Monday, May 30, 2011

The Future Mrs. Curtis Stone

Now that Blogger has recovered from the Blackout of 2011, better known as the Google Rapture, I feel like I can move forward with our regularly scheduled format. I know you’re all thinking, thank goodness, what the heck we were going to eat all week without a recipe from our favorite cooking blog. Never fear, Mrs. Tuna is here.


Sheldon and I have a bit of an obsession with the hunky Australian chef Curtis Stone. His blond spikey hair, soothing Aussie accent, ability to cook with one hand tied behind his back. Sigh….. It was love at first sight when we first spotted him on Take Home Chef, a show he wandered around a fancy assed grocery store asking shoppers if he could demonstrate how to cook a perfect meal in your very own house, if you just let him come home with you. Come to Mama my little koala, I mean ahem, I’m a married woman, I’m not the least bit interested. We did however spend hours pausing the show trying to glean clues to the store’s name and location. Look, he smiled at me with his eyes through the television.

His current working gig is as the host of Top Chef Masters another cooking show I’m infatuated with. I made the Big Tuna sit on the couch and explained that I was only interested in what unique foods they would cook under pressure. I verbally chastised Curtis when he flirted with a participant, that’s not the way I want my future son in law to behave. My little flower Sheldon deserves all your attention. This week I’m going to post a dessert, something sweet and tasty like my man Curtis. We need to use up those bananas that your kids begged you to buy that are now are all mushy and brown.

Blender Banana Bread
3 ripe bananas
1 cup apple sauce
2 eggs
1 ½ cup sifted flour (use a sifter or two knives to fluff up, it makes a difference)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

Spray cooking spray in a 9” x 9” baking pan, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whirl bananas in blender, add apple sauce and eggs into a puree. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add banana mixture and stir well. Pour into pan and bake for 45 minutes. Confirm doneness by sticking a fork in, if prongs come out clean its ready.

About a year ago, Sheldon deactivated her Facebook claiming it took up too much time and she wanted to not be a hostage to technology. This is the same kid who gave up texting for Lent and we found lying in the fetal position until Easter. As we all sat around at afternoon wine a few weeks ago she wondered aloud if it would be creepy to resuscitate her profile but only “like” his Facebook page. Ummm….no…….I sure that would be fine, I wonder if he’ll dance with me at their wedding reception.

51 comments:

lvankuiken said...

"The google rapture"...LOL. That's funny!

I love Curtis too...there's just something about a good looking guy who can cook, isn't there? And a good looking guy with a sexy accent? Ooh-la-la!

The banana bread sound yummy and easy. I can't wait to try it!

twelvedaysold said...

Yes, Google rapture was a perfect description for that whole mess.

Catherine Dabels said...

Is Curtis Stone a polygamist? Because I'm pretty sure he's already married. TO ME!

He is delicious. And just this morning I ogled my rotten bananas and contemplated their demise. It's like you know me or something. Or at least, my bananas.

That sounded dirty.

Laggin said...

Curtis has partnered with our local grocery chain...so I want you to know I've got dibs. I'm already planning the cute outfit I plan to wear while I pose seductively in the produce section...he's sure to wander through someday. Right? And I'm also sure he's into 40-somethings.

The Onion said...

Oh...I WISH he would ask to come home with me. And cook? Yes, and also to cook.

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Kristina P. said...

We have a guy in my church who reminds me of Curtis. He's Australian and Blonde and sort of looks like him!

Cyn said...

LMAO @ GooGle Rapture -- so funny but oh-so-true!

Yeah Mr. Stone is DEFINITELY drool-worthy!!

The Zadge said...

Curtis is hot, but I'm strangely attracted more to Tom Colicchio. Go figure.

The Thumber said...

That's how I used to feel about Tyler Florence back in the day when he hosted Food 911, or whatever that show was. Now it's Jamie Oliver. That guys is a total sex-pot. Ahem, I mean talented chef.

Missy said...

I Love your "Google Rapture."
I could watch him cook all day!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Thank you for visiting my little corner of the blog! It's much appreciated. Following back. I used to love Curtis show on TLC where he stalked women and took then home to make dinner:-) it was cute. A little creepy but made for a good hour of TV!

Clare and Gary said...

I'm with Zadge... I like Tom.. we can be wrong together!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Curtis sure is yummy to look at isn't he? And that blender banana bread? Sounds just as yummy! ;)

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Shawn said...

Your blender banana bread sounds easy and just the thing I need for my overripe bananas.....but Curtis is also just the thing I would need for my overripe.....

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

oh God I love Curtis too!!! What I wouldn't give to have him "follow" me home from the store. The hell with dinner, lol....those stores that he goes to look like Whole Foods...I hang out there much more frequently now lol.
BTW your dessert sounds fabulous...but I'll have some Curtis pllleeeaasssse!

LOLA said...

I look at the photo of him above and see with certainty that he cannot stop smiling at ME. I am not married and I'm older, experienced, and . . . I don't know what, but I want him and I can tell from the photo that he longs for me. Sheldon must wait her turn.

Love,
Lola

Mary said...

