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    ZWT 8 -- Remember the Alamo

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    PaulaG
    Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:32 am
    Forum Host
    100 players are traveling the world for seven weeks on a whirlwind Zaar World Tour 8.
    Come check out our recipes, see the places we've been and what we have learned. icon_biggrin.gif
    ZWT8-Virtually Traveling the World!~Main Thread

    This Challenge showcases the Mexican / Tex-Mex / Southwest United States Forum




    Start Date: August 1

    End Date: August 12 deadline midnight Zaar Time

    Challenge:
    Part 1: Team Challenge (to be posted by one member of the team) - 5 points
    Part 2: Individual Challenge, playable by up to 3 players - 5 points each



    ZWT8 All Players Cookbook ~ U.S. Southwest/Tex-Mex


    Remember the Alamo became the battle cry in Texas fight for independence from Mexico. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar. All but two of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army.



    You and your team have been whisked back in time. Approximately 185 Texans are garrisoned at the Alamo. They are hungry and tired. The women and children were allowed to leave prior to the final assault.

    As time travelers your team is to plan a meal for the hungry defenders. The meal can be either breakfast, lunch or dinner and should include a minimum of 6 courses:

    Beverage, Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Bread, Main Dish, Sides, Dessert

    The recipes should be selected from the All Players Regional Cookbook.



    Part One (Non-Cooking Challenge)
    (1) One member of the team is to write a short story about your adventure. Each member of the team should be included in the story. Include any historical figures encountered on the journey as well as any difficulties that were experienced during your stay.
    (2) Use the menu feature and develop your menu using the above guidelines.
    (3) Include a link to your menu in your story.
    (4) Post your story and a link to the menu in this thread.

    Part Two (Cooking Challenge for 3 team members.)
    (1) Three team members are to make and review one different recipe each from your menu.
    (2) Post your selections in this thread.
    (3) Post completions in this thread along with any photos you may have taken.



    Please remember to:
    --Post your story in this thread (include your team name and banner)
    ~ Post your Recipe Selection(s) in this thread (Include your team name and banner)
    ~ Prepare the recipe and post your review and photos (if any were taken) as usual to the recipe.
    ~ Post your completion in this thread. (Include your team name and banner)
    PaulaG
    Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:17 am
    Forum Host
    Scoreboard

    Congratulations teams! Here are the scores for tRemember the Alamo Challenge Captains, scoreboards can now be updated to reflect your points earned.

    Bistro Babes Status 20 points

    Part 1: Nancy's Pantry Page 4 icon_smile.gif

    1. Bayhill, Sopapillas #427421by NorthwestGal (Page 7) icon_smile.gif
    2. K9 Owned, Mexican Chef Salad, #144969 by Bayhill (Page 3) icon_smile.gif
    3. ChelseaW, Mexican Black Beans (Ww), #339386 by LazyMe (Page 5) icon_smile.gif

    The Wild Bunch Status 20 points

    Part 1: KateL (Page 6) icon_smile.gif

    1. pammyowl, Pan De Muerto (Mexican Bread of the Dead), #370404 by Queen Dana (Page 4) icon_smile.gif
    2. IngridH, El Pollo Loco Mexican Beans, #178879 by lazyme (Page 5) icon_smile.gif
    3. smellyvegetarian, Galletas Elena (Mexican Cookies), #368887 by Chocolatl (Page 5) icon_smile.gif

    Diners, Winers and Chives Status 20 points

    Part 1: threeovens (Page 6) icon_smile.gif

    1. threeovens, Mexican Yellow Rice and Black Beans, #178494 by Paula G (Page 6) icon_smile.gif
    2. Bonnie G #2 Josefinas by chef Loof (Page 3) icon_smile.gif
    3. mersaydees, No Cook Avocado Bisque (Rachael Ray), #379636 by JanuaryBride (Page 7) icon_smile.gif

    Om Nom Nommers Status 20 points

    Part 1: Random Rachel (Page 4) icon_smile.gif

    1. Mikekey, Beef Tortilla Cake -#370187 by Boomette (Page 6) icon_smile.gif
    2. CJAY, Oaxacan- Style Grilled Corn on the Cob, #483857 by IngridH (Page 6) icon_smile.gif
    3. JackieOhNo!, #466005 by Celticevergreen (Page 5) icon_smile.gif

    Jammin' Jazzberries Status 15 points

    Part I: HokiesMom (Page 6) icon_smile.gif

    1. Dienia B., Arroz Mexicana (Mexican Rice), #234885 by Chef PotPie (Page 7) icon_smile.gif
    2. AZPARZYCH, South of the Border Doughnuts (Bunuelos), #482038 by JackieOhNo! (Page 7) icon_smile.gif
    3.

