This year the teams were: Dan & Matt and Melissa & Me. You can we stepped our game up this year with the new personalize chef coats and aprons.
Mrs. Kathy selected our secret ingredients I believe with the special help of Uncle G. We had 35 minutes each round. Also on top of the secret ingredients each round, we also had to use a balsamic vinegar and a Bangkok peanut sauce.
We kicked off the appetizer round with chicken livers, left over shredded pork, canned red grapefruit, pomegranate juice, and fresh green beans.
|My reaction to chicken livers - I've never eaten or cooked or wanted to do either!|
Our team cooked a pork and chicken steamed dumpling with a cold green bean salad with a peanut dipping sauce.
Judges doing their jobs:
|Aunt Robin, Kaci, & Chef Gary|
While we didn't get scores after each round, we heard the scores were extremely close with me and Melissa possibly a tab on top.
During the entrée round, we were given chicken, crawfish tails, fresh snowpeas, and marinated artichokes.
Melissa and I came up with a crawfish cream sauce atop a fried chicken and rice with a side of cold corn salad.
M&D cooked a 30 minute gumbo with a gourmet side of bread.
Both dished honestly were delicious! I would have had a hard time judging them against each other. The flavors of the dishes were o so good.
Our family really has some talented cooks!
Even after this round the scores were still close!
During the dessert round (my fav) we had to cook with a fruity baby food, plain Greek yogurt, Pringles and crescent rolls.... and a late adder of ramen noodles.
I have to say me and Melissa out done ourselves here. Not only was our dessert beautiful but it was absolutely delicious! We mimicked her Napoleon dessert that she cooks using filo-dough.
It's safe to say the guys had some problems with their dessert. They wouldn't admit it but even after the buzzer went off they were jerking stuff off the plate and then throwing it back on... we saw it guys! :)
They came up with a chocolate soufflé with a side of fruit and whipped topping and a slice of crescent roll.
I was impressed with the soufflé! It was textbook good!
With the scores being so close before the dessert round, Melissa and I took the victory with that dessert!
Here's til next year guys!!
Tony videoed the whole night and we watched it after the competition. It's hilarious!
Can't wait to do it again next year!