The ClubHouse: Big Brother : USA 2001:
| Tuesday, July 24, 2001 - 06:01 pm |
Big Brother Observer
Current membership 1900
July 24, 2001
"Man on the street" - Interview done by Highlander
"Man on the Street"
Man on the street: Thank you so much Sheryl for being gracious enough to give us your time. Now that you have been out of the house for a few weeks and have had time to reflect on your experience many of us would love to get some insight into the whole experience.
Interviewer: Had you been a Big Brother fan and what prompted you to apply for the show?
Sherrie: My children prompted me to apply for the show
Interviewer: What did you do on your audition tape? Do you have any advice for future Big Brother applicants?
Sherrie: I was filmed walking in the door from my second job. I went to my son's room and said I just needed to get away. Things were too stressful. Then I was filmed in the bubble bath drinking a martini. I said this is what I enjoy doing. I went on to say that divorced America will love me because we are a 2 income family, both incomes my own. Then I said Big brother I just need to be rescued and went under the bubbles. Be yourself on your interview tape
Interviewer: What were some of the restrictions in terms of what you could bring with you into the house. We you limited on the amount of clothing you could bring and was there a certain criteria to follow? I.e. revealing clothing, etc.
Sherrie: No pencils, pens. No cameras or electrical or battery operated devices. No music. I huge suitcase of clothing and misc items. I had a smaller carry on bag of luxury items.
Interviewer: How far in advance did you meet the other houseguests and how many days prior to Big Brother technically starting did you move into the house? Were you given instructions about behavior and what clothes to wear?
Sherrie: I didn’t meet the other houseguests until we saw each other on the steps of the house. Our move in was 7/1. No instructions were given
Interviewer. I would have a very difficult time adjusting to not just the cameras in the BB house but all of the other people. It seems like you don't really get time alone or time out. Was there anything you found difficult about being closed in?
Sherrie: The only difficulty that I found about being closed in was that I am a big runner. It was frustrating for me making lap after lap on my running course
Interviewer: Have you followed the messages and live feeds on the BB2 site? What impression do you have of how the houseguests are viewed?
Sherrie: I love following the messages and watching the feeds on BB2. H.G. are viewed exactly the way the four walls are affecting them mentally.
Interviewer: When you were inside the house, how aware were you of the cameras and did you hear the production/camera people, other than the “Sheryl please turn up your microphone”. Did you have any interaction with the production crew?
Sherrie: The cameras went away in the house. They were like robotic pets to me. The only interaction with the production crew was in coordinating the challenges and the diary room.
Interviewer: Speaking of the cameras were you surprised at how much was actually picked up by the Internet feeds, for example the whispered conversations?
Sherrie: No I am glad that all is picked up. Viewers can understand the reality of this program
Interviewer: Regarding your own participation in the show, what would you say was your proudest moment and is there anything you regret having done or said inside the house?
Sherrie: My proudest moment was knowing that all the houseguests really loved me and that allowed me to have a gracious surrender. There is nothing I regret
Interviewer Now to the houseguests. Has CBS given you any limitations on what you can say or not say pending your final vote? If you can answer these questions many of our viewers would like to know about your views. Watching the “Reals and the Chills”, by the way I prefer your phrase “Brat Pack” much better, have you formed an opinion on who is being real and who is not? Of all the people in the house who did you enjoy getting to know and why?
Sherrie: There were no limits given on the final vote. The “Reals” are real. Each person in the house has a wealth of wisdom and each had an effect on my heart
Interviewer: Whose behavior surprised you the most? Why?
Sherrie: Shannon. Will is a very bad influence on her. She is a very warm and caring individual
Interviewer: Yes, the knife. On the TV show, they showed you walking into the Kitchen as Justin was paged to the DR . Do you remember that moment? What, if anything can you add. Also, do you have any comment on the Shannon- Hardy toothbrush incident from last night? Were you surprised at her actions?
Sherrie: I never knew about the knife until Friday morning. On the CBS Early Show, I saw the footage for the first time. Shannon needs to cool her jets. She is digging a grave, and knowing her as I do, she is in a mental panic taking it out on hardy.
Interviewer: From what you know of the house guests, do you think being confined, and the game itself, is what is bringing out the worst in people or did you have a feeling from the beginning various house guests were negative people and it was just a matter of time before their "true colors" came to light?
