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My boyfriend challenged me to a "lets use all this food we have in the house" battle

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My boyfriend challenged me to a "lets use all this food we have in the house" battle

Ashley12 | Oct 16, 2010 11:23 AM

So this morning as my boyfriend was cooking breakfast and i say - let's go to the farmers market! And his response was - NO, look at all this great food we have and how full the refrigerator is!

Then, he challenged me to an iron chef battle. We each are going to cook a 3 course meal today and we will be judged on creativity, taste, and presentation. And we aren't allowed to go to the store for anything. I instantly became giddy like an 8 year old girl who was just told she was getting a pony.

And the truth is, we really do have way too much food in the house. That's part of my problem...way to many options! And I kind of feel like i have to cook him something that i haven't made for him before.

So here are some of the ingredients I have:

frozen shrimp
green lip mussels
lots of avocado
chicken
feta cheese
monterey jack cheese
parmesan cheese
baguette
heirloom tomatoes
1 apple
lemons
cucumbers
butter lettuce
greek yogurt
milk
half and half
coconut milk
brussel sprouts
1 artichoke
whole wheat tortillas
fresh pasta and ravioli
marscapone cheese
some frozen fruit and vegetables

then i have a lot of regular pantry items like pasta, chicken stock, seasonings, and snack foods, etc..

thought it might be fun to get some suggestions from all of you before i finalize my menu. Let me know your thoughts!

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