Wednesday, March 11, 2009
March Mystery Box Contest
After watching the Food Network show Chopped for the sixth or seventh time and annoying the people around me with "oh I would make this!" or "wait why wouldn't you use the ingredient this way?" I decided to do something about this desire to create meals out of random ingredients.
I invite you all to join me on this monthly adventure. Each month I will post the mystery box of ingredients. Your job is to create a dish that utilizes all of these ingredients and document the preparation and final product as well as a review of how it turned out. Post a link to your documentation in the comment section of the mystery box post. At the end of the month, all eligible entries will be entered to win a fabulous prize! The contest closes the last day of the month at midnight. While you can use other ingredients from your pantry, the dish must include the mystery ingredients.
This month's mystery box includes: Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Oatmeal, Green Bell Peppers
The prize is: Let's start off the challenge like I enjoy starting my mornings. Starbucks! The winner of the challenge will receive a $10 Starbucks giftcard.
Remember you must use ALL of the ingredients of the mystery box in the one dish. Please take pictures, post your recipe and a review in your blog! You should also copy the mystery box logo and link back to this post in order to qualify.
I get asked by readers if I am being paid to push products. The simple answer is no. In fact, most of the products I write about are ones I have found and purchased during my trips to the grocery store or on the road. Occasionally, a company will send a sample my way and if I believe the product will serve a need for my readers and I would buy the product myself, then I will share it with you. Sometimes I will write to a company after reading about it, if I believe it will help us lead healthier lifestyles. But even then, if the product doesn't pass my scrutiny, it won't make the screen of Uncovering Food. You can trust that every product or recipe posted here has passed through my lips, and that I wouldn't blog about it if it wasn't worthy of you... my favorite readers.