Sherrie: The four walls and confinement are getting to this group because they don’t know how to go internal to get away. Their minds are mushrooming
Interviewer: As you may have seen, one of our threads concerns describing each houseguest with one word. Would you give us your thoughts?
Hardy – Determined
Monica – Wise
Nicole – loyal
Bunky – sensitive
Kent – old south
Will – obnoxious
Shannon – intimidating
Krista – leader
Mike – follower
Autumn - victim
Interviewer: If you were given the opportunity to be locked in the storage closet with one HG who would it be and why?
Sherrie: Arnold Shapiro – unbelievable insight, but since I have to choose a HG it would be Monica because of her strength, loyalty and depth of thinking
Interviewer: If you are able to watch the live feeds you will notice that the Internet camera cuts to the Front door whenever the banners are flying over the house and it appears that conversations about the banners are discouraged. Were you given any instructions not to discuss banners?
Sherrie: We were never given any instructions
Interviewer: The DR, is there anything about the DR experience that we the viewers are not aware of and might find interesting?
Interviewer: It looks like you have different colored access cards for the storage room, is there a particular reason for that?
Sherrie: The storage access cards are color coded for “All use”, “men use” and “women use”. One card is out depending on who wins the competitions
Interviewer: Now to the moment of nomination and elimination. You seem to have handled yourself better than any of the HGs who have been nominated so far. Once you were voted out, were you given instructions previously by the production people to wait to open the door and go down the stairs?
Sherrie: No. They forgot to unlock the deadbolt so I had to break out
Interviewer: How long do you think you would have lasted as a HG if Chill Town's plan didn't backfire?
Sherrie: I would still be there
Interviewer: after the interview with Julie, were you debriefed by the production staff/psychologist and what is the protocol after the interview?
Sherrie: You are debriefed and tour the area behind the glass
Interviewer: Are you given an opportunity to stay behind and watch the cameras to see the interaction in the house?
Sherrie: Yes, and how interesting
Interviewer: Knowing what you know now about the actions in the house are you relieved that you are out of there? How would you have handled the Real vs. Chill alignment?
Sherrie: I really wish I was still inside the house. I was never part of either alignment. I was in a position like Krista is in
Interviewer: What positive things or have you gotten from being on BB?
Are there any negatives to being on BB, and if so, what are they?
Sherrie: The most important thing I learned was to open your mouth and let it all out, otherwise it will be too late. No negatives
Interviewer: Since you will be voting in the final round, have you been given any instructions by CBS relating to watching the feeds? Do you have to sequester yourself? Are you only supposed to vote based on your experiences in the house or can you vote based on what has transpired since you left.
Sherrie: I am hooked on the feeds, I am the fly on the wall if you will: I know these people intimately and will vote accordingly. This experience has opened some eyes up
Interviewer: I am sure you are very proud of your number one fan at TVCH --“Sherbol” who handled himself admirably. How did you feel about your children watching the goings on in the house and how did it influence your behavior in the house? What if anything surprised you about his impressions about the House and the Houseguests versus your impressions?
Sherrie: My children are very supportive of me and told me to play the game. The game is reality and whether I am in front of the cameras or not I think before I do. My kids are very wise and insightful
Interviewer: How did they feel about watching you 24/7 on the Internet and on the live feeds?
Sherrie: They kept me with them at all times and made sure mom was safe. Later, I found out that Harrison called CBS about the knife incident, which he saw on the live feed.
Interviewer: If either of your children came home and said Mom, I want to apply for BB3 would you lock them up, give them disposable toothbrushes???
Sherrie: I would say let me help you with the video. I want my son on the Real World
And finally, is there anything you would like to add???
Sherrie: Thank you all so much for your support and when you find your mind getting carried away with things get outside of your “4 walls” and breathe.
On behalf of all the TVCH family we would like to thank you very much for taking the time to talk with us today and congratulations on a game played with grace and integrity. Also thanks to your son for being a wonderful contributor on the boards.
