Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Time for a Throwdown!!

Hubby on the right and our awesome host on the left.


My husband's good friend and his family just purchased a lake house in Michigan.  Considering we don't get to see them near enough (they live on the West coast), we were thrilled!  To celebrate hubby's friend invited us over for a Bobby Flay - type THROWDOWN!  If you've never seen or heard of the Throwdown! with Bobby Flay show, it's a Food Network series where professional chef, Bobby Flay goes from town to town, challenging people who are notoriously good at making a specific item.  It's a fun show, and easily one of my husband's favorites.

My husband doesn't cook much, but there are two things he likes to make, one of which has given him notoriety and fame within our circle of family and friends:  lasagna.  Our friend is from a very large family, and his parents own a lake house two doors down from the one he purchased, all of the children (now grown) and their families, have complete access to the house too (I know, nice, right?).  For us, that meant access to a big audience. 

So...the guys went to work in the kitchen, with hubby making his traditional type of lasagna dish, and his friend getting poetically creative with a sausage and chicken variety.  A call was made to the family down the way, and quite a few came over for the sampling.  No one was told who made which, and then there was a required vote.  Both lasagnas received rave reviews, but hubby won by a vote of 7/1 (his immediate family, and ours did not vote because we knew who made what). Fortunately for everyone in the house, we all won because we got to sample two really great types of lasagna!!  Thank you to the K-Family for hosting us, and hurrah to hubby for a blue ribbon win! 


13 comments:

  1. That is so cool! I LOVE when family get together like this and put a spin on the fun! Glad y'all enjoyed it! :)

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  2. Rosie darling is it possible to take captcha off?

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    1. I think I did it right. Thanks for the head-up that it was on.

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  3. What a fun gathering! And what a blessing to have a man who cooks!

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    1. It's rare, but you're right, it's sure nice when he does. :)

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  4. That was cute. What was happening in the photo?

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  5. That's just hubby being silly...trying to distract a man from his cooking (all in good fun). His friend is so used to it, he didn't even look up. :)

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  6. Lol I love the picture! Distraction is a great tactic...lol My husband and his friends always battled with the wings. It was fun until one competition they all made made wings to spicy for anyone to eat!

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  7. This is so fun! I've always wanted to have a throw down with a lot of people.

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  8. What a fun idea! I love it when people have a signature dish - cos you know that when they make it, it's going to be so good:)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Kristina

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  9. My husband looks like Bobby Flay! Really! A little boy at our church saw Bobby Flay on Food Network and ran to get his mom. He was so excited! And even though she told him that was not my husband, he still thinks it is. Very cute!!! AND My hubby is a great cook too! :)

    Congratulations to your husband on his wonderful achievement!

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  10. sounds like a great time for everyone and their bellies =)

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