Sunday, November 28, 2010

Top Chef Challenge

Last Wednesday Scott and I had our long awaited Top Chef challenge.  We made it up to Lincoln, NE Wednesday afternoon and were ready to start the competition.  We drew a sous chef, a protein and 2 other ingredients out of a hat and the fun began.  I had a great partner in Barry and Scott worked with Ashley to prepare a delicous 3 course meal.  We came up with our menu, went to the store and started chopping, chopping and more chopping. 

I was going to take pictures of the entire challenge, but we were so busy that I totally forgot until this........
I drew chicken as the main dish and I had to incorporate corn and green beans.  Scott drew beef as the main dish and he had to incorporate celery and asparagus.
Menu for the evening:
Appetizer: Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms vs Spicy Pork and Shrimp Meatballs
Main Dish: Beef Tenderloin with Syrah Mushroom Sauce served with Twice Baked Mashed potatoes vs Satay Chicken Sliders served with Fried Green Beans
Dessert: Peanut Butter Pie vs Chocolate Mousse Cake
And the winner is........ was a tie.
We had a fun time cooking and the entire family enjoyed a wonderful meal.  I have to say that I was exhausted at the end of the day.  It is a lot of work to come up and prepare a 3 course meal in a few hours.  I am glad I don't have to do that every day!
Have a great week.

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