    The Fearless Red Dragons Status 20 points

    Part 1: Lavender Lynn (Page 1) icon_smile.gif

    1. Lavender Lynn, Mexican Fire Rice, #169035 by lauralie41 (Page 3) icon_smile.gif
    2. diner524, Mexican - Agua Fresca, #455083 by Baby Kato (Page 4) icon_smile.gif
    3. MomLuvs6, The Mountain, #228738 by diner524 (Page 7) icon_smile.gif

    Chefs Gone Wild Status 20 points

    Part 1: twissis (Page 1) icon_smile.gif

    1. Annacia, Jalapeno-Bacon Corn Bread #482117 by CJAY (Page 2) icon_smile.gif
    2. alvinakatz, Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Quesadilla!), #471972 by Nif (Page 3) icon_smile.gif
    3. loof, Runny Black Beans, #484062 by alvinakatz (Page 3) icon_smile.gif

    Lively Lemon Lovelies Status 20 points

    Part 1: Mia in Germany (Page 3) icon_smile.gif

    1. Cadillacgirl, Cooking Class Refried Beans, #240816 by Karen Elizabeth (Page 3) icon_smile.gif
    2. Karen Elizabeth, Huevos a La Mexicana #139213 by Huevos a La Mexicana (Page 4) icon_smile.gif
    3. Rita~, Spicy Mexican Salad (Vegan With Raw Option), #436697 by magpie (Page 5) icon_smile.gif

    The Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys Status 20 points

    Part 1: FloridaNative Page 6 icon_smile.gif

    1. Muffin Goddess, Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake #134779 by ~Leslie~ (Page 6) icon_smile.gif
    2. Studentchef, Mango Coconut Whiz, #436267 by Sharon123 (Page 7) icon_smile.gif
    3. LifeIsGood, Black Bean Dip, #345862 by iewe (Page 7) icon_smile.gif


    Last edited by PaulaG on Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:25 pm, edited 31 times in total
    twissis
    Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:58 am
    Food.com Groupie
    wave.gif Hola icon_exclaim.gif wave.gif ... This is to let you know that I will be doing Part 1 of this challenge for the Chefs Gone Wild. 2 of the 3 cooking spots have been filled by loof & Annacia. The 3rd is yet to be determined. We're all so glad to be here icon_exclaim.gif Adios icon_exclaim.gif wave.gif
    threeovens
    Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:21 pm
    Food.com Groupie
    Am I correct that it is okay for the one posting part I of the challenge to also be one of the cookers from Part II?
    PaulaG
    Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:26 pm
    Forum Host
    twissis wrote:
    wave.gif Hola icon_exclaim.gif wave.gif ... This is to let you know that I will be doing Part 1 of this challenge for the Chefs Gone Wild. 2 of the 3 cooking spots have been filled by loof & Annacia. The 3rd is yet to be determined. We're all so glad to be here icon_exclaim.gif Adios icon_exclaim.gif wave.gif


    wave.gif old friend. I can't wait to see your story.
    PaulaG
    Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:26 pm
    Forum Host
    threeovens wrote:
    Am I correct that it is okay for the one posting part I of the challenge to also be one of the cookers from Part II?


    That will work. I'm easy today.
    Nancy's Pantry
    Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:36 pm
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    I will be doing Part I (Non Cooking Section) of the Remember the Alamo challenge. Am I supposed to notify you of the names of the team members who will be preparing the recipes (and the recipe names) or does each team member notify you separately???

    Thanks,

    Nancy icon_smile.gif
    PaulaG
    Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:38 pm
    Forum Host
    Nancy's Pantry wrote:



    I will be doing Part I (Non Cooking Section) of the Remember the Alamo challenge. Am I supposed to notify you of the names of the team members who will be preparing the recipes (and the recipe names) or does each team member notify you separately???