And I would like to add my thanks to Highlander's thanks! A special thank you to all of the regular contributors to the BB Observer: Tess, Dilligaf, Karuuna, Flint, StarGazer, Penpoint and Highlander. A big thank you to Sheryl for doing this interview for us and a special thanks to her son, Sherball for all his help! He did a lot of leg work to help get this interview to us and we sure do appreciate it. Cudos to Tess for getting Highlander and Sherball hooked up, thanks to Highlander for all her hard work and an honorable mention goes to Grooch for coming up with the idea. I would also like to thank the people who gave us questions for Sheryl and say thanks to all of the members of the TV Clubhouse who make this board a special place that people feel comfortable reading and posting at
As always, if you have a suggestion for the BB Observer, please let me know.
| Sunday, July 29, 2001 - 08:10 pm |
Big Brother Observer
Current membership 2185
July 29, 2001
Point of View - by Penpoint
Tess's Tallies - Reviews the Nominations
DQs Fashion IQ - Dilligaf, our own Fashion Police
Challenges - By Karunna
Rune/Astrology/Tarot Reports - StarGazer
Flint's Foodstuffs - Flint
Kar's Challenge Korner
LUXURY CHALLENGE 7/21 (air date: 7/24)
"Cross Dressing" [hmmm....haven't they done this already?]
Currently the HG's are handwashing their clothes. So this week's luxury challenge reward is professionally done laundry.
Part One: Every one is asked to put on 3 pieces of team-colored clothing -- a shirt, shorts and hat over their swimsuits; 4 HG's will wear red, 4 will wear blue. AFter they don the oh-so-attractive outwits, Hardy says "go" and they have 5 minutes to each fill their own laundry bag with anything they want professionally laundered, and get the bags to the basketball court. Shannon puts in her 30 bathing suits (of course, they didn't take up much room). Others strip their beds, put in towels, etc.
Part Two: The group is split into two teams, with Hardy presiding.
Team 1: Red: Monica, Krista; Blue: Mike & Will
Team 2: Red: Shannon Bunky; Blue: Nicole, Kent
For the competition the two red team members stand on one end of their clothes line, the two blue team members stand on the other side. With one member of the blue team removing clothing first, they take off one item of clothing, use a clothes pin to send it to their red teammates on the other end of the clothes line. The receiving person takes off the identical piece of clothing and sends it to blue. The idea is that they must completely switch the blue items with the red. First team to complete the color switch wins the challenge. The losers take their dirty laundry back.
A few HG's say "let's get it on" (ha, ha), and Bunky says "Let's get dressed" and the contest begins. Occasionally pieces of clothing fall off the clothes line in transit, and the HG who sent it out must run out, pick it up, and start it over. There's a fair amount of standing around, since for the most part, only 1 HG for each team is trying to put on and take off clothing at a time. Shannon brightly notes that the safest way to send things over is to drape them over the top of the line, and then put the pin on; vs just trying to pin a corner of the clothing on and letting it hang. The teams are tied right up to the last item, then Monica's red shorts fall off the line and she has to run out and get them. Team 2 wins. And of course, Hardy gets his clothes laundered as HoH. Will complains that his team had a broken clothespin. Guess he wasn't paying attention to the rules when they mentioned that extra clothespins were on the window sill. Mike & Monica go out to wash their clothes, Monica not complaining a bit, and Mike whining away. Shannon is happy that her clothes will be clean for her upcoming Thursday departure.
HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD CHALLENGE #4 (7/26)
Individual podiums are set up outside, one for each HG. The HG's wear blindfolds and must start out each question standing on the middle step. Julie Chen asks numerical questions, if the HG thinks the real answer is higher, they step up, if they think the answer is lower, they step down. A single wrong answer gets you eliminated. When only 2 remain, the winner will be decided by a sudden death question.
Competing: Monica, Nicole, Krista, Bunky, Mike, Will & Kent
Q1: Is the number of cots in the House higher or lower than 3? Correct answer: 4. All 7 still in.
Q2: Last week America voted to give you a new toaster. Is the correct number of slots in the toaster higher or lower than 3? Correct answer: 4 (higher).
Eliminated: Monica, Krista, Bunky, Will.
Remaining: Nicole, Mike & Kent
Q3: Was the total number of tennis balls caught in the last grocery challenge higher or lower than 35? Correct answer: 33. All 3 correct and still in game.
Q4: Is the number of burners on the stove higher or lower than 3? Answer: 4. All 3 correct again.
Q5: The women outrode the men on the mechanical bull. In the first round, was the minimum time the men had to ride higher or lower than 15 seconds. Answer: 30 seconds (higher).
Remaining: Mike & Kent
Sudden Death Question: M&K remove their blindfolds and are given small green chalkboards and chalk. They must guess the total amount of dollars spent of groceries they won in the last food challenge. Closest without going over will win. Mike guesses $187, Kent guesses $700. [ed: when Mike opens a grocery, I'm going to shop there!] Kent wins!
