Friday, July 3, 2009
July Mystery Ingredient Challenge!
First, congratulations to Danica over at Danica's Daily. She was the only person not afraid to attempt a dish that included Strawberries, Filet Mignon and Egg Noodles! Check out her Filet Mignon with a Strawberry Marsala Mushroom Sauce over Chive Buttered Egg Noodles.
Let's see if more people are willing to take on the July challenge.
For first time challengers, the idea was sparked by my favorite Food Network show, Chopped, where four chefs are given baskets of mystery ingredients and must make a dish that utilizes all of the ingredients. The first month I was challenged by my boyfriend and the challege was created.
The winner each month will be randomly chosen from all of the eligible entries. This month's winner will receive a box of gourmet desserts. In order to be eligible, post your recipe to your blog along with a picture of the dish you made and the challenge logo. Then post a link back to your blog on this post by July 31 at 11:59PST.
To celebrate Independence Day, this month's foods are red, white and blue :-)
JULY'S MYSTERY BOX: Tomatoes, Milk, Blue Cheese
Your mission is to make one dish that incorporates all three ingredients in it. You can use additional products in your creation. Don't forget to review how it turned out for your readers!
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.