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Semi Finals Menu Explained

Pork Wellington is a pork tenderloin that has a Duxelle mash which is mushrooms and some other items pressed on to the sides of the tenderloin then it is wrapped in a puff pastry. I cooked these a year ago in a cook off and burned them.

Asiago Pepper flower is a yeast bread that has Asiago cheese in it, and black pepper in the dough, it is rolled out and made to look like a flower.

Roasted Asparagus spears are roasted in a little oil and have Parmesan cheese on the top. (no pic)

Cowboy Carmel Apple Cake is a scratch white cake spiced and put on top of apples and a Carmel sauce and then turned over when displayed with some roasted almonds sprinkled on the top and served with whipped cream or ice cream. (upside down cake)

Well there they are, all from the Dutch Ovens!

Our Menu for The World Championships!

Semi Finals:

We decided to do some dishe for the semi finals that we are well rehearsed in and are comfortable with. Hopefully they are good enough to get us through that round. Some of the dishes we will be competing against will be very fancy.

So here they are:

Main course:
Pork Wellington with Roasted Parmesan Asparagus Spears

Asiago Pepper Flower

Cowboy Carmel Apple Cake

What do you think?

Ok back to Blogging

As some of you know Connie and I won a Dutch Oven Cook-off last year back in March. So what that means in the Dutch Oven World is, that we qualify to Cook in the World Championships. We needed to be signed up by the end of the year(December 31, 2009)with recipes turned in. So we did it! I signed us up, and sent in recipes for both the semi-finals, and the finals (if we make it). So that is what we will be working on for the next 2 months. It is on March 18, 19, 20, 2010 at the ISE Sportsman's Expo in Sandy Utah. They have 2 semi-final rounds one on Thursday and one on Friday. It sounds like about 24 teams are signed up. only 10 teams total will move on to the finals. Their is a lot of Great cooks that will be cooking so we will just get in there and do our best!

I'm going to try and keep regular blogs going on the cook-off and our practice. We have some dishes that we really need to practice so maybe all out neighbors will be helping again.