We Gave Parigi Chef Chad Houser This Big Box of Crap and He Made Us Easter Dinner

Welcome to the return of The Box. Last time, Craig Cottier turned the ingredients from The Box into radass St. Paddy's Day drinks. This time, we gave our big box of crap to Chad Houser, Cafe Momentum do-er and Parigi cheffer ("Parigi" means "fucking delicious deviled eggs" in French talk).

Here's the challenge, as we sent it to him:

Hey The Mister Chad Houser Chef of Parigi Guy,

Welcome to The Box. Using each ingredient in this The Box, make us two badass dishes that we can bring to Easter dinner. To eat.

Gotta use each ingredient. No cheating. You can add any ingredients that you want to add.

Contents of The Box:

Carrots Cadbury creme eggs Popcorn Peeps Mortadella (from Jimmy's Food Store) Sweet Tarts jelly beans Sriracha PAAS Easter Egg dye

Good luck, fool. See you soon. -Alice and Nick

And here's the Tweet we got in response:

Behold: The two dishes Chad Houser made from our craptown Easterbang box:

And now, Chad Houser tells you how he owned The Box:

The jelly-bean-encrusted lamb might just be the perfect Easter feast. And that smoked carrot soup was freaking amazing.

And: A few days after he made that soup, Houser (a.k.a. The Box Banger) told us that a smoked carrot soup was recently added to the ever-changing-always-fresh-and-seasonal-y Parigi menu and they sold out of it. Chad Houser a.k.a. WHAAAAAAAAT says he'll be making it again soon, though. If you go there and it's available, ask for the fried popcorn Peep on top. Trust us.

Thanks for kicking our The Box in its the junk, Chad Houser. You win at life.

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