Friday, August 7, 2009

Fantastic Foodie Free For All

Without further ado...your results...

Just kidding. Technical difficulties (that was at 6:00 a.m.)

No wait. Just kidding that we're just kidding. The video is finally up and running (this in sometime around 9:00 a.m.).

Sorry about all the confusion. Newcomers, this is not our norm. Continue checking back in and you'll see it's true. We're normally creative, but predictable; fun, but timely.

Before you delve into the video, two quick notes. We have some Free For Alling to do. Today we want your ideas on items should be considered for the secret ingredients. Pepper, bacon, cheddar cheese, lemon juice... you name it.

Maybe you can use the extra 12 minutes you won't use watching our video this morning to begin conditioning for next week's triathlon. Three days, three events - all which flex a different creative muscle. Win the triathlon and win $100.00. It's easy, it's fun, and it's free. Get in on the fun!

Free For all Friday from Ray Wattson on Vimeo.

Click here to visit the Whack on the Side of the Head post where the Altoid Table was born.

Signing off until tomorrow...


Danko Family said...

Oh no! The video won't work!!!!

Kat said...

Noooooooo! :-(

Lauren said...

No video for me either! The suspense is killing me!

Anonymous said...

Can't they post the results here in the comments!?!

Katie K said...

Good morning, folks.

Claudia is in the works of developing a back-up plan.

Hold tight for just a bit longer.

Jen said...

I love avocado!

Peggy said...

Thanks! for showing the close up and different angles of the altoid table... all that work you did, nice to see close up pictures! Great job!!!

Brown sugar
Sweet Potato
Chipoltle peppers
Horse radish

Cheryl said...

Good morning!! ooh... early morning video drama... looks like they got it fixed. Great job ladies. Peggy- look at you go! You're such a pro!

Hey everyone... Diana posted a comment late yesterday. She made the 15 layer cake... well, 12 but you should check it out:

Congrats to our winners! Can't wait to see what y'all come up with during football season!! :)

Heather said...

Video fixed. Sorry about all the confusion.
Freaky Friday indeed!!!

Actually I just think my week is catching up to me...strep on Tuesday, car wreck on Wednesday, lots of other little things and now our Freaky Friday video!

Heather said...

Oh and Anonymous of course we could post the results in the comments section but that just wouldn't have the same "fun factor" would it?

The video is up hit the page at 8am Central time...not too late in the day!

Katie K said...

For those of you that are interested, the day we created the idea behind the altoid table was last year. Here is the link to it:

Robin said...

My kids start back to school next week (YAY!). I bought two pencil boxes to fill with some fun items for the elementary school teachers. I don't want to leave the middle and high school teachers out but can't figure out what to do for them, something small but special. Would love ideas...

I would also love to know how many Ike shirts we're at for the challenge.

THanks ladies!

Kat said...

My secret ingredient ideas-
Soy Sauce
Cheddar Cheese

Cheryl said...

Let me recap the suggested cooking items:

Pepper, Bacon, Cheddar Cheese, Lemon Juice, Lemon, Lime, Avocado, Brown Sugar, Pistachio, Raisins, Sweet Potato, Chipolte Peppers, Horseradish, Garlic, Soy Sauce, Banana, Ginger, Tabasco

I will add... marshmallows, m&m's, Frito chips, cucumber, pickles, and pepperoni.

Robin... could you do the same thing but maybe a more grown up box with post it notes, sticky flags and stuff like that? Red pens to grade all those papers.

lindsaymarie said...

congratulations lauren and kate! i can't wait to see what you come up with...
my suggestions for ingredients: almonds, mango, pepperidge farm goldfish, and pineapple!

BeeKayRoot said...

I bought Strenghs Finder 2.0 yesterday, so I have some catching up to do!!!

Also, I have good news to share with everyone... I just got a new job! I've accepted the assistant director of residence life position at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. I start at the end of August.


Some of these were said already but I'll put another vote of confidence in them:

1. Banana
2. Brown sugar
3. M&Ms
4. Peanut Butter
5. Cereal
6. Pretzels
7. Apples

Cheryl said...

That is great news Brian!! Congrats!!!! You Shine!

