"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Monday, April 27, 2009

Money Sucking Meals with Sandra Lee

Hairballs on the Carpet of Life
Money Sucking Meals premieres 05/10/2009
Hat tip to Food Network Addict for the video.

Sandra, that white top that buttons down the front isn't doing you any favors. Those horizontal lines on either side of the buttons? That means the shirt is too small for your chest.

Secondly, that shot of you at :30 has you cooking in what appears to be a wool suit jacket! *snorts* I get that it is TV and you are supposed to look nice, but cooking in a wool jacket!?! Prancing around the kitchen in dry clean only garments is just asking for trouble!

Please don't brag about your lame pizza. My Shrike friends could make a much better tasting pizza than you for the same amount of money. You are still using either whack-a-dough or the crust mix for your pizza, right? If you make your own crust, then you can put the extra money that would have gone for whack-a-dough towards your toppings and end up with a better pizza.

If money is really tight, then the number of meals centered around a large hunk of meat needs to be scaled back or even eliminated. You put a generous amount of steak on that sandwich. Unless you got that steak for a song, those sandwiches are going to be an expensive way to feed a family.

Are you going to teach your audience how to shop the sales, and the most cost effective way to stock their pantries and freezers? When to scrimp and when to splurge to get the most bang for your buck? Really?

In other words, I think your new show will provide lots of snarking material for Shrikes like me, but I highly doubt that your show will really help those who desperately need to cut their food budget and that makes me angry. Those people are scared and need help and someone like you is going to lead them astray. One day you are going to have to answer for that.