What to Watch: 15-Minute Dinners on The Kitchen and Pro Athletes Pair Up with Pro Chefs on Guy’s Grocery Games
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Kick back this weekend with your favorite chefs as they show you how to plan, prep and cook last-minute meals when you’re crunched for time. It all starts on Saturday as Ree Drummond creates homemade takeout with her 16-minute cowboy meals, like Smothered Pork Chops and Tex-Mex Fried Rice. Next, Nancy Fuller is preparing a quick lunch for some friends, featuring Hot Pressed Reubens and Crispy Lemon Garlic Kale Chips. Then, the co-hosts of The Kitchen reveal their top tips for saving time while you cook. And finally, Valerie Bertinelli talks last-minute dinner solutions, including her Crazy Easy Quickbread and Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce.
On Sunday, Giada De Laurentiis is hosting a bocce-ball picnic for some of the locals, with portable eats like Prosciutto Cotto Pinwheels and Marinated Salumi Sandwiches. And on Sunday night, all-star chefs team up with professional athletes and hit the aisles on Guy’s Grocery Games for the chance to win up to $30,000 for charity. Next, the food trucks go old-school as Tyler Florence takes away their phones and Internet abilities, forcing them to market with roadside attractions. Then, Alton Brown sells a sabotage that challenges one chef to make gumbo by tossing the ingredients from a balcony.
While the cowboys work, Ree is making homemade takeout for lunch, with Tex-Mex Fried Rice and Cowboy Chopped Salad. For dinner, it's Smothered Pork Chops with Smashed Red Potatoes and Sliced Tomatoes.
Nancy is making Hot Pressed Reubens with Kicked-Up Russian Dressing, Spicy Tomato and Cheddar Soup, Crispy Lemon Garlic Kale Chips with Creamy Cool Dip, Chunky Blackberry and Peanut Butter Crumble, and a tangy Grapefruit-Thyme Surprise to go with the meal.
Jeff Mauro makes an easy 15-minute weeknight dinner of cold noodle salmon salad, and the hosts show timesaving food-preparation tips. Then, two complete meals cooked on sheet trays: Sunny Anderson's rosemary and thyme chicken with carrots and potatoes, and Geoffrey Zakarian's one-sheet tri-tip salad. Marcela Valladolid shares her simple carnitas recipe, and Valerie Bertinelli stops by to make her easy chocolate sauce, while Geoffrey prepares the perfect gin and tonic.
Valerie shares her tips for a quick and easy meal for friends and serves up her Crazy Easy Quickbread, Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts, and Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce. Tom mixes up his Summer Manhattan, and for dessert Valerie serves Berries with Limoncello and Basil.
Giada and a friend drive to the town of Scala and share a California/Italy-inspired lunch after a game of bocce with the locals. On the portable menu are Prosciutto Cotto Pinwheels, Marinated Salumi Sandwiches, and Tomato, Avocado and Escarole Salad.
Pro athletes Rich Aurilia, Jennifer Lacy, Marcel Reece and Takeo Spikes team up with celebrity chefs Lorena Garcia, Robert Irvine, Brian Malarkey and Marc Murphy for the biggest All-Star lineup Guy's Grocery Games has ever seen. The winning team will get the chance to sprint through the aisles for up to $30,000 for charity!
When the top three teams arrive in Tulsa, Tyler Florence takes away their phones and Internet abilities: All of their research, outreach, marketing and navigation have to be done the old-fashioned way. He then challenges them to build roadside attractions to pull in customers. On their second day, the teams sell at one of the last drive-ins on Route 66. They race from car to car, knowing that each lost sale could be the one that sends them home.
One chef has to work around the clock. Then, someone makes gumbo by tossing the ingredients from a balcony. Finally, white-chocolate macadamia drives everybody nuts.