Monday, October 3, 2011

Chili Weekend

Remember this recipe I posted a couple weeks ago?

I came home from running errands about a week ago to a new call from our local food mecca, Market District. My first thought was "I bet it is one of those automated 'food recall' phone calls." Have you received one of these? Our local grocer will call folks that have purchased items recalled, and leave a message to alert you to toss the tainted item.

Instead, the message was far more exciting and happy: my Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili had been chosen a finalist among nearly 100 meatless chili entries. Woo hoo! So this Saturday, SPH, R, G and I went to the Market District:

And made our way to the open kitchen/food demo area where I found this!:

And then it was time to announce the winners, and I found out my chili came in second place! G was so excited he ran to the front of the area to give me a big hug:

And my prize? A really cool basket of gourmet herbs, spices, salts and peppers, an award plaque, chili mug and the fun memory of the whole event. Not quite the gift card grand prize, but I'll take it!

And after a great weekend full of chili, soccer, a neighbor's surprise birthday party and a visit from some extended family, it's already Monday again!

Our meals for the week:

Slow Cooker White Chili, Roasted Rosemary and Thyme Butternut Squash, Beer Bread
Potato Corn Chowder, Salad
Black Bean Cakes, Quesadillas, Mango
Oktoberfest Dinner

It was an honor just to be nominated,


justme said...

that is so awesome @!

Brooke said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful!

Kendra aka The Meanest Momma said...

Congratulations! I will have to give it a try soon!

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Thanks Ladies!