Thursday, January 23, 2014

"cheffing around" after Cart Wars

We currently still have 2 (out of 3) boys living with us at home, and while our youngest is hardly a baby at 19, the wife and I find it hard to find anything on TV that is not absolute trash. We've never watched a Kardashian show and have no idea what a Honey Boo Boo is. Instead, in the evenings we take turns at operating the remote to navigate to various On Demand (or sometimes Netflix) shows. You can never go wrong with Bear Grylls or Survivor Man - or other nature/survivor shows on NatGeo, Discover and Animal Planet channels. We "discovered" Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel during a round of TV remote roulette. This show is awesome, and Anthony M kicks but! Or just about any reality show on the DIY network. Check out Rescue My Reno!

The latest of our discoveries is Cart Wars: Guy's Grocery Games on the Food Network

There is something very addictictive to this show.

Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the aisles in a high-stakes, high-skills, grocery store cooking competition. The chefs are hit by real-world challenges like finding workarounds when all the essential ingredients are suddenly "out-of-stock" or having to create a masterpiece when you can only cook with "5 items or less" or on a $10 budget. In the end, the food does the talking, as the last chef standing has the chance to make some serious dough!

What the wife and I enjoy the most occurs immediately following the show. Apparently inspired by the show (and perpetually starving, though dinner only ended just prior to the start of the show) Joe and Josh race to the kitchen to test their culinary skills. Last night they got dangerous with a toasted bagel (pronounced 'bah-gell' by Josh when he is just "cheffing around")... topped with cheese, ham chunks, onion, mushrooms, and really I am not sure what else they found in the 'fridge, but we were cracking up! Love these boys!


  1. Absolutely cabin fever, but with the modern conveniences! Though I believe I could stare at a wall mounted moose head in a snow buried cabin for a month or month and a half. As long as I had my Kindle Paperwhite.