Judging the Chili Cook-Off
Yes, Monday was the day to judge the chili contest. I have never judged any food before and was really looking forward to this event. I was sure there wouldn't be anything too weird that I couldn't handle.
The contestants are ready. The chili is hot! Great play on words, eh? We are set!
There are ten teams. We are given 2 ounce samples of each. I should have done the calculation right then and there but I showed up hungry. The first one was 'good', the second was 'great'. Why wouldn't it be? It was garnished with cheddar and sour cream. I worked my way through the remainder of the first 5 samples.
The second set of 5 had 2 that really didn't appeal to me. Thank heaven. Because I ate the remaining 3 - 2oz servings. Then when it was all over, I just had to have another 2 oz of my favourite.
Now I am drinking San Pelligrino by the bottle and have this heavy feeling in my stomach with a little heartburn. I don't eat a lot of meat and what did I eat? About 16 ounces of various chilis. That equals two cups! Somehow it doesn't look like that much when you are eating it out of little 2 ounce plastic cups. (Note to self - next time, eat before I judge food.)
You can see that the voting ballot is easy to use! There was a winner in both the traditional and in the creative categories.