Part 2: HGTV vs. Food Network

Blog Post created by SkyGirl on Feb 18, 2014

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!)

xxxooo,   Sky