Chili Cook Off at BYC

Yesterday was the first annual chili cook off at the Balboa Yacht Club.  There were 6 entries.  Shirley and I entered a combined batch of chili.  Actually I made chili with two kinds of beans and 2 pounds of sausage and Shirley made her own recipe with 6 pounds of meat and chili.  We then mixed the two together.  Everyone liked our chili (although it was quite picante) and we got the people’s choice award.

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Here Shirley is mixing our two chilis together and Frank tests the mixture.

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Bill tastes the chili and also approved our mixture.

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The official winners (according to our three judges) were the chilis that were the least picante, leaving those of us with hot chilis to gather in the people’s choice award.

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After we cleaned up from the chili fun, a band appeared to provide music for everyone until after dark.

The Chili contest was a success and $270 was raised for the children’s home, Casa Esperanza.