One of our favorite family traditions is our Annual Iron Chef Competition at the Remix.
Since we are a family of foodies (people who love to read about, talk about, think about, make, and eat food) our very own Iron Chef Competition just makes sense.
Our rules are simple. The official judges (Nana and the grandkids) chose a secret ingredient and announce it a few weeks in advance. Any one – of any age – can enter as many entries as they wish.
The day of the event all of the entries are placed on a table, labeled and given a small plastic cup to hold the votes. Whenever we are all assembled and quiet (now that’s a major undertaking!), each chef shows their dish and describes the ingredients.
Then we all go around the table taking samples of everything. We each have a small cup of M & M’s that we use for voting by putting them in the cups of our favorite dishes.
This year’s secret ingredient was apples.
We had everything from apple muffins to apple salads. We had apple brownies, apple snacks, and apple desserts. We even had apple butter pancakes!
Some of the amazing entries were:
The simple: “Thick Skinned Apple” – an apple that was peeled, then peanut butter was used to re-apply the peel.
The Chocolate: Caramel Apple Bars
The Unique: Apple Salsa
The Artistic: A Rice Krispie sculpture of William Tell’s Son complete with apple and arrow!
It was a fun and delicious family activity!