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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Dirty n Evil » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:05 am

ARGH! Sonova... I was confident there wouldn't be ANY cooking contest entries. And I didn't want to win by default, so I kept checking all month to see if there was anyone who was going to post an entry. I was telling myself that if there wasn't going to be an entry by the end of the weekend, I wasn't going to go to all the trouble of a making a fancy meal and not have any competition.

Can I come up with something, fix it up, and post it by tomorrow? I honestly don't know. :|
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by midgetshrimp » Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:13 am

Yea, that's cool. We can keep the contest open til the end of the month. I'm cooking something on Thursday, so it should be easy enough to take pictures of it.
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:34 pm

Dirty n Evil wrote:ARGH! Sonova... I was confident there wouldn't be ANY cooking contest entries. And I didn't want to win by default, so I kept checking all month to see if there was anyone who was going to post an entry. I was telling myself that if there wasn't going to be an entry by the end of the weekend, I wasn't going to go to all the trouble of a making a fancy meal and not have any competition.

Can I come up with something, fix it up, and post it by tomorrow? I honestly don't know. :|
Erm, you never had the thought "If I make an awesome entry [like you promised] then that will motivate others to make something as well!" ? :-\

Maybe WE were all just waiting for YOU to make your entry.

I'll make one if someone actually gives me money so i can buy food... L-)
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Dirty n Evil » Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:16 pm

DA, I've done that before... talked cocky, made an early entry... and then barely got one or two other entries. (I far prefer a wide field of challengers in the contest, if possible.) Now, everyone knew I was going to enter this contest, and as soon as I saw the thread created I mentioned as much. I thought perhaps by waiting a bit to create something I wouldn't spook people off. My bad.

I won't be able to cook tonight - familial obligations. However, I have picked up the goodies for what I'm cooking tomorrow, and I'll post later tomorrow night.
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Dirty n Evil » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:14 am

Wouldn't double post except that this is the next day... and, my entry is up! :D Egads, am I glad this turned out well. I had such a horrible day at work, and the last thing I wanted to do was to come home and be on my feet at all. But let me tell you, seeing how well this turned out made my very happy. Of course, I'm accustomed to everything going wrong in my life, so I made sure the photo was uploaded safely to my computer before I ate any of it. :)) My roomie got a good mouthful, and even Saskia was treated to a good chunk flaked off the side.
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Fen » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:18 am

Wooot, completely forgot about this. Wait for my entry before voting starts please(i'll get something done later today/tomorrow, promise)?

should I keep up my usual tradition and do a 3-course?

edit: nevermind that, I'm making the meal that has made 4 men propose to mesort of.It's so great that other courses can't fit B-)
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:26 am

Great entries, DnE!!! :-bd

I borrowed some spending money from the friend I visited last night, so yay!!!

I'm not sure I'll have time today, but at the latest tomorrow I will make my entry!!!
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:23 am

Entry made, consumed and epic photoshoot on my computer!!

Will upload later and make entry! :-bd

I now recall Fen's sexy bribery from way back, hmmmmm. :D
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Fen » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:08 pm

The food's so good it doesn't need any bribery B-)
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:39 pm

CONTEST!!! ENTERED!!!

;))

So, here's some "Behind the Scenes":

First off, thanks to midge, both for extending the deadline and for suggesting to me early this month that "even a PBJ would do" - I took that quite literally. ;)

Then of course, further inspiration from Epic Meal Time and Ordinary Swedish Meal Time!

Now, I actually recharged my camera batteries because I wanted to take epic action shots with the timer mode. But... :( Looks like my camera is dead. The batteries, while not new, have not been used/recharged much, they really should still be good, but the camera didn't even turn on. so I had to use my crappy cell phone camera, that's why I made the pictures so small, they look absolutely horrible fullsize...

Protip: Better put the banana slices on last, smearing the plum butter (which is in no way butter, that's just what an online dictionary told me it's called in English - it's more like a jelly) over them is quite a bitch.

Sine I had to hold my cell in one hand, I had to be a bit creative in taking the shots - especially the last two. With only one free hand, I had to put the baguette in my mouth and balance it like that.
And then, in the way back, the baguette broke! Luckily, I was almost over my plate, but of course the shorter piece in my hand fell out and turned over onto the gooey side... 8-| the longer piece still in my mouth slapped down on my T-shirt but it remained dry, was only touched by bread.
But then... I noticed part of my cell phone was full of plum butter!!! The bottom part, where all the ports are. :| Hooray, something just had to go wrong, huh?
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Fen » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:27 pm

It's in the oven. The smell is killing me =p~ =p~ =p~ =p~ =p~ =p~ =p~ =p~

My cooking English is horrible L-) and I'm really bad at writing recipes :-?? Hope it'll be understandable
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by TellusEidolon » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:29 pm

Well, i made a delicious melon pie (kinda like an apple pie, but with melons instead with a stroke of sugar/vanilla mix ontop) this evening as an entry to the contest... but i can't find any camera to get a photo of it. :(
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Dirty n Evil » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:23 pm

Fen, great entry! It looks very good, even if I'm not a fan of sour cream... the inclusion of the bread made me think of it being like meatloaf. DA & Tellus, if you manage to get pics of your entries, I'd love to see them too. The more contestants in this, the merrier! Om nom nom!
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Fen » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:05 am

well it kind of is just a really fancy(and huge) meatloaf :). The sour cream is more for texture than taste, you won't really feel it(i know you dislike sour cream, sorry for always having it in my recipes!). I think you could just substitute it with something else. After all, though it is technically called sour creamwhat I use is quite different from what you have in the US :) . I think some white sauce, or even some really fat yoghurt might be a good substitute, but I can't guarantee anything.

(i'm actually not sure if what we have is smetana, creme fraiche or a mixture...Romanians never bother clarifying things like this. We tend to have the same name for 30 different types of dairy products and no one can agree which is the real one :P)
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Don Alexander » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:25 am

Dirty n Evil wrote:DA [...], if you manage to get pics of your entries, I'd love to see them too.
Buh. :-\

My entry is up. It is before Fen's. It has pictures! What the hell?

Also, awesome entry and bribery, Fen!!! :D
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