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Chili Cookoff

This year Miss V decided that she wanted to sign up for her school's chili cook off again.  Last year she came in second and we were so proud of her.

Instead of getting up at 6 am on Saturday to make it, she decided to make it on Friday afternoon.  She makes her YCA One Alarm Chili, but she likes to season to taste and she ends up adding a bit more chili powder and cumin.  This year I bought her 6 pounds of ground beef.

It smelled wonderful and she let it simmer for a couple hours on Friday night.  When I got up on Saturday I put it back on the stove to warm up and warmed up the crock pot.  It filled the crock pot almost to the point of spilling out.  We transported it to school safely and not a drop was spilled.

Here she is right before the Fun Fest started in front of her chili.

She was so excited!  We talked about what would happen if she didn't win and she said that it would be ok and she would try again next year and that she was doing it for fun. but she really wanted to win so she could put the prize money in her Nintendo DS fund.  She is saving her money to buy her own DS.  I went to check and her crock pot was almost empty!  Right before the votes were counted I peeked again and the crock pot was scraped clean!  That had to be a good sign right?

A little while later the announcement came that they were going to give the results of the chili cook off so we waited and the principal of the school called Victoria's name for first place. She looked at me for a second like she was confused.  Then she busted out with a HUGE grin and ran off to get her blue ribbon!!!

Here she is with her ribbon and her prize money was delivered shortly afterwards.  When we got home the prize money went right into her DS Fund Ziploc baggie.

Way to go Master Chef Victoria!!!!  We are so proud of you!!!


Barbara in Oregon said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations Victoria, not only on the undeniable culinary skills, but on your ability to set goals and work towards them! That will come in handy throughout your life :)

Mandie said...

WTG Victoria! Your chili sounds delicious!

Kristy said...

Congrats Victoria, how wonderful! I bet your chili was fabulous!! :)

Sandra said...

Congrats Victoria..that must me so much fun! Hope to see you on food network in few years:)

Roxann said...

Congratulations, Victoria!!

Jane said...

Wow! You must be one proud Mom! Victoria is an amazing young lady! Congratulations Victoria!

Thanks for sharing this post on Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

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