Anyone get that musical reference? Please? Please someone say yes… okay never mind #fail
Anyway, SO WE’RE ALMOST BACK! I think I can… I think I can… I think I can… Wait just a mere 4 more days! Your supreme patience and much appreciated devotion to Masterchef has just about paid off– After the long last two weeks, for which Masterchef has been on hiatus– we are in the home stretch– The first NEW episode comes back this Tuesday, August 14th! Hip hip hooray!
I’ll be honest, the first week off wasn’t too bad, frankly, I have seriously enjoyed watching all the amazing athletes in London competing in the Olympics. However, this week has been a bit tougher… I’m starting to get antsy… Which is saying a lot, as I obviously lived it all, and know what happens. Even so– I want to see a new episode already dang it! So if that’s any testament, I feel for you all. I am so super-duper-mega-humongously appreciative of everyone’s continued support and patience! But hey, look at it this way, maybe you’ll enjoy the episode more, since its been so long…? Kind of like when you cut yourself off from ice-cream for a week– then bask in the luxury of an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s Pistachio Pistachio on a Sunday night… No? That’s just me? Oh okay perfect… moving on.
I got ya some previews!! Goody goody!
So the upcoming episode is bound to be an entertaining one… And I say this, honestly– I have no idea how the episode is going to play out. I see the episodes for the first time, when you do–so much of what shows up is news to me! I of course ultimately know what happens, but the way situations are presented is always a mystery until I see it on TV. And its always exciting! In many ways I re-live the intensity from the challenge, all over again, usually jumping up and down on my couch–or burying my face in a pillow…as my co-star contestants can attest too… Tuesdays episode features us in a real live MICHELIN STAR RATED Los Angeles Restaurant, Hatfields. Um, yeah– talk about pressure. Plus, for all of us, this is the first time any of us have step FOOT in a professional kitchen, let alone a premier fine dining restaurant, such as this one. Hatfield’s is truly an LA institution, and a place, frankly, I can’t even afford to dine at… So… yeah, I was nerrrrrrrrvous. But good nervous, in a way that I knew this would be a defining moment in my life. If I totally botch it, crumble in the heat of the kitchen, I know that ultimately cooking as a career simply isn’t for me (a VERY scary, but ultimately highly possible reality). Conversely, if I manage to hack it (again, a long shot, but I am clueless as to what I’ve gotten myself into), I will [hopefully] have an ah-ha moment, and my most unreal dreams will actually have merit…’Maybe I can actually do this??’ In any case, it’s complete chaos in my brain. Chaos people.
On the up side, aside from me peeing my chef pants… I AM team leader finally– But, I’m up against my biggest competitor in my mind, Frank. He has a strong track record, and he always keeps it together under pressure, which only worries me more. This guy, always stoic, calm, collected– is scaring the crap out of me… Picking teams worries me. Who do I choose? And why? Strategy comes in to play BIG time. For the first time in the competition, I’m actually thinking about game play, in addition to just cooking, all of the sudden my sole focus isn’t just on cooking the best food I can– its now also about playing the best game… Who would Frank pick…? Who does he think I’m going to pick…? Man, so much to think about! Stresses me out…I mean, in a perfect world, what would you do? Who would you pick, and why??
This Tuesday, be sure to tune in friends, we’re breaking the Masterchef fast! Starting things back up with an all new 2 hour episode, on FOX at 8pm CT 9pm PT !!! tweet me at @MC3Becky and check me out at MC3Becky on Facebook
Also, new fun things on the horizon here at The Delicious View… more writing coming your way soon– plus recipes! Caramel meringues with apricot curd and butter pecan ice-cream… anyone?