I knew Aarti was going to be The Next Food Network Star. Told you. I should have bet money on that one. Damnit, that I didn’t! What’s worse is that I recorded the show last night to devour at another time, not realizing it was the finale’. (yeah, I know, what a loyal fan. Shut up.) But the DVR didn’t record it for some reason. Real brilliant. So yeah, Aarti’s the winner I always knew she could be. But I couldn’t tell you what happened on last night’s show, therefore I am unable to write the much (un)anticipated review. Now that I have captivated your attention, I will take this opportunity to share with you just how much I will watch every one of her shows that will hopefully be developed and aired on TFN channel. Because Aarti rocks.
I would also like to point out that the masala was not made last night, as originally planned. Instead, I spent the evening catching up with the hubby who just returned from a week-long business trip. I planned to make it today, then his folks invited us to dinner at, where…you guessed it… the Olive Garden. So rather than masala, I had soup, salad, bread sticks and eggplant parmesan which was, indeed, paper-thin and breaded. Unlike mine. Less rustic. More Americanized and fattening. I also had Ecco Domani’s Merlot, which was very delicious.
So yes, tomorrow will find me at the spice racks in the local grocer’s, searching high and low for this seed and that pod. I will dice, chop, stir, grind, snap pictures and turn out the best damn masala, ever. Or, we’ll order out. Stay tuned.