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The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« on: October 19, 2011, 07:12:02 pm »
Ladies and gentlemen, ready your skillets! The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge is coming!

Whether you are handy with a salt shaker or a can opener, this challenge is for you! Rules (very few and mostly flexible) will be posted here soon, and this weekend, the secret ingredients will be posted.

Your challenge is to come up with a Halloween recipe that uses these secret ingredients. Post your recipe here to play...that's all there is to it! Extra points will be given for speed of response, relevance, and how many Brokie references there are. If you actually make the recipe, you will receive double points, even more if you post a picture of the yummy dish!!

Guidelines: Each challenge will be posted for approximately 10 days. You may use any other common ingredients and condiments, uh, ketchup, but more is not always better, so don't expect to get extra points for using lots of ingredients! If you post a recipe from the Internet, that is fine, but please indicate where you got the recipe, including a link, if possible. Metric, US or UK units are all equally acceptable. Commentary on when the dish was served, who the guests were, or any other anecdotes are welcome. You must use all the ingredients or your entry will be disqualified. I will ask a selection of BetterMostians to judge the entries with me. Judges will be anonymous.

Are your ready? Stay tuned and prepare to allez cuisine!!
« Last Edit: October 23, 2011, 01:09:00 am by Scare-Ranger »
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 11:04:51 am »
I'm up for it!   :)

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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 11:36:52 pm »
Great!!  :D

A few rules/guidelines are listed in the first post.

Are you ready to receive your secret ingredients? Okay, here they are:

* sweet potatoes (either canned, fresh, or pureed) (sometimes called yams)

* walnuts (other nuts may be substituted)

* apples, apple juice, or apple sauce

Now, let's allez cuisine!!!
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 01:59:47 pm »
Great!!  :D

A few rules/guidelines are listed in the first post.

Are you ready to receive your secret ingredients? Okay, here they are:

* sweet potatoes (either canned, fresh, or pureed) (sometimes called yams)

* walnuts (other nuts may be substituted)

* apples, apple juice, or apple sauce

Now, let's allez cuisine!!!


Sweet Potato Splendor

Take fresh sweet potatoes, wash them and cut them into bite size chunks.  
Rub them lightly with olive oil, and spread them in a baking dish.  
Put them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  

Pull the pan out of the oven, and with a spatula, loosen the sweet potato chunks from the pan, and flip them around.  
Pour some apple juice in the pan.  Not much, just enough to mostly have a thin layer of it on the bottom of the pan.  
Chop up some walnuts, not finely, just enough to not have really big chunks.  And not too many, just enough to add a little sumpsumpn to the roasted sweet potatoes.  
Also sprinkle in a small amount of salt, and a light amount of either powdered ginger, or if you gots it, chopped candied ginger.  
With the spatula, blend all this, and spread it around the pan.  
As you are blending, add more apple juice, if necessary, to coat all of it.  

Put it back in the oven for another 15 minutes, pulling it out halfway through to flip and check.  
Keep baking until the sweet potato is cooked through.  

Depending on the amount of liquid, the heat of the oven, the age of the sweet potatoes, and other factors, this will either turn out with a delightful roasted and glazed quality, with every sweet potato jewel and every walnut crumb glazed in rich apple goodness, or it will turn into a mush, also very delicious, or somewhere in between.  
Wherever it ends up on the consistency spectrum, it will be delicious and have lots of vitamin A.  
If it's mushy, you can eat it in a bowl with a little half and half poured on.  
Yum.

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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 02:11:25 pm »
I'm in! :)
I already have something on my mind...... hope it'll work out.

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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 06:08:25 pm »
The sweet potato splendor sounds totally delicious!!! 

I may try it one day.

I take for granted it's calory free.   ::) ;D



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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 07:24:24 pm »
The sweet potato splendor sounds totally delicious!!! 

I may try it one day.

I take for granted it's calory free.   ::) ;D
I agree, and am looking forward to making this...you won't be surprised to find out that I have all the ingredients!

I was looking for canned pumpkin in the grocery store today and couldn't find it anywhere. Looked up and down the canned vegetable aisle. I was beginning to think maybe I had been teleported to Europe! Anyway, I finally found it with the pie fillings in the baking aisle. Monroe has very little imagination!!
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2011, 08:19:06 pm »
Friends, are you ready for a new challenge? Secret ingredients coming up soon!!

And we'll also hand out prizes for the first challenge. Correct that...a prize!!  8)
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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2011, 07:50:16 am »
It'll be an impressive entry that can top the sweet potato splendor !   I plan to make it for my ladies' club Christmas feast at our December meeting.

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Re: The Iron Camp Cook Halloween Challenge!
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2011, 02:26:32 pm »
Anybody got a recipe for fried brussel sprouts? Paul and Lynne and I had some at the bar on Tremont Street in Boston where we had dinner, and they were scrump-diddly-umptious!  :D
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