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Captain Morgan and Me

Hey guys! I feel a little like Cinderella – Captain Morgan has invited me to … well not a ball but a really cool challenge with 15 other bloggers. And I am taking y’all along with me!

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Here’s the deal. It’s called The Captain’s Table Recipe Challenge and it takes place between November 18 and February 10. During that time I will be creating three food and three cocktail recipes featuring Captain Morgan’s rum. All of the bloggers that have been invited are cutting edge and I can tell you I am more than a little nervous about this… Luckily, there will be plenty of rum to soothe my nerves!

The three deadlines are Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Super Bowl. I’ll post one recipe and one cocktail for each and then they will be judged by Chef Hugh Acheson. There are cash prizes for each category and then an overall prize of a trip to a Captain’s Table event where the winner will get to meet him.

Here’s the important part – Captain Morgan will donate $1 to WhyHunger every time the hashtag #CaptainsTable is used on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter during the duration of the challenge. WhyHunger’s programs work to support community-based organizations as they grow and develop, and bring new ideas and practices to creating a just food system that provides universal access to nutritious and affordable food. That’s where you come in.

Every time you share, retweet, pin, or chat about  a participant’s recipe PLEASE add the hashtag #CaptainsTable and encourage your own friends and followers to do the same. Imagine the impact that we are going to make on hunger this holiday season! Hundreds of thousands of dollars could be raised!

Here’s what I like – the recipes are going to be judged on merit not popularity. I don’ get involved with competitions where you have to beg your readers to vote – it’s a hollow win in my opinion – a popularity contest. These recipes will win because they are the best in Chef Acheson’s opinion.

So, are you with me? Are we ready to make a serious dent in the issue of hunger in America and the rest of the world, too? Hell yeah, we are!! It just takes a couple of key strokes, y’all. Remember, #CaptainsTable!

Here’s a list of the other bloggers so you can keep up with what everyone is doing.

The recipes will be shared on their social media sites as well -

Captain Morgan sent me a gift card to defray the cost of recipe development, a box of bar tools, and three bottles of rum. This is gonna be fun. Seriously.

So, are you in? Leave a comment and let me know… and for sure join us on Facebook so you can stay up-to-date!

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