Here are my belated notes on the most recent ep:

15 minutes?!!! damn

Art Smith gets a BIG what-EVER!

OK, Biesty is right, her fauxhawk is way better than Richard’s

Rice salad sounds good – makes sense, hot rice, crisp salad greens, yum

seafood pancakes – these are words that DO NOT go together well

really like Spike’s stuffed tomatoes

HATE Padma’s weird vesty thing
and is that a Seinfeld pirate shirt underneath?!

Richard says its a play on steak and tomatoes… um, to do a “play” on a theme doesn’t it have to be a traditional theme/combo? Steak & tomatoes? really?

Surprise, surprise, Dale & Richard in the top 3

I wish i could like Antonia but i just can’t – ever since she stabbed Valerie in the back, or threw her under the bus or whatever reality TV cliche you prefer…. i just don’t like her

HATE this challenge – i really really don’t care if these people can make a super-simple family meal on a tight budget! they’re professional chefs! who cares if they can cook for bland family palates on a budget?!!! i want to pay for excitement, for quality, not for chicken breasts!

HAHA! $10 at Whole Foods?!! HA! That is a JOKE! They must be getting a discount or something because SHIT! they don’t call it “Whole Paycheck” for nothin’

Dale is smart not to do chicken

cute kids, stupid hats

Spike’s kid WOULD be the one to get injured

Dale’s my fav

hmmm, fennel is risky…

Tom is pretty cute with the kids

Was that kid supreming a grapefruit?!! props kid, but that does not count as simple for the home cook, Chefs!

i will say that this is better than the fat camp challenge from season 2 because these kids know about cooking and food

Damn! Tom is seriously ADORABLE with these kids!

i’ve always liked cabbage

LOVE Spike, HATE capers
good call doin pasta though

Nikki done GOOD

oh bummer, Mark’s been getting the loser’s edit! and i just noticed!
(i am so good at predicting the losers of reality tv shows! maybe it’s my superpower!)

oh shut up about protein! people don’t really need that much and you get plenty in other ways – plus there are peanuts in it! one 3 oz serving of red meat has like half your daily protein so most people are totally overloading on protein anyway!

apples must have been on sale…

stephanie’s cous cous did seem weird

Antonia’s was bor-RING!

LOVE Richard – if he was into it i would take him home and make some babies – some little Blazes!

I suddenly LOVE Nikki and really really want her to win this!
her hair even looks normal in this ep
plus she actually made something reasonable and tasty – something a lame home cook like me could make!

maybe it’s my fennel prejudice but yuck yuck YUCK!

DAMN – why do i dislike Antonia so much? on a completely visceral level – when i see her i just think NO! Boo! Grrrrr….

Lisa is SO the new Tiffani (remember in the monkfish challenge when she was a total bitch about the kids palates and her total dismissal of their opinions?)

Stephanie is the new Casey

Tom has to say he likes Mark, but of course he is still going home so its pretty meaningless

i feel bad for Mark but he just couldn’t quite pull it together

previews: another wedding challenge – i bet they don’t use boxed cake mix!!! hehe…
OK, do they really HAVE to stay up all night? and if so, are they really going to bitch about it as much as the preview suggests? because that will be really annoying to watch. either pull an all-nighter and shut up about it, or snatch 5-6 hours of sleep and be pleasant!
there’s no whining in the kitchen! (at least there shouldn’t be!)