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Chopped! – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday morn, my peeps!  Rochelle has given us a most interesting picture to use today. It is thanks to Ronda Del Boccio that I found myself immediately sent in the direction I went. Sometimes we just have to let it go, eh? To play along, just click on the frog below and you’ll be taking to the squares where you can add your own story to the mix.  G’head, you know you wanna….

      G’head, Try me!


“What the hell, Mom?”

“What?” Mom’s voice was muffled as her head was deep into the refrigerator.

“What are you doing?”

“Looking for one more ingredient.”

“For what?”

“I am challenging you to create a dish with the black olives and the peach jelly and something else.”

“You have got to be kidding me.”

“You’ve seen the show. Made your snarky comments. Time to put your money where your mouth is.”

“Who’s gonna judge?”

“Jeff. He’s in town.”

“How about some beef? And we can use the pantry, right?”

“There’s the spirit!”

“Prepare to be chopped, Lady!”

“I think not.”





150 thoughts on “Chopped! – Friday Fictioneers

  1. As I don’t know what peach jelly is (and honestly, I don’t want to know…) AND as someone who loves a) a challenge and b) loves cooking, as well as c) owns tons of cookbooks in 3 languages but only ever looks at the photos, I’d suggest – strictly off the cuff – to invite friends and eat the black olives, offer wine and ask the round what THEY would do with a jar of peach jelly – the winner with the most eccentric answer gets the jelly to keep….. Job done! – Great story too! 😉

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    • Dear Rochelle,

      Maybe I shall bring YOU in as judge… So glad it tickled your tastebuds.

      Shalom and lotsa sweet and spicy luv,


      What? No mention of my frog??


    • Thanks, Josh. It is basically along the same lines. Though honestly, the crazy items the contestants are given often leave me wondering what the hell I could possibly come up with. Glad you liked my dialogue.


    • I had to come up with something outside of the box – and ironically, on “Chopped” they get a box-like basket full of weird stuff so…


  2. Ummm…I just might pick up the gauntlet. I have seen the show and surprising peach jelly and Kalamata olives would be perfect with pork…not sure this is what I am supposed to take from the picture, but hey, I cook. 🤣

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  3. Ha ha! I guess we went the (sort of) same way, though your characters are more inquisitive and less squeamish than mine … 😉
    I’m with Rochelle on adding some spice to the mix! 😉
    Fun stuff, Dale!

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  4. I reckon that’ll make some pretty good sweet and sour beef. Maybe use the peach jelly and olives as some sort of marinade. Or slice the beef and use it as the base for a stir fry sauce 🙂 Fun story!

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  5. For years, I’ve made what I call “Clean the refrigerator Stew.” You just never know what it’s going to be, and it’s fun to throw in the odd ingredient or two and watch the reactions of my family. Peach jelly is just made from the juice strained from the cooked peach pulp. Quite good, but I prefer jam. I think the jelly, though could be used as a sweetening ingredient, and who doesn’t love olives (well, lots of people, I guess 🙂 )

    This was a great idea, Dale. I’m glad you went with it!

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  6. Q,

    I used to play this with the kids. Whenever I had to decide what I was going to do with the remainders, this little contest came in handy. And every once in a while I would hit on something that would become a winner and I’d pluck it down into the rotation. On those other occasions, we would get pizza!

    I much prefer your Chopped to whatever is going on over at the Food Channel these days. I’m pretty sure they’ve joined up Guy with the Chopped Gang. Or added a “live” tweet box or some other such inane idea. Ugh! What happened to that channel?

    Love how you used this to rise up to the challenge!


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  7. Thunder! You threw me off with the beef. I’m a veggie.
    So you say 4 ingredients.
    Hmmm…. Olive & tofu loaf with a peach glaze. As for the “beef”, seeing how this will taste like nothing I’ve ever eaten, I will “beef” about it all the way through dinner.

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  8. I’m not much of a cooker guy, but I love to be creative. I imagine a salad. I might mix it with Dawn’s story and throw in some arugula and feta in there. Chicken, not beef. Carrots, peas, cucumber, walnuts, dried cranberries… That’s all I have off the top of my head.

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    • First off, I ain’t no American – I’m Canadian and,
      Nope. Jam is jam and jelly is jelly. Jelly is made from the juice of the fruit and jam is made with the fruit either whole or mashed up.
      And yes, pork and fruit are fantastic friends. I’ve done blueberries, cranberries, apples, prunes…


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