What do you get if you put MacGuyver in an Iron Chef kitchen and tell him he’s pitted against all of humanity for prizes and glory?
I know what you’re thinking. “But Scotty is such a nice guy.” And while that is normally true, once you get me into a contest…I go all out. Which is what I’m doing this week. (More on that in a bit…seriously stick around.) When Life of Dads contacted me about this, I jumped on it. If you’ve seen the Diaper Dad’s Test Kitchen, you know I like to improvise in the kitchen. Quick and Easy are a must when you’ve got two kids running around.
You may not know this, due to some other madness going around this month, but March is Frozen Food Month. Several of us bloggers have been selected to not only compete, but also to entice our readers to compete in a delicious contest!
Frozen Food Month:
Now, let me just say, I love me some frozen foods. And I’m willing to bet that most people do too. Why? It’s convenient! I’ve been an At-Home Parent for several years now, and I can tell you that sometimes the schedule just gets too busy and you have to resort to something super quick and easy.
Just look in my freezer at any given time and you’ll see several packages of my ‘go to’ meal items. Because they are in the freezer, they last a long time, so I don’t have to worry about things spoiling if I don’t cook them right away. Also, they take a lot of the prep work out of your cooking.
We usually keep a couple of bags of frozen fruit on hand for smoothies. During the hot Florida summers, sometimes you just need something frozen, sweet, and healthy for lunch or a snack. There’s the added benefit of not having to worry about them going bad in the bottom of the fridge, or worrying about whether our favorite berry happens to be in season.
But frozen food isn’t always about convenience. Sometimes, it’s just about taste. For example, at any given moment, I have corn, peas, broccoli or green beans in my freezer. Compare canned corn or peas to frozen and there’s absolutely no match. The frozen ones taste better and have a little more snap to them. And because I grew up in the time of ‘boiling your veggies to mush’ I don’t like mushy veggies so much.
Here’s some information from the NFRA:
- The freezer aisle comprises 3,700+ different, delicious foods ranging from nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables to decadent ice creams and novelties
- Freezing is the best method for preserving food
- It’s been a natural, trusted practice for centuries
So, with 3,700 options to choose from…I should be able to whip up something quick, fresh, and delicious, right? Well, I plan on it. But I also what you to join in the fun, as well!
You can get some ideas from here: EasyHomeMeals.com
About the Contest:
The contest is being run by Life of Dads. You have to make a dish using frozen food! Then, you photograph it, and share it. It’s never been more easy and satisfying to lose against me! 😀
You can find out ALL of the rules and winner selection guidelines by clicking here.
Here’s what is at stake:
First place – $800
Second place – $250
Third place – $150
Fourth place – $100
To enter the contest:
- Create and photograph your own appetizer/prepared snack food recipe using at least three items from the Easy Home Meals Product List.
- Share the photo of your image on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using #FrozenChefMadness and email it to EasyHomeMeals@lifeofdad.com
- Become a member of Life of Dad. LifeofDad.com/join
There you have it. The #FrozenChefMadness has begun. Bring your A-Game or get out of the kitchen. Seriously, though, if I don’t win, I would love nothing more than if one of my readers won. So, make us proud!
FTC Disclaimer – I have partnered with Life of Dad, LLC for the#FrozenChefMadness promotion. Sponsored by NFRA ( https://www.nfraweb.org/), the #FrozenChefMadness promotion gives anybody the chance to win a $800 Visa gift card.