Monday, June 22

MasterChef love

Its reassuring when youre just about to hop online for your daily confession and you happen upon others sins before you fess up. I fessed up a while back about my Biggest Loser addiction but somehow this one doesnt feel quite so bad. Maybe because its about creativity and ingenuity and a little bit of art not puffing, panting, tears and 'does my bum look big in this' and contestants get taken to task for using foods not in season. Reading Progressive Dinner Party had me thumping the table "yes, oh yes'!

We have taken to 'plating up' dinner around Chez Pan; we did the major wet yourselves in the kitchen moment when that first slipped out of the mouth of babes and find ourselves taking extra effort to make sure a sauce is served, to 'take it to another level and add some acid'. Dinner is eaten in front of the tele so we dont miss a moment (i thought id rather die before that ever happenned in our household) or else we dash in and out from the retakes to caramelise our onions and keep an eye on the souffle. Best bit was the moment when i realised that it wasnt just me who wakes on a saturday and thinks 'Damn, no master chef! I figured that was the sad product of having no life with a small baby and PhD to complete...

Definitely too many cooks in our kitchen now... we have barely avoided some MasterChef induced domestics over the finer points of pasta with cheese.

6 comments:

Jen said...

Excellent: glad you like it too! Come to think of it, I have been taking extra care in the aesthetics in the food-on-plate department, and fussing about "in the final seconds" with a tetchy chef voice " WAIT WAIT! I need to correct the seasoning".

We'll probably be missing the final episodes when in Bali. Sigh...

Zoe said...

I'm glad it's not just me on the Saturdays ;)

Laura Jane said...

Completely with you on the Masterchef love.

I AM missing it while away! My daughter is sending me updates.

Em said...

Oh yes, we've broken all the family rules of not eating in front of the teve, and reading for half hour before bedtime has floated away for a bit... but I'm taking comfort that it'll be over soon and we can settle back to life w/out MC. Sunday lunch was hilarious; listening to them discuss a corned beef and pickle sandwich ala George was something else ;) Both of them keep trying to emulate the MC team through flashy knife skills and frypan jiggling in the kitchen. But that's all ok b/c secretly I love it.

Maree Rose said...

I have just started working until 9at night and have had to adjust from watching Masterchef every night to now calling my girlfriend for the update on my way home from work. I don't even say hello anymore I just say "Masterchef Update" and she lets it rip.
It's funny that missing out on episodes of a television show can leave me so unfulfilled..! Terrible but I love it!!

Kel said...

jen - OMG! i forgot about that! shit. sorry, cant go! ...maybe they stream...
zoe- comrade! cant tell yu how relieved i was to read that...

laura jane - pain. im with you girl. pain.

em- comrade#2. yes, feels VERY naughty doesnt it? but so good that kids are interested in producing good food huh? makes me happy too.

maree rose- hello and welcome. yes, i texted quite detailed updates to my man when he was away camping. tragic but sooooo good!