Welcome to my first blogging event, the WC Platinum Chef Challenge! This idea was born on the What’s Cooking message board on thenest.com, and I hope many of my fellow nestie chefs will participate, as well as anyone else who would like to take part. Here is how it will work:
*Current host will choose 5 ingredients for the challenge
*Participants must create a meal using those ingredients
*The meal can consist of 1 or 2 dishes – so you can use all the ingredients in one recipe, or make two. Ex. 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
*The event will run for two weeks at a time
*When you’ve decided upon and prepared your dishes, please post pictures and recipes in your blog, link to this post, and send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (if you don’t have a blog, please send pictures and recipes anyway!)
So, on to it, Round 1!
I’ve tried to keep the ingredients somewhat simple and given you a little flexibility. And please, this is all in good fun, so if you would really love to participate but just can’t seem to use one of the ingredients, please join in anyway! I am really excited to see all the delicious, creative dishes you will surely come up with. And don’t be nervous, I am new to this too, and I think the only way to improve your skills in the kitchen is to practice – so tie on that apron and take a stab at it.
Here are your Challenge Ingredients:
Nuts (any kind you choose!)
Tomatoes (fresh, canned, dried, grape, plum, green, whatever!)