Ok. To break my addiction to HGTV and free my brain from open concept, hardwood floors, granite countertops, en suite bathrooms, load-bearing walls, etc...I switched to Food Network.
Yesterday, I watched Alton Brown's show "Good Eats" I have always like that show. Yesterday, he taught how to make an amazing four-layer Coconut Cake, using homemade coconut extract and fresh coconut. So what did I do? I ran straight to the grocery store and bought everything I needed to make that cake, including the bottle of vodka needed to make the coconut extract. (I could have ordered a cake from "Cake Boss" and it would have been less expensive than all the stuff I bought!) My cake doesn't look like Alton Brown's, but it sure tastes good. And since my sister and niece don't like coconut, I guess I'll have to eat the whole cake.
This morning, I watched Guy Fieri make Barbeque Pulled Pork Sandwiches. Guess where I am right now? Having coffee and a blueberry scone in the little cafe next to the meat market downtown. In my grocery bag sitting next to me is a 5 lb. pork butt (I wish I had only a 5 lb. butt) and a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce. Yup.
This is not going well. I think I'll switch back to HGTV. At least when I watch House Hunters International, I can't run out and buy a house!
(I walked past a man in the meat market who absolutely REEKED of smoke. He stopped and took of his coat and smell got even stronger! I can't believe I thought I never smelled of smoke. What an idiot I was!)