The 2016 HHWC Chili Cook-Off was fun and filling! Seven teams entered seven unique chili recipes and thematic table decor. It goes without saying that everyone, including guests, came in Rodeo attire!
The Inflation Beaters –Typewriter, 2-Buck Chuck, with northern style chili with cabbage served with green salad – Rosina “Scout”& Don “Ranger” Chevalier
Firehouse Chili – Texas style chili with firefighter decorations and popper dip – Teresa Matlock (poor ol’ husband LT was late because he was stuck cleaning the kitchen)
Heights Hobos – Hobo campfire and Frito Pies on meal trays with cabbage and cranberry salad, including peach cobbler crumble – Leah Braden & Sharon Balke, with help from Leah’s husband Bill and camp site designer Martha Holms.
Jere’s Chili – a double batch of good ole Louisiana style chili and rice with Jere’s special corn bread side – Jere Pfister with serving help from her gracious husband, Ted.
Texas Maagpies – White chile with carrots (really), plenty of hush puppies and pecan pie bites - Kathy Sandefer and neighbor Sid Moorhead with John Maag cooking
Sidewinder Chili – Western style chili with delicious sweet cornbread – Niki Palmer and husband cook Matt
Phil’s Phantastic Beanless Chili – Florida style texas (with small t) chili – Edda Tinis & husband cook Phil
Chili Winners ...
1st Place chili – Texas Maagpies
2nd Place chili – Firehouse Chili
3rd Place chili – Phil’s Phantastic Beanless Chili
Table Decor Winners...
1st Place table – Heights Hobos
2nd Place table – Texas Maagpies
3rd Place table – Sidewinder Chili
The super cute spoon "trophies" were created by co-chair Kristin Netherland. And for those that needed a break from chili, Lisa Cari provided baked potatoes and sides.
Four lucky attendees took home the lovely centerpieces. – It was a big success! Thanks to all cook-off participants and guests!
You can find more pictures of the event on our FB page.
Thank you for those that donated items for the Coalition for the Homeless’ Welcome Baskets. www.thewayhomehouston.org