FOOD CHALLENGE #4 (7/27, air date: 7/28)
Friday morning, the HG's find an Egyptian sarcophagus on the BB court. Kent finds it and calls the others out to see it. Upon opening, they find a little pyramid-shaped sign that says "Are you ready to solve the mysteries of the Big Brother pyramid?" Bunky guesses correctly and tells Will and Hardy who are clueless: "you know what it is, don't you? The food pyramid. The grocery challenge."
All on the basketball court. There is a huge food pyramid, divided into 7 categories, complete with inedible plastic examples: sweets, fruits, meat, dairy, seafood, starches and veggies. All the HG's show the required campy enthusiasm. Each HG picks a category, and must answer 2 of 3 questions about that category correctly. If the category is "won", the household gets the items in that category for the week. The HG's gather to pick their categories. Krista says the only thing she knows is fruit, and is also curious which one is the "beer" category (BB tells them it's in the "sweets" category).
(Note: this synopsis follows the tv show, which did not follow the real time order).
Nicole takes veggies:
Which one of the states is known as the garden state: Answer: New Jersey. Correct.
Spell either succotash or rhubarb. Nicole spells rhubarb. Correct.
Nicole wins veggies for the week.
All HG's do the "go gang" dance.
Hardy takes meat: (no pun intended)
Q: Traditionally, what meat is served with cabbage on St. Patrick's Day? Answer: corned beef. Correct.
Q: What was the name of MeatLoaf's top-selling album?
A: Bat out of Hell. Correct.
Hardy wins the meat. (really, no pun intended)
Monica takes Dairy.
Q: The fans of what NFL team are known as the Cheeseheads. Monica guesses "i don't know." Answer is the Green Bay Packers from Wisconsin.
Q: The fat particles in our milk are broken up into smaller particles by a process commonly known as?
Monica guesses "is it pasteurized?". The answer is homogenization.
Mike takes starches.
Q: Name the doctor whose best selling diet books recommend eating almost no carbohydrates. Answer: Dr. Atkins. Correct.
Q: What's the capital city of the potato state: Answer: Boise. Correct.
Mike wins starches. [Mike jokes that he may not know what they cost, but they are eating them.]
Will takes seafood.
Q: salted roe of sturgeon is more commonly known as? Answer: Caviar. Correct.
Q: What US state has more shark attacks than any other. Answer: Florida. Correct.
Will wins seafood and gleefully rides off on a plastic lobster.
Krista takes fruits, the only category she said she knew.
Q: If you were eating an Anjou, a bartlett or a bosc, what fruit are you eating?
Krista answers: "a mushroom? I don't friggin' know." Incorrect, the answer is pear. Krista complains "I don't eat pears."
Q: Kiwi is a type of fruit [ed: probably appropriate that the question started out this way for Krista, she might not know that kiwi is a fruit, unlike mushrooms]. It is also a nickname for a person from what country?
Krista guesses "Australia". At first the HG's cheer, thinking she's right. But, she's wrong. Correct answer is New Zealand.
Close, Krista, but no fruit.
Bunky takes sweets. Kent reminds him that Kent is HoH and sweets is his favorite category, but "don't let that put any undue pressure on you."
Q: According to the girl scouts of America (Bunky interjects "who?" and they laugh) what is their best selling cookie? Bunky answers tentatively "the thin mints chocolate thing mints?" Correct.
Q: What type of nut is used to make a marzipan?
Bunky guesses macadamia. Incorrect. Correct answer is almonds.
Q: What flavors are found in a serving of neopolitan ice cream? Bunky asks how many flavors, but Kent can't tell him.
Bunky goes with chocolate, vanilla and strawberry. Correct.
Bunky wins sweets, and there is great HG celebrating.
Won: Nicole (veggies), Hardy (meat), Mike (starches), Will (seafood), Bunky (sweets)
Lost: Monica (dairy), Krista (fruit)
Kent is "General of TOP" this week!! Well, I'm glad Kent thinks so. My first question for the General is why couldn't he make up his mind on nominations without asking everyone under the sun, including WILL, who should be nominated!! He even made a deal with the devil himself....and the devil was lying through his teeth!! Now there was a surprise.
Decisions, decisions, decisions...should it be Will and Mike? Monica says, yes. Should it be Bunky and Mike? Bunky cries, NO!! How about Mike and Hardy. Tess begs, NO!!!
