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Old 03-13-2011, 03:31 PM   #11
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I think any of the stores on this list are fine, but people can only shop at ONE store. It would have to be ONE stop shopping. Items at home should be typical pantry items: Salt, pepper, flour, sugar: No more than six in total. Ideally, the fewer outside items used, the better! That is, after all, the challenge.
We have one shamrock gas station under teh Marathon Gas banner, and a Holiday gas station. There isn't anything close to a 7/11 in my home town, and the closest one is 200 miles away. I think that people who live in countries other than the U.S. or Canada might be hard pressed to find such a shop. We need to make the challenges such that anyone, from anywhere can participate. Of course, not living in Italy, or France, or Germany, or anywhere else but in various towns and cities in the U.S., I'm certainly not an expert here. What say all of you?

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Old 03-13-2011, 04:59 PM   #12
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I'll not be looking forward to a savory entree made with Hostess DingDongs...
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:10 PM   #13
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I'll not be looking forward to a savory entree made with Hostess DingDongs...
Oh, c'mon... You could peel the chocolate off, melt it down and use it to coat the glass in one of those dirty martinis, use the cream filling for mashed potatoes and the cake mixture... hmmm... maybe use it for meatloaf mix? Provided your convenience store sells ground beef that is.

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Old 03-13-2011, 05:30 PM   #14
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I'll not be looking forward to a savory entree made with Hostess DingDongs...
No Ding-Dongs, I promise...but it will be a challenge to find a really good savory entree at the convenience store!
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #15
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Beef Jerky Satay?

Kraft Dinner with tuna and a crushed cheese puff topping for crunch?

Didn't someone invent a Krispy Kreme burger awhile back?

The choices are endless!
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #16
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So what I am hearing is:

6 ingredients per course (salt and pepper count as ingredients) - Got it
ANY staples you have in your pantry - okay
You can only shop at a "convenience" store - okay since it is the convenience store challenge

But I got confused on "Ideally, the fewer outside items used, the better!". Doesn't that then make it a pantry challenge? Shouldn't it be that at lease the main ingredient for each course must come from the convenience store?
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:22 PM   #17
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So what I am hearing is:

6 ingredients per course (salt and pepper count as ingredients) - Got it
ANY staples you have in your pantry - okay
You can only shop at a "convenience" store - okay since it is the convenience store challenge

But I got confused on "Ideally, the fewer outside items used, the better!". Doesn't that then make it a pantry challenge? Shouldn't it be that at lease the main ingredient for each course must come from the convenience store?
Perhaps we should agree on what can be used from a pantry. I think salt and pepper, though...I'll bet we can get small packets from the Qwiki-Mart. Same with sugar. Let's agree on what is allowable.

Salt, pepper. Honestly, I just said it so no one gets locked up for thieving salt packets.

We really could say ALL ingredients must come from ONE convenience store off that list. Period. I'll give it a try! Complete and post it by April 17?
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #18
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Oh, c'mon... You could peel the chocolate off, melt it down and use it to coat the glass in one of those dirty martinis, use the cream filling for mashed potatoes and the cake mixture... hmmm... maybe use it for meatloaf mix? Provided your convenience store sells ground beef that is.

I love ding-dongs! I'm going to be nibbling one like the Galloping Gourmet used to sip wine while cooking!
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okay I thought it was anything from a convenience store PLUS 6 ingredients from your pantry, including salt and pepper.

Am I getting things backwards?
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:35 PM   #20
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okay I thought it was anything from a convenience store PLUS 6 ingredients from your pantry, including salt and pepper.

Am I getting things backwards?
No, you aren't. Dave asked about that. So my question is: Do we want to keep it that way or say everything comes from the convenience store? I can go either way. If we keep it, I agree that the main ingredient for each course should come from the convenience store.
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