|We were given bright green Food Lion Frugal Cook Off aprons with our names and blog titles embroidered on them. Great touch!|
Here were the rules of the cookoff:
-We did not know what meat we were going to cook with until we chose from 4 covered dishes. The choices were boneless chicken breasts, tilapia, pork chops, and ground turkey.
-Once we chose our meat, we had 15 minutes to plan and shop, and $15 to shop the (limited) pantry that Food Lion provided. We had to use atleast 2 My Essentials (Food Lion's brand) ingredients in our recipes.
-We had to make a meal of meat and two sides for a family of 4 in 45 minutes (while also answering questions for the camera and figuring out where the heck stuff was).
Shelby and I were third to choose our meat - chicken and ground turkey were left. I told Shelby I had a great idea for ground turkey and to choose the flatter of the two dishes, because I was thinking that would be it. I was right! Boom.
Based on our meat and what we found in the pantry, we chose to make:
Greek turkey meatballs with tzatziki sauce
Thinly sliced crispy potatoes
Sauteed spinach with a lemon garlic vinaigrette
|Shelby making sure her potatoes don't stick and me cooking up a solo meatball to taste test.|
Our final product:
|What we lacked in presentation, we made up for in taste!|