Monday, March 10, 2008

Chili Cookoff Champion

Our ward had a chili cook off as a ward activity on Saturday - and I came away with the prize for the best tasting chili. I included the recipe in my recipe blog.

Now I'll just sit back and wait for the food network to contact me ...

7 comments:

Sean said...

what i cant figure out is what is the "Blurry" ward??? Is that in the "Blurry" Stake?

Congrats my friend. I will have to try your recipe soon.

hugs

Vanson said...

I think I know what it says! Are we allowed to take guesses?


Anyways, is this a common activity among wards? I use to go to the 1st ward here, and they did it every year... I think they still do. I remember making chili with my friends as a deacon and we made it as hot as we possibly could. I don't know if we won.

Beck said...

I can't believe you not only attend ward activities, you actually actively participate in them! For me, ward activities are the nights when I've got a job due, or I've got to go out of town - I hate the social scene of ward families pretending to like each other. Sundays are okay, but the rest can be "bah humbugged".

High five on winning! What did you wife think?

P.S. Do you really think that blurriness is sufficient to maintain anonymity? :)

Abelard Enigma said...

Are we allowed to take guesses?

You can email me with a guess, although, I'd prefer not to do it here on a public blog.

is this a common activity among wards?

I don't know about other Texas wards; but, this is the first time in our ward.

I can't believe you not only attend ward activities, you actually actively participate in them!

[sigh] it kinda goes with the calling.

hate the social scene of ward families pretending to like each other.

That's kind of harsh. I think somebody needs a hug.

Do you really think that blurriness is sufficient to maintain anonymity?

Well, first of all, A chili cookoff ward activity in Texas - not that unusual. Second, this ward activity was not as well attended as most because a lot of families were at the BYU vs TCU game. Third, only people who actually attended the activity would recognize the certificate. Fourth, if somebody from my ward is reading my blog - they're probably gay. Fifth, if somebody from my town, or surrounding vicinity, is reading my blog then I'll know about it from my blogging statistics.

Max Power said...

Welcome to my world, Abe. I've won 2 of the last 3 chili cookoffs in my Ward. I love how shocked people are when they find out a man can cook chili better than a woman. That's just unheard of in Mormon culture! How dare a man be in the kitchen! The Relief Society is there to cook and feed us! We're just supposed to set up and take down tables and vaccum the floor when it's all done.

Abelard Enigma said...

In Texas, chili is more of a man's dish. If you go to a real chili cookoff, most of the contestants are men. In our ward chili cookoff, about half of the 15 entries came from men.

But, I also make a mean coconut cream pie that won at a ward dessert cookoff a few years ago - then I was the only man to enter :)

Sean said...

the last contest that i won at my ward was for scarriest costume. And i was only wearing a kilt. something about american culture that they dont seem to like men wearing kilts in public areas. Atleast i didnt have the usual amount of people asking me if i wore my kilt in the traditional sense. that only happend at work...and from a very icky guy.