Wanna MOJITO!? Rodeo judges said YES!!

'Best Sip' & 'Best use of Secret Ingredient' goes to...(DRUMROLL PLEASE) 

 Team Tyler, Chef Ara & me!

Team Tyler, Chef Ara & me!

It was another successful Rodeo Roundup! This year organizers changed things up & decided on a friendly cooking competition. Media personalities teamed up with a charity of their choice to whip up a BBQ side dish & cocktail or mocktail.

This is what we came up with.

 Creamy Cheesy Corn Grits with a refreshing mojito to wash it down (pictured below).

Creamy Cheesy Corn Grits with a refreshing mojito to wash it down (pictured below).

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 Here are the rules we were given:  - Dish must include 10 ingredients or less.  - Each team has 30 mins to cook & present their dish.  *Organizers threw us a curve ball when we were given a Dr. Pepper to incorporate into the dish.

Here are the rules we were given:

- Dish must include 10 ingredients or less.

- Each team has 30 mins to cook & present their dish.

*Organizers threw us a curve ball when we were given a Dr. Pepper to incorporate into the dish.

 Our list of ingredients is as follows:  Butter garlic yellow corn grits  Heavy onion cream  Sharp Chedar Cheese

Our list of ingredients is as follows:

Butter garlic yellow corn grits

Heavy onion cream

Sharp Chedar Cheese

 1 can frozen limeade  Light White Rum  2 Limes  Mint leaves  TopoChico

1 can frozen limeade

Light White Rum

2 Limes

Mint leaves

TopoChico

 It took the judges about 30mins to get through all the entries before they announced the winners.

It took the judges about 30mins to get through all the entries before they announced the winners.

 The contest didn't end with the friendly cook-off competition. We were then sent in a scavenger hunt throughout the fair grounds. It was a blast.

The contest didn't end with the friendly cook-off competition. We were then sent in a scavenger hunt throughout the fair grounds. It was a blast.

All prize money will go directly to the nonprofit Urban Harvest. They promote good nutrition through teaching and supporting organic gardening. For more information check out UrbanHarvest.org.