If you have a good recipe, chili is not hard to make. Some of you may recall that my chili making skills has one an award... or four. With a new Ward, you never know what the competition is going to be like. Last year in Andrea's Ward, I won 1st place and they ended up getting my recipe and my chili was all the made in their Halloween activity this year.
Last minute, I decided to go for it and make my chili. I stopped by the closest store to our place and ground beef was crazy expensive at Safeway. I went with Turkey that was on sale. The Turkey turned out slightly different than beef but it was still good. A dozen and a half croc pots were lined up on the table and the few I tried were pretty good, but I was still confident I would win.
The judges worked hard. They had many small cups of each chili and it looked like they tried each one several times. After a lot of deliberating and after the activities, they were ready to announce the winners.
As they announced the first place winner, I fully expected to hear Chili #9. That wasn't the number they called out. No one claimed the prize for #1. They must have left already. They called my number next for second place but since 1st had left, by default, I won first place. I guess next year I won't skimp by going with turkey instead of beef.
Halloween was fun too. Andrea and I dressed up like Pirates to surprise Aiden. He had many costumes. He wore a black kitty cat costume to school and to the Riding's ward activity. He wore a pirate costume to our ward activity and he wore a pirate skeleton costume to my office for trick or treating.
He was very surprised and Andrea and I dressed up. He kept asking where we got our costumes but we just made them from things we had. I borrowed a rastafari wig from the Ridings so I could look like Jack Sparrow.
|For the Ward Party|
|Costume he wore to Kindergarten|
|At my office|