KUTV 2 Fresh Living show. It was a dream come true, and I couldn't be happier with how rewarding and fun it was to cook on television! Casey was a doll, and I was completely starstruck seeing Ron Bird, Mary Nickles, Casey Scott, and Debbie Worthen in person. Everything went smoothly - but note to self: never attempt to carry a giant cooler, kitchen aid mixer, and 2 bags full of ingredients/utensils without some kind of wagon. My arms kill as I type this.
I loved watching the replay with my husband - he said I was a natural (he has to say that, though, he's married to me... hah).
To tell the truth, though, I can't say that I've never done the whole talk-cook-and-interview-at-the-same-time before...
You see, when the Manchild was a couple months old, we took off to DC for an internship my husband had for the summer. He was gone not only for the usual 8-hour workday, but sometimes up to 12. Most of the days we were on the East coast, I'd just strap the kid into a stroller explore downtown DC like there was no tomorrow. But some days, especially when the temperature jumped up into the 110's (with humidity), I just wanted to bunker down and stay inside.
Even though the beautiful flat screen in the apartment had offensive amounts of movie channels, I got bored really fast. Sometimes my boredom reached into levels of insanity. Especially when dinner time rolled around.
As usual, I set up the Manchild in his bouncer in the kitchen while I prepared dinner. This time, however, I pretended I was hosting a cooking show like Rachael Ray or Anne Burrell. I pre-measured the ingredients into little bowls, made sure to smile at my audience (the furniture, naturally) and my co-chef (the Manchild) while going through the recipe. I told stories about why I was preparing the recipe, and talked about the ingredients as I added each one. I even tasted the final product with a "mmmMMMMmmm", at the end.
I know what you're thinking: blondie is a psycho.
Heck, I thought the same thing until yesterday. But other than the couple days practicing before the KUTV appearance, when would I have had any ''experience'' in talking while cooking? Okay, maybe watching too many episodes of The Next Food Network Star didn't hurt, either. If anything, my mini-cooking show kitchen moments helped me. I'll take it - psycho tendencies and all.
I was so grateful to share one of my favorite easy Fall recipes on Fresh Living yesterday, and can't wait to be back on the show in a few weeks. Thank you so much to those who have been so supportive and adorable by sharing the video on FB, etc. Love you guys!
If you missed watching it live, here it is online.
If you're looking for the recipe I prepared, the Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate is right here.