The finale of “RvG” is quickly approaching, and I couldn’t be more nervous or excited. There’s a real mix of emotions going on right now.
I’ve battled my way back from being in the bottom two twice, I’m physically exhausted, and now I have to go head to head with my friend and take her down. I gotta go for the jugular. Figuratively, of course. I mean, I could for real, there are a lot of sharp knives in
the kitchen. But then I’d go to jail. I’d miss my family, and I’d have to compete on ”Inmates vs Guards: Incarcerated Cooking Challenge.” Plus, I really like Carnie. She’s funny as hell, a good friend, and a great cook.
This competition has been such an amazing experience for me. I learned a lot about cooking, and about myself. I made some great recipes – like roasted jalapeño polenta, and lamb chops - and some great friends. Although we’re scattered across the country, we stay in touch and remain close.
The great thing about this competition, whether you win or get voted off, is the fact that all the celebs get the names of their charities out there and bring much needed awareness to these great organizations. They’re the true winners, and I give big kudos
to the Food Network for also highlighting them and giving them a voice. I truly believe that we should always keep charity and helping our fellow man at the forefront of our thoughts. Just remember, when you think you’ve got it bad, there’s always someone, somewhere that has it worse.
As the electronic age has taken us to one extreme of the pendulum, we have to start pushing back. Pushing back to a simpler time when we all helped each other. A time when a city was a village. One big family helping each other to grow and flourish. I know
that’ll never happen to a large extent, but we can turn a block or two into a village. It all starts with reaching out to your neighbor. It’s really as simple as that. I think it’s worth a try. We’ve got nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
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