The winner of the recipe contest is... Justin, for "Daddy's Dinner Special!"
Just kidding. That wouldn't be fair, now would it?
First I want to give another sincere thank you to all those who submitted recipes! I am not just being nice when I say that they were all really good, and that I would make all of them again. There were a few that will be finding a place in the regular rotation! This was totally worth the $10 prize, and I may have to do it again in the future when I find myself at a loss for inspiration. I had a really hard time choosing a winner, but finally narrowed it down to two finalists, and remade those two dishes this week on consecutive days so that I could better compare them. I took Justin's opinion into account, and the kids' reactions to the dishes as well.
It was a tough choice, but in the end I chose Kathryn's submission, Aunt Helen's One Dish Dinner.
There's just something about this! It's so filling and hearty, a bit sweet, and savory. It's comfort food! So thanks again, Kathryn (and Timm's mom and Aunt Helen)! Expect something in the mail in the next week or so!