Results of Needs Eatin’ Challenge

September 13, 2010


I think our Needs Eatin’/Iron Chef Challenge a few weeks ago was a success.  Here are the results:

The Sancken team ended up making 3 meals – a Spicy Korean Chicken with a cucumber salad, Curried Chicken with Apple over rice with a carrot walnut salad, and a Bolognese Ragu over rice.  Notice how a lot of things were over rice instead of noodles?  That’s because we had plenty of rice.

Matt and Whitney also made 3 meals – bacon corn chowder with baked potatoes, ratatouille with coconut rice and cantaloupe for dessert, and fried rice with a cucumber-tomato salad.  All of their recipes were from a fabulous Mennonite cookbook called Simply in Season.

Vote and let us know who you think won based on use of their ingredients, creativity and how delicious/edible the recipes sound.  The winning team will win … the other team cleaning their bathroom!  Just kidding, I made that up.  That’s what I wish we would win because I hate cleaning our bathroom.

Needs Eatin’ Week

August 10, 2010


From 7 months of grocery shopping and being at the prime of farm produce season, we have a bounty of food that “needs eatin'” (as my grandmother would say). We decided that this week’s challenge would be to NOT grocery shop all week, and to only use what we had in our cupboards and what came out of our garden, from our CSA, or from a farmer’s market. To facilitate this process, this evening we set out all of the edible food we have in our house and divvied it up auction style.  (more…)