My mom and I have Sunday evening Chopped nights
For my sister's birthday we did it between 4 teams of teenagers, very fun. Everything turned out suprisingly decent. Currently we are prepping for a mini-Chopped between the kids at our friends' house that we are staying at.
I don't know WHY I watch "Chopped" as it's basically "My Least-Favorite Culinary School Exam and the Only One I Bombed: The TV Show!", but I can't help it. (Maybe it's Marcus Samuelson is sometimes on the panel and he's easy on the eyes.) I cannot, btw, remember what exactly was in my mystery basket but I know I had chayote, shrimp, and citrus of some sort for an appetizer (which I WOULD have used for ceviche, if I had all day instead of a half-hour) and had duck breast for an entree. Having spent all my a la carte class in the bake shop running desserts, I more or less choked. However, Chef Jay passed me anyway with a decent grade, probably because of things like how when he tried my pot au creme, he said "Jen, if I weren't married...." Desserts I'm good at.
I do recall watching one episode of Chopped while IM'ing with my brother, who was also watching, and we both commented on on particular dessert basket and how it had stuff with sugar and dairy and how the producers were clearly slipping, you could make a decent dessert out of it. I think my favorite WTF ingredient in a Chopped basket was a Chinese dry-cured sausage in the dessert basket.