March Contest Discussion Thread

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March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by midgetshrimp » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:42 am

Get ready for another wild and crazy contest, because...

Its the March Madness Nom-taste-ular Cook Off! (the crowd goes wild!)

For those that remember from last year, and for those that don't, the March contest is - you guessed it - a cook-off! Thats right, its a culinary contest to show off your kitchen skills. How to enter? It's so simple even Frankie could do it...

All you need to do is make your favourite recipe, be it snack, desert, main meal... whatever! Not a good cook? Who cares! Make the best damned PB&J the world has ever seen! Just have some fun and make the tasty happen!

The format is fairly straightforward. Make the food, take pictures of the food, tell us what it is and how you made it. All entries must include a recipe and step-by-step instructions, as well as at least one picture. If you only take one picture, it must be of the finished product. Also, to prove that you actually made your masterpiece and you didn't just swipe it off of google images, the picture of your finished product must include YOU (or if you're really uncomfortable with that, include something in the photo that let's us know it's the real deal, such as a personalized card to the forum or something).

Entries will be open until the 26th, and voting will end on the 31st. This thread is for discussion of the contest only.
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Dirty n Evil » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:59 am

While I don't have an idea yet as to what I'm going to make... last year, there was a passing comment that it didn't seem as though I didn't really throw myself into the contest as much as it's thought that I might. *Eyes with a playfully pointed glare at his fellow Mod DA, smirks* So I'm just giving fair warning that this year I'm going to try and think up something really different that will challenge myself as a cook.

And since we had such a great turnout with this last contest, I encourage everyone else to challenge themselves, too. My own cooking skills developed because my step-mother would ruin something as simple as spaghetti (true story), and I was determined to eat edible food if I had to make it myself. Things just snowballed from there. So let's see you all push yourself and try something that will impress the rest of the boards! :D

P.S. - I also resolve in this contest not to make something spicy! I'm really going out in uncharted territory here! =))
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Post by yiraheerai » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:04 am

Well, this should be interesting for food lovers :)
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Post by GothPoet » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:46 pm

I know what I'm making too. It's something I've tried to make before, but less than successfully*. I do think I know where I went wrong last time, so we'll see. :-? It's getting entered regardless of how ugly it turns out looking. :))

*It tasted good, if a little underdone, just fell all apart.
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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Pneumonica » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:55 pm

I could make the best damn bowl of ramen you'd ever seen. :ymsmug:

Except I can't eat ramen. Stupid diabetes.
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Post by midgetshrimp » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:31 pm

Liquids count too. Like if you want to make a shake or smoothie or something. Even crackers with peanut butter would be good enough for me.
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Post by Dirty n Evil » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:37 pm

Okay, so I actually ended up dreaming of cooking last night. And on waking up, I wanted so badly to cook that I decided to use my day off and make my entry. :D I've never tried to make risotto before, and it was an interesting experience. The goat cheese and the shallots mixed together for a very earthy flavor, and I'm glad I added the basalmic vinegar to the pork as it helped that flavor not get lost within the dish. By including the peas, it became an all-in-one meal. I'm glad I made as much as I did, because now I have plenty for tomorrow!
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Post by Some guy » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:06 am

I think you've won. =p~
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Post by mac2 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:44 am

Not much gonna top that. :ymapplause:

Why couldn't this contest be held in the summer when I'm getting stuff out of the garden? With fresh ingredients like that I can cook circles around anybody.
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Post by Don Alexander » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:16 am

Psssst, DnE...
It's "balsamic", not "baslamic" or "baslmic"...

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Re: March Contest Discussion Thread

Post by Dirty n Evil » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:18 am

Don Alexander wrote:Psssst, DnE...
It's "balsamic", not "baslamic" or "baslmic"...

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Post by ExplodingJoe » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:23 am

Its already march and its still 20 degrees F.
I don't think its gonna get warm enough in time for me to make my famous
Beer maranade Ribeye with grilled potatoes and salad.
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Post by Dirty n Evil » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:48 am

=p~ Okay, that sounds delicious... I hope you have a warm snap! :D
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Post by Azrael » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:32 am

ExplodingJoe wrote:Its already march and its still 20 degrees F.
I don't think its gonna get warm enough in time for me to make my famous
Beer maranade Ribeye with grilled potatoes and salad.

What, you can't grill in 20 degree weather? I thought you were a man, baby. :p <I tease, I tease>
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Post by GothPoet » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:57 pm

My entry's up. :D

Still falling apart, but at least the rice was cooked just right this time. ;)
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