Saturday, September 12, 2009

Chili Cookoff

This is the pot at the end of the evening:

Tonight was the annual church Chili/Chowder Cook-off (and Corn Feed). They combined two events into one this year. Usually, the Chili/Chowder Cook-off is around Halloween and we combine it with a Trunk-or-Treat. I have always taken mild chili. I always use the same recipe. It is the chili I grew up eating and I love it. Jeff was really hoping that there would be a really hot chili this year. The hot chilis at church are usually more medium than hot. Of course, the only hot chili had pork (to which Jeff is allergic) so he had to stick to medium and our mild chili. It is Jeff's favorite event of the year- he looks forward to all the chili he can eat! I have promised to find a way to make my chili hotter- and will make the mild version for the kids and the hot version for him. The biggest surprise of the night was winning first place!!!! I was quite shocked. Thanks to everyone who voted for my chili! Hope it makes my mom proud (since the recipe came from her)!
Can you guess what the prize was?


  1. Seriously, you won beano?!? LOL too funny. Congrats on the big win!

  2. That is awesome! Just adding the victory to a list of Cooking Contests Won is enough, and then you got beano! Who uses that stuff? I am sure your chili was delicious and to spice up my chili I use cayenne pepper, and cumin. I am sure your Mom is proud the recipe lives on. Nice work!

  3. LOL,gotta give that Activities Commitee props for the prize! Congrats on the big win-wish I'd been there to taste some...


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