Project Tasteless Challenge #4

by Rachel on November 10, 2010

While we’re on the topic of food fights, I have a new post on Hollaback today about some serious questions I have about the fairness of Project Foodbuzz. I’m finding some of the comments left with other examples of unfairness that I was not aware of very interesting.

It feels good to call bullshit, doesn’t it?

Anyway, now back to the contest with only one major rule (be only good ridiculous)!

Are you ready for the next assignment?

Challenge #4: Sometimes It’s OK to Come Early — The Holiday Spirits Challenge!

This week’s challenge is the brainchild of my growing-more-bearded-by-the-day boyfriend. (Well, he came up with the first part, and then I added booze. Typical, I know.)

Eric was saying that I should do a holiday challenge where it’s OK for your favorite holiday to come early. That is, even though everyone is thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes, maybe you really shine on Valentine’s Day and would like a chance to show of your cupcakes.

(I show off my cupcakes whenever possible!)

Despite the fact that I don’t really appreciate when one comes too soon, I loved Eric’s idea. But then I decided I wanted to see things get kinda sloppy, so here’s the deal…

  • Come up with a drink recipe that you’d serve for a holiday! It could be drunk at a holiday dinner, a holiday party, or just a I’m-so-sad-I’m-spending-this-holiday-alone-so-pour-me-another-one holiday pity party.
  • The drink does not have to have alcohol in it. If you prefer not to get boozy for one reason or another, that’s fine too! From smoothies to hot chocolate, I can still appreciate a good homemade drink. (Is it OK if I spike it though?)
  • The drink does not have to be served with a meal. However, we all know that the right food can enhance a drink, so if you do decide to serve it with a faux holiday meal, by all means — do share! I love a theme. But this challenge is just for the drink recipe.
  • Here is what we’ll be looking for when judging: a good holiday (it doesn’t even have to be your favorite…like, if you get inspired by Earth Day, that’s fine by me), a good recipe, a good title (the titles in Challenge #3 made that challenge way more fun, so let’s keep that same format!), and a creative and entertaining post.
  • Everything else is the same as before — e-mail me your recipe by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, Nov. 14. And you don’t have to have entered before to enter this time around so feel free to join the fiesta! It’s fun, I promise!

This week’s winner will receive a cute early holiday present: a silver snowflake trivet (so when you drop it like it’s hot on your counter, you won’t ruin it)!

All right, that’s all I got! Start pouring!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kendra November 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm

So, is this just for the drink or for a meal and a drink? Just want to clarify… I’m having a stupid day.


2 Rachel November 10, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Just for the drank!


3 Kendra November 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Oh good! That’s my style!


4 Eunice November 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Eric gets two points for helping to come up with this challenge. I’m on it!


5 Rachael November 10, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I think I can get behind this one …


6 Manon November 10, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Oh Jesus to the Christ. I JUST said TODAY “I’m going to lock my house and behave this weekend”. I’m sure after drinking a bottle of tequila, vodka, or BOTH trying to perfect a drink, behaving is going to be the last thing on my mind.


7 Eunice November 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm

So.. does this need to be a well known holiday? Like one that they make Hallmark cards for?


8 Rachel November 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm

It does NOT have to have Hallmark cards but I’d recommend something that’s not like, totally made up. You want the drink recipe to be able to tie into the traditions. If it’s something not well-known, def share some background info!


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