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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Platinum Chef Challenge 8!

Now extended! New deadline - Sunday August 10th.

Wow! I am so honored to be chosen by Dani of Make No Little Meals as the "winner" of Platinum Chef Challenge #7. Along with the accolade, comes the responsibility of hosting the next round. I wanted to choose ingredients that we have not used already, and that hopefully will be attractive to a large number of people (I hate to see the numbers dwindling!). Though in the past we have done 2 week deadlines, I think with it being summer and having a holiday coming up, I'll extend it quite a bit.

Here is a review of the rules (from our fearless and ever 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 tpox08@gmail.com by midnight (PST) on Sunday, August 10th, 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 in your email and I will include you in the Round-up that way!)

So... what do we have this time around? Your five ingredients are:


Olives (Take your pick: black, spanish, kalamata, etc!)
Oats (Your choice: steel cut, rolled, quick)

Now get cooking!


Danielle said...

WOW! GREAT ingredients--I have a LOT of thinking to do...esp. since I usually don't like tofu ha ha ha! ;)

That Girl said...

Hmmmm I have to have some serious discussions with the hubs....I can't eat eggplant (for some reason it disagrees with my stomach) so I'll have if he's up for it....

Joelen said...

Love the challenging ingredient choices!

Lisa said...

This is such a cool idea! Definitely gets the creative juices flowing...