On today’s episode of the ABC hit show “The Chew,” the episode was titled “I’m Inspired.” With all the crew on hand; Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall, Mario Batali, Daphne Oz and Michael Symon, they announced that this episode was very inspirational.
Clinton told the audience that today’s show was offering inspirational info from all the co-hosts as to what inspired them, while people who appeared on the show told them how they were inspired by the co-hosts. Daphne stated that her inspiration came from women who did so much for others, yet found a few minutes each day to take care of themselves. Mario was on a recent trip to Africa and saw nurses who give so much to people they never met before. Mario revealed his mother was a nurse, and Carla’s mother was too. Carla’s inspiration was from a woman back when she was younger who gave her the inspiration to be anything she wanted to be. Michael’s inspiration was the coaches who taught him discipline with no financial reward for them.
Carla then made a Succotash Salad that was inspired by Bethany Naab, a trucker she met over the summer. She drives her big rig called Rosie. She comes from a long line of truckers from Hanley Falls, Minnesota and when she is not driving, she gardens and showed Carla how she eats while on the road. About four years she decided to make her own food rather than live on fast food. She showed Carla her grain salad, packed it up and off, they went. When they stopped for lunch, Bethany made lamb burgers on a portable stove they had the grain salad and an amazing time together.
Mario introduced a young lady named Kaitlyn, 12, who had been inspired by Mario, and they made Chicken Prosciutto Roulade over Rotini. She flattened chicken breasts, added spinach leaves and prosciutto. She rolled them up and tied them with butcher’s twine. Then she added seasoning and seared them in a pan with olive oil. When brown on all sides, into the oven they went. Taking cooked Rotini and cut the finished chicken into slices and served them over the pasta with lots of grated cheese. Mario then made her wishes come true as he sent her to Eatily, with a $250 gift certificate, so she could shop and eat at any of his restaurants.
Michael introduced Billy Gardell from Mike & Molly, who announced that his son wanted to be a chef. He praised Michael and Mario as a huge inspiration to kids. Billy’s grandmother had a pizzeria in the 1960’s and he and his brother along with their chef Jimmy C., will be running the place in Orlando, Florida called Gardell Brothers. Billy made the meatballs featured in the restaurant, and the crew loved them.
A woman named Hope was next on the show with an amazing tip for parents who have kids. She called it her Kidlet Kit for parents who bring kids to restaurants. It contained items from the dollar store that would keep kids busy. She felt that better than a phone or tablet, these are things kids can do to expand their imagination. Clinton loved it and wanted one for the next time he is in a restaurant and there is a bratty kid there on this inspirational episode of “The Chew.”