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Semi HOmemade hilarious to me

Gretchen's picture

Ok, I do often surf past this because it comes on at 5:30 while I'm reading the paper or opening mail.
Y'all, I commented on this one other time but it is absolutely hilarious.  She color combos her ENTIRE kitchen color and appliances to what she is wearing.  The other day she had on an unbelievable outfit--all brocady and sequiny in pink and silver for her "family supper". The curtains were pink and silver, the KA was the pink one.  Last night she had on a 2 sizes too small June Cleaver T shirt (honest!) that has a touch of turquoise/teal and grey. The swag curtain was the same color as was the KA.
Now I'm hooked on seeing how far she can carry this.  Actually she even sauteed some mushrooms the other day.  They must not come that way in the dairy or frozen food case.


ALL DONE!!!


Gretchen


Edited 8/2/2005 12:31 pm ET by GRETCHEN

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Aberwacky's picture

(post #43888, reply #1 of 55)

Since you brought this up awhile ago, I've found myself now noticing this.  I used to avoid her show like the plague it is, but now, when flipping channels, I stop and see how she's coordinated things.


Last time I caught it, she was wearing black, and the curtains were a black toile, and the KA was black.  This is hilarious!


Leigh


 


Just because your children were born in the South doesn't make them Southerners.  If a cat has kittens in the oven, does that make them biscuits?

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-Leo Tolstoy
Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #3 of 55)

I'm really new to the whole food television thing (just got cable a month ago for the first time), but is that usual?


My first thought was "how many food banks could be supplied for the rest of the year with the money they're spending on wardrobe and props?" (or is that way out of line?)


Educate me, somebody!


 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Aberwacky's picture

(post #43888, reply #4 of 55)

No, it's not normal, but it fits her show to a t--all about style, nothing about substance.


Most shows have a standard set.  Sometimes, they may change some of the background decoration; if there's a theme ingredient, for instance, there may be more of it on shelves, but I haven't noticed anyone else coordinating the sets with their outfits.  Jeez Louise!


Leigh


 


Just because your children were born in the South doesn't make them Southerners.  If a cat has kittens in the oven, does that make them biscuits?

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #5 of 55)

Ick. Sounds waaaaaayyyyy too cutesy for me. I still say get one standard set--like a news desk, right?--and make a really significant donation to a food bank.

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #6 of 55)

I get the impression that the semi-homemade lady's reaction to comments that people don't have bread would be similar to Marie Antoinette's - "Then let them eat cake."



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Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #7 of 55)

Ew. Dunno, never watched her. As you know, I'm still getting used to this whole television thing. She'll occupy last place on the list, though.

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Gretchen's picture

(post #43888, reply #8 of 55)

Oh, c'mon--you know you like train wrecks.  Jump in!!  But don't stay too long.

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #9 of 55)

You're right. I do and I will. Is "Semi-Homemade" the name of the show or do I need the lady's name to look it up?

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Aberwacky's picture

(post #43888, reply #10 of 55)

Here's the link to her site on the Food Network channel:


http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_sh/0,1976,FOOD_14521,00.html


Leigh


 


Just because your children were born in the South doesn't make them Southerners.  If a cat has kittens in the oven, does that make them biscuits?

"Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." 
-Leo Tolstoy
Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #11 of 55)

Oh, good Lord.


Remind me to get cracking on some fried mozarella nuggets with bottled red sauce for the next "girls' night." Yes, indeed . . . all those tomatoes harvested, all that garlic minced--and I coulda opened a jar instead!


If I can tame my inner snark-demons, this is going to be fun!


 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #12 of 55)

I like the banana pudding bites...yummy!  For heaven's sake, couldn't the woman bear to just make an old fashioned banana pudding?  I have visions of people trying to pick up a vanilla wafer, topped with a banana slice, then a glob of pudding, and eat it without it ending up in their laps, but perhaps everyone is not as big a slob as I.



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Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #13 of 55)

Being descended from Northerners, I think (?) I can get away with saying I'm not crazy about banana pudding anyway but I really can't imagine the horror with BOXED pudding mix. Ick.


And the "Cheesy BBQ'd Corn on the Cob" with some of that lip-smacking "creamy cheese sauce mix."


What we have here is the beginning of a new chapter in the book Truly Regrettable Food. We should probably alert those people.


