Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ready, steady, COOK!



Ladies and gentlemen it's time for a blog challenge. This one is called Ready, Steady, Cook and is loosely based on the TV show of the same name. A few years ago something very similar was done on the Food24 blogs and I had so much fun doing it. This time I am going to make some rules so that we can get a winner.

The idea is simple. You sign up to the challenge by commenting on this blog post. Entries close on the 15th of August. 

There are 2 parts:

Set the challenge
Each blogger who signs up gets assigned another blogger
They will give that blogger a list of 7 ingredients (be creative)

Get the challenge
Each blogger will then use those 7 ingredients plus the allowed "pantry" ingredients (these are listed below) and free items (salt, pepper, olive oil, sunflower oil) to create a 3 course meal.
Each course must be in a separate blog post.
Pictures and recipes to be posted as evidence :)
I want this to be exciting and worthwhile so I am in discussion with some great companies to try and get prizes for the challenge. In the event that these companies are awesome and want to give you guys great things part of the challenge will be to include them in your posts.
Include the badge in all your related posts with a link back to this blog.


Pantry ingredients
Milk
Flour
Eggs
Lemons
Garlic
Parsley
Basil
Origanum
Bay leaves
Rosemary
Cumin
Paprika
Cinnamon 
Chilli powder (this can be chilli powder, dried chillies, cayenne pepper or peri peri spice)
Sugar
Tinned tomatoes
Butter/margarine 


Once the top 4 are chosen there will be a special challenge between them to chose the winner.


Scoring
All the posts are to be completed by the end of August. Once everyone has posted their blog posts I will get the prize sponsors and a few selected judges to send me their ideas for the best in each course. I will also monitor the comment sections on the blogs as well as create a group on Facebook where people can vote.


From there we will find our top 4, our challenge finalists. There is a special challenge waiting in store for them.


So get your thinking caps on and sign up, get your friends to sign up, get your mom to sign up. The competition is open to anyone!

17 comments:

  1. Sign me up! This sounds like loads of fun.

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  2. Sign me up please. I love challenges like these.

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  3. Sounds exciting!! Good luck!!

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  4. I loved taking part in this on the Food24 blogs, going to be great fun. Sign me up!

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  5. Me three! Haha. I'm in. Can't wait.

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  6. Sounds like a plan, I'm in!
    www.dustbunniesproject.com

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  7. Great idea, I think Yuppiechef are going to need to get involved here....

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  8. Hey, I'd love to be involved but obviously I'd prefer not to cook with animal products - can I still participate?

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  9. Count me in! This sounds like fun :)

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  10. What an exciting challenge. I would have loved to participate but unfortunately August is a pretty hectic month for me and I wont be able to do it. But sounds like loads of fun and good luck to all...looking forward to seeing the results :) xx

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  11. This is so exciting, I love ready steady cook when I was in Uk. How to sign up and join in the challenge.

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