    Thanks,

    Nancy icon_smile.gif


    Hi Nancy's Pantry. Glad to see you. No, the people that will be doing the cooking should post in the thread what they will be making from your menu.
    HokiesMom
    Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:10 pm
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    Paula I know we are traveling back in time but should we be concerned with processes for cooking - like should the recipe be able to be adapted for outdoor cooking instead of say slow cookers? Just want to be clear if that is a concern of if I can get creative with our time travel. icon_lol.gif
    Lavender Lynn
    Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:37 am
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    I will be doing part 1 of this challenge for my team.
    twissis
    Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:13 am
    Food.com Groupie
    - Prologue - For the Chefs Gone Wild, twissis here to share our story about the fateful night before the final battle for the Alamo immortalized the "Remember The Alamo" cry for freedom & forever made it a part of our history books. For our plan to work the way it should, we require a major "leap of faith" from all who read this. ------ We may be "time travelers", but there are NO women in the Alamo at this time, so accept that we're no longer a team of 8 ladies you think you know. Believe instead that we're 8 burly long-time "guyfriends" from Kentucky with "girly" names. We're fierce admirers of Jim Bowie, trekked across the landscape looking for adventure & found it in the Alamo with Jim. (loof was the only one seriously opposed to our shhh.gif gender reassignment shhh.gif, but we think that had more to do with the scandalous episode during our visit in Spain & she finally relented for the sake of our story.) If you're on-board with our plan, let's go back in time together ...

    ... Our Story - It's getting dark & a bit chilly here at the Alamo, the time of year for the chill & time of night when the Mexicans like to have their noisy evening fiestas & torture the gallant garrison defenders with disregard for their lives. They believe they torture them anyway, but it only strengthens their resolve. Tea Girl & I have been to visit Jim Bowie at his sick-bed. He's ill, you know, but it's hardly relevant since tomorrow seems certain to end this valiant fight. Jim told us it looks very bad, we should prepare for the worst, tell the others & plan our escape. Tea Girl & I talked it over. The 8 of us have been friends for so long & know eachother so well. The 1st thing they'll want to do is have a loud fiesta in the Alamo, use it to fill the stomachs of the "Freedom Fighters" & then stay up half the night laughing before we escape. We've had a lot of practice with the laughing thing. icon_smile.gif

    Tea Girl is the "Procurement Person" of our group. She's been practicing & has gotten "slick as okra" sneaking out of the garrison, sneaking into Santa Anna's food supplies undetected & bringing back all manner of great food surprises. Tonight will be her biggest challenge & she'll need some help from the more sneaky & quiet ones amongst us. Melanie D & alvinakatz will be good for that job. Annacia, loof & a 3rd as yet undecided volunteer will do the cooking. Nif will keep everyone organized so we make all things happen as they should. Elmotoo? He's just so much fun to watch - running everywhere, doing everything & keeping all of us in stitches. He'll make this dire situation seem almost care-free for these men who will become the heroes of the Alamo.

    Tea Girl, Nif & I decided on the final menu. It was easy to recall with smiles some of the best dining each of the grp had shared over the years. We were all so excited. We added bread to the menu after Annacia said his friend (CJAY) had an appealing bread recipe he wanted to make for the fiesta. Tea Girl left with his 2 "cohorts in crime" to "procure" supplies for the meal. I was worried about the watermelon, but Tea Girl said: "If there's a watermelon in Santa Anna's storehouse or in the vast Texas territory, I'll find it & bring it back. Take that to the bank!" That testimony put my doubts to rest.

    ... Things happened at warp speed after that. We readied what we already had on-hand, awaited the return of our intrepid "Band of Thieves" & soon we saw Tea Girl with a huge batch of watermelons! Nif had everything working fast & smooth. We did have trouble explaining "warp speed" to the "Freedom Fighters", but they lined up, were well-fed & a sense of calm fell upon the Alamo. Tea Girl & I were sitting at the fire with a cup of Elmotoo's coffee. He grabbed my arm & pointed to a pair of bodies on the ground not far away. There lay Nif who was born without an "I Need Sleep" gene. She was snoozing peacefully beside Elmotoo! It was amazingly the only time I'd ever seen Elmotoo still, quiet & prone. I hated it, but it was time to wake them so Tea Girl could lead our group out of the garrison & through the enemy lines to safety. The End

    Epilogue - Brought to you by the Chefs Gone Wild, here is the menu of our fiesta: Freedom Fighters Final Feast - The "Freedom Fighters" told us our greatest satisfaction should be the ultimate victory over Santa Anna & his troops (the legacy that alvinakatz's recipe left behind). rotfl.gif rotfl.gif


    ------ REMEMBER THE ALAMO ------


    Last edited by twissis on Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:47 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Annacia
    Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:10 pm
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    My darling twissis said that I need to come over here and sign on to let you know that I'll be cooking for this challenge icon_wink.gif

    I'll make: Jalapeno-Bacon Corn Bread #482117 by CJAY

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    threeovens
    Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:32 pm
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    threeovens #865936 will be completing both Parts I and II.
    Lavender Lynn
    Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:04 pm
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    ZWT capabilites had advanced so far the enire teams could be transported to a moment in time to learn about areas of the world and circumstances under which people had to live. Our team was being transported to San Antonio, TX the night before the Alamo.

