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My new addiction


Off topic from my typical posts, but this seemed to be something I should write before heading off to bed. We just finished watching the season finale of Season 7 of Food Network Star. I had never watched the show before. I have always enjoyed Food Network, but in the past year my love has grown more. When I spent some time unemployed last Summer, it was an easy default when there seemed to be nothing on. Now, with what seems to be little time for anything electronic (tv, internet, etc), Food Network is a safe bet for me when I have a few minutes to relax. There will almost always be something on that I can quickly enjoy without too much thought.

One of the shows that I have really enjoyed is Chopped. It’s a staple of Food Network nighttime. I joke that our bedroom TV can only be on channel 664. I can easily turn on whatever food show is on and fall asleep with visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. Being the new mom, I am constantly heading to bed before PTB. He can’t fall asleep with the TV on. He came up one night, got so into an episode of Chopped, that he recorded it. A food show we could share? Could it be? With most shows on Summer break, we set up Chopped to record every episode. It has kept us entertained after putting Little B to bed many nights. But this post isn’t about Chopped. Our newfound love of Chopped led us to getting sucked into a repeat of the 3rd episode of Food Network Star. Completely. Sucked. In.

PTB called it. He knew from that episode that Jeff was going to win. I was close! I thought Vic. I quickly changed my tune after a few episodes. We’ve been rooting for Jeff for quite a while. I wouldn’t be heartbroken if Susie got her own show. She’s the Mexican Giada, and I am a big fan of Italian Giada’s. What does Jeff “the Sandwich King” Mauro winning mean?

1. More sandwiches in this house, and I am not a sandwich kind of person

2. Another food show we will be DVRing

3. Another food show we will be DVRing and watching TOGETHER!

I think this might be the first real reality show I got WAY into. I could be wrong though. Maybe it is my lack of time in the kitchen that is drawing me so much to Food Network lately. Either way, I really enjoyed it.

Jeff’s show will premiere next Sunday August 21st at 11:30am Eastern. Give the Sandwich King a chance.