Nothing I do is normal or in moderation. Some say I make it hard on myself by going to the extreme with everything I do. Well I say if your going to do it, then there ain't no reason to just get your feet wet, might as well jump on in and stay awhile.
Here's what I'm talking about,
This weekend marks the first of many chili cook offs this year. We decided to have the first one at the house and we called it our "First Annual at Home Chili Cook Off". Even though this event it is not sanctioned through CASI, it's still where a hand full of friends and family were to come over, have a little fun and test about ten different kinds of chilies our team makes. It is set up just like a real event and folks judge the best chili with the winner getting a pretty little trophy I made. If you have not seen them I have a picture in an earlier post.
However, the weather usually does not work out for the better in something like this so the weekend forcast will be cold, strong North winds and rain. By this time the hand full of people coming over has now grown into a huge mob and with no place to put all these nice people, panic almost set in.
I was almost to the point of cancellation sitting there with my head in my hands when my dad called last night and offered his facilities to hold the event. I can say he saved the chili day.
So now we have gone from about 10 judges with simple chili dogs for supper, held outside on a nice 70 degree day to around 40 folks, inside the barn with huge amount of BBQ Chicken, Ribs, Sausage, Brisket, Potato Salad, Baked Beans and a hand full of appetizers for supper.
There ain't nothing second class about this operation here now.
Along with managing my pots of chili being cooked, I will also be manning the smoker and grill.
(I can almost bet ya I'm going to have a blast)
If I wanted it easy, then there ain't no reason to even get out of bed.