Monday, October 30, 2006

Chili Champs!

My dad and I cooked in the 21st or 22nd Firefighters Annual Chili Cook-off this weekend. Dad was one of the founders of it. Last year was the first year he missed cooking (due to motorcycle accident). I've cooked in it since sometime in college, though missed the year I lived in FL. So, there for a bit we were placing every other year, but the past few years were in sort of a draught.
We took care of that on Saturday! We placed 1st and 2nd. I got the credit for 1st, though it was really a collaborative effort. We both stirred and tasted. He would tell me that one of our entries needed something and I would season away with my various bags/jars of Penzey's spices. The pot that won had my secret ingredient, something I just recently began adding to chili. I think it was the difference maker!

I should have a picture in the next few days. And Lula, if you're reading this, the 3rd place person was someone you went to HS with who happens to be running for County Assessor.

6 comments:

Joe said...

That is so awesome - Congrats on the wins!

Robyn1007 said...

Most excellent!

Jeff in MD said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

mmmm...yummy! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

that was me..Shannon

Lula said...

Bari Firestone????? What's the vibe on her chances of winning? She was always really nice...