Sous Chef Numero Uno is my guest blogger... she's being a slacker...
So in an attempt to avoid studying for my finals I’ve decided to write a guest post for ECM’s blog. (And no I didn’t take this upon myself she asked the other day. I just chose today to implement it. ) On a side note I’m typing this up and the word blog is underlined in red. What the Heck!? They haven’t added the word blog to the dictionary yet? Anyways, the other day ECM asked all of us kids what we wanted for dinner next week because she was going grocery shopping and she needed to plan out our weeks menu. Well, at the time I had no clue what I wanted to eat, I never do. It is ridiculous, I’m always telling her what we should have for dinner but she is never ready to document it when I’m telling her. (Hmm... maybe I should stop telling her when she’s driving? Nahhhh) All of the sudden I had an epiphany! We could let you, the readers, choose! Fabulous idea right? Well then ECM was like "Okay, that’s a good idea but how is it going to work?" She totally killed it because the whole point of me passing the job onto you was so I didn’t have to think about anything. It’s almost summer, I am done thinking. So this is how this thing is going to work, I think...
We will have a some menu choices for you and then along with you vote of which menu we should have that week you get to suggest two recipes one for you’re the chef night that the sous chefs can make by themselves without assistance from ECM. Keep in mind on you’re the chef night we usually eat left overs, cereal, and other extremely simple and quickly made foods.
The second recipe will be a recipe for ECM to cook that none of the sous chefs have had before.
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Evil Chef Mom's Note: Ignore her... this is how it's going to work because I'm the Mom and I said so!
You, dear readers, are going to submit dinner ideas for our family. It can be snacks, sides, main courses, salads, veggies, desserts, and drinks. Plus one dish the kids can make themselves. The first day to submit ideas will be today, with the theme being cocktails and snacks. You have until Thursday to leave an idea. Then each family member will pick their favorite and we will put it up for a reader vote. That means you will be able to vote for one of the six that we picked. We will do this with every course*. You will have three days to come up with an idea and three days to vote. Then the winner will email me their recipes and starting Monday June 30th, I will be under your control because obviously I don't have any good ideas and the sous chefs are bored.
*except for main courses, which is giving me fits. I need seven main courses. One for each of us then the seventh is the easy, kids cook it recipe. So depending on how many submissions I get, this rule might not apply.
You can enter as many ideas as you like, keep in mind when we do this little event (the last week of June/ first week of July) it will be HOT and I don't have an air conditioner, so the recipes you submit should be your summer favorites (unless you are feeling particularly mean and evil) or what have you, and I will do another in December, when I can actually use an oven.
It doesn't have to be your own recipe, if it's a recipe you want to try but... you aren't too sure about, that's cool. If it gets picked, I'll do it.
Some common sense guidelines or rules, if you must call them that.
Money... I have to feed 6 people, folks and one is a soon to be thirteen year old boy who is growing, growing, growing like a freakin' weed and eats like there is no tomorrow. So, as much as I like veal or caviar, I can't really afford it.
Another common sense thing, as much as I would be willing to eat stuffed squid... some family members, not so much, sure you could submit it but do understand why it might not get picked. As much as I didn't like beet ice cream, I would do something like that again, you might want to keep that in mind. We are pretty adventurous around here.
Other than that, everything is fair game.
If we pick your recipe please be aware I will link to your blog and will have running commentary like with all my other harebrained ideas.
So drinks, cocktails, and snacks or hors d'oeuvres are up first. You have until Thursday the 5th to give me your favorite, most creative ideas. On the 6th, we will start voting for that category and taking submissions for the next category.
Bring It On!
* there will be prizes!