Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jambalaya Cook-off!

My friend, Midge, suggested that I enter the 17th annual Jambalaya Cook-Off at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn and last night I put up my offering against nine other competitors in celebration of Lundi Gras while enjoying the sounds of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas.  I put in a good amount of effort perfecting my dish (read more about it at Inspire Mel), but generally went into the contest feeling totally clueless!
I was happy with my andouille, duck, and shrimp jambalaya and had a great time serving it up to hundreds of tasters and a judges panel with my friend Rhonda, but had no idea I would come away with first place honors!!
After I picked up my shiny chef trophy several people came over to show me they had written my name on their hands to prove they knew I was going to win before results were revealed.  What a great ego boost and fun way to spend a Monday night!!
Happy Fat Tuesday!  
You can bet The Elsmo Four will not be having jambalaya for dinner tonight!

2 comments:

Mary said...

How fun is that! Congratulations

Nubia said...

so fun! congrats

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