We occasionally enjoy an episode of Chopped on the Food Network. One of Kate’s friends said how she did an at-home version with their kids, and they LOVED it, so we decided to give it a go. For those of you not familiar with the show, the gist is this:
- 4 chefs.
- 3 rounds: Appetizer, EntrÃ©e, and Dessert.
- Each round the contestants get a basket with “mystery” ingredients that they have to use in their dish.
- At the end of each round, the judges “chop” one contestent
Obviously we made some modifications to this formula. And I kept the ingredients simple at Kate’s request. It’s hard enough to cook with kids without having to figure out how you’re going to make an appetizer out of cuttlefish, kumquats, and neon green M&Ms.
I’ll keep the commentary to a minimum and try to let the photos and videos below do the talking.