Afternoon wine? Y'all have an afternoon wine time? What an excellent idea!
Yep, that Curtis is definitely some eye candy, for sure!

Xmas Dolly said...

Hi I'm from Monday's Music Moves Me. I cannot find your video or a link to one. Sorry. Have a great memorial day though. Already following. We do have a meme on Thursday it's called Thursday's Recipe Swap Meet if you'd like to play along with that one.

Marnie said...

Both the recipe and Curtis look good :0) BTW, I had to switch browsers to comment too. Blogger is doing something wrong. xo

dbs said...

Anybody who gets fired by Donald Trump is okay in my books.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Doesn't this recipe need rum somehow?

I'm So Fancy said...

ha ha! Come to mama. You kill me Mrs. Tuna. And I happen to have some ripe bananas so thanks! x

Red Nomad OZ said...

Oh, Curtis Schmurtis! They're a dime a dozen downunder here in OZ!!

Hilary said...

what a hottie! i can so understand what Sheldon is thinking...

Nicole said...

Loved "Google Rapture." And "he smiled at me with his eyes through the television." He is scrumptious.

Kathy said...

I too like the "Google Rapture" very funny! Great idea for a blog! I love it! I found you on VoiceBoks.com and am so glad I did! I am now a happy follower!

lovinangels said...

Neither one of you can have him. He's mine.

Xmas Dolly said...

Thank you for signing up with us again this week. I've been looking for a good recipe for banana bread, and I'm also trying to find friendship bread recipe.

EmmaK said...

Yeah Take Home Chef is so funny. He always picks up those housewives in the supermarket and then when he gets to their house and cooks and hubby comes home and sees him often there's that exciting moment of tv when the hubby wonders if his wife is having an affair and whether he should punch Stone's lights out. Although maybe that is a manufactured bit of tension since hubby is probably warned that there is a tv show going on because he'll see an TV van parked outside!

Anonymous said...

I love your posts... so much more than recipes.
Curtis is SO adorable, I could listen to him read the instruction manuel to putting together a shelving unit. SWOON..... =)
I almost posted a banana bread recipe, your's sounds so easy, mine will be next week.
Thank you so much for participating in our little meme each week, we LOVE having your support.
Lorie of The Shewbridges
(Google hasn't quite returned from the full rapture and is not letting me sign in to comment - they are "working on it." UGH!)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh goodness that is fab! I will have to make this! Thank you!

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

Every time he cooks with that unappreciative Meredith Vieira, I die a thousand deaths thinking he could be cooking with me instead of being on the Today Show.

Jill said...

Ha! Love your blog- great writing style - so very entertaining!!

Just stopped by from Friday’s blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely weekend.
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DeDa Studios said...

Curtis is a cutie! Thanks for the recipe! Friday Blog Hopping ..... new follower.

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love Curtis Stone! I always wanted to run into him at the grocery store when he did the TLC show! I also am going to really like your blog! I just found it through the blog hop and I am taken with the topic and love your writing style!! Please come visit me, say hello and follow back!!

Mrs. Marine said...

Thanks for participating in “Stalk Hop Friday!” I'm Following you on GFC as Mrs. Marine!
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Don’t forget to stop by next week and link up again on "Stalk Hop Friday"!

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Without you I never would have seen him. I am afraid of cooking shows and that is why I come here for recipes. My sincere thanks!

Sandra said...

Sheldon's got a lot of willpower...or whatever it's called when you deactivate Facebook and live to tell the tale. If I deactivated Facebook, what would I do for 7 hours of the day? And how would I get into contact with my old boyfriend....errr...I mean, how would I keep up with the adorable pictures my friends put up of their children? Love the line about Sheldon in the fetal position after giving up texting. Glad she made it out the other side!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Ok, the recipe sounded good, but I must admit that it didn't hold my full attention. Who is this Curtis Stone? Blimey, I'd boff him any day.

TerinAleah said...

I'm a new follower! :) Can't wait to get to know you better!

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bonnie said...

Goggle still hates me hence why I have to post my comment this way.
Guess I was one of the unlucky ones who was left behind.....

Jojo said...

I don't watch much tv so I've missed this hottie! So glad we survived the Google Rapture!

ModernMom said...

I am still having trouble commenting on some blogs! Grr
As for Mr Curtis Stone. Nice choice! Love him, and of course I wlll accept an invite to the wedding ;)

Julie said...

And now I'm wondering what else Curtis Stone could do with one hand tied behind his back...

Kelly L said...

I will have to try this - love banana bread! and Curtis Stone - he is a hottie.
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Kernut the Blond said...

I love banana bread, but think I've made it once... too much work! This blender recipe looks nice and easy!

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IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

lol, too funny, Curtis does the coles supermarket ads over here,and i just find him annoying now lol
there really is such a thing as too much Curtis,but thats just me.you'd probably like our Bondi vet,Chris Brown too :) ...google him :)

IWASNTBLOGGEDYESTERDAY said...

oh i don't know how i unfollowed you,weird blogger gremlin? anyhoo followed again :)

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Google Rapture!!!! HA HA HA!!!