Our Friends, Brad and Dana held their 1st Annual Chili Cook -Off and Pumpkin Carving Contest.
I made Chocolate Chipotle Chili
1 pound ground beef
1 cup diced onion
1 cup chopped red pepper
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Chili powder
1 Tbsp Cocoa powder
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste
2 cans kidney beans
1 can black beans
2 cans dice tomatoes
1 can chicken broth
1/2 cup roasted chipotle salsa
1 cup chocolate chips
Brown ground beef, onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Add seasoning and cooked bacon. Cook on low heat in the crock pot to enhance flavors. 1/2 hour before serving turn off heat and add 1 cup chocolate chips. Stir in chocolate chips and garnish with sour cream, or chives if desired.
The best Chili award went to Dana for her White Chicken Chili.
I don't really like chili all that much but I am never one to turn down a competition.
Funny thing is the girls did not want to stick their hands in the pumpkins but they did not seem to mind dipping their hands in the bird bath then the sandbox getting the sand to stick.
Libby told everyone that her mama bought her some new jeggings. Gotta love that girl and her sense of style.
We were hoping some of our friends with older children were going to be there but I think Taylor and Aaron loved being included with the adults and helping judge the chili, plus they made the coolest pumpkin, with the exception of Erik who had a significant amount of help carving 'his' pumpkin. I forgot to take pictures of the completed pumpkins ~ I will have to try to remember to do that before they rot.