snack while you indulge in the feeds!  Happy BB viewing!  Stay tuned for more Slop Du Jour and news on what’s cooking in the Big Brother 14 house!

Make any shape you can think up, just remember to follow the directions!

Knotted Pretzels


  • 1 packet rapid-rise yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 4 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups warm water (about 110 degrees F)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Cooking spray (to grease bowl)
  • 2/3 cup baking soda
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 egg yolk with 1 Tablespoon water
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • Flaked Sea Salt, Pretzel Salt or Kosher Salt

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine yeast, sugar, salt and water.  Stir until yeast is dissolved.  Using the dough hook attachment, add melted butter and flour and knead/mix until the dough comes together and pulls cleanly away from the sides of the bowl.  If dough continues to stick, add flour 1 teaspoon at a time until dough becomes smooth.  Once dough is smooth, knead with dough hook on medium-low speed for about 5 minutes.  Form dough into a ball and place in a large bowl sprayed with cooking spray.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.

Line two cooking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mat and set aside (near stovetop…this is where you’ll place the pretzels immediately after boiling.  Bring 10 cups of water to a boil in a large stock pan, and add 2/3 cups of baking soda.  Reduce heat to maintain a low simmering boil.

Flour a working surface, then separate dough into eight equal sized balls.  Roll each ball into 22-inch long strips.  Form each strip into a pretzel shape.  Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.

Working one at a time, drop pretzels carefully into boiling water.  Allow to boil for 30 seconds.  Remove from water using a large slotted spoon and place onto parchment covered cooking sheet.  Repeat with remaining pretzels.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg yolk and 1 Tablespoon of water.  Use a pastry brush to brush boiled pretzels with the egg wash.  Bake for 12-15 minutes or until dark golden brown.  Remove from oven and move pretzels to a wire rack.

Melt 4 Tablespoons of unsalted butter and liberally brush each pretzel with butter, then sprinkle with salt.

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Video: Should Joe Be Punished? – Reality Nation

Reality Nation is reporting on a possible violation of have not’s food/slop regulations.  Check it out!  What do you think?

Video: Should Joe Be Punished? – Reality Nation.