Hi sweet friends! For those of you I’m just meeting, I’m so glad you came for a visit! Today is a super fun day! Last October, I hosted a Chili Cook Off for friends, took pictures, and wrote a post with my recipe (here). About a month later, author, Gina Hyams contacted me…
…and a few months later: I’ve been published…picture, recipe, interview, blog…all of it! I have a copy of my very own and my sweet new friend and author, Gina Hyams has a copy to giveaway to one of my readers! Did you know October is National Chili Month!?! A Chili Cook Off is a fun fall tradition because they are totally easy to organize and great for young and old alike! It’s the perfect occasion to relax and enjoy your company! You can order this awesome kit on sale right now, here.
The booklet in Chili Cook Off in a Box explains why chili cook-offs matter today, and describes the history of chili from pre-Columbian campfires to today’s vegan versions. It gives instructions on how to organize the event around themes, such as five-alarm, vegetarian, carnivore’s delight, red chili, green chili, etc., and has profiles of chili cook-off winners with prize-winning recipes and tips.
Also included in the kit are:
- Sheet to Track Entries (name, type of chili, designated number)
- Numbered Table Tents (so judges don’t know whose chili is whose)
- Scorecards (rating taste, texture, appearance, creativity)
- Judge Badges
- Prize Ribbons for Contest Winner
Enter through Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!!!
- my more fun news is further down -
Here’s a little snipit of the interview questions…
Do you have any tips for Chili Cook Off competitors?
Relax and enjoy the process! There are so many varieties of chili, explore and find a couple that you love, then tweak it and make it your own!
What do you think makes the difference between a good chili and a great one?
There are so many varieties and inspirations for chili. A GREAT chili is accomplished when it has a rich, complex flavor. It takes time for the ingredients to develop and blend, so start early and allow your chili to simmer! Your labor of love will result in a savory pot of chili!
A brief bio saying where you’re from, how old you are, what sort of work you do if you work, and a bit about your cooking history – who taught you to make chili?
My name is Aimee Lane and live in Fort Worth, Texas. I am a full-time mommy and full-time blogger. My blog is called It’s Overflowing, endless DIY projects and loving every moment! I post daily about how to Build, Make, and Thrift – creative DIY, Decor, and Crafts! http://www.itsoverflowing.
Lastly, can you say why you love chili?
Chili brings back memories of cold autumn evenings with close friends and family. I love getting to instill similar traditions for my children!
And now for the more fun news!
My sweet forever bestie – bloggy – buddies,
I’m thrilled to introduce you to…