A fun (hopeful) challenge ahead

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’m no stranger to a challenge. One of my favorite shows on Food Network is Chopped, because I enjoy watching chefs come up with ideas for random ingredients. Lately, I find myself brainstorming ideas with the ingredients as well. It’s just so fun to think up ideas.

Check out this challenge:

Iron Foodie 2010 | Here's Why that will be me:
MarxFoods.com -- Fine Bulk Foods The Foodie BlogRoll

When I got the email from Foodie Blogroll about an Iron Foodie challenge, I was intrigued. 25 bloggers will get chosen to compete to come up with a recipe using a few random ingredients sent from Marx Foods. The winner will get a $200 credit to Marx Foods.

So y’all, I need you to cross your fingers for me again. This blog post counts as my official entry for the Iron Foodie challenge. I’m really hoping to get chosen, because Marx Foods has some really interesting ingredients that they offer, and I’d love the opportunity to come up with a dish for this contest!

Here’s the blog interview questions:

  1. Why do you want to compete in this challenge?
    Answered above
  2. Limitations of time/space notwithstanding, whose kitchen would you like to spend the day in & why?
    I’d have to say Julia Child. She changed her career so late in life, and I find that so inspiring! She was very driven and her food is just AMAZING. She’s got a great sense of humor and I imagine we’d get along awesomely.
  3. What morsel are you most likely to swipe from family & friends’ plates when they aren’t looking?
    Chocolate….don’t leave your chocolate sitting around unattended. I’m serious.
  4. Sum your childhood up in one meal.
    Mom’s Beef Enchilada Casserole. I requested this meal every year for my birthday after my Mom discovered this recipe for a potluck in my Spanish class one year. It’s delicious.
  5. The one mainstream food you can’t stand?
    Beans. It’s a texture thing. Totally gross to me. I might be from New Orleans, but you won’t see me eating a red beans and rice dish. Yuck!


  1. Super cool! Good luck! :)

  2. Woo hoo! Another bean hater! Well, I’ll eat baked beans…but that’s it!

  3. PS- my fingers are crossed for you. 😀

  4. Fingers crossed – this sounds like a fun challenge!

  5. good luck!

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