For those of you who were not able to be with us for our First Annual (?) "Family Chili Cook-off", I wanted to share some photos with you. I'll plan the next one for a time when I know all you out-of-towners will be here so you can share in the fun, too.......
First of all...THE CHILI:
#1. CHIPOTLE CHICKEN CHILI (made by Shannon)
#2. CINCINATTI CHILI (made by Gram/Carm)
#3. BISON CHILI ( made by Ellen)
#4. TRI-TIP BLACK BEAN CHILI (made by Josh)
#5. BBQ TURKEY CHILI (made by ME)
served with an assortment of toppings.
Everyone tasted each one and then voted..............
And the coveted "Golden Ladle Award" goes to..........SHANNON, for her Chipotle Chicken Chili!!!
(Start planning your recipes now for next year and this spectacular award could be yours in 2009!)
We also had chips & guacamole (it's the tail end of the avo season...these were EXTRA good!)
Cornbread and Gram's Sourdough
Mexican Caesar Salad (ooops...forgot to take a photo)
and homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and assorted Cake Mix Cookies.
There was much conversation
and sorting through Paula's famous GORP......
Ellen modeled her new apron (see here)
and a wonderful time was had by all........
........and when we arrived home at 8:30 p.m. we were greeted by the sight of 3 inches of water covering our entire downstairs.........