Friday, December 31, 2010

December Culinary Smackdown - The Winner!

It was decided by a committee that the only fair way to choose a winner was by a random generation process. So I quickly got on the phone and ordered a representative from the Random Generator Company. I was informed immediately that her schedule was rather full today.

First she had to, get a pedicure.....


Oversee her veterinarian practice.....


cook for her family......


finish a photo shoot.....


and complete her next novel.......

Then she would arrive for the important hands on work. While waiting for the Random Generator representative to arrive, I had time to assemble the winners prize package.




 2 Vancouver USA tee shirts
1 pound of organic raisins
and a cinnamon grinder, for your
cooking and baking pleasure.






In addition I prepared the important paperwork and external parts needed by the Random Generator Company's representative, when selecting the winning entry.

In accordance with the Random Generator Company's guidelines, each entry will be written on a sheet of paper. The paper will be folded, several times, in order to hide the message and insure equal and fair treatment. The folded papers will be poured from one dish to the other, time after time, until when thoroughly and completely mixed, the lucky winner will be pulled from the bowl.

I had thought about calling in the local accounting firm of Moore, Good, and Plenti, but as it turns out, they were out of the office for the balance of the year. Celebrating and preparing for their upcoming busy season, tax time.  Concerned for the accuracy of the outcome, my concern was quieted when I realized that the Random Generator Company is above reproach. So I relaxed and poured another cup of coffee.


News Flash:  Word has just now been received, the Random Generator Company is in fact sending their best paper picker to Europe.....Europe? What happened to my house? For Pete's sake.....


I guess it is completely up to me. Lets review, in order of submission, the candidates:

Grandma Strecker's Old Fashion Mincemeat
http://dinnerattheosbornes.blogspot.com/2010/09/grandma-streckers-old-fashioned-mince.html

 Aromatic Raisin Chutney
http://www.helladelicious.com/recipes/2010/04/aromatic-raisin-chutney/
 
 Orange and raisin loaf
http://www.21stcenturyhousewife.com/index/Blog/Entries/2010/12/2_Orange_and_Raisin_Loaf_in_the_Bread_Maker.html

 New England Hermit Cookies
http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/in-search-of/

Dark Carrot Raisin Whole Wheat Muffins
http://thischickcooks.blogspot.com/2010/11/dark-carrot-muffins-with-whole-wheat.html

Stollen
http://www.brendascanadiankitchen.com/2010/12/stollen.html

Christmas Cake
http://www.louanneskitchen.com/2010/12/christmas-cake.html

Real Canadian Butter Tarts
http://hunwhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/2010/12/butter-tarts.html

Fresh Mango Cake with Raisins
http://mycookinggallery.blogspot.com/2010/12/fresh-mango-bread-actually-loaf-cake.html

Mama's Broccoli Salad
http://sagetrifle.blogspot.com/2010/12/mamas-broccoli-salad.html

Carrot & Raisin Salad
http://sagetrifle.blogspot.com/2010/12/carrot-raisin-salad.html


Now for the exciting announcement you have all been waiting for, the winner is

Stollen 
from 
Brenda's Canadian Kitchen!
winner, December 2010 Culinary Smackdown! 

Congratulations Brenda, I will be in contact soon! As always thanks for taking a moment to stop and say hello!


5 comments:

Brenda said...

Melynda, I just commented to you on Facebook, but again, THANK YOU!!! I'm very very excited. This means I have to pick January's challenge, right? Hmmmmmm....this will be fun choosing an ingredient. You made my NYE even more special, thanks again!

Donnie said...

That was so funny. Your official did a great job. Happy new Year.

Sage Trifle said...

Congratulations Brenda! Your stollen truly looks delicious.

And Melynda, great job with the Culinary Smackdown. Congratulations to you.

Reeni said...

Such cute pictures! And delicious eats - I'm sorry I missed all the fun! Have a blessed and happy new year!

kitchen flavours said...

Congratulations to Brenda! Your Random Generator Representative is really cute! Thank you for being such a gracious and wonderful host! It has been fun taking part in the Challenge! Happy New Year to you and your family!