I have to admit, I'm kind of addicted to this show. Watching people scramble to come up with not just edible but actually good food out of a mystery basket of ingredients made me wonder if I had the chops (heh) to do this. I was thinking about this while staring at stuff in my pantry that has been hanging around far too long.
So here are two mystery baskets from my kitchen. My rules are different in three respects. 1, I can ask for help (hence my posting this.) 2, There is no time limit. 3. I can make an appetizer, entree or dessert from the basket, my choice. Oh, and no one is offering me $10,000 either.
Mystery basket #1: Blueberry muffin mix (the kind in a pouch), jarred pimentos, canned tuna, canned Hatch green chiles.
Mystery basket #2: cube steak, quinoa, enchilada sauce, canned black olives.
As usual, a variety of other pantry and fridge items is also available.
So I have two questions.
First, any clever ideas for my mystery baskets?
Second, can you post your own mystery basket for us to help you with?