I reached in to the plastic bag our professor held. I prayed for ingredients that sort of went together and not- fish, frosting, and fries- for example. I opened each one and laid them on my desk. I smiled as I read my ingredients: bleu cheese, apples, and nutella.
The moment I got home after class and from buying my bleu cheese, nutella, and apples, I started working on my creation. I pulled out romaine lettuce, crumbled bleu cheese, and green apples. I chopped the bright green leaves into bite-size pieces. I poured balsamic vinaigrette over each leaf. I sliced the apple into bite-pieces also. I sprinkled the crumbled bleu cheese on top and pushed the salad to the side to let each part soak up every other ingredient in the salad. I toasted some sourdough bread. As I broke into the loaf, gentle steam rose. I sliced into the loaf and put my selected pieces aside to let them cool off a bit. I spooned out a healthy portion of nutella and spread it on my slices of bread. It melted into every crevice of the bread.
I took my first bite of my Chopped creation. The apples, bleu cheese, and lettuce absorbed the dressing leaving a tangy aftertaste in my mouth. I crunched my way to the end of my salad. I pushed my empty bowl aside and moved onto my bread and nutella. The smooth hazelnut stuck to the roof of my mouth letting my taste buds absorb every flavor of the nutella. The bread was warm and soft. The subtle sweetness of this dessert was a nice contrast to my tangy salad and a great way to end my Chopped creation meal.