I have to agree with GB and Uncle Bob.....I love the idea and might even be dragged into participating
, but I just found this thread, and know that between now and the 15th, I'd be hard pressed to get anything much accomplished.
I would suggest that the Powers That Be be consulted to see if the contest, deadlines, signups and rules can be posted in both Community Announcements and Cooking Contests...or at least in one of them.
The Sign Up Thread could be made (I think) to stay on top, or bumped every day, for a period of a couple of weeks so that even those of us who often have only the time to lurk, might take notice and decide to participate.
I think the thus far proposed rules and the proposed theme ingredient all sound good, or more importantly, workable.....and I'm not an oatmeal lover!
I don't think that prizes are what anyone on this board would be seeking....only a pat on the back
, job well done
, "you da man"
and other members' interest in trying the recipe for themselves
......well, and maybe some Karma!!