Whatever Friday

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week.

Before I bore you with my weekly recap, let’s talk TV, mmkay? Specifically, Top Chef. How many of you love that show? I am obsessed with it, and have been since the beginning, 10 seasons ago! Thanks to Bravo and Social Chorus, I’m going to be posting occasionally about the 10th season, Top Chef: Seattle. It’s a way to get me a little bit more connected to one of my favorite shows.

Top Chef airs on Bravo on Wednesday nights at 9pm EST. This past week, two contestants were eliminated, but {SPOILER ALERT!} my beloved CJ was saved. (I’ve loved him since his first season on the show!) You know what really shocked me about this weeks’ episode? They made dessert and it was all good! That never happens, and then they all complain about how horrible and beneath them dessert making is.

At which point I laugh at them and tell them they got their “just desserts” by being eliminated for using box cake mix or something. ;)

I loved all the ice cream desserts they made for the 50s throwback challenge. What was your favorite dessert? I’m thinking I might try to recreate some of the desserts they make (if and when they do). What do you think?

Another awesome thing this season is that Last Chance Kitchen is back – and there is a Save a Chef Competition going on. When your favorite eliminated contestant loses at #LCK (Last Chance Kitchen), you can tweet or text to vote them back on the show! How cool is that? This week I totally voted #SaveChefChrissy. Who would you vote for?

Be sure to follow along during the show, I’m going to try my hand at live tweeting. You can tweet about the new season using the hashtag #TopChef. And go vote to #SAC (Save a Chef)!

For more info on Top Chef, check out the Bravo website. To know about all the episodes, check out the Top Chef Episode Guide.

Okay…now onto my week in sugar:

1. The winner of the Chef’s Planet Nonstick Ovenliner is Shannon M. I’m super happy about that, because she’s a friend of mine too! Let’s all say HI SHANNON!

2. Speaking of giveaways…I have TWO going on now! Lucky you!

  • *Enter to win a $25 gift card to your favorite grocery store by leaving a comment over here.
  • *Enter to win a Heirloom Cookie Sheet (my newest favorite baking tool) here.

3. This week I…

Stuffed some Snickerdoodles.

Skinniezed a great cookie.

Cut fudge into cute little pie wedges.

And added Nutter Butters to another recipe!

4. Ever since Kristin posted about her twice a day plank, I’ve been trying to do it. I must admit, I’m better at doing it in the morning than at night. I forget a lot in the evening, and my time isn’t as good. I totally feel and see results even just doing it once a day, and I’m up to 2:45 minutes holding it! And I’m not the only one doing it:

She’s pretty good too.

5. I got new boots. I *needed* black zip up ones to wear over jeans since my favorite black ones are the kind that just suction to your legs (no zipper). *Cough* Like I needed an excuse. So what if I wore them on Monday just to pick up at school?

Hmmmm. I *think* I need a new brown pair too. Wouldn’t want my brown clothes to get jealous…

6. We’re getting our tree this weekend…I hope. By Sunday the weather forecast is calling for “flooding rains” so we’ll see. And when I say “we’ll see” it means “we’ll see if we all go or if just my husband does.”

#hereallydoesloveme #iknowit

7. Here are a few things that caught my eye this week:

Gingerbread Hot Chocolate by Fake Ginger

Candy Cane S’mores by Roxana’s Home Baking

Turtle Tracks Fudge by leaves & flours

Cookies ‘n Cream Peanut Butter Bark by Sally’s Baking Addiction

I swear, this month I’m going to need to by new fat pants.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Thanks for being my friends. I look forward to each interacting with you each and every day!

((hugs))

Dorothy :)








Comments

  1. Happy Friday Dorothy. The nutter butter recipe reminds me I still have yet to come up with something for those. I’ll be looking through your previous nutter butter recipes and getting inspiration. Although, I did do something with those PB chips today! :D

    Have a great weekend.
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  2. Happy Friday!

    Love the boots. I think I might *need* a pair of those too!
    The Witch’s Kitchen recently posted..Am I that much of an oddity?My Profile

  3. LOVE Top Chef too! ! So excited to be following along with you :) Totally awesome new boots and yes, you need to go get a brown pair. Tell your husband Trish gave you permission ;) Well, I’ll be flooding along with you so good luck with your tree!
    Trish @ Mom On Timeout recently posted..Chocolate Pecan SandiesMy Profile

  4. I skipped my plank yesterday *hangs head in shame*. And I always gravitate toward brown boots, not black. Kinda odd, so I force my brown ones to go with black clothes.
    Thanks for the shout-out and your kid is tough :)
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  5. LOL@ I know what you mean about the fat pants! Happy Friday!
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  6. Catching up here is always my favorite part of the weekend!! YUM!! We all have fat pants. Mine are so ugly but oh so wonderful!
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  7. gorgeous boots! I may need to try your planking idea because my fat pants are getting tight:(
    Heather @French Press recently posted..Chocolate PopcornMy Profile

  8. It’s been a yummy week at Crazy for Crust! But then, it always is :)
    Happy weekend!
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  9. Ugh, I definitely need new fatty pants. Mine are becoming skinny jeans and my perpetual seven-months-along bloat baby isn’t helping :| (at this point, I feel like I’ll be going into food baby labor in the next 7 minutes… tmi? sorry, I apparently have IBS of the mouth as well). I need to watch this week’s Top Chef episode, but thankfully I don’t remember anyone so I have no idea who Chrissy is at this point lol. I do, however, LOVE CJ and so glad he’s back!!
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  10. Hello and I loved your wrap up! I’d really love if you could link some of your awesome cookie recipes to my Christmas Cookie link up at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com/2012/12/christmas-cookie-link-up.html. Hope to see you there and have a great weekend. Sarah
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  11. Oh It was so yummy getting to these morsels all wrapped up in one tasty post! I love the new boots! Super Sexy Momma! = )
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  12. Amanda Thompson says:

    Love the boots ~ very cute!!

  13. thanks again for the guest post on how to use the curve feature. I learned alot. You have a great website. I’ll be back soon to try out some of your recipes with the nieces.

  14. I’m loving the boots – care to share where you got them? And I fully support getting the brown pair. :)
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  15. Thanks for the shout out! That pie fudge is way too cute to handle!

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