08.26.09 // The Cheesiest Have Prevailed! (Stay Tuned for Winning Recipes…)

mac_line
(photo : termie)

The line went down the block. All the “eaters” waited in painful anticipation for the mac attack….

mac-8

This is what a typical attendee’s plate looked like. Yes, judging for the People’s Choice was hard, hard work. Eating a boatload of deeeelicious home-made mac ‘n’ cheese? Easy. Deciding which one “reigned supreme”? Not. Easy. At. All.

mac-7

The Judges’ table, as you can see, had no shortage of choices either. They spent much time deliberating, debating, and deciding.

mac-5

I don’t think this guy got to have any :( Oh well…

mac-6

…and the last vote was cast. The ballots were counted. And then……

mac-3

The winners claimed their bounty and a whole lotta bragging rights! An overwhelming win by Team KKR/Bike Basket Pies with their “Mac N Cheese Pies” claimed both Judges’ 1st Place and People’s Choice!

chow_mcpies
(photo : chris rochelle @ chow)

These blue ribbon “pies” featured a sinful mix of Pt. Reyes blue cheese, walnuts, spinach, and shitake mushrooms…uh, and some macaroni :)

fbgirls
(photo : termie)

The Fat Bottom Girls swept 2nd place with a proud victory for veracious vegans all over with their (It’s Vegan) “Who Cares?” dish. Check it out:

chow_whocares
(photo : chris rochelle @ chow)

Yellow enough to fool any cheesiologist and tasty enough to be a winner! This creamy mac featured a cashew nut butter and miso base.

mac-2

The Rachael Ray Guns brought some E. Coast flavor to their “Maryland Style Mac & Cheese” to win 3rd Place!

chow_crab
(photo : chris rochelle @ chow)

This dish came complete with a healthy dose of blue crab and a bloody mary shooter! Crab-a-booze-a-licious.

mac-1

And whoever said that looks don’t matter can go suck it. Team Fromage scooped up the Most Photogenic prize with their precious gingham-patterned liners (and matching aprons) that complimented their perfectly saffron-hued Milo’s Macaroni and Cheese.

chow_milos
(photo : chris rochelle @ chow)

Notice the matching gingham everywhere and kitty kat faces. The dish is named after Milo, team member Annie’s munchkin cat!

- – -

Stay tuned for the WINNING RECIPES so you can taste the glory in the comfort of your own kitchen!

So there you have it folks. It was a battle. It was a feast. Ate so much mac, we were nearly deceased. Until next time, keep cookin’ good lookin’!