Friday, April 3, 2009
April Mystery Box Challenge
Less than a month ago, my boyfriend challenged me to a mystery box cook-off. After watching one too many episodes of the Food Network show "Chopped" I was up for the challenge! So he got to pick three random ingredients and it resulted in Baked Stuffed Peppers.
I was asked to do it again but rather than let Doug have free rein, I asked three people to pick two ingredients off the top of their head. Then I asked them if they liked odd or even better in order to select one of the mystery ingredients from another person. I still let Doug play along since he inspired the challenge.
Sarah over at Mom on the Run picked beer and green chilis, Doug picked odd and so beer became our first ingredient
Zara over at Crazy Mom picked eggplant and rosemary, Sarah picked even so rosemary made the list
Doug, the boyfriend and non-food blogger over at A black man's grammatical chaos, picked ham and beets, Zara picked odd so ham made this list
APRIL MYSTERY BOX: HAM, BEER, ROSEMARY
Since I introduced the March challenge a bit later in the month, a number of bloggers told me they would have to wait until April. So here is your chance! The $10 Starbucks gift card is up for grabs again!
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.
1. All of the mystery ingredients must be used in one dish.
2. You may use other ingredients to complete the dish.
3. Post the link to your blog in the comments section of THIS post in order to be counted for the contest by April 30th at midnight.
4. Your entry should have the Mystery Box logo and a link back to this post in order to be eligible.
Good luck and get cooking!!!!
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.