What to Watch: Rachael Ray's Week in a Day, Halloween Wars, Plus a Special Halloween Chopped
This weekend, sit down at the table for some delicious comforting food with Ree and Amy on Saturday morning. Ree is cooking up a feast of his-and-hers pizzas for her family. Afterward, Amy is inspired by North Dakota’s immigrant population when creating her menu featuring Icelandic, African and Asian influences. On Sunday morning, it's the premiere of Rachael Ray's Week in a Day. Tune in for her week's worth of comfort food recipes.
On Sunday night, watch a special Annie-themed Cupcake Wars as the bakers compete to have their creations featured at the musical's opening party. On Sunday night, it's an Extreme Halloween episode of Chopped. Watch as chefs cook with some dreaded ingredients. Then, on the premiere of Halloween Wars, four teams compete to make their best interpretations of a zombie prom. Finally, tune in for culinary sabotage on a new episode of Cutthroat Kitchen.
It's a busy day on the ranch with the whole Drummond gang moving cattle. Ree's whipping up a rib-sticking lunch. There will be refreshing Lemon Limeade, his-and-hers pizzas — a meaty Basic Pepperoni with homemade pizza sauce and delicious Four Cheese Pizza — and a great chopped Tomato Basil Salad. For dessert, Ice Cream Pie with Easy Caramel Sauce. It's the perfect casual meal for a hungry crew.
Amy Thielen has been visiting the town of Fargo, N.D., since she was a young teenager. She meets up with friend and fellow chef Andrea Baumgardner, and the two prepare Icelandic pancakes to celebrate Fargo's first generation of immigrants. Back at home, Amy prepares spit-cooked lamb shoulder served with an herb yogurt and edamame tossed with pea shoots and dill salt, showing off some of the more contemporary African and Southeast Asian influences found in Fargo.
The sun will come out tomorrow, but four bakers had better get their cupcakes out faster than that if they want to make it to the Great White Way! They'll fight for the chance to have their cupcakes featured center stage at a party celebrating the revival of Annie the Musical. The winner walks away with $10,000.
Calling all comfort food lovers! Rachael has five irresistible dishes that are sure to satisfy: Italian Meatball Meatloaf Sandwiches; Reuben Style Casserole with Pastrami Meatballs, Sauerkraut and Barley; Deconstructed Sweet Sausage Stuffed Peppers; Manicotti; and Creamy Fish Enchiladas.
Halloween means very frightening surprises in the baskets for the chefs. In the first round, they encounter a very troublesome, bloody protein and a can of chips that's more than meets the eye. The three chefs who will move on to the second round are in for something gooey and gory — and something that is just offal. The final two chefs boldly move on to a devilishly difficult dessert round.
Five teams made up of an expert pumpkin carver, cake decorator and sugar artist go to battle to create mind-blowing Halloween-themed displays that capture a zombie prom. At the end of the battle, one team will be eliminated. The special guest judge is Danielle Harris, star of the Halloween franchise!
All of the competitors throw their chips into the pot in a cutthroat auction for the right to force a rival to make nachos without utensils. Then, we'll see how one chef deals with a flavorful dilemma when forced to hand in his or her herbs and spices and use savory jelly beans instead to flavor a sausage and pepper dish. Finally, one chef shows true grit attempting to make shrimp and grits without grits.