Chopped

When Josh and I were sick with our colds, I watched a lot of Chopped. Chopped is a TV series on Food Network about 4 chefs who cook an appetizer, entree, and dessert each consecutive round. A chef is eliminated or “chopped” after each round for making the worst dish. The winner takes home $10,000. Each round the chefs are given 4 random ingredients that they must incorporate in their dish. It ranges from obscure, to random, to silly, to interesting, and everything in between. It’s pretty impressive what these chefs can do in 30 minutes. I generally can only watch so many episodes before it getting too dramatic to me. Each chef has a sob story to make the show more interesting. I personally prefer to avoid the drama and just watch what they can cook. I asked Josh to do an entree round Chopped battle for our Friday night date. He agreed and we were excited. We each wrote down 5 ingredients and randomly drew our 4 ingredients. We did our protein drawing separately so made sure we had a good protein. The 4 ingredients we drew were Sushi rice, bacon, cream cheese, and won-ton wrappers. We went to the grocery store and picked out the 4 ingredients and then we went our separate ways for about 15 minutes and picked up the rest of our ingredients. Josh made Chimichurri macaroni and cheese and Chimichurri chicken, bacon rice. Both were delicious. I made chicken, bacon, cream cheese won-tons and Spanish rice with Sushi rice. It worked well but not togehter. I liked the won-tons. We both judged that both of our dishes weren’t very cohesive. Josh, of course, killed it with the Macaroni and Cheese and therefore beat me. 😦 1 for Josh. Good job! 🙂 I highly recommend doing this as a date night. So fun!

I also included a picture below of Josh’s amazing craftiness. He just finished a Boba Fett helmet from Star Wars and I wanted to brag about that. He’s so talented!

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The 4 ingredients…da da da. Cream cheese, Sushi rice, bacon, and wonton wrappers
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Our grocery run
Josh’s cute face and his winning dish
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Josh’s winning dish
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My dish- the runner up
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Josh’s latest amazing creation- Boba Fett from Star Wars

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