BC: we need some really great words here. Your Brattain Family
FC: Happy Trails to You | October 28, 2011
1: Welcome Sara. thank you for helping out.
2: CHILI COOK OFF
3: We had 6 entries to taste from. Each person received six little cups with a tablespoon of chili. Crackers were supplied on the tables along with voting ballots. It was hard to choose, but fun talking about it to our table mates.
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9: Tex-Mex was the theme for this Rootin' Tootin' Party
11: From the Kitchen of ... Paula 1 pound Armadillo (road kill is best. If you can't find one, good ol' ground beef will work) 2 cans each of Black, Kidney and whatever beans you can find. Drain and rinse really well. 1 pound of bacon (cut into little pieces before you cook it up. don't forget to eat some while you're cookin'. You only need about half in the pot.) 1 Big sweet onion and a head of garlic (yep .. I said head) chop and fry in the bacon grease. 2 or 3 cans of tomatoes (you can use the flavored kind, I do) Spices, use what is in your rack plus a couple of taco time packets. | Throw it all in the crock pot. plus what ever leftovers you got hanging round. (I really can't remember what I threw in that pot.) Now is the time to say a little prayer and let it cook all night. I had never made Chili before so I called a couple of friends who first laughed then said it would be fine. I called my kids who yelled and told me to back away from the pot and throw in the towel. They had been around for my first attempt years ago when I burned not one but three pans trying to cook beans. (hence the canned beans above) I let it cook all night so it would be nice and thick. It won two awards so not too bad for my first chili.
14: Tally those votes! | Best Overall-Paula, Second Best-Lyndi, Thickest-Paula, Hottest- | Best Dressed Gent-Paula ?
15: Best Dressed Lady-Maria | Kathy R., Most Gaseous-Lyndi, Prettiest-Diana, From a Can-Debbie K
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20: We squeezed this party in between conferences and Harvest Carnival. It was great to have everyone here.
21: Great Friends Great Food Great Times
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24: Gathering, not to say goodbye, but to say we love you.
25: See ya around the bend.