Ahhhh, but then the General remembers know just how Miss Krista gets on his last nerve. He's also finally realized that Krista has been just a tiny bit less than truthful during her stay at the BB house playing both sides against the middle. Bunky was worried; Hardy says, "don't talk to me" (but he did think the Mike losing to Bunky would be a hilarious insult to Mr. Cool (aka BatMike). Will, in his infinite wisdom, realized he was the most hated person in the house. Will was so sure everyone hates him that there was no incentive for him to even unpack. Mike wanted the popularity contest over so he would have a chance of staying. Sadly for poor Mikey, the popularity contest is still on and I have news for him. He lost!
Yes, The General of TOP nominated Krista and Mike and he actually told them why! No sugar-coating the truth for Mr. Kent. BB2's most recent little pair of love birds (at least in the small mind of the King of Suave) is about to be broken up. I would love to say that these 2 latest nominees have handled their nominations with grace and dignity but that would be a bald-faced lie. We all know that Will just about has a monopoly lying. Mike is way beyond shocked at his nomintation. Kent owes him loyalty, dang it!! Didn't Mike single-handedly keep Kent in the game? Well, no. Krista is having a melt-down. I'm fairly certain at this point that having a melt-down and/or declaring an all-out war against the HOH is the standard operating procedure.
Kent feels it is unfortunate that Mike was pulled into Chill Town and that he probably regrets it now. I don't think BatMike regrets a thing as evidence by his little "what do you think your little girl will say when you get home about nominating the guy who saved you" speech. Kent had one of his great come-backs when he said, "Mike, I don't care about when I leave, I care about how I leave." Amen to that, Kent!! It was no surprise that Mike got to do all the talking and Krista was left out of the limelight. Fortunately, Mike's big speech was not in the form of a rap. He really must have been upset.
Will Krista make good on her threat to leave BB in the night? What will Mike do with the hair in the baggie that was shaved from 'you know where'? (I wonder if Kent's dinner will have a little extra texture to it tonight...hmmmm...ewww!!) Will the answer to that question signal the beginning of the war Mike has promised? And will Mike ever be able to show his face (or shaved 'you know what') in Belly's bar again? Just what does Will have up his sleeve that will help him finally win HOH so he can prove he is the "biggest liar in America" by nominating Kent? Okay--never mind that one. I do believe he has already proven that he does indeed deserve the title, 'Will--Liar Extraordinaire'!
I will be glued to my computer screen for the next few days, searching for the answers to these and many more questions. We shall see on Thursday who is left standing in the war of the Chills vs. the TOPS.
Greetings fellow watchers!
What do the stars have in store for Mike and Krista if they hook up? Are
Cancer (Mike) and Leo (Krista)
When Cancer and Leo make a love match, they understand and know how to
satisfy basic emotional needs within one another. Both these Signs require
dedication and tender, loving care, but while Cancer seeks stability and
emotional harmony, Leo craves heartfelt compliments and sincere admiration.
Both are strongly loyal, even to the point of possessiveness, Cancer for
safety's sake, Leo for the sake of their self-confidence. They are also both
committed to a enduring, rewarding connection. Since their desires are
similar, a Cancer and a Leo may fill very important voids in each other's
Both Leo and Cancer prefer comfort and security, and they prefer both on a
grand scale. Cancer and Leo enjoy a lovely home and a close-knit family. Leo
provides the flair and the passion, and Cancer brings to the home a
sensitive but intense instinct to nurture. Leo is the bigger and bolder and
more vivid of this couple, the picture of majesty and status. Because both
Signs are so strong-minded, these two must always work attentively to
understand and accept one another.
The intense and emotional Moon (Emotion) rules Cancer, while the bright,
bold Sun (the Self) rules Leo. The Sun is about ego and self, radiating
warmth and light, and vibrant Leo indeed radiates this kind of energy and
enthusiasm. The Moon concerns itself with nurturing, with creating and
maintaining emotional connections. This combination of masculine and
feminine energy is why the Sun and the Moon adore and sustain one another
other as they do. The Sun represents life, and The Moon cultivation and
growth; as long as they are mindful of their inherent differences, their
combination can be a positive one.
Taking into account what we have seen of them on the show, there are some
obstacles which could derail any relationship between Mike and Krista. Mike
is too self-absorbed at times. Would he give Krista the attention she needs?
Would Krista over react to something he said or did and become one of the
"uncool" people, a mere extra in his life, rather than a Star? It could make
for interesting television, but a disatrous life.
