What to Watch: Thanksgiving Planning and the Premieres of Farmhouse Rules and On the Rocks

by in Shows, View All Posts, November 15th, 2013

On the RocksGet a head start on Thanksgiving this weekend with the help of Food Network. On Saturday, see Ree’s plan for using up leftovers. Then let Trisha show you her no-fuss holiday menu. And later, see how Giada deals with her Turkey Day remainders. In the evening, watch expert bakers on Cupcake Wars create cupcakes that will lead to the perfect match on a singles’ night.

On Sunday morning, Guy puts his own personal spin on Thanksgiving with a turkeyless menu. Then Damaris is inspired by the season’s many vegetable offerings to create a comforting fall menu. After that is the premiere of Farmhouse Rules, where farm owner Nancy Fuller prepares a family-friendly fall-harvest feast. In the evening, watch all-new episodes of Guy’s Grocery Games and Restaurant Express before the premiere of On the Rocks, where expert John Green helps struggling bar owners find the path to a successful business.

The Pioneer Woman: “Turkey Day Leftovers

Today, Ree is creating divine dishes from Thanksgiving leftovers, including panini, spring rolls and turkey Tetrazzini casserole. And for the ultimate incentive for the kids to finish their chores, Ree transforms pumpkin pie filling into smoothies.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10am/9c

Trisha’s Southern Kitchen: “No-Fuss Thanksgiving

Trisha is switching up her traditional Thanksgiving this year and inviting her close friends to celebrate a stress-free meal. With the help of her sister, Beth, Trisha makes Turkey and Dressing Casserole, homemade Turkey Gravy, buttery Roasted Carrots and a Yearwood classic: Sweet Potato Pie. Instead of saying grace this year, Trisha will lead her friends in singing grace.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 10:30am/9:30c

Giada at Home: “Thanksgiving Leftovers

What do you do with all the Thanksgiving leftovers? Giada puts a fun twist on some of the traditional favorites. Her menu includes Thankful Shepherd’s Pie, Cranberry BBQ Sauce Turkey Sliders with a celery-apple slaw and “Thanks” Benedict on Stuffing Cakes with Sage Hollandaise.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 11:30am/10:30c

Cupcake Wars: “Match.com

Love is in the air as four bakers battle for the chance to bring their cupcakes to one of Match.com’s exclusive Stir Events in Los Angeles. To get there, they must first tackle a difficult taste challenge — to unite men’s favorite foods, like cheeseburgers and jalapeno poppers, with women’s favorites, like chamomile and chocolate-covered strawberries, for a cupcake match made in heaven. The winner will also take home a $10,000 prize.

Tune In on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8pm/7c

Guy’s Big Bite: “Grateful Duck

Guy Fieri likes to shake up tradition around Thanksgiving time, and this year he’s making an elegant meal without turkey. The menu includes a spice-rubbed duck breast, carrots roasted with cumin, garlicky roasted Brussels sprouts, and creamy celery root, fennel and apple salad. To wash it all down, Guy’s got The Black Rose, a cocktail of red wine, whiskey, raspberry liqueur and more.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10am/9c

Southern at Heart: “Southern Comforts

Fall in Kentucky means an abundance of root vegetables, which inspires Damaris to create a menu brimming with bright, comforting flavors. She’s preparing a Veggie Pot Pie with Cornmeal Pie Crust, Black-Eyed Pea Fritters and Onion Jam for a perfectly alluring veggie menu to help Will impress his wife.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10:30am/9:30c

Farmhouse Rules: “Fall Feast on the Farm

Nancy Fuller heads to her friend’s sheep farm to pick up some fresh lamb for a fall feast! After the family is stuffed from an early dinner of Lamb Stew with Sherry and Mushrooms plus Roasted Russet Wedges with Balsamic Vinegar and Rosemary, they head to their local pumpkin patch to pick some pumpkins. Finally, Nancy makes a From Scratch Pumpkin Pie and Spiced Cider that the whole family enjoys around the first fire of the season!

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 11:30am/10:30c

Guy’s Grocery Games: “Feisty Fiesta

It’s a Frozen Food Feud for the first game, as the chefs race to gather ingredients for a seafood dish. In the second game, the chefs get Guy’s Grocery List and must incorporate all the ingredients, including soy sauce, into their Mexican dish. The final two chefs can only cook what they can carry, as they gather ingredients without using their shopping carts. The most impressive breakfast dish advances one chef to Guy’s Super Shopping Spree.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8pm/7c

Restaurant Express: “Express: Impossible

The Restaurant Express bus arrives in Los Angeles, where the contestants face their first group challenge. Inspired by Restaurant: Impossible, the teams will have 24 hours and $5,000 to revitalize two struggling restaurants. Robert and two visiting critics will dine at each location to determine who wins the round and who will be taken off the bus.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 9pm/8c

On the Rocks: “Motor City Meltdown

Bar expert John Green heads to The Oxford Inn in Royal Oak, Mich., to help struggling owners Bob and Mary get back on the path to success. After Bob’s battle with cancer and a huge loss of business, they built an additional bar in their already shabby restaurant in hopes of attracting more clients, but luck hasn’t been on their side.

Tune In on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10pm/9c

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Comments (13)

  1. Leslie says:

    My husband and I just watched "Farm House Rules". Great show and want to see much more!!! We think it's going to be a hit!! Keep it on.

    Leslie and Richard

  2. Ann says:

    I hate to say this but Farmhouse Rules is a total disappointment

  3. Gerry says:

    I agree with you Ann. Looks like they're trying to replace Paula Deen

  4. Debbi says:

    Farmhouse rules is a delightful show. What a charming personality! I am going to watch!

  5. Amy says:

    Farmhouse Rules is awful. Barely made it through one episode. Who goes to a cemetery for free flowers? Quite tacky.

  6. Holly says:

    I dearly love Food Network and the chefs/talent are so entertaining and helpful. I was disappointed that Nancy on Farmhouse Rules has the MOST unfortunate voice on television!! I couldn't listen to her more than a few minutes and I won't be tuning in again.

  7. Preston says:

    Yep, a Paula Dean replacement. Nancy Fuller's voice gets on my nerves, like she is trying to hard. I will give It a shot, but I wished she would stick with local cuisine. This Texan was lost with the potatoes and beans in he chili.

  8. foodie says:

    First thing that occurred as I watched, was a Paula replacement wannabe. Not gonna happen.

  9. Claudia says:

    Trying to replace Paula Deen, which is absolutely impossible!!! I do not watch the food network any longer just came across while flipping channels and said who is this person?anybody with a large home ( farm) gets a show nowadays? Very disappointed !

  10. madeleine says:

    Farm House Rules…NOT. An episode was on where she made apple butter. Nothing was acurrate except the fact that she started out with apples. If you are pouring product into a hot sterilized jar how can you be holding it…and to not know times for processing and to just say when the thing pops up????? What thing???For entertainment sake a low maybe…educationaly it's not accurate.

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