"Cooking a Chicken! Yup, from scratch, in the oven.. Who does that anymore?"
Jerry & I were happily volunteered to host this group of Peeps! I happened to walk by @StoosNews office and asked how his chicken adventures where turning out, he said he was on his way to a Chicken Meet-up, and he says in passing, would it be ok if we all came over to your home for the Cook-off, I laughingly agreed, thinking he was nuts.. Just incase, I called my husband, Jerry, and cleared some dates. I went back to @StoosNews with two date options. An hour later I got a DM from @MaryamMonsef asking if Nov 17th was a good date. Let the #Cluckoff begin!
It was like a blind date, I knew some of these folks by handle alone and some not at all. @MaryamMonsef created a list of which Peeps were coming and what & who they were brining. Jerry created a ballot system, no stuffed ballots, only stuffed Chickens allowed. I was nervous, so, I cleaned the house all day and had the carpets cleaned the day before! Needed to make a good first impression on this blind date!
So, here were the challengers' dishes!
Millar's Stuffed Chicken by @HolidayInn_PTBO. He brought enough for 30 or more people! Plus amazing East City Bakery Bread and local to-die-for butter! Oh god, the butter was heaven! Martin's lovely wife Courtney also baked Pumpkin Pie for us, excellent crust, seconds a must!
Mom also brought some wonderful rice.
Are you ready for @D_britton 's Chicken Cacciatore Oh yes! Lovely! Even more lovey with @kemiokapi helping @D_britton!
Followed by @NicoleRiva 's Lemon Sage Chicken! @NicoleRiva Also brought her yummy squash & kale (one of my favorites!)
The man who started the whole #Cluckoff, @StoosNews brought tasty Chicken Thighs with a wonderful gravy with a kick! We all believe that @StoosNews's better half, Signe, actually made the food!!
Oh my, this #Cluckoff adventure details would NOT be complete with the man & women who brought Potatoes to a Chicken challenge! @vanderherberg Michael & Andrea .. Wonderful potatoes!
However, the MOST amazing thing happened through the night, @StoosNews asked everyone to share a little of themselves with everyone.. The stories where NOT 140 characters long.. The stories shared were DEEP and RICH with feeling and emotion. The blind date turned into a deep meaningful romance which I'll never forget. Even if it was a one night stand, I'll remember it forever, however I think we are all hoping for MORE!
@StoosNews tried the Crown on for size, but, it wasn't his!
Our winner of the #Cluckoff 2012 challenge was the lovely @MaryamMonsef's mom, with her Curry Chicken! SORRY this PHOTO's eyes are closed!