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March 22, 2012

Young Women and Young Men Youth Combined Activity, Iron Chef

Have you seen the show, The Iron Chef?  Famous chefs, sometimes very strange ingredients, and a time limit to create a pallet of food that ROCKS!  Last night in our combined activity we experienced the: 

Aspen Hills Iron Chef.  

  • Five Kitchens.
  • Five Groups of six kids.
  • Two Leaders per group.
  • $8.00 to spend at the grocery store.
  • 1.5 hours to shop and prepare for a meal.
  • The main ingredient, SOUR CREAM.

The result was the FUNNEST, activity I have EVER attended.  This is a long standing tradition in our ward that the youth and the leaders absolutely love! I, however, just joined the young women and this was my first experience.  

The RECIPES were:

  • Chocolate Chip Sour Cream Bundt Cake -Winner
  • Sour Cream Key Lime Pie
  • Sour Cream Banana Bread
  • Sour Cream Chip Dip
  • Sour Cream Fruit Dip

I will share the pictures of the end results but keep in mind they are from the phone.  

The WINNER was my group!  :)  But EVERY recipe was delicious because the entire table lasted maybe two minutes for all of the kids to swarm and tear apart the food, like lions and their prey.  

Love, Stacie


Charisse said...

Oh my gosh this looks like so much fun- we are going to have to try it :) We are doing a salsa cook off kinda, like this in June

Allyson McGuire said...

How fun! I would be hopeless in one of these competitions, but these all look so great.


Caralee said...

I would LOVE to do this. Were the kitchen's close to your chapel and then you just met back there? I don't know that we could pull this off as we would waste a lot of time driving to our chapel.

Anonymous said...

We did this a few weeks ago. Our secret ingredient was cream cheese. We had 9 teams with 9 YM/YW on each team. They went to 9 different homes in our ward and used whatever they had in their homes. The youth came up with recipe, made it and cleaned up no adults or leaders allowed to help. Our Bishopric were the judges and they decided everyone was a winner so they came up with an award for each team. Was a great night. The youth learned how to problem solve without the help of adults but having to rely on each other instead. LOTS OF FUN!! Sounds like yours was a hit as well.
Rochelle Ludlow

The Allen Family said...

This sounds like such a fabulous idea! I'm definitely passing this along to my (YMPres) husband. :)

Shay said...

What a fun idea! I teach the Beehives and I will pass it along! New follower of your blog! I look forward to it! You can visit me at


The Three Sweet Peas said...

Thanks for all of the comments! We had a great time! We used kitchens from the youth leaders and then traveled back to the chapel. Yes, we are close to our church.


Charisse said...

Did you give them recipes or did they just have to come up with it?

Unknown said...

We have an iron chef activity planned for next Wednesday. We have created a list of ingredients (such as peanut butter, eggs, soy sauce, onions, red pepper, oil, powdered sugar, pasta, rice, etc.) available to each team with two courses required: main course and dessert. Both teams will be required to use two ingredients: pre-cooked grilled chicken strips and a boxed brownie mix. We'll be cooking in the same kitchen, because a member of our ward is a restaurant owner with multiple ovens/stove tops. I love the advice about kids providing clean-up and adults unable to participate. Thanks.

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