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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Twas A Day To Remember In Chili History...

My last post was just before we left to try our luck at yet another chili cook-off. The weather was beautiful, their layout for the cookoff was great, and because we had paid for two entries we got two full tables-the most room for cooking we ever had! 16 teams were entered, most were rookies but were friendly and in good(drank like fish!) spirits. They had some things to learn about what was fair for all in judging, but they changed what they could immediately, and will do a few things different next year. Alot of different ways to win a trophy( best booth, best vegetarian, best white, best overall, 2nd best overall, hottest and worst) . Normally, you would see 1st, 2nd,3rd, best white, best booth. Our batch was pretty good, so I liked our chances in both red and white. And the winner is..... for best White Chili-us! Then came the surprise-Best overall chili- Buffalo Dicks' Wicked White Chili! I haven't seen a white chili win top prize in the 13yrs I have competed! In fact, they hadn't provided a trophy for the best Red Chili, because it was assumed a red would win overall. That made some people a little unhappy-mainly the guy I cook with because after reviewing the results our red chili would have won that category too!
The only down side is (I can't believe I'm going to bitch about this...) the 2 trophies we won were the dinkiest we have ever gotten....
Over $1700 was raised for the charity (C-Snips- a local non-profit pet neutering service), so it was a good day indeed!

13 comments:

doggybloggy said...

wow that is so cool...way to go on the victory

DutchBitch said...

Dinky trophees or not... I say "Yay!"

snowelf said...

YAY!!!! That's so awesome!! Congrats!!

It's about time they get some smart judges at one of these things. :P Hee hee!

And over $1700 for charity... Not a bad day indeed!! :)

--snow

Jen said...

Congrats!!! That's awesome! Well done!

pinknest said...

congratulations!!! that is awesome. now you can mount your dinky trophy on your hood.

Lynda said...

Congratulations!! I actually prefer white chili in some ways.

Maybe I should organize a chili cook-off to raise money for the Lungevity Foundation. ;)

buffalodickdy said...

DoggyB- I think you would really enjoy being in these events!
DutchB- Thank you! I think I could make you a pair of earrings with the two trophies we won !(200mm high, max!)
SnowE- Your Snow Elf powers helped-thanks again!
Jen- I appreciate you and your comments-Thank you !
Pink- I think my oldest car(BOB-the Big Old Buick) might already have a bigger hood ornament...

buffalodickdy said...

Lynda- They can be a good fund raiser! Entry fee is usually $25-40, they sell the samples(4oz) for 2 0r 3 for a buck, hold raffles during, and in general raise awareness of your chosen cause. If you pursue this and need any advice, contact me!

Michelle Ann said...

Congrats Buffalo!!! So, what's the recipe?

Urban Vegan said...

congrats...white chili? cool.

MONA said...

Duh huh! now you have reminded me of Red Hot Chillie Pepper!

Thanks for the visit AND taking the pains to read a long post :)

MONA said...

LOl, no offence Dear, NEVER from anyone hailing from Michigan..ask Topcat Or Galen Or Barman or singurl!

I welcome you with open arms & heart!

buffalodickdy said...

Michelle- Most of the recipe is on the previous posting. Hell, I know you're a good cook, and I know you can figure out the right quanities of the ingredients listed to make a killer batch!
Urban V- Can a committed Vegan and a unrepentant omnivore like me ever be friends? God, I sure hope so!
Mona- Thanks for stopping by! Hope to hear from you-and like the blog name implies, always bring your Opinion with you!