After work on Saturday, I had to hurry home to get my chili for the cookoff going. I was smart enough to do all the required chopping and mixing the night before. Such a time-saver!
While I got the chili on, OMG Becky and my niece, Myo, were busy baking cookies for the bake sale.
Snickerdoodle, M&M, and no-bake cookies. We obviously had to taste them all for quality. ;-)
Soon enough, it was time to head to the church to set up our table. All contestants (14 of us!) were allowed to arrive an hour early to decorate our tables. With the help of OMG Becky and Myo, we had come up with the idea of doing a Noah’s Ark theme with water, sand and land. Cue the turf!
That was fun to cut with my miniature scissors.
OMG Becky decided the animal pairs needed a sign each. They said things like Eat Leaves flag for the giraffes and Team Green for the lizards. Seemed appropriate for a vegetarian chili table.
Ready for the judges!
The judges were anyone that wanted to pay $5 each to taste all the chilis. Each judge was given a set of scorecards to use throughout the two-hour event.
Sassy took this job very seriously.
OMG Becky and Myo worked at the bake sale table.
So many yummy treats to choose from!
We had seven other family members come by to support our fundraising efforts.
Lots of great chili and treats for all!
Then it was time for all the judges forms to be tallied.
After what seemed like forever, the first, second and third place winners were announced. I won…
Nothing. Whant wah. But that’s okay, it was a great event that raised a lot of money for the kids trip this summer.
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What’s your go-to chili recipe?
Have you ever entered a cooking contest?
Favorite bake sale item?