 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

KarenP's picture

(post #43888, reply #15 of 55)

And the "Cheesy BBQ'd Corn on the Cob" with some of that lip-smacking "creamy cheese sauce mix."


 Is this made with canned corn?

Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #16 of 55)

No, but probably ONLY because she didn't think of it! Bet it'd be a great wintertime substitute!


Gaaaaaaaaaaacccckkkkk.


 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Billll's picture

(post #43888, reply #24 of 55)

You do that so well--I like the idea you had of changing your moniker to jillbert.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #26 of 55)

Well, I DO live in a cubicle and I DO function as a cog in an enormous corporate machine . . .

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #17 of 55)

Is this made with canned corn?


Probably...glued onto leftover toilet paper rolls to look like corn on the cob.




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KarenP's picture

(post #43888, reply #18 of 55)

Probably...glued onto leftover toilet paper rolls to look like corn on the cob.


 

AND....can double as a bird treat if you had a large lunch!
AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #23 of 55)

I'll very quietly say that boxed banana pudding and nilla wafers is wonderful comfort food to me. As long as I call it comfort food, it's allowed, right? And I don't try to serve it to guests? Just like any food eaten while wearing jammies and watching Lifetime TV has no calories, right?

/Amy slinks away to go read Baking with Julia to do penance...

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #25 of 55)

ANYTHING that you consider comfort food is comfort food and we all have some (mine happens to be "potato-cheese casserole," AKA "funeral potatoes" with cream o' crap soup) and we should all militantly defend our right to eat it! But to go on television (about which I'm STILL suspicious and not real happy) and position yourself as a teacher of cooking, well . . . NO.

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #27 of 55)

Speaking of comfort food, went with Willie Ray to the doctor's office for a routine check-up (he's doing great...yay!) and picked up some "women's" magazine...was thumbing through it when I saw a picture of Sandra Lee holding a green bean casserole, along with her "recipe" which of course included cream'o'crap soup, canned green beans, and canned fried onions.  She looked so proud, bless her heart.



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AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #28 of 55)

WHY did you have to mention funeral potatoes??? God, those are sooo horribly delicious. Now I want to make some...

But I agree, unless your show is called "Really Bad For You Comfort Food That You Shouldn't Serve at a Dinner Party", you are right - you shouldn't prepare it on TV as a "chef" who has "been cooking and entertaining for years the way my granma taught me".

/please don't ask why I have that memorized.

Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. ~ George Burns

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

Jillsifer's picture

(post #43888, reply #31 of 55)

Ummmm . . . uhhhhh . . . well, I . . . errrr . . . well, you can't really make them in the heat of summer anyway, can you? (There--did that help?)

 


 

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #43 of 55)

Craving foods will get the oven turned on. But they are totally NOT on my diet, and I've been losing weight, so I'll wait until the next potluck, which being pagan, will be soon. Man, we've got alot of holidays...

Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair. ~ George Burns

 

Save the Earth! It's the only planet with wine and chocolate.

Jean's picture

(post #43888, reply #29 of 55)

OK what are funeral potatoes?

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MadMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #30 of 55)

Obviously, you're not from the south. 



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Marcia's picture

(post #43888, reply #35 of 55)

I never, ever heard of funeral potatoes. Such a blessing. Must have made it out just in time. LOL

MadMom's picture

(post #43888, reply #39 of 55)

Just for the edification of the few who might not know, it is quite a custom in the south to bring a dish to the home of the next of kin when someone has died.  I have to admit that macaroni and cheese seems to appear more often than "funeral potatoes" but the dish is usually a casserole, something which can be heated and served to people who visit to express condolences.  I think it's a lovely tradition, because most bereaved families don't want to cook, yet feel they should play "hostess" even at a time like this, so it solves that problem.



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KarenP's picture

(post #43888, reply #40 of 55)

Just for the edification of the few who might not know, it is quite a custom in the south to bring a dish to the home of the next of kin when someone has died. 


 The same where I'm from. 
Banana Bread for new neighbors is another that I don't hear often.

Gretchen's picture

(post #43888, reply #42 of 55)

All what MadMom said.  It is at times like these when helping keep friends' kitchens straight that you discover things like jello salads can be frozen.


My friend (whose aunt was the Mrs. Pressly of veggie sandwich fame) has what she calls her "dead and dying casserole"--some sort of chicken casserole she always fixes at these times.


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