Thursday, February 6, 2014

#51: family recipes - November 2013

Family recipes cookoff was held on the 25th of November, at Ash's lovely new house in Hastings-Sunrise. It was a quiet one, but we sat at the dining room table with our wine and it felt almost like a dinner party.

pasta primavera
Jen: "prime time deliverance" seared broccolini on top of penne & vegetables in an almond alfredo sauce
spaghetti & meatballs
Malloreigh: "don't forgetti the spaghetti" handmade noodles in tomato & herb sauce with 'beef' meatballs
corn star parking
Allie: "corn star parking" creamed corn, saltine cracker, & rice milk casserole
chilled fruit soup
Ash: "mouse" chilled fruit soup with dried apricots, raisins, canned peaches, & cherries with winter spices

Also in attendance was Jeff, who decided not to enter as no one in his family is an especially good cook except himself.

seconds: Malloreigh/Ash
presentation: Jen
nostalgia/most immersive*: Malloreigh
creativity: Jen
overall favourite: Malloreigh

overall winner: Jen

best name: (unscored category) Allie/Ash

*this was a difficult category to come up with — as simply put as possible, it was the dish that most made you feel the cook's attachment to & history with it.

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