Tuesday, May 13, 2008

3.5!!!

Happy Tuesday!
I decided I'd do a lunch post instead of an end of the day, cuz ooooowwweeeee ... I was tired yesterday. Could be the "Mondays" lol ... but now I'm back at it today! Remember how I told ya I ran into some bottles of beer in the kitchens on day two?? Well, I knew they were outta place, turns out they were for one of my shows! Actually the show I taped today. For some reason it didn't click, but it did today when I realized we were gonna do my battered fish tacos. YEAAAAAAAH!!!!! Fish tacos!!! The menu on this show we are taping today is super easy and the payoff of flavor is crazy, so I can't wait for you to catch it. I do a lil pickling and throw together a salad, trifle-style. These dishes remind me of San Antonio, I went to high school there and a crazy thing happened yesterday. Here I was checking my emails at lunch and I got one from my German teacher in High School!

Turns out she caught the "Germany is Wonderveal!" episode of Cooking for Real this past Sunday and thought to herself, hey that Sunny chick looks familiar. So, she emailed my website and asked if it was really me. Long story short, I've called over the years and left messages at the high school I went to that she still teaches at just to thank her for being such a cool teacher and stuff. So when I wrote her back I was like, yeaaah this is Sunny, you never got my messages over the years? Turns out she did, I just never left a number or email to be reached at. Duhhhhh ... why am I so stupid sometimes?? Leavin' messages with no forwarding info ... what can I say. The calls were always on a whim, just to say thanks for great guidance in my formative years. So, I guess an absent minded message is okay every once in awhile teeheehee. Anyway, she gave my German-themed show a thumbs up and that makes me feel so good, her being German and my former teacher. It was almost like I scored well on a final exam! Teachers are always your teachers just like parents are always your parents. Teachers need more money man. I can thank several of them for helping me find myself in a sea of new people, new city, new everything. A moving military brat has plenty of assimilating to do growing up. So, Frau Richter now has my info and we can keep in touch!!!

That is one of the personal benefits of this job. All of a sudden I'm getting my childhood friends back! Imagine moving almost every year--sometimes within a year, until you reach high school??? Crazy hard to keep in touch with friends, and that was back before the internet! I was a snail mail sendin' chick. That's what you did, you wrote letters, put a stamp on it and waited for weeks to get a reply, then wrote another ... I mean over the span of a year, you'd maybe get in saaaaaay 6-7 letters. Really. These days I can send 6-7 emails in 6-7 minutes lol ... and a call to a 3rd grade friend in Virginia as a 4th grader in Germany, ain't happenin' unless we were the Huxtables teeheehee. I feel so old ... 33 ain't old, but when you remember using a typewriter for reports in school ... ooooooowwwweeeee ...

Ok, I'ma tear into my turkey and avocado sandwich and get back to taping the show! Thanks for checking in and I appreciate all the comments!!!

16 comments:

Alex Lopez said...

Oooh girl what a flashback...typewritters..I remember taking computer classes in grade school back in the day in good ol' Chicago. Tacos..yes..coming right up..gonna hit the taco truck and take my pooch Casey for a cruise around the city..the weather here is amazing. You are a busy lady, but wow you post something just about every day..It takes me a few days to get around to blogging...stay in touch.

Sunny Anderson said...

alex ... i'm jealous!!! i want a taco truck trip right about now! and i know i'm a bloggin fool right now teeheehee, but i gotta tell ya, i always wanted an inside pick of what working for fn was like, so maybe now i can provide that to others. hope i can keep up the bloggin pace ... i'm enjoying it. hug casey for me!

hopluv said...

It's so cool that you are giving us some "behind the scenes scoop" on FN! Glad you reconnected with you teacher, I think about some of my old teachers at times - you remember the good ones. And I agree they are underpaid for what they do. Fish tacos, yum!

blue21345 said...

Hey Sunny,

My name is Elaine from Washington Heights, NYC. I remember listening to you on Hot 97. I just wanted to congratulate you on your show. I think your show rocks. Also, you make the food recipes look easy to make.My parents are from D.R. and I was born and raised here on rice and beans. I always wanted to learn how to cook southern food not only cause it looks delicious its also because i want to surprise my man that I can learn to cook food from his culture too and that i can be good at it as well. At the moment I only know how to cook my mom's recipes. But I know that if I watch your shows at least i get to have my "foot in the door". I wish you plenty of success with your show and keep on cooking!! Take care.

Elaine :)

Sunny Anderson said...

hopluv, glad u like it, tonight i think i'm going to post about how the food gets a beauty shot. it is such a neat thing to see how it is treated like art! as it should be!

elaine ... 1st, thanks so much for listening to me when i was on hot! i had so much fun and am continuing the fun with food network. feels the same, but different, plenty of stuff to learn, but still the end result. i get to share! stories, recipes, food, etc. so glad you are opening the door to cooking new things, it the main reason i like this gig. i'm among foodies! hope you catch the new season and thanks for the early sunday rise (or the tivo teeheehee)!!

Crown Royal on Ryce said...

Having a party Saturday...gonna make Kalbi...thought you might get a kick outta that ;)

MrOrph said...

Sunny,

Caught your show for the first time yesterday, the "Nosh N'awalins'". I have to say, I was impressed. It really is refreshing to see FN adding more of "us".

You seem to really be at ease with the camera. Keep it up.

Sunny Anderson said...

mrorph... thanks so much for catching the show!!! i'm currently taping 13 more episodes and hope you enjoy the new ones as well!! tell a stranger about the show and thanks for getting up early and watching!

Christina C said...

Psst - Hey Mr. Mack... you wanna tic tac? Oh that should bring back good ol' high school times! I'm proud of you girl! Keep living your dream!!

Sunny Anderson said...

Christinaaaaaa!! nice seein ya in this hood ... teeheehee lol .. like for real .. forever that will mr.mack thing will make me chuckle ... FOREVER. lol it's one of the few times when i type "lol", i reeeeeally lol. teeheehee ...ahhhh girl, those really were the days and you know what, we actually knew it didn't we? what fun. miss ya.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God! you are so refreshing to watch. I love to cook and I'm a full blooded Italian but your soutern food has been on my table since you been on FoodNetwork.
God Bless you and keep up the good work.
Italian Meatball from Pittsfield, MA

Sunny Anderson said...

anon italian, thanks so much for the love!!! hope if i try an italian dish, you give me the thumbs up, glad you are liking the southern spin!

Lys said...

Fish Tacos!!! Oh that's it - can they start the season now - can't wait til July.

Sunny Anderson said...

lys ... werd, fish tacos are tha bizzzz!!!!! without sounding wack, i can't wait to see that show too, the visuals were beautiful and seeing it live is diff from seeing it on tv for some reason ...

Emerson said...

sunny-saw your show for the first time today and as luck would have it, it was the episode wherein you recount your days in san antonio! i am from san antonio, but am away for law school in missouri :( i miss the food especially and it was really great to see someone on the tv who was from back home and loves the food as much as i do. i just wanted to say congrats for your success.

Emerson-from SA, Tx but currently in Fulton, MO

Sunny Anderson said...

emerson!!! don'tcha just miss good ol san antone? i mean, late night taco cabana runs, whataburger and fiesta!!??? man, i really miss it. glad you caught the show, things happen for a reason, you prolly needed a lil texas love, glad you got it and i know how it is to miss it. thanks so much for watchin!!!