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Old 03-28-2011, 10:42 PM   #61
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GCC - Convenience Store Challenge

This is being soo much fun!
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:38 PM   #62
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I just can't wrap my head around this one - there is just so much going on and I can barely get my regular shopping done let alone find time to stop at a convenience store. Add to that the fact I have given up chocolate and refined sugar and I think that wouldn't leave me with much to try. I was really looking forward to it but I think I will bow out and have fun watching the rest of you compete. If you want me to do the polls and stuff I will be happy to!
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:07 AM   #63
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I just can't wrap my head around this one - there is just so much going on and I can barely get my regular shopping done let alone find time to stop at a convenience store. Add to that the fact I have given up chocolate and refined sugar and I think that wouldn't leave me with much to try. I was really looking forward to it but I think I will bow out and have fun watching the rest of you compete. If you want me to do the polls and stuff I will be happy to!

We would be very happy for you to handle the polls. You aren't expected to participate in every one. Heck, I almost didn't make this one because of health reasons.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:43 AM   #64
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It's good that you and Shrek have health leeway to indulge in the junk sold at convenience stores.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #65
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It's good that you and Shrek have health leeway to indulge in the junk sold at convenience stores.
Actually we don't, but a one time indulgence won't hurt us, either. Each recipe is a one shot, no practice runs.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:20 PM   #66
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Well it is Tuesday the 29th and still have yet to set foot in the WaWa and see what they have. If I don't make it in there tomorrow I'm going to have to pass on this one. I have to cook the meal this weekend when I have my tasters...um.. judges...erm...dinner companions available to try the food.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:08 PM   #67
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I'll make my meal this weekend. I have a pretty good idea of what I will look for and, based on what they have, will decide what I will end up making.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:19 PM   #68
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I have everything planned, recipes done and groceries bought...just stuck on a name for my main dish. Cooking this weekend.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:55 AM   #69
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well, things change. Apparently DH really wants me to do this one. After my medical test tonight at the hospital he took me to the 7/11 just down the street, handed me $20. and said "go for it". I have my ingredients for my main, dessert and beverage (the last of which has been made, photographed and consumed) already!

Still need to figure out an appetizer and a side for my main.

Dave, I hope you can make it and do this contest, but if not there will be others!
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:27 AM   #70
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My desert is made, and will be consumed, photographed, and critiqued tonight. I still have to figure out what I'm making for my main course. So many possibilities. But that won't happen until after the 5th, as that's when I get my next paycheck.

I can't wait to see the results of this contest. The creativity part should be off the charts.

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Dessert has been made, photographed, eaten (by 4 people) and critiqued. It's ready to post. Now, I just have to figure out what I'm making for the main course and sides, and the beverage. I'm sure I can come up with something.

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Old 03-31-2011, 10:00 PM   #72
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I will be making mine this weekend. I'm really looking forward to both the meal and the weekend!
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I have a question. My 7/11 sells eggs. Can I use them as a purchase from the store or would they be a pantry item? (Not telling what I need them for!)
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I have a question. My 7/11 sells eggs. Can I use them as a purchase from the store or would they be a pantry item? (Not telling what I need them for!)
They count as a purchase from the store.

I'm counting pantry items as those things like flour, S&P or things I can't get at the convenience store but already have on hand.
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:22 AM   #75
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I got salt and pepper at the convenience store, and so aren't counting them as pantry ingredients. It is my understanding that anything purchaced from a convenience store is counted as a convenience store item.

I've been a good boy, and am following the spirit of the competition though. I could get premium beef steaks or roasts from one convenience store in town, that has a mini butcher shop. But that just wouldn't be fair to everyone else. But that's OK. I'm making gourmet fair from what's available at Holiday Gas Station.Convenience store.

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I was going to make my entree one way because one of the traditional ingredients was available at the 7/11 but I thought that was too "safe". The new way is going to be much more interesting...if it works! I will be trying it today or tomorrow.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:26 AM   #77
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I'll be cooking tomorrow!
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I'll be shopping and cooking tomorrow as well! I have ideas, but will not settle on any idea until after I see what they have. I'm looking forward to seeing what comes together! YAY, WEEKEND!
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:40 PM   #79
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So are we the same group? No one new wants to give this a go? I think Alix was thinking about it.
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I'm thinking about it.......

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