For the first ignite week of the year, I chose Iron Chef, where we are given a mystery ingredient and are expected to make two or more dishes starring it. In our case, the mystery ingredient was a butternut squash, and my group decided to make butternut roasted chicken and butternut squash cupcakes for our two dishes. Our inspiration was Jamie Oliver, because we went onto his website and looked at his recipes, and decided to use them but put our own twist on it. I hope that both recipes will turn out successfully and we won’t need to change recipes half way. I think a challenging part of the recipes we chose is how to make the squash the main star of the dish, because both of the recipes we chose use squash as a component, but aren’t squash-centric, so my team must find ways to emphasize and highlight the butternut squash.