Saturday, August 1, 2009

I won 1st prize!

Our Relief Society had a cook-off and my dish--Chinese chicken cabbage salad--won first place in the salad category. Woo hoo!

Picture from Zakka Life.

It was an fun night with RS friends (and the Laurels, plus a few other YW). There was so much food it was like being at a buffet. A good buffet, not one of those $2.99 ones where everything is fried, and the catfish nuggets and taquitos taste disturbingly similar.

I'd like to say that the best part of winning was the feeling of accomplishment. But in reality, it was being presented with this:

How awesome is that??!!!

The amazing Lisa made these with her Cricut. It wasn't until I read her blog that I realized how much work it actually was to make these turn out just right. And on top of that, she wrapped them so beautifully I hated to undo mine.

(I said if I were in charge of coming up with prizes, first I'd panic. Then I'd spend hours on the Internet searching for ideas. Next, I'd bemoan my lack of craftiness and wonder why I'd been given this task. And finally, I'd buy some bottles of lotion, peel the price tag off, and say, "Here you go!")

Man, I sure do appreciate other people's talents.

Well anyway, I did unwrap it, and wrote the rest of the week's plan with a dry erase marker.

(Check out that shiny sink.)

Thank you, Lisa!

And thank you to all the ladies at my table (and beyond) for making it a wonderful night!


Tracey said...

Congratulations!!! So are you going to share your yummy recipe with us.

FoReVeR WeLcH said...

awwwwww Thank you... that made it worth the work!
im so glad you liked it!!

Natalie said...

I'm sad I missed it. I sort of started the tradition 3 years ago, and now can't be a part of it. How sad!!! Miss you guys.

Emmy said...

Oh I want the recipe!!
And that is beyond cute. Does she talk about how to make them on her blog?? If so where is her blog? I want one!

Anonymous said...

I would have voted for your salad too! It is a yummy treat...almost like a dessert if you're not a big salad eater like me!
Congrats! Heather