Every summer we host a little get together where a few of our friends enter into a friendly competition we like to call "The Hedrick Summer Cook Off!" We all love to cook and we love eating good food...we get together and present our finest...they we critique each others dishes and establish winners for each category and the over all winner. (Maybe we watch too much of the Food Network Channel!) This was our second year doing this extravagant meal! Here's how it works:
1. Invite friends (or couples)who will rise to the challenge of cooking AND don't mind a little competition! (4-5 couples max)
2. Ask each couple to prepare a taste for everyone in all three categories. Not too big of portions cause if you do the math it's 5 appetizers, 5 entrees, and 5 desserts! A ton of FOOD!
3. Create and score sheet. We followed in the "Chopped" way and judged based on Creativity, Presentation and Taste.
4. Have a trophy ready for the over winner to take home.
It is so fun! I plan the event and my husband (who loves following a recipe) does all the cooking!
I've been swamped with Photography since the summer so these pictures sat waiting...I'm so happy to present them a little late but still fun to see.