Thursday, November 8, 2012

Our Chili Cook Off

Last Friday we hosted both girls’ soccer teams for an end of season Chili Cook Off.  It was the first official gathering at our new home.  I’m certain it will become an annual event!

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There were 12 varieties of chili brought in crockpots.  It’s amazing how different each one was.

After the kids were fed and off playing flashlight tag, the adults were encouraged to sample and vote.

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I’ve never hosted a cook off before, so I was winging it!

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Each chili was assigned a number and had a coordinating basket.  Then each person had 3 colored tickets.

Red- Spiciest

Blue- Best Overall

Green- Most Original

Once people had sampled all 12, they dropped the tickets in the corresponding basket.

Prizes were donated by team members.

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The prizes included lots of Bath & Body Works goodies and gift cards!  Not too shabby!

Here are a few pictures of the set-up.

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Our pavilion with electric.

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It was a cold night so we put a tarp up to block the wind.

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We had random tables with bales of straw for seating.  Everyone brought chairs.

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The industrial cart was used for the kids drink station.

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Hubby kept everyone warm with a roaring fire.

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Our back patio became the s’mores station.

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The banner Polly made for me, helped add some decoration.

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A birthday cake for my 12 year old rounded out the night.

We enjoyed having people to our outdoor party area.  Hope to do it again!

PS- Sorry, no one is sharing their recipes!

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1 comment:

Polly McCormick said...

wow, wnat a perfect party pad, especially in the cooler months with the firepit and pavilion! looks like fun! nice job!

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