Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm back

Last week was a long week! I haven't been able to post anything due to getting ready for the International Rice Festival. I left town Thursday morning and headed to my aunts house where my dad and I finished up our dishes for Friday. Turn in was between 8am and 9am on Friday and then you wait until 11am to see if you get a phone call saying you got 1st place and to come back for your interview regarding your dish and knowledge on rice. We didn't get a call this year, but my dad came close with one of his dishes. They had 205 entries this year and my dad and I placed with each of our 4 dishes so there's something to be said about that. We headed back home that afternoon for a 4 hour drive and then I was worn out for the rest of the weekend.
Looking forward to getting back in the kitchen and crank out some new recipes to post.

Here's some pictures of my dishes:
Creamy Sausage Rice 3rd Place
Seafood with Herbed Vegetable Rice 4th Place
Mini Rice Caprese Salad 5th Place
Chocolate Coconut Rice Covered Cherries 7th Place

Here's my dad's entries:
Roux Rice with Chicken and Sausage 2nd Place
Rice Cream Sundae 6th Place
Veggie Burgers 8th Place
Spicy Shrimp Rice Fingers 10th Place

If you want any recipes let me know and I'll post them.


  1. Those look wonderful! That's cool your dad goes with you.

  2. Congrats! How fun you guys do this together!

  3. All you and your dad's dishes look great!

  4. Wow! Congrats to you and your dad. It must be nice to cook together!

  5. Wow! Congratulations to you and your Dad-how fun that you have this to share! Your food looks great!

  6. You are amazing! YOur Dad too. Congrats!

  7. Congratulations! This was quite an accomplishment. Your Dad's dishes look great as well. How do you handle situations were one of you bests the other?

  8. Thank you for all the nice comments! When I'm up against my dad he's the competition I focus on beating. He's always done better, so I try and out garnish or make mine look more fancy then his to stand out. It's nice to beat him once in a while, but we're supportive of each other.

  9. those all look soo good. too bad you didn't win...:)