Sunday, February 19, 2006

Time for a challenge!

So life resumed normalcy today. Almost. It mostly was a lazy day for all of us. Every once in a while Andy or I would head into the kitchen or garage and clean a little something up. But mostly it's just been a relaxing day. As we were taking inventory of the leftover things from the wedding, it occurred to me that it's been a while since I did an Iron Chef Challenge. I did a couple of them before Thnaksgiving, but never got back to it. So this week's challenge is Battle Celery.

I use celery a lot. But it is never the star. This week I plan to change that, as I have four bunches sitting in my basement fridge. It will be an additional bonus if I can include some of the 6 pounds of cherry tomatoes as well. Or possibly some of the 5 jars of banana pepper rings. Or the #10 can of black olives. Or some of the 2 jumbo packages of broccoli flowerets. Yeah. I have a lot of miscellaneous leftovers, and I don't want them to go to waste.
So this week will be a challenge for me, I think. As well as for Andy. When I casually mentioned that I should do an Iron Chef Celery, he didn't look particularily thrilled. So tonight I will spend some time perusing soem cookbooks, magazines, and web pages, looking for inspiration. I am betting that if nothing else Alanna at A Veggie Venture will have something for me to draw from. Hopefully you will hear from me tomorrow in the first installment of battle celery. My goal is to make a minimum of 3 dishes that feature celery. So we'll see...


AK said...

OH DEAR -- there's a big hole at A Veggie Venture that I've been meaning to fill, celery! But I'll e-mail a few bookmarks I've saved, they might help you decide how to deal with it. You'll learn a lot, no doubt!!

Erika said...

Morning Alanna!

No fears, I have three ideas for sure for the celery, it may end up being a celery laden week though, since many of your links look yummy too. Thnaks so much for those!