The last week of school before Christmas break is always a busy one for me because between special spirit days at school (ie. red day, green day, etc), baking treats for the classes, and getting gifts for the teachers, I find myself feeling like I’ve had enough of the holidays by the end of it. Today my task was to find an ugly Christmas sweater for Chloe to wear to school tomorrow—rest assured, the one I found at the thrift shop is by all accounts hideous. Now tonight, I will sit and bask in my success with a cup of tea and great television, so let’s see what we’re recommending for tonight to amuse us all.
Tonight is the season finale for MasterChef: Junior, and I am not entirely happy with the final two contestants of Logan and Samuel because I feel like it should have been Samuel and Adaiah. Last week, we watched as the final four were challenged to filet a King Salmon, which is not an easy task for an adult chef, let alone children. Abby struggled, which is to be expected, as did Logan, but Samuel faired quite well. However, the surprise of the evening was the precision and talent that Adaiah worked with—it has taken me years to manage to do it as well as she did. Moving forward, they all had to cook salmon dishes, but Adaiah got to pick how many ingredients they had to work with. She gave Abby 100, herself 50, Samuel 25, and poor Logan only had 5. I wasn’t surprised when Abby found herself overwhelmed by the amount of ingredients to choose from, but I was pleasantly surprised when Logan chose to poach his fish in the olive oil—well done, kid. Now that doesn’t mean I think he should win, because overall I feel like Adaiah is a much better chef than Logan—heck, even Abby is a better chef than Logan, but the judges are the judges, which means our final two are Samuel and Logan. My money is on Samuel because that kid is more refined and mature than most adults. His biggest challenge will be reining in his desires to overcomplicate everything.
On tonight’s episode, “Junior Edition: The Finale,” the two finalists will compete head-to-head and prepare the most important three-course menu of their lives.
To see which of the young cooks take the title home, tune in to FOX at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas, NCIS, The Voice, NCIS: NOLA, Chopped, and Ascension.
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