Have you ever wanted to be on Food Network television? I have. I’d love to cook in the Hamptons with Ina or barbecue with Bobby Flay. This week I got my chance, well, sort of. I played a home version of the television show “Chopped” with my friends in my Cooking Club. “Chopped” is the show where contestants receive a basket of mystery ingredients and have to cook a dish using all those ingredients within a time limit. We based our game on the show but came up with our own home version.
Here’s how it worked: First we gathered at my neighbor Cari’s house, and she and I were team captains. She bought my team a bag of mystery ingredients, and I selected the ingredients for her team. Each bag had 3 ingredients plus boneless skinless chicken breasts. (more…)