This was too good to pass up – even if I am handicapping myself a lot. Today, while browsing around I found this: Americas Best Home Cook Contest.

By now you may have gotten to know me a little. The fact that I read this at 8PM PST on April 8th in no way put me off even though the deadline is 11:59 PM EST on April 9th. By 10PM I had ingredients. As I write this at 11:30 I have finished prep work on the first test of my entry. I will have something to try in about an hour. Then tomorrow, I’ll do it again with a few refinements and try to get my entry in by the deadline…

So what am I making? Probably pan-friend chateaubriand, shallots and mushrooms cooked with rosemary garlic butter accompanied by a cilantro garlic sauce. But I reserve the right to change things around slightly. Or a lot.