I usually do my "This Week" posts on Sunday, but I got some sort of crazy monster flu bug that knocked me out this weekend, so today it's making a special Monday appearance. Just do the smart thing and don't leave your house until flu season is over. Trust me on this one.
Here are the highlights and recipes from Rachael Ray's talk show this week. For the recipes from this week's shows, check out the shopping list and the recipe archive.
Monday: Cojo's Emotional Surprise. Cojo's back with an inspirational story involving two families. Rachael reveals the winners of her search for America's cutest kids. Rachael also has Super Bowl party ideas to share. Spanish Chorizo & Chicken Chili is what's for dinner.
Tuesday: Stump the Trump. The Trumpster stops by to play Stump the Trump. The Human Lab features three smokers who test products that are supposed to help them kick the habit. For dinner, Rachael shares a burger recipe (she is the Queen of Burgers, after all). Power Burgers are what's for dinner.
Wednesday: Diane Lane. Diane Lane talks about her Valentine's Day plans with her husband Josh Brolin. Colby offers simple rules for Valentine's Day flowers. Chicken Cutlets & Spaghetti With Peppers & Onions are what's for dinner.
Thursday: Rachael Ray on Ice. The ice rink episode is finally here, as Rachael and her show are the first-ever talk show shot entirely on ice. Guests include Denis Leary, wild animals, and a mystery Olympian. Rachael also cooks on ice, which should be fun for the novelty factor alone! Fruit & Cheesecake Bite Skewers, Potato Soup With The Works, and Lusciously Rich Hot Chocolate are what's for dinner.
Friday: Super Bowl Recipe Cookoff. Can you believe it's almost time for the Super Bowl? Three NFL players stop by Rachael's kitchen for a Super Bowl cooking challenge judged by Mario Batali. Rachael also starts her February Favorites series with Gretta's favorite beauty products. Philly Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese, D'Brickashaw Ferguson's Spicy Crab Cakes, D'Brickashaw Ferguson's BLT Dip, Ottis Anderson's Deep-Fried Chicken, Joey Harrington's Baby Back Ribs, and Joey Harrington's Creamy Corn Potato Mash are what's for dinner.