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Halloween at Work

No costumes ’round our building today, but we’re having an event that appears to be proving popular enough that it should be continued in following years: a chili cook-off. A dozen or so contestants brought in crock pots full of chili of varying color, flavor, and spiciness. (Question, though: can green tortilla chicken soup really be called “chili”? I think it should be disqualified. It is tasty, though.) The rest of us brought in acoutrements. Voting ends at noon. Sampling has been going on all morning.

Maybe next year I’ll have to give it a whirl… but the competition would be stiff. Were I to have brought a pot of my usual chili along today, well, I wouldn’t have voted for it. There are some amazing chilis out there.

Might be time to go through and sample some more. The little styrofoam cups are just the thing, though one guy should win the innovation award for sampling utensils: he brought along a 6-cup muffin tin. Brilliant!


  1. Heather Heather

    sounds like fun! Andrew and I are making carmeled apples tonight…it is kind of a family tradition… is the Hubbs family doing anything on Halloween??

  2. We have our usual Wednesday-night stuff at church tonight. In fact, we are in charge of preparing dinner for folks beforehand this week. The main course is Chicken Enchiladas (yum yum), but Becky has planned some weird desserts: rice krispie bars with gummy worms crawling out of them; apple quarters cut to look like a mouth with little almond-sliver teeth, and “ants on a log” (raisins on celery sticks w/ peanut butter. Oh, and also little “bugs” made of cheese blocks and chow mein noodles.

    She has a lot of fun planning that stuff… I have a lot of fun eating it. šŸ™‚

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