What a week-end!
We gathered at my parents with all my siblings, their spouses and children for our traditional spring gathering that we’ve dubbed The Remix.
Part of the crazy fun included our annual Iron Chef Competition! This year’s secret ingredient was a Mix. We could bring anything made from a mix – or a mix of things (ie: Chex Mix or Trail Mix.)
I did not have an entry this year – I just didn’t have time. (But it’s okay – that date day with my husband was worth it!)
The kids did though – Angel Girl made a yummy brownie -filled cookie that we found at The Picky Palate that used a brownie mix. Buddy made our favorite Hot Chocolate Cookies using hot chocolate mix and Dagmar made a new -absolutely wonderful – diet busting treat – Caramel Chex Mix. (Yes – I will share the recipe!)
Pedro went a little outside the box and put together a mix of music on his Itouch as “food for the soul”!
He wasn’t the only one that thought outside the box!
Some of my nieces and nephews blew me away with their entries!
There was the winner in the Best Represents the Family category – Sweet Prairie Memories.
This delightful jello concoction (jello is a mix!) recreated out of candy many of the things that the grand-kids love about Papa and Nana’s house.
You can see candy grandkids inter-tubing down the river, Nana playing bear in the trees, the prairie playhouse and Papa Jim on the lawn mower pulling wagons full of grand kids.
Then there was Butter Bun’s entry. (You may remember Butter Buns as my very creative 7 year old niece.) This time she “mixed” food with technology and made the amazing “cake froster”.
The mustard bottle in the middle holds frosting. You can then rotate it around the cake and squirt as much or as little frosting as you desire on your piece. 🙂
Watch for in a stores everywhere!
The grand prize in the Best Use of the Secret Ingredient Category went to my nieces Lexie and Molly for the triple layer cake and pie concoction.
Think “Turducken” meets the pastry world. Each layer is a pie baked with a cake surrounding it.
I’m serious people. Each layer has a pie baked right inside a cake.
There were three layers.
And a mural on the outside in frosting complete with green creepers and a pink pig made out of caramels.
That thing was huge! They had to custom design a carrying case for it out of springform pans, a mixing bowl and duct tape just to get it there!
Talk about creativity!
Maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t have time to make an entry – I’m not sure I can compete on this level! 🙂
Those nieces and nephews of mine have just raised the bar for future Iron Chef Competitions.