Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And the Winner is...

My dad and his friend Steve won the "Mystery Bag Cook-off contest at the county fair. They won first prize in showmanship and the cook-off. They were allowed to bring an electric skillet, two utensils, and three condiments. When the contest started they were handed a bag with a can of spam, biscuit, one green pepper, a can of pineapple and two cups of liquid (either milk or water, their choice). They had 1/2 hour to prepare the food and had to use at least a little bit of all of the ingredients.

Half way into the contest they added a mystery licorice!

It was fun to watch the teams cook and I had no doubt my dad would win. He makes up recipes all the time and can make anything taste good!

They were the only team that brought a tablecloth, chairs and water for the judges, and real plates/silverware to eat off of. They also draped a white towel over their arms while serving the judges. They also wore matching aprons that they had made for the event. Their team name was "The Brown Nosers" and it was quite fitting. It was pretty cute.

They won a monetary prize and got interviewed by the local papers. I'm sure they'll do it again next year!