Does ANYONE Like Sandra Lee 4: It's Always Cocktail Time!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Snark away Semi-Ho's. Feel free to lurve/snark on other Food Network/Cooking Channel/Bravo/A&E cooking show hosts as well....
  2. jamesy

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    I'm sad the title doesn't mention Aunt Sandy & Aunt Prancey's love of cooking with baby food.
  3. Rex

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    :rofl: Could Prancer actually be wrong about something? :shuffle:
    *Rex looks for flights out of the country ASAP*.
  4. Rex

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    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    My answer to the thread question is still NO but I sure do love to hate on her. I don't know whether to laugh or cry that she gets a 4 part thread (and counting).
  6. Rex

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    She deserves it. We love her so here...
  7. Scintillation

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    Well I went down to Memphis last year with some friends and I was so pissed we never got to go to Neely's BBQ place there. I think they were deliberately trying to keep me from going into some kind of FN overload. I am going to NYC next week so maybe we'll get a chance to stop by there for lunch, since we have a different restaurant reservation for every single night we're there.
    My only request: Gina Neely cannot be within 1/2 a mile of the eatery itself, otherwise I will hear her effing annoying voice.
  8. Scintillation

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    And I don't know if anyone has posted these videos testing out Sandy's russipees, but I do love the King cake one ("It tastes like breadstick dough and frosting...")

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtvaX5rNEA4
  9. Rex

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    Wear some earplugs and tell us what the fried pickles taste like. Her voice is like an elephant sitting on a bagpipe.

    :lol: It was a really bad one, but so giggle-worthy.
  10. ArtisticFan

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    There BBQ place is very nice and I am not usually a fan of Tennessee BBQ. Her voice and his mannerisms were much less annoying at a recent cooking show in Atlanta. So take heart that maybe it is merely a television voice.
  11. Scintillation

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    Yeah I did notice on an early Paula Deen episode when they were her special guests, Gina was MUCH less irritating.
    An elephant sitting on a bagpipe?:rofl: Awesome.

    So I was completely delighted when I turned on the TV this morning during breakfast to find a Semi-Ho episode on. IT'S BEEN TOO LONG. I'm pretty sure she was drunk by the dessert segment, then she proclaimed her starfish tablescape to be cheaper than just buying flowers. Really? Where are you buying your flowers, exactly?
    Who wants a grilled salmon slider slathered in a combination of bottled tartar sauce, sweet chili sauce, and cream cheese? Anyone?
  12. Nomad

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    Depends on how much you've had to drink.

    Oh, no. I feel a song coming on. Sh*t. Sorry, kids, I can't resist.

    Seasoning Packets

    (formerly known as "Stormy Weather",with sincere apologies to Ethel Waters)

    Don't know why
    The snark level is so high
    Seasoning packets
    There are much worse other rackets
    Folks snarkin' all the time
    The time
    Keep snarkin' all the time.

    Spice-rack's bare
    Not a fresh herb anywhere
    Seasoning packets
    If there's something that I lack it's
    A sense of taste or shame
    Or shame
    Kirkland vodka's to blame.

    I stumble 'round
    With a cocktail in hand
    Add this and that
    Yet my food is still bland
    I scream at all the minions under my command
    Booze!
    Booze!
    Booze!
    Booze!
    I'll have one more drink and then puke in the sink....

    Vile meals
    Got me high-priced cookbook deals
    Seasoning packets
    Though I admit I'm a hack it's
    Bringin' in the cash
    The cash
    For my culinary trash....
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  13. Cachoo

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    Honestly I would rather see Sandra than Paula and her sons or any other of her relatives. I think her thick, syrupy southern accent (and I like southern accents) is just a bit too fake. But I think Sandra should move to DIY and give an actual chef her spot on the Food Network who could focus on cooking and lose the "tablescapes."
  14. Rex

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    :inavoid: You are a true genius, Nomad!
  15. overedge

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    Good Lord, why would anyone do that to a poor innocent salmon?
  16. Rex

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    And wash it down with a coconut margarita!!! She rimmed the glasses with ground coconut! Urp!
  17. overedge

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    Hee hee, I can't wait to tell this to Mr. Overedge. He hates coconut, and this will only reinforce his feelings :lol:
  18. Rex

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    Read these to him, and then get a vomit bag:
    She's insane! And maybe a little drunk.
  19. overedge

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    A *little*?? You would have to be almost under the table to want to drink something like that mess.
  20. skatemommy

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    It could double as an exfoliating suntan lotion :summer:
  21. Rex

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    :rofl: X 2!
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    I want somebody to actually sing Nomad's songs abotu SLop and put them on YouTube. I'd do it myself, but I'm not that good of a singer. :yikes:
  23. Scintillation

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    *Applause* That was kickass, Nomad. Kick.Ass.

