Lazy Susan was Busy Tonight...
Photo-A-Day #1303

Today was the day that I spent making Fry Sauce for The Ultimate Fry Sauce Recipe Contest. I started the morning making my list of ingredients and trying to convert every recipe into something that broke down into “parts” i.e. one part mayo 2 parts ketchup. I got my system down and headed to the store.

I spent about an hour and a half shopping because not only was I trying to get everything for the contest I also had to do some personal shopping and I had to make sure that I got all the cold things at the end so there was a bit of scrambling around the store and backtracking. But in the end I found what I needed.

I came home and made sure that I photographed everything for the video and the Fry Sauce post. I was about ready to get to work but decided that lunch would be a good idea and then one episode of Smallville. I had the time and we are still on Episode 3 of this season, so close to getting up to speed. Around 1:30 I started making all the sauces.

Making the sauces was fun, I laid each recipe out on the counter, measured all the ingredients and then filmed an into about each one. Then I would mix it in the Magic Bullet. The Magic Bullet works awesome, we got it for our wedding and this is my first chance to take it for a spin, I hope to use it much more in the future. Then I would wash everything and then repeat the cycle for the next recipe. It was time consuming and along the way there was a mishap with a measuring shot glass. It was shattered and I had to wash absolutely everything very thoroughly and pick up all the glass. But in the end I completed 10 Fry Sauces. then I let them all sit in the fridge.

Around 6:00 friends started arriving. We had seven judges, plus myself, tonight. I made an abundance of sauce, about 2 cups of each kind, and will bring the rest to work to have more judges weigh in with their opinions. Allison made up scoring sheets that had rankings of 1-5 for many different criteria. We decided on Store Bought Steak Fries as a control group to use for tasting. They were inexpensive and tasted great. There was some lively conversation about each of the sauces and everyone had a different opinion on taste so we got a really nice mix. I’m happy with the results.

When we were done with all the fries and Tater Tots (Thanks Stephen’s A.) We had a chocolate cream pie with cinnamon sugar meringue that Andrea made, delicious. Then we hung out till 11:30 swapping stories. It was a good night.

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8 Responses to “Lazy Susan was Busy Tonight…”

  1. Chica says:

    It’s funny how even they all are different recipes, they pretty much look the same. hehe Except a couple are a bit deeper in color. :)

  2. Mmmmmmm… now I’m hungry!

    Looking forward to the video – I’m sure you all had a ton of fun :)

    Heather in Beautiful BCs last blog post..Witch’s Fingers

  3. Drew says:

    Chica,
    After a while they all started tasting the same. So many were more mayo than ketchup. It was a fun night overall.

  4. Drew says:

    Heather,
    I’ll have that put together soon, when I announce the winner on the 10th. I have to bring the rest to work and have more judging there. We have access to fries at the cafe. :-)

  5. Hotdogman says:

    The magic bullet is awesome. Great for milkshakes and smoothies too.

    Can’t wait to see the video.

    Hotdogmans last blog post..Blog your Blessing Sunday LXX

  6. Drew says:

    Hotdogman,

    Video will be coming with the winning announcement. I made so much sauce that I am going to do another judging event at work this week. More video more people trying the sauces.

  7. JMom says:

    My daughter is wild about her (it really is just hers) magic bullet too. Your taste test party sounds like it was a lot of fun. Now you just made me want some fries :)

    Looking forward to your taste test results.

  8. Drew says:

    JMom,
    The party was a hit, people loved the sauces and today at work even more people tried them out and loved them. I have to put together the video and figure out the winner so stay tuned.

    I saw the Magic Bullet infomercial this morning. I love how they make all these different things for the cast of characters. That is a great product, I should give one of those away sometime.

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