In light of the "haunted" night in the Big Brother household I have
consulted the Tarot cards regarding one of the more dramatic events. I used
a three card spread. It is a simple reading, but it remains powerful as the
three positions allow for a very strong intercorrelation between the cards.
What message was Krista's mother trying to tell her from beyond the veil?
The three cards drawn were Death (reversed), Eight of Wands (reversed) and
The first card drawn represents the past, and past influences on Krista's
present. It is Death (reversed), which in this case is the pain of giving
something up. Krista's life has been influenced by the loss of her mother
The second card drawn represents the present. It is the Eight of Wands
(reversed), which in this case represents contradictory activities on her
part. Is she Chilltown or TOP, or in between?
The third card drawn represents the possible future, and future influences.
It is The Moon, which represents fantasies or strong dreams. But will it be
a good dream or a nightmare? Only by understanding the past and present
influence will Krista be able to move safely into the future.
Seen as a group the cards are saying that Krista's mother is trying to tell
her to be careful of what she is doing and where she is heading. Her past
influences affect how she acts, and she needs to focus on finding the right
path, and not being all over the map. If she wants to attain the dream
(winning $500,000?) she has to make some choices, such as choosing a side.
Either Chilltown or TOP, or even just being a member of UT. Unfortunately,
Krista seems to be alligning herself more with the last remnants of CT,
which could be her undoing.
Once again we will look at the three daily meals, breakfast, lunch and
For breakfast we have Peanut butter Pancakes
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon Crisco® Oil
In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In a small bowl, beat egg with peanut butter untill blended. Stir in the
milk and oil. Add the mixture all at once to the dry ingredients, beating
Bake on a hot, lightly greased griddle till bubbles break in the surface.
Turn and let it brown the other side. It makes 6 to 8 four-inch pancakes or
32 dollar-size pancakes.
For lunch we will have some Curried Peanut Soup
3/4 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 chopped celery
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
In a 2-quart saucepan, cook carrot, onion and celery in butter or margarine
till tender, which should take about 10 minutes. Then, blend in the flour,
curry powder and salt. Add the chicken broth and Worcestershire sauce and
cook and stir untill thickened and bubbly. Reduce the heat; add the peanut
butter, and stir untill melted.
Serve hot with condiments. It makes 4 or 5 servings.
Have bowls of chopped dried pineapple, shredded coconut, chopped green
onions, chopped peanuts, raisins and curry powder ready to sprinkle on
individual bowls of soup.
For supper we will have Grilled Chicken Breasts with Zesty Peanut Sauce
8 large boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1/4 cup Crisco® Oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger root
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper - or to taste
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
Wash, trim and pound the chicken to flatten it to a consistent thickness.
Place it in a shallow dish (or plastic bag) and pour the marinade over.
Allow it to Marinate 1 hour at room temperature or as long as overnight in
When ready to cook, remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a hot
grill. Grill until browned on both sides - about 4 to 6 minute on each
side - turning only once. Serve hot topped with the peanut sauce.
Making the marinade:
Add all the ingredients together and whisk until blended..
Making the peanut sauce:
Combine the peanut butter, coconut milk, lemon juice, soy sauce, brown
sugar, ginger, garlic and cayenne in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium
heat, stirring constantly for about 15 minutes or until thickened. Then
whisk in the stock and cream. Cook it for 1 minute more, whisking. When
ready, spoon over hot chicken and sprinkle with the cilantro.
To cap off an otherwise spicy day, we have some Peanut Butter Kisses
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup Crisco® Shortening
1 cup Smooth Peanut Butter
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
11-ounce package milk chocolate candies
Preheat the oven to 375º F.
Cream together granulated sugar, brown sugar, Crisco® Shortening and peanut
butter. Add the eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Then stir together flour,
baking soda and salt; add to peanut butter mixture. Beat well.
Shape the micture into 1-inch balls; roll in additional granulated sugar.
Then place your balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. (Guys make sure to
double check and have the peanut butter balls on the sheet and not YOUR
balls.) Bake in 375º F oven for 8 minutes.
When done, remove from the oven. Press a milk chocolate candy into the
center of each warm cookie. Then return to oven; bake 3 minutes longer. You
will end up with 6 to 7 dozen kisses.
Is there a recipe you would like to see? Drop me a line and let me know.
That's all for now. Thanks to everyone who helped out. If you would like to be a contributor to the Big Brother Observer, let us know. TVCH