I participated in a “Chopped” competition yesterday at the Great Allentown Fair. Participating was not on my agenda until the afternoon before when the scheduled chef had to cancel. I was not supposed to be there and had no idea what to expect. I have not watched the show, did not know the rules and did not have a plan. I was not nervous, panicked or ticking off an agenda of expectations. I made something I knew yet forgot both basic steps and additions from the hamper so I did what any red-blooded human would do, I lied like a rug’when asked what I “prepared.” I made a giant mess and had a great time. I had one goal to accomplish, to not get injured and I achieved that goal, so this loser is a winner!
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