One of Brian's favorite shows is "Chopped" on the Food Network. The goal is to create a dish in each of three rounds that uses four food items that are presented at the beginning of the challenge. It's fun but I think daunting to anyone other than a professional chef....sometimes there are outlandish ingredients or things that just do not seem to go together!
Last year I got Brian a "Chopped" cookbook for Christmas and the couple of recipes thst we've tried were pretty good. Tonight he made a coconut panna cotta with candied peanuts. First, panna cotta is kind of like flan. (Which we love!) Second, he had every single ingredient in the house and was using up Pantry ingredients. It was delicious...not super sweet, very creamy. The peanut brittle topping was the best part, though. A keeper for sure!