    It was our job to make the supper for everyone the last night before the big battle. We had food for approximately 185 people. On the menu were recipes by each one of us Fearless Red Dragons.

    While we were time traveling, we had to bone up on our Alamo history. Baby Kato was so excited to be going back in history she couldn't stop asking questions of our tour guide, Lazyme. Lavender Lynn kept interrupting Lazyme before she could get BK's questions answered. This is what Lazyme told us.



    Originally named Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials secularized San Antonio's five missions and distributed their lands to the remaining Indian residents. These men and women continued to farm the fields, once the mission's but now their own, and participated in the growing community of San Antonio.
    In the early 1800s, the Spanish military stationed a cavalry unit at the former mission. The soldiers referred to the old mission as the Alamo (the Spanish word for "cottonwood") in honor of their hometown Alamo de Parras, Coahuila.
    The Alamo was home to both Revolutionaries and Royalists during Mexico's ten-year struggle for independence. The military — Spanish, Rebel, and then Mexican — continued to occupy the Alamo until the Texas Revolution.
    San Antonio and the Alamo played a critical role in the Texas Revolution. In December 1835, Ben Milam led Texian and Tejano volunteers against Mexican troops quartered in the city. After five days of house-to-house fighting, they forced General Martín Perfecto de Cós and his soldiers to surrender. The victorious volunteers then occupied the Alamo — already fortified prior to the battle by Cós' men — and strengthened its defenses.

    On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio nearly caught them by surprise. Undaunted, the Texians and Tejanos prepared to defend the Alamo together. The defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Anna's army. William B. Travis, the commander of the Alamo sent forth couriers carrying pleas for help to communities in Texas. On the eighth day, a band of 32 volunteers from Gonzales arrived, bringing the number of defenders to nearly two hundred. Colonel Travis drew a line on the ground and asked any man willing to stay and fight to step over — all except one did. The Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas, and they were ready to give their lives rather than surrender their position to General Santa Anna.


    We were dropped off inside the Alamo. It was just in time to prepare the dishes we had planned and get dinner done before people were ready for dinner.

    Morgainegeiser and Diner524 needed a fire. They were looking for the firewood when they spotted Almaron Dickinson and his wife Susanna and their daughter. (Both Susanna and their daughter escaped without being killed at the Alamo. They were discovered either hiding in the church or in the powder magazine and brought before Santa Ana and interrogated. She and Joe, the slave, were sent to Sam Houston with a warning from Santa Ana.)



    Queen Dana and cookingpompom went looking for some water for cooking. Joe, the slave of William B Travis, was very helpful to them and helped them carry water back to their cooking area.( at that point we didn't realize the the slave of William was to be one of the only 2 survivors of the Alamo. Joe was discovererd hiding in one of the buildings by the Mexican soldiers and was brought before Santa Ana for interrogation.)



    Lauralie41 was on the lookout for Davy Crockett. She had always loved the stories she had heard about him. Momloves6 spotted him talking to a group of some of his men.



    By this time we had dinner all prepared. Starrynews announed "Dinner is served" All the people were so thankful. They knew that their situation seemed hopeless and they were just thankful we were there to feed them.


    It was really hard to leave after dinner, and we all said many prayers on our way back to our own time.


    We were thankful to find out on our way back that Joe, the slave of William B Travis, escaped. On April 21, the first anniversary of the battle of San Jacinto, accompanied by an unidentified Mexican man and taking two fully equipped horses with him, he escaped. A notice offering fifty dollars for his return was published by the executor of Travis's estate in the Telegraph and Texas Register on May 26, 1837. Presumably Joe's escape was successful, for the notice ran three months before it was discontinued on August 26, 1837. Joe was last reported in Austin in 1875.








    Here is our menu for:"Remember the Alamo"
    Remember the Alamo
    Bayhill
    Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:57 am
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    For Bistro Babes, I will be making the following for the Remember the Alamo Challenge:

    Sopapillas #427421by NorthwestGal
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