Katie K said...

Congrats, Brian!!!!

Welcome to Virginia! It's a beautiful state and I'm SURE you'll love it!

eknoxuk said...

Congrats Brian! OK, I don't have 12 minutes of free time these days, but thanks to Lindsay I can say congrats Lauren and Kate! My question is, can I be a taste tester:)

BeeKayRoot said...

I second that... I'd like to be a taste tester. Sign me up.

maureen said...

Havent been posting in quite a while but i do LURK each day LOL.

Glad to see the Altoid table is finished!

Heres my list:
soy sauce
choc. chips
cayenne pepper
brown sugar

Have a great day HLA!!!

Peggy said...

Congrats Brian!!! Yay! I love it when people get a job and they are excited!!

Well, if we can't be the taste tester, do we actually get both recipes each week so that we can try and make them ourselves !!! That's like what? Over 32 NEW recipes????

Oh, gotta love that!

Heather said...

Congratulations Brian!

That is AWESOME!

I think I know someone at UVA-Wise...I'll get back with you on that one.

I know Kate has checked in to see she won but I'm wondering if Lauren knows...Lauren are you out there?

Claudia said...

Oh, my gosh. I have chills at all the fun excitement going on our blog today... AND that Maureen posted today. It's going to be a good... no GREAT day!

Yes, congtrautlations to Kate and Lauren. We can't wait to see what fun you cook up.

My suggestions for ingredients:
Jalepeno peppers
Barbeque sauce

I'm off to check out Diana's cake. Anyone else going to try?

Claudia said...

I just checked out Diana's cake, posted on her blog:

You've got to check it out. Who else will take the cake challenge? Tera, where are you? This is right up your alley.

Robin... ideas for your kids teachers (which by the way, is one o the reasons you SHINE). Maybe a small decorated canvas tote? A nice cube of paper or other note pad, a small but decorative candy dish, or a small cosmetic-type bag with containing a few items like spot remover, a nail file, bandaids, saftey pins.

Bacon Eat'n Struble said...

How come I have not seen bacon as a suggestion? For the love of god.....BACON!!!

I just want to say it is now 24 hours until my kids will be at Lambeau Field for the FIRST TIME (I have chills). WOO WEE WOO

(Don't forget the bacon)

Lauren said...

I am here! So excited - thank you!!

Cheryl said...

Bacon Eat'n Struble!!! We knew you wanted bacon... Claudia suggested in the post... I know it was behind pepper (she really should know better)and I recapped bacon at 9:54am...

Struble Suds... aren't y'all going to make a 15 layer cake for one of your watchin' parties??? You could have each guest bring a layer. HA!

Hi Maureen!

heather said...

how about mustard (the spice), paprika, garlic, onions, cream cheese

heather said...

Bacon Eatn Struble...I totally called last night during our filming that you would be wanting bacon, bacon, and more bacon.

Hopefully we'll have some delicious bacon filled treats for you this year!

maureen said...

just got my post card but I am going to Hershey for 5 days and will be away from the 12th until the 16th..... anyone need anything LOL

Claudia if I see anything cool or you need anything just shoot me an email!

Ill check in on you all tomorrow.... Good night HLA!

Strubles of the cheese castle said...

I say Cumqoat hiccam root tomatillo lemon grass and king of clubs

Cheryl said...

is there a comma between lemon and grass or is it lemon grass? What kind of establishment are you Strubles running

Kat said...

Ha ha, Cheryl! You are hilarious!

In WI Stuble said...

Cheryl, Cristine had 2 beers at the Mars Cheese Castle and forgot her commas. She meant Lemmon Grass as in one item. For our 218 day, I thought layer cake but am going for 1 dollar at a time via brass pole.

Cheryl said...

scary on the brass pole!

heather said...

So funny about Cristine!!!!

And $1 on the brass pole? Really this is a family organization after all! And therefore we'll take the money anyway we can get it =)

cassie p said...

ranch dressing.

provolone cheese.

dark chocolate.

Danko Family said...

There are a ton of really awesome ingredient ideas. Some of these may be listed already, but I thought I'd throw them out there...

spicy mustard