Sunday, April 25, 2010
Chili Cook-off 2010 For C-Snips...
Saturday started early for us, as we loaded the van with cooking utensils, grill, food, trophies, etc. for our try at the White Chili category in a chili cook-off! We chopped, diced, and mixed a bunch of different food stuff together, making a huge batch at 3 gallons! We were happy with our batch, and liked our chances..
The first photo is of the lady who organized the event, and she had reserved the corner table closest to the bar door for us! This is a great location, which can help when selling the chili to the public.. Second photo is our neighbors at the contest, who really decorated their booth like it was Halloween! The third shot is of our friends Dragon Spit Chili..Between our two teams, we probably have 40-50 chili trophies and it is unusual for neither of us to place in a contest. The last photo is a rare sighting of the semi- mythical Buffalo Dick hisself!
We didn't win. The white chili that won was a good friend of the organizer, who helped put up the awnings and tables- go figure.. Dragon Spit didn't place either..their red chili was great (I had some!) and they had 3/4 of a batch left.
It rained all day, and turn out was light..everyone had chili left but one guy- ME!
Oh well, these events are getting less impartial and more biased towards the locals who patronize the place all year long..