Thursday, October 04, 2007

Food for Thought...

Haven't updated our food creations in a while! The other day, Cynthia made a Vietnamese Fisherman's Soup, I made some rice pudding and last night, Seven Bean Chili. My secret ingredient is adding maple syrup to the ground beef.

Above Left: A bowl of the Seven Bean Chili at my work station. Notice the Elmer's Glue bottle and scissors amongst decorative papers. No time for breaks!


Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

Now this is cool. that looks delicious! and reminds me of something. When I was a nautilus trainer, in the 80's, I held a competition with a guy who had been a navy seal, who worked out at my gym. He claimed he could make better chili than I could. I did not want to lose, and I made up a whole scenario for this for fun. I made the gym into the "Red Kangaroo Diner" and I wore a vintage blue and white checked fifties outfit that a waitress would wear. And blue high heels. I was the only girl who worked there, I think.
He came in with his wife: she wanted to make sure he wasn't having an affair (he wasn't!) and brought his chili. And I had my chili. I have no idea what special things I put in my chili but I was always a good cook at the time. I still am but I have no reason to cook except for Jim, which I do as often as I can and I try not to complain!

Everyone gathered around the front part of the entryway, and we tried both of the chilis at the Red Kangaroo Diner. I had a name tag on. it said "Hi I am Jeannie!" with a Red Kangaroo on it. I won.

ps: later we competed with chicken soup and he blew me away! I knew his was better that time!!!

Andrew Thornton said...

What a wonderful story! I love cook-off competitions. Sounds like a really fun time! I don't have any formal training as a cook, so I'm always skeptical about my cooking skills and always surprised when people like things. I guess that I am an intuitive cook.

Jean Katherine Baldridge said...

I think you are. I read book after book and taught myself that way. My standard way. I got to the pooint where I could tell frm reading a recipe what it would taste like, you know?