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Turkey Chili Rocks the Cookoff

Monday, February 07, 2011

So our church had a chili cook off for Superbowl Sunday. My full intention was to start it on Saturday and let it simmer in the crockpot all night and really get the flavor in tight. Well you know the story about all good intentions. Hubby worked Saturday, forgot the turkey and his daughter decided to come up for a visit, so needless to say everything went to hell in a hand basket.

So Sunday he works, so I'm stranded yet again. We get all the stuff required for chili and I throw things together by 2:00 (yeah we are supposed to be there by 4:30). Anyway, of course the store is out of my normal spices, so I have to wing it on another. Throw everything together, have no idea what I'm really doing, cook it and then throw it in the crockpot for a high simmer for two hours.

So since it's turkey chili they put it in the "unique category". I win.. woo hoo. They debated putting it in spicy since it did have a little kick. I'm in the bathroom and one of the ladies asked me what made it unique. I told her I used turkey instead of beef so wasn't sure really where it went and I told her that her husband said he might put it in spicy since it had a little kick. She told me that the judges had said it was one of the spicier chilis. Yay...

Anyway, we were leaving and the guy told me that the judges felt mine was best overall. I felt better about it after that. Not bad for a thrown together turkey chili. That was dinner. I rinsed all the beans so the sodium was lower, so mostly protein and a lot of spice.

Well that's my news for the day. North Texas is now out from under the ice and snow accumulation that we had last week. Business as usual this week, until the next front hits on Wednesday, then we shall see. Hubby is on last week of work, so prayers are welcome that he finds something soon. Not sure our mortgage can handle another layoff.

I think MAYBE plateau is loosening up some. Hopefully I can bust the 170 mark in the next week or two. If so, I can officially say it's over. That's all I got...
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  • PURPLEVALENTINE
    I love chili cookoffs!! Congrats on the win! emoticon
    2688 days ago
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