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We need a "proper" reality cooking show

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IsItMeOr Tue 07-May-13 17:34:01

Where you realise that the pan you need is dirty from the other day, DC want to "help" and/or the cbeebies programme they're watching runs out before you've finished.

And you haven't got all the ingredients.

TunipTheVegedude Tue 07-May-13 17:35:27

Good idea. Extreme Cooking. I'd like to see Gordon Ramsey deal with that.

TallGiraffe Tue 07-May-13 17:37:48

Where you can only cook if you can cook while dancing to entertain the baby that doesn't like being put down...

TunipTheVegedude Tue 07-May-13 17:38:44

there could be a one-handed round

PoppyWearer Tue 07-May-13 17:40:10

Ooh, you have to watch the Watson and Oliver sketch about this very thing! Genius! "I didn't have time to go to the shops, so instead of apples in my apple pie, I'm using grapes."

TunipTheVegedude Tue 07-May-13 17:40:21

And one where the kids snaffle the salami you've just sliced, or you have to peel massive numbers of carrots because the dcs are eating them as fast as you can peel them.

LeoTheLateBloomer Tue 07-May-13 17:40:46

And the one where you've slave away for hours and your child ends up eating nothing but dry cornflakes hmm

TigerseyeMum Tue 07-May-13 17:44:01

And the dog leaps up and steals the chicken breast so you are one short and have to chop the remaining ones and improvise 'stir fry chicken pieces' instead.

TunipTheVegedude Tue 07-May-13 17:44:57

And you have to help 2 dcs with different homeworks (one of whom is having a tantrum because they say it's too difficult) at the same time as cooking.

Tee2072 Tue 07-May-13 17:47:27

OMG I was just thinking this as I went to put together my lasagne to find I had no lasagne noodles.

Do that Masterchef. Recipe is almost finished, remove one ingredient, find a sub in 5 minutes...GO!

Dawndonna Tue 07-May-13 18:34:36

What on earth are lasagne noodles?

Dawndonna Tue 07-May-13 18:36:47

I think we need one that shows the bloody basics. I've kids over who have been shocked to bits when I've sent mine into the garden for veg. I have one who comes regularly because she's only ever had her fish pie in a microwave packet, same with her spag bol. She likes my cooking! I have had kids for baking days who've never made a cake from scratch. It's scary!

CloudsAndTrees Tue 07-May-13 18:38:17

YABU. As entertaining as your idea sounds, the last thing we need is yet another cooking programme.

Tee2072 Tue 07-May-13 18:41:41

You know...lasagne noodles


Dawndonna Tue 07-May-13 19:00:49

I'm confused, do you mean sheets? I thought noodles were long and string like. We use lasagne sheets here. Is it me?

Dawndonna Tue 07-May-13 19:01:46

Ooo, just realised it's a link, doh!
Sheets it is, we just have different words for it! smile

jojane Tue 07-May-13 19:07:15

One where you realise you have run out of sugar so thinking how bad can it be you omit it from the apple, crumble topping AND the custArd!

TunipTheVegedude Tue 07-May-13 19:08:36

The lasagne noodle confusion has given me another idea:

at least one of the ingredients is in a packet in a language you don't speak

StuffezLaYoni Tue 07-May-13 19:10:52

God, wouldn't it be great to have a live Masterchef final?! One hour to make two amazing dishes. I'd love to see it all properly taking shape.

YoniOneWayOfLife Tue 07-May-13 19:11:37

When you have to stop every five minutesto help with homework/music practice/bum wiping/refereeing/laundry. Like a Ready Steady Cook meets the Crystal Maze.

EggsMichelle Tue 07-May-13 19:11:42

I like the one handed whilst holding the baby challenge, how about with the added twist of using the wrong hand, lefties use right, righties use left!

IsItMeOr Tue 07-May-13 19:13:29

Cloudsandtrees you're right, of course.

It just struck me while cooking tea, of course.

And instead of a pristine work surface with all the ingredients neatly laid out ready prepared, there's barely an inch to spare in between all the dirty dishes/stuff for recycling waiting to be washed out.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Tue 07-May-13 19:14:25

Don't forget that when they have spent hours slaving over a dish, the judges will push it away, telling the contestant, "You know I HATE ingredient X (where ingredient X is one they raved about and loved only yesterday)!

TunipTheVegedude Tue 07-May-13 19:15:05

And first you have to race around the house and FIND the crucial utensil, which may be in a toybox, may be in the garden, may be in the toddler's bed from when they were cuddling it last night.

IsItMeOr Tue 07-May-13 19:15:12

jojane I remember a school friend telling me that her mum made crumble without fat and sugar once. Yes, that would be FLOUR.

Liking the one-handed while holding baby challenge. I was very adept at that when DS was small. Marks deducted if you drop/cook baby, of course.

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