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Sep 15, 2009 12:07 PM

You Know You've Watched Too Much Top Chef When...

...your five year old (who had been eating pistachios) comes back from futzing around in the kitchen and proudly presents "Stuffed Pistachio Shells, Five Ways." For the curious, they were stuffed with edamame, quinoa, corn kernels, saltines, and crushed pez candies. Very nicely plated, if I do say so myself.

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  1. That's hysterical! My four year old begs to watch it too. Some seasons are a little risque language wise, but I am hoping the interesting cooking technique words stick more.

    1. That's great! So cute.
      You know you've watched too much Top Chef when... you wish Tom would come to town and sort out the local police department.

      1. I *LOVE* this! LOL Please tell us that you took a picture of it!

        You know you've watched too much Top Chef the end of a season finale, you can't wait for the new season to start up...only to realize it's going to be another 4-6 months before it does! (Thank goodness for TCM this season!)

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        1. re: LindaWhit

          I did take a picture! This was after she'd decided that something was still missing, and added pretzel bits and cookie crumbs to the plate.

            1. re: newhavener07

              I hope with immunity and $15k!

              Very cute, modthyrth!

              1. re: newhavener07

                Quickfire winner yes. But definitely not a challenge winner. She didn't "cook" anything ;)

                ( just watched season two finales last week. Still pissed Sam got eliminated for not "cooking")

                1. re: viperlush

                  Don't even GO there - I completely agree with you...not on the OP's daughter - she's only 5yo../but on Sam being eliminated! Especially with the amount of non-cooking that's being done *this* season! LOL

              2. re: modthyrth

                Very artful arrangement! I think someone needs to start helping in the kitchen if she already hasn't! :-)

                1. re: modthyrth

                  This is wonderful! So adorable and creative!

                  1. re: Cachetes

                    This is Top Chef not Top Pistachio Stuffer! She also didn't Honor the Protein!

                    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

              3. Once dinner is served I have to fight the urge to sit in the garage and wait until the dinner guests call me in to the dinning room to explain my dish.

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                  1. re: Withnail42

                    Thanks, I needed that! I even laughed out loud.

                    1. re: Withnail42

                      Great laugh to start a Saturday morning.:-)

                    2. What a great story and picture. Thanks.
                      You know you've watched too much Top Chef when...the hubby (who has never cooked and loves Ruby Tuesdays) knows what an Amuse Bouche is.