WINNERS GALLERY!

What a flying start to the Catch Masters Series! NOT. I had a feeling a full blown short story would be a bit much to expect – I’ll tone it down for next week. Otherwise things went relatively smoothly. I think its time for “Spot the Catch” and the “Treasure Hunt” to make a comeback. You guys need a challenge! Now for this week’s winners:

MONDAY: RUDERBECCA!

Sequel to the wizard of oz

The wizard had fallen on hard times since his exposure as the biggest fraud the land had ever seen. He sat huddled in a dirty cloak in the corner of one of the dangerous taverns of Oz. He had tried to make a get away in his hot air balloon but had had been ripped out of the sky by these weird flying monkeys. They had submerged on the balloon screeching like banshees their claws ripping and tearing at the fragile fabric. He had since lived from hand to mouth cursing the day Dorothy and her freaks of friends had come for help and disgraced him by showing the people what a small slimy man he was. He remembered fondly the good old days, baskets of food, and gifts left for him by anxious folk scared of him becoming displeased and smiting them. He yearned for these days to return and put his mind to how he could get everything without having to work. As he strained his brain trying to think of a solution he saw a bright flash out of the window of the tavern and then a huge earth shaking rumble, people screamed as dust and cobblestones flew into the air. A strange looking air craft was sitting nose first buried in the lane and an assortment of odd looking creatures emerged from the craft.He hovered in the doorway curious, but not curious enough to risk his health by confronting them. There was the hint of an argument in the brothel over the road, he snickered as he saw the Mayor get pushed out of the door in his underwear to confront the strange intruders. The mayor approached his face white and hands shaking “Who..hmmm what are you and why are you here?” he squeaked in a tremulous voice. The creature looked like he was removing his head, and everyone signed with relief when he removed the helmet to reveal an almost normal looking head and face. “My name is Buzz Lightyear, bounty hunter of time and the stars” he announced in a big booming voice “and I am looking for the Wizard of Oz, he is wanted for corruption, extortion and any other tion word you can think of.” The street erupted into an excited buzzing. The wizard of Oz people muttered, he hasn’t been here since that ugly little girl and her yapping mutt had left. Upon hearing this announcement the Wizard blanched, OMFG he muttered to himself, how the hell did they find me? As he turned to hurry away he tripped on a tattered part of his cloak stumbling and tearing it away as he stepped out into the lane. “There he is” cried the Mayor, surprised that the little man was still in town. “Seize him” Buzz Lightyear cried to his minions (he hadnt been the same since he had had to bunk with that Woody). The ex-wizard fell to his knees pleading for mercy. “Ahh isn’t that nice?” asked Buzz, “he is thanking me in French”. The ex-wizard rolled his eyes, he had forgotten what a lame brain Buzz was. “Well sorry to dustrub you fine people, but we must be away to make this malcontenet suffer the harshest punishment of all”. “what is that”? enquired the Mayor. “He must marry Millicent, the King’s daughter”, Buzz announced. He whispered an aisde to the Mayor, “as big as an elephant and 100 times as ugly”. The mayor giggled like a little girl at the thought. During this exchange the ex-wizard had been thinking quickly trying to form a plan of how the hell he could get away. Suddenly he stood, and asked for a few moments to speak with the Mayor, to absolve himself of the fraud he had perpetrated on the land. Buzz and the Mayor agreed to his request. The two men entered the brothel for 20 odd minutes then re-appeared. Buzz was surprised and pleased to see the ex-wizard trussed up like a xmas goose, and the Mayor fully clothed. Now he wouldn’t have any trouble transporting the prisoner, and as an added bonus he didnt have to look at the Mayor’s sagging white hairy gut anymore. He escorted his prisoner aboard and they flew off into the distance. The Mayor called out to his people ok everybody back to work or whatever it is you slovenly people do, I am going home. The mayor entered his palatial residence smiling in the mirror as he removed his fur lined cloak to reveal the face of the ex-wizard. The Mayor was so fat and stupid he didnt see it coming when he had ambushed him in the brothel trussing him up and delivering him to a fate worse than death. Now…… to get revenge on the people who had spat on him in the street,……to be cont.

Honorable Mention: LouLou121

TUESDAY: Tichy1977!

I cant Believe it……. i just cant believe it after all this time!!! mum and dad tell me i am adopted. i always knew i was alittle diffrent too everyone else in the family but mum told me i was just Big Boned!

Honourable Mention: Srilu

WEDNESDAY: Suede Pigeon!

The Kiwi lovebirds take a trip to the abattoir…

Honourable Mention: Goldilox

THURSDAY: loulou121!

This is seriously one of the most “melt in your mouth” roast chickens that I have ever tried. If you haven’t tried roasted garlic, then you’ll be surprised as it is actually quite sweet, and really good!

Garlic Roast Chicken

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 large (about 1.6kg) chicken
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 40ml (2 tbs) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs finely chopped rosemary
  • 40 garlic cloves, skin on
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 300ml white wine

Method

  • 1. Preheat oven to 190°C.
  • 2. Cut the lemon in half lengthways and place in the cavity of the chicken with the bay leaves. Tie the legs together with kitchen string to secure, then rub chicken with the olive oil and sprinkle with the rosemary. Place the chicken in an ovenproof casserole dish, add the garlic cloves, stock and wine and bring to the boil on the stovetop over medium heat.
  • 3.Cover with a lid and transfer to the oven for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove lid and roast for a further 20 minutes or until the chicken is golden brown.
  • 4. Remove the chicken from dish and set aside to rest. Use a slotted spoon to remove about 16 of the garlic cloves and set aside. Place the baking dish on the stovetop over high heat and simmer for 5-6 minutes to reduce to a sauce, pressing the garlic to release the flavour. Strain.
  • 5. Serve the roast chicken with the reserved garlic cloves and drizzle with a little sauce.

Honourable Mention: Tichy1977!

Next Week’s Judging Panel:

  • Monday: ruderbecca
  • Tuesday: Tichy1977
  • Wednesday: Suede Pigeon!
  • Thursday: loulou121

Judges, mail your winners and honourable second mentions to: qqq@catchoftheday.com.au. Please try submit them by 11.45am Friday, latest!