If you had to make a sandwich that would win the heart of a child, what would it be? Well, during the 2010 BlogHer Conference I participated in the Hillshire Farms Sandwich Showdown hosted by The Food Network’s Padma Lakshmi where contestants were given 2 minutes to make the perfect kid-friendly sandwich.
Each entry was tasted and judged by a panel of 3 adorable kids with the top three contestants advancing to the next round.
Honestly, I had no expectations of making it past the first round. I just thought it would be fun to participate, be a great photo op, and provide a cool blog post.
Along with my roomies, Debra & Cathi, we tried to think of something that was healthy yet different . . . something that would also represent the state of Hawaii. We decided on Hillshire Farms’ Honey Ham, lettuce, mayo, pineapple rings, all inside of a sweet roll.
So what did the judges think?
Believe it or not, I actually advanced! I was so shocked since some of my fellow contestants used ingredients that most kids love – candy, chocolate, whipped cream, marshmallows and lots and lots of sugar! I figured I didn’t stand a chance.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t participate in the next round due to a previous engagement for a private screening of Disney’s Secretariat. Instead, I gave up my slot to the person with the next highest score. In any case, it was a lot of fun and I had the opportunity to make some new friends.
That’s what BlogHer’s all about.
So what kind of sandwich would you have made?
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.