Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party is absurdly charming and deeply surreal. I'm a big fan of Martha and Snoop's friendship; they've used their odd-couple pairing to create a show composed of those loose, funny talks you have gathered around a steaming pot or a cutting board, laughing as your stir sauce or knead dough. Family members stop by, sing-a-longs erupt (to a live DJ, of course), and celebrities show up to cook elbow to elbow with an iconic rapper and a domestic goddess.
This week, VH1 released the first six minutes of the new season. In the preview, Snoop and Martha host my dream joint birthday party, which they kick off by bursting out of an enormous cake. Martha says "We always have the most fun together," and honestly how could they not? Less than a minute into the show and we already have dueling DJs, about 500 balloons, and Martha Stewart in a metallic jacket I would happily steal off of her back.
Ready for the season 2 premiere on October 16? Take a cue from your friends Martha and Snoop and make a premiere-night menu inspired by all the foods they reference in this clip.
According to Martha Stewart, white sangria is "the perfect birthday drink." It's also the perfect four-ingredient pitcher cocktail to impress your fellow TV-watchers. Don't forget to follow Snoop's advice and eat up all the fruit.
Although they might not have Snoop's mom's magic (I'm looking forward to seeing that full recipe in the premiere), these crispy pork chops for two are guaranteed to please.
Their first guest of the season is Patti LaBelle, and of course she comes with treats. If you can't get your hands Ms. LaBelle's legendary peach cobbler, make a batch of peach cobbler bars and chow down as she serenades Snoop with "If Only You Knew."