What to Watch: A Weekend of Comforting Meals and Competition
If you're looking for comforting meals, quick family dinners, restaurant-inspired recipes and some celebrity competition, then tune in to Food Network this weekend.
Start off Saturday morning with Paula and a special episode of Italian comfort food. Then let Ree show you how to accomplish a family dinner in 16 minutes flat. Later, on Barefoot Contessa, Ina's in Napa having dinner with her husband, Jeffrey, and Chef Michael Chiarello. In the afternoon, there's a new episode of Sugar Dome inspired by cops and robbers.
On Sunday, catch up on all the drama and action on Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off with a marathon starting at 6pm/5c; then watch an all-new episode at a special time of 10pm/9c. The celebrities will take on food trucks in their next challenge.
Paula gets in the kitchen with restaurateur Steve Martorano to make some classic Italian comfort food. Steve shares his famous recipe for Eggplant Stack while Paula makes Cheesy Manicotti, Grilled Chicken Parmesan and Easy Garlic Bread. Any of the dishes work well with a bottle of red or white wine — it's up to you to decide.
Dinner doesn't have to take over an hour to make. Let Ree show you how to get dinner on the family table in no time. In this episode, she offers up a sampler of quick recipes, all of which can be achieved in just 16 minutes. Recipes include Chicken Quesadillas, Beef With Snow Peas and Chicken Florentine Pasta.
For a casual dinner with Jeffrey in the garden of their vacation rental in Napa, Ina's making Israeli Couscous and Tuna Salad and for dessert, there's Raspberry Crumble Bars. The next day, Ina and Jeffrey are meeting up with Chef Michael Chiarello for dinner. He's making his incredible Chicken a la Vendemmia with grapes picked directly from his own vineyard.
It's the classic game of cat and mouse, cops and robbers on this new episode. Each team is made up of a cake artist, sugar artist and fruit carver who join forces to take on the challenge of creating edible creations capturing an epic story of thievery. The prize is $15,000.
Four celebrities remain to take on this week's challenge, which will have them working out of food trucks. The celebrities must choose a concept, create menu items that fit the theme and then serve 100 customers in a limited amount of time. The customers will choose the single winner of the challenge and the three remaining celebrities will battle it out in a double elimination challenge to see who goes on to the finale.