Monday, September 2, 2013

What should I cook? YOU DECIDE!

Some days you just want someone to tell you what to cook and then you can be as creative as you want with the dish instead of having to do all of the thinking yourself.  As I was perusing the internet thinking of inspiration for my blog and what I wanted to pour my time into this evening I ended up looking at a lot of delicious recipes.  It brought a brilliant idea to mind.  What if I posted a couple ideas for the main dish and the dessert of a meal and I could have my wonderful readers vote and I will cook that dish within a week and post my version of the recipe with my step by step photo recipe blog.  I am really excited about this!  I hope that I can get some of my readers to actually comment and vote so that this can be very interactive and fun!  I look forward to the results and would love to this at least once a month or more.  If you have any recipe suggestions that I don't post, please feel free to share them with me and if plausible they can be featured on the next What should I cook recipe vote, or just as a regular meal that I prepare and recipe share with you!  Thank you for your support and I am giddy with excitement about the outcome of this!

Here are 4 of my top picks for the Main DISHES:

Option A: Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

This is a delicious pork tenderloin in a hearty red wine based sauce
 
The original recipe
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Option B: Creamy Lemon-Pepper Orzo with Grilled Chicken

I absolutely love orzo, and for some reason it always seems to go amazingly well with lemon.  Add the grilled chicken on top and you can't go wrong

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Option C:  Apple-Honey Drumsticks
 I love trying new flavors on chicken and don't like to get in the BBQ rut.  This looks like a nice Asian flair to a great drumstick.

The original recipe:










Option D:  Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
I don't use my slow cooker nearly as much as I should, and am always looking for great new recipe inspiration.  I love messing with Chili and this looks like a great recipe to try.

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Now we move on to the DESSERTS!!!
Option 1: Apple Raspberry Crumble with Oat Walnut Topping
It always makes you feel great when you can make dessert and also feel like you are getting some great vitamins into your body at the same time.  Apple and raspberry are two of my favorite flavors to cook with and these seem like they would make a great combination in this dessert. 



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Option 2: Caramelized Banana Pudding

One of my all-time favorite desserts is banana pudding, this looks like a delicious twist to an old favorite!




Original Recipe:












Option 3: Slow Cooked Winter Bread Pudding with Dried Pears

 I LOVE bread pudding with the pear addition sounds like a fantastic combination!
Original Recipe:











Option 4: Rice Pudding with Cherries
 Rice Pudding AND Cherries, and there is also WHITE chocolate, I am salivating just thinking about it!




Original Recipe:







Now you have seen the 4 main dishes and the 4 dessert choices.  Please vote by selecting a Letter and Number so that I can go shopping and get everything.  Voting will close in 1 Week and then I will cook the selected dish and dessert and post my version of the recipes along with step by step instruction with photos of what I did.  Thank you very much for your support, I can't wait to see what you have selected for me to make! 

36 comments:

  1. Number 1 in both categories. Chicken is my go to meal, but I don't do a lot with pork so this would be a good one for me to see. All the desserts look good, but the crumble is what I would choose after being served the pork.

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  2. I choose Option A for main dish and Option 4 for dessert. :)

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    1. Thanks I think 4 is my fav for the dessert as well :)

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  3. Option B looks delish as the main course, and I would choose Option 1 for dessert

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  4. Current Tally is
    A Pork 6 votes
    B Orzo & chicken 2 votes
    C apple honey drumsticks 0 votes
    D Chicken Chili 0 votes
    1 apple raz crumble 4 votes
    2 banana pudding 1 vote
    3 bread pudding 0 votes
    4 rice pudding 1 vote

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  5. A and 4 I would love to be there when you cook any combination, they all look delish!

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    1. Thanks so much for your vote Cath! And you are welcome to come on over anytime you are in Texas

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  6. Going to have to go with A for entrée and 2 for dessert. If you need a taste tester, sign me up!! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much for voting and if you ever make a trip to Texas you are more than welcome to stop by for dinner

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  7. Chicken chili and caramelized banana pudding.

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  8. A with 3 for dessert!

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    1. Both excellent choices, thank you for voting

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  9. Option A: Burgundy Pork Tenderloin for sure. For dessert Option 1.

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  10. Here is the current Tally I will personally respond to all comments on my lunch break my work computer doesn't seem to want to let me right now :) Thanks so much to everyone for you participation and support, here is the current Tally as of this morning:
    A Burgundy Pork 11 Votes
    B Orzo & Chicken 2 Votes
    C Apple Honey Drumsticks 0 Votes
    D Chicken Chili 1 Vote
    1 Apple Raz Crumble 6 Votes
    2 Banana Pudding 3 Votes
    3 Bread Pudding 1 Vote
    4 Rice Pudding 2 Votes

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  11. Option D, chicken chili... YUM!!!! And option 2 for dessert, can't wait to see pictures of it all!!!

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    1. Thank you for voting! I can't wait to cook it :)

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  12. Option A with Option 4. Those two sound delicious!

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    1. Thank you for your vote, I think 4 is my favorite!

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  13. One in both categories as well!!:)

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    1. Thanks for voting Juhl! Great to see you on my blog! Burgundy Pork seems to be blowing everything else out of the water!

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  14. I am voting for two, lemon-pepper orzo chicken and the slow cooked chicken chili. Dessert is easy, bread pudding. You have only to beat Gramma Fay's. It all looks and sounds great! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks so much for the vote :) And I don't think that beating Gramma Fay can be managed, but maybe I can come close :)

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  15. Current Tally:
    Voting Closes at the end of tomorrow and I will buy what I need and cook this weekend.

    A Burgundy Pork 13 Votes
    B Orzo & Chicken 4 Votes
    C Apple Honey Drumsticks 0 Votes
    D Chicken Chili 3 Votes
    1 Apple Raz Crumble 7 Votes
    2 Banana Pudding 5 Votes
    3 Bread Pudding 2 Votes
    4 Rice Pudding 3 Votes

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  16. I vote A and 1. And then I will need a plane ticket to come try it. :)

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    1. Thanks for your vote and that would be fun! Shayna got to be my taste tester

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  17. Chicken chili and banana pudding
    -Good Fellow Handy Man

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  18. The FINAL FOOD TALLY
    A Burgundy Pork 16 Votes
    B Orzo & Chicken 4 Votes
    C Apple Honey Drumsticks 0 Votes
    D Chicken Chili 4 Votes
    1 Apple Raz Crumble 10 Votes
    2 Banana Pudding 6 Votes
    3 Bread Pudding 3 Votes
    4 Rice Pudding 4 Votes

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