What a fantastic challenge this month - so exciting.
Renata of Testado, Provado e Aprovado was our Daring Cooks’ April 2011 hostess. Renata challenged us to think “outside the plate” and create our own edible containers! Prizes are being awarded to the most creative edible container and filling, so vote on your favorite from April 17th to May 16th at http://thedaringkitchen.com!
Well, with a) being a bit busy, b) being creatively challenged and, c) being useless at making things look pretty, I decided not to try to come up with something myself or compete but, instead, I chose to try out a few of the examples Renata gave us. I chose family friendly meals ideas and had some fun. I really do need to work on my presentation skills!
My first attempt was a very simple version of this breakfast - scrambled eggs in toast baskets with smoked salmon.
Next I tried a wee salad in a basket made from parmesan cheese. Laura gave me the idea in The Daring Cooks' Forum.
The next one was Texas Fiesta Bowls from Salad In A Jar.
I used her idea for the tortilla baskets and filled with my own chilli and accompaniments.
Next, I made eggs baked in potatoes as inspired by The Daily Spud.
And, finally, I made some Yorkshire puddings and filled them with stew. These are not the prettiest but they were very tasty and hearty. I made giant puddings for Steve and me and mini ones in muffin pans for the kids. Yum.