how exciting it is to call up a friend to see if they want to hangout and be told they are having a chili cook-off?! my friend elise and her brother ray over the years have hosted a chili cook-off. when i showed up to the event ray was showcasing the trophy he had created for this year’s winning chili.
there were a total of 5 chilis to sample, including one vegetarian.
i having never been to a chili cook-off before did not know how to approach sampling. i was hungry, thus i loaded up my bowl with chili number 1. it was very yummy with a combination of chicken and sausage and heavy on the tomato.
the second chili would have been the one i declared a winner, great sausage based chili, however its downfall was that some of the beans were still a little crunchy. i was unable to try any more. elise’s boyfriend dillon informed me i had gone about the tasting all wrong. you don’t do full bowls you just grab a spoonful or two and keep going and retasting. he was an expert at the art of sampling chilis.
and the winner is…………
although i thought i was stuffed to the gills, the sugar cookies sitting right behind me were just way too tempting. i loved how they looked like a 5 year old made them. meaning they were going to probably be supper sweet and sugar goodiness.
the night ended with friends and a porch swing. now that is what i call a chili cook-off success!