    It was honestly a relief that the show went downhill so quickly, because her first recipe (grilled shrimp over salad) actually looked edible. I wouldn't be thrilled to eat it, but it looked like she might be putting careful consideration into her recipes. I was worried.
    Then her gadawful looking salmon sliders came along. Then her stupid berries with pumpkin pie spice over grilled bread and whipped topping. Then her disgusting coconut margarita. Then everything felt right with the world. Sandy can still put one sh*tpile of a meal together.
    Also, I remember reading someones blog once about a night where they did an all Sandra Lee meal and everyone became violently ill. Was that here? Shoot. I have to go look now.
  24. Rex

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    I am still trying to comprehend the sauce that she made for those sliders, and how dumb they looked with the slaw on top - you notice that they didn't show her actually eat the slider - it looked like it was falling apart in her hand!!

    She overuses that pumpkin pie spice, I swear - fall spices for summer russipees. It's like giving a laser death ray to Helen Keller, I swear. Bread and "burries".

    Someone posted it on either the 2nd or 3rd Semi-Ho thread....have a look.

    Who can believe we are up to four??? Thanks mods! :D
  25. overedge

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    "Amanda and Sandra" (the Julia-and-Julia inspired blog where the blogger is testing recipes from Nasty Sandy's book of drinks) has a few new entries:

    http://www.amandaandsandra.com/
  26. Rex

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    :rofl: Thanks overedge! I am loving this!! Look at some of their faces!!
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    I did a Google search on Kwanzaa cake and found a blog with a comment that just about killed me by saying that, if Sandy had added watermelon filling to the cake, Satan would have come and snatched her straight down to Hell. :rofl:
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  28. Rex

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    The edible hate crime, for real.
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  30. Southpaw

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    I'd still hit that Kwanzaa cake.
  31. Rex

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    So would I - with a baseball bat.
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  32. znachki

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    OMG - I had no idea she was doing this. I went over and looked, but now I have to wash my brain. The things she did to gin are not to be borne.:eek: The bastardized Negroni (a classic) was the least of it!

    And what's her deal with cream/milk? Half of the cocktail seem to have it as an ingreadiaent.

    My own personal drink pet peeve (YMMV) is the indiscriminate use of "tini". Just because it's served in a martini glass, doesn't make it a martini. Gin, vermouth, and orange bitters. That's it. Twist, olives for garnish. Vodka if you must.
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  33. Rex

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    :) Welcome to the world of SandySnark(TM).
    It's a good thing you missed her "tofutini". I'll leave you to guess what she put in THAT glass.
  34. Southpaw

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    She did not!
  35. Rex

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    Yes she did, Willona. One of her "healthy" episodes featured this.
  36. Scintillation

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    :scream:
    Okay I went to the FN website to check and see if this monstrosity actually exists but all I found was her recipe for a Peach Mango smoothie, which contains a block of tofu. Right recipe, or did she actually combine tofu and alcohol on air and the FN website has wisely decided not to publish that recipe?
  37. Rex

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    ^^Hmmm, maybe that was the one. Darn! My bad!
  38. znachki

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    First of all...where's that vomiting smiley when you need it?

    Thanks - I lurk a lot, but mostly ignore her and her cocktail but ewww.....

    Good thing I can go to my regular bar and wash my brain of this image.
  39. Stefanie

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    I don't even drink martinis, and this has always bothered me. It's not just Sandy, though, as a lot of bars around here have drink menus that add -tini to anything served in a martini glass. I will admit that I used to order such drinks a lot, but as I've gotten older and my tastes have changed I can't stomach them like I used to (must be all of the juice or something). I should actually try a real martini sometime. Hmm...I have gin and vermouth in my bar, but no orange bitters. I don't think I've ever seen them in any of the liquor stores around here. I've only seen angostura bitters.
  40. Southpaw

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    The suffix -tini is the potent potable equivalent of adding -gate to any scandal.