Friday, September 5, 2008

Platinum Chef Challenge #9!

It's truly the little victories and joys in life that encourage you to keep on trying new things! That said, I was completely honored to have my dish chosen as the winner of the Platinum Chef Challenge #8 by Stefany of the Proceed with Caution blog. There were some really creative and unique entries this time around, and I was just happy to find out about the contest and participate. So now it's my turn to host and hopefully I've come up with some ingredients that inspire the creative juices in everyone!
Here is a review of the rules (from the challenge's creative leader, Cara of Cara’s Cravings ):
"Platinum Chef Challenge started as an activity on a cooking message board to encourage members to create a meal out of 5 selected ingredients. You might think they go together, and you might not. You might have used them before, or maybe not. Maybe you will have a recipe in mind, and maybe you will create a new one. Most likely, you'll put on your creative (chef's) hat and whip out something new and exciting.

To play, just create a meal using the five given ingredients and blog about it. Please link back to this post, and feel free to include the event logo in your blog. The meal can consist of 1 or 2 dishes - so you can use all the ingredients in one recipe, or make two. Example: main dish + side, appetizer + main dish, main dish + dessert, etc. But, if more than one dish is created, each dish must use at least two of the ingredients (and, any ingredient may be repeated and used in both dishes if desired). You can add whatever other ingredients you like."

To participate, please post your dishes on your blog (linking back to this post), and send an email to by midnight (PST) on Sunday, October 5th (so that gives you about a month to complete your recipes), with the following information:
Name of your dish(es) and your blog
Pictures you want in the Round-up
Link to the PCC8 post in your blog

(If you don't have a blog, send recipes and photos in your email and I will include you in the Round-up that way!)

So....drumroll please!!!!!! Here are your five challenge ingredients (as you can see I was inspired by the upcoming Fall season):
Apples (any variety you want)
Mushrooms (again, any variety, fresh or dried)

Have fun! And please pass it on to your friends and fellow bloggers. I even have a prize in store for this round's winner :P) Can't wait to see all the entries!!!


deLa said...

wow! i love this rounds ingredients and already know exactly what i want to do!!!

Lisa said...

Great!! I really can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :) There are so many possibilities!

A Bit of Everything said...

I am so glad we are getting our new stove on Monday. Can't wait to get started creating.

Cate said...

Those are such GREAT ingredients! I can't wait to start cooking with them!

Cookie said...

Are we allowed to use Apples in different forms such as applesauce or apple butter?

xigumdrops said...

Thanks for the link. Trying to brainstorm something for this weekend.