Wednesday, November 30, 2011


thanksgiving in ocean city was full of love and laughter. the skies were a constant blue and the beach was peaceful. one of the many highlights of the trip is the cook-off competition (iron-chef style). the winner of the previous year picks a single ingredient that must be the essence of the dish. i happened to win last year (the ingredient was velveeta, and i made mac and cheese deep dish pizza), so for this year's competition i chose cool ranch doritos! there is one judge who looks at color, presentation, taste, etc. i think this is such a fun tradition and i'm so thankful i was able to be a part of it for the 2nd year in a row. 

if you're wondering about the winning dish - there was a tie! the cool ranch fried pickles and the cool ranch crab cake took first! they were sooo good. the cool ranch turkey burger took second, and my cool ranch shmorgishbord took third!

{jalepeno poppers, tempura shrimp, turkey burger, crab cake, cheese ball, fried pickes, bologna sandwich, and shmorgishbord - all with cool ranch doritos!}

can't wait to find out next year's ingredient on november 1, 2012!

what is the highlight of your thanksgiving?


whitney said...

this is SUCH a fun tradition to start!

i am jealous i don't do this.


Holly said...

How much fun is that?! :) I love your pics! Thanksgiving at the beach sounds amazing, all it did was rain here :-/

Nessa @{Casa Braaflat} said...

that is a super cute family tradition. i love it. i just look forward to the kiddos running around and playing with their cousins and eating (a lot).

Anonymous said...

I love the cooking competition idea, it sounds like a lot of fun! oh, the ingredients that come to mind when I think about which one I would suggest...


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