The 11th annual Twenty Four 7 Chili Cookoff went down in February and the spread did not disappoint. For the first year in history, the ladies swept all three categories.
Triumphant after her first ever win since the inception of the event, Mimi figuratively raised her Best Chili trophy overhead and did a victory lap around a long table of steaming crock pots. Her last minute entry featured spicy sausage, onion, peppers and secret ingredients she would not divulge.
Lori, a seasoned participant and last year’s chili winner, took home Best Side Dish for her cheesy mashies with bacon and roasted garlic. Yes – it was as good as it sounds.
In the Best Dessert category, Jen was awarded the crown for her decadent chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter filling. That’s right. Chocolate and peanut butter paired off again, crushing the competition and rewarding taste-testers with a delicious sugar buzz.
After sufficient consumption, we shifted our laser focus back to work.