Competitive eater and Mum of four devours two 72-ounce steak dinners in 15 minutes: PF Friday grab a brew #74

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You thought you had a big grocery budget imagine how much it costs to feed competitive eater from Nebraska Molly Schuyler’s family every month.

I’d be interested to hear how much Molly spends for the family grocery budget but I’m pretty sure it’s not as bad as we are all assuming.

Although in order to master the art of competitive eating I’d presume you’d have to buy lots of food and practice the sport of speed eating at home.

I bet if you were to go on a date with an eater like Molly you better take her to an all-you can-eat-buffet otherwise you might see one heck of a food bill coming your way. They all say that we are bound to be good at something in our life and for Molly, that’s eating.

All joking aside this super-eating mum of four children is a competitive eater and she doesn’t let anything get in the way of shattering food eating records. My jaw dropped just watching her You Tube videos of her competitive eating ventures


Competitive eating


You don’t hear much about competitive eating in Canada unless I’m missing out on all the fun. Not that I would enter an eating contest because I’m sure to fail miserably although people seem to enjoy getting involved with these types of record-breaking contests.

I watched Molly  in her You tube video eat a full 16 inch Brooklyn style pizza in 1 minute 13 seconds with one hand behind her back and to be honest my stomach was churning. She stacked the 6 slices of pizza, sat on a chair, set a timer and didn’t look back.

From what I read and could see Molly credits her water drinking in between bites in assisting her to getting the food down fast. I don’t think you will see much chewing in the process either as it’s mainly bite and swallow. Everything you teach your children about chewing food is tossed out the window here so watch with caution if your kids are around.

You don’t know what they may want to share with you next time they are at the dinner table. They say kids like to copy what their parents do but I’m not sure this is a lesson I’d want my kids to learn at a young age even though it’s all in good fun for many.

It’s an interesting sport (I use the term sport loosely) to take up although my wife remembers when she was a child she would hear that some of her friends were involved with spaghetti eating contests at a local community park where she lived. It was all done for fun and the kids would win a few dollars.

I asked her what the point of it all was and whether that encouraged adults and kids to eat more or to build that competitive nature with-in. We didn’t really have an answer but watching Molly really made me believe that she is more a fierce competitor than she is an eater.


Two 72 ounce steak dinners


Her latest record breaking headlines was at an American restaurant called The Big Texan Steak Ranch where she devoured two 72 ounce steak dinners which included potatoes, rolls, salad and a shrimp cocktail.

She ate the first meal in under five minutes and both meals in under 15 minutes and once you watch the video you will see how easily she did this. You have to watch the video to believe it!


What was often clear to me at least in the video is that she was not only eating but focusing on her audience. During the times she would respond to fans watching her eat her way into breaking The Big Texan steak eating record she was responding. She could have easily shaved a few seconds off here and there I bet if she just ignored everyone, lol.

This woman can pound back the food like no woman I’ve ever seen before. She is certainly not the woman you take out for dinner that will order a salad and say she is stuffed. Many men might appreciate a woman who is not shy to eat something at dinner instead of just ordering a salad.

I recall going on dates when I was younger and the girl would only eat a bowl of soup or have a tiny salad yet I’d be starving and order a big meal. It made me uncomfortable as if she didn’t want to eat around me or was too shy. I prefer women who aren’t that way but that’s just me. I can’t say I’m a dating professional but I do like my food.

Remember the movie “Failure to Launch” when Paula tells Tripp when he tosses lunch overboard the sailboat they were dining on, “Seriously, I’m not one of those girls who don’t eat, I want…. I wanted all of that.” Eating is a great way to bring people together and exploring new foods together is fun.

I’ll admit it was hard for me at times to watch her eat the food but she’s competitive and these contests exist. The best part about them is she doesn’t have to pay if she finishes the meal. How awesome is that? We talk about how costly it is to go out to eat vs cooking at home but I’m sure if there is a competition where your dinner is free Molly will not be paying to eat out.

I don’t know if any of her kids will follow in her footsteps but I’m sure they’ve watched their mom eat her way into breaking food eating contest records. If I was presented with a free dinner opportunity like Molly I don’t think I would be the first to put my hand up to join in. I like to take my time when I eat so I’d fail miserably.

Kudos to Molly she sure can eat!  If you haven’t watched her videos on You Tube yet, check them out as she will blow you away, literally.

Would you enter a competition like this to potentially break a food eating contest record or at least to get a free meal?

Do you know any restaurants or food eating competitions like this in Canada?


Top recipe


Big Burgers BBQ

If you don’t already know I have a second Facebook page called The Free Recipe Depot where I share recipes from other Foodie Bloggers from around the world.

Once a week I pick one recipe that has been submitted as my Top Recipe of the week. Trust me when I say this is no easy task as some of these foodies can cook up a storm.

This week I picked an appropriate recipe for the summer, Big Juicy Burgers from Christine It on Facebook. Enjoy!

BBQ Hamburgers

We like big burgers, I mean BIG! I used 4 lbs of lean hamburger meat and made 12 burgers.
To the ground beef I added 4 eggs, a little olive oil, salt, oregano, pepper, steak spice, mint, Italian bread crumbs and grated one medium sized onion.
Mix well but do not over mix, as the burgers will get tough. Make into patties and BBQ. I get my son to BBQ them for me. These freeze really well. I keep them separated with waxed paper and then put into a Ziploc freezer bag or use my food saver.


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Weekly reads


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Well, that’s a wrap for this PF Friday’s Grab a brew #74. Happy budgeting and I’ll see you here again next week when I do it all over again.



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  1. I realize that this is quibbling but I only saw the competitive eating lady eat the 2 steaks, 2 baked potatoes and 2 salads. Did anyone else not see her eating the 2 shrimp cocktails and 2 bread rolls? Just sayin’.

  2. I can’t even finish one 72 ounce steak dinner lol. This reminds me of a caviar eating contest in Russia, where contestants had to eat half a kilogram of black caviar as fast as they can. Each person’s portion was worth $70,000. It was basically a eating contest for rich people lol. Thanks for the mention. Enjoy the nice weather this weekend 🙂

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