Yesterday I cooked up a storm at the annual Main Dish Burger Cook-off for the Ronald McDonald house! I was on "Team Notorious TMD" with Olympian and all-around great guy Chris Spring, Carly Weasel Child the 2014 Stampede Indian Princess, and a trio of Main Dish rockstars Connor, Shae, and Rafa!
Of course Master Chef, Raf put together a winning combination of three types of meats and TWO secret sauces! Our burger entailed a blackened beef patty, pulled pork, and maple-pepper bacon! We drizzled the two sauces right onto bun, got some fresh arugula and roma tomatoes and sprinkled on some crunchy grilled onions to finish it off.
There was some stuff competition with other Winter Olympians and Calgary Stampeders taking part but at the end of the day we won the People's Choice award selling more than a hundred burgers than the next closest competitor!!
It was such a great day and I was so lucky to take part in my first event with my first official sponsor, the Main Dish. This a great restaurant located in the heart of Bridgeland. They do an insane stuffed French toast for brunch on weekends but what will really be an essential asset to my training is the delicious take-away that will allow me more time to train, focus on recovery and of course, keep my eyes on the prize!!!
Erica Wiebe is a Canadian freestyle wrestler and Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Calgary. Her passion for wrestling and writing combine in the words of this blog, sprinkled with a strong opinion on certain matters and a hint of feminist thrown in for good measure.