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Mrs you made Chili
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tacon1    Posted 01-17-2005 at 09:19:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
The Texas Chili Contest

Frank, an American visiting Texas, was invited to be one of the judges at a chili cook-off. He was assured by the other two judges that the chili wouldn't be all that spicy -- and besides -- they told him he could have free beer during the tasting. Here are the scorecards from the event:

Chili # 1: Mike's Maniac Mobster Monster Chili

Judge one: A little too heavy on tomato. Amusing kick.
Judge two: Nice, smooth tomato flavor Very mild.
Frank: Holy smokes, what is this stuff? You could remove dried paint from your driveway with it. Took me two beers to put the flames out. Hope that's the worst one. These people are crazy.

Chili # 2: Arthur's Afterburner Chili

Judge one: Smoky (barbecue?) with a hint of pork. Slight Jalapeno tang.
Judge two: Exciting BBQ flavor, needs more peppers to be taken seriously.
Frank: Keep this out of reach of children! I'm not sure what I am supposed to taste besides pain. I had to wave off two people who wanted to give me the Heimlich maneuver. Shoved my way to the front of the beer line. The barmaid looks like a professional wrestler after a bad night. She was so
irritated over my gagging sounds that the snake tattoo under her eye started to twitch. She has arms like Popeye and a face like Winston Churchill. I will NOT pick a fight with her.

Chili # 3: Fred's Famous Burn Down the Barn Chili

Judge one: Excellent firehouse chili! Great kick. Needs more beans.
Judge two: A beanless chili, a bit salty, good use of red peppers.
Frank: This has got to be a joke. Call the EPA, I've located a uranium
spill. My nose feels like I have been sneezing Drano. Everyone knows the
routine by now and got out of my way so I could make it to the beer wagon.
Barmaid pounded me on the back; now my backbone is in the front part of my
chest. She said her friends call her "Sally." Probably behind her back they
call her "Forklift."

Chili # 4: Bubba's Black Magic

Judge one: Black bean chili with almost no spice. Disappointing.
Judge two: Hint of lime in the black beans. Good side dish for fish or other mild foods, not much of a chili.
Frank: I felt something scraping across my tongue but was unable to taste it. Sally was standing behind me with fresh refills so I wouldn't have to dash over to see her. When she winked at me her snake sort of coiled and uncoiled ... it's kind of cute.

Chili # 5: Linda's Legal Lip Remover

Judge one: Meaty, strong chili. Cayenne peppers freshly ground adding
considerable kick. Very impressive.
Judge two: Chili using shredded beef; could use more tomato. Must admit the
cayenne peppers make a strong statement.
Frank: My ears are ringing and I can no longer focus my eyes. I belched and four people in front of me needed paramedics. The contestant seemed hurt when I told her that her chili had given me brain damage. Sally saved my tongue by pouring beer directly on it from a pitcher. Sort of irritates me
that one of the other judges asked me to stop screaming.

Chili # 6: Vera's Very Vegetarian Variety

Judge one: Thin yet b. Good balance of spice and peppers.
Judge two: The best yet. Aggressive use of peppers, onions, and garlic. Superb.
Frank: My intestines are now a straight pipe filled with gaseous flames. No
one wants to stand behind me except Sally. I asked if she wants to go
dancing later.

Chili # 7: Susan's Screaming Sensation Chili

Judge one: A mediocre chili with too much reliance on canned peppers.
Judge two: Ho Hum, tastes as if the chef threw in canned chili peppers at the last moment.
Frank: You could put a hand grenade in my mouth and pull the pin and I wouldn't feel it. I've lost the sight in one eye and the world sounds like it is made of rushing water. My clothes are covered with chili which slid unnoticed out of my mouth at some point. Good, at the autopsy they'll know
what killed me. Go Sally, save yourself before it's too late. Tell our children I'm sorry I was not there to conceive them. I've decided to stop breathing, it's too painful and I'm not getting any oxygen anyway. If I need air I'll just let it in through the hole in my stomach. Call the X-Files people and tell them I've found a super nova on my tongue.

Talk about chili....    Posted 01-17-2005 at 12:00:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Chili Dog...LOL


~Lenore    Posted 01-17-2005 at 10:44:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hummmm.... real Texas chili has no beans and no Texan would ever enter Vegiterian "chili". Must have been one of those illeagal unauthorized chili cook offs. LOL

bill b va    Posted 01-17-2005 at 12:09:10       [Reply]  [No Email]

give us your real texas chili recipe

ron,ar-at work    Posted 01-17-2005 at 11:19:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good thing I happened to check in just now. Gives me a chance to verify what Lenore just said-"REAL CHILI HAS NO BEANS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(and yes, it's supposed to have a bunch of grease floating on top).
That chili cook-off was probably sponsored by that ANON fella that don't like our spellin'
Vegetarian chili-a contradition of terms.
BTW, I had imitation chili for lunch,(school cafeteria food) had beans in it :^(
Just in case I don't make it back here by the 19th of January, ya'll don't forget to observe Robert E. Lee's birthday.

Patria    Posted 01-17-2005 at 11:33:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are all making me hungry for chilly. For the 'non' real chilly that is...'cause I like it with beans in it.

Hey Ron..good to see you!!
Take care, eh!

Hurts so good!    Posted 01-17-2005 at 10:19:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why do people eat foods that cause them to break into a sweat? Many people use peppers to liven up bland staples like rice, potatoes and corn, and some believe the chiliís antioxidant qualities can extend the freshness to those "winking meatloaf." "Some folks just like the sensations hot foods deliver!"

While other people might debate whether chili-eating is truly addictive, it can become a habit (especially my new chili recipe.) Hot foods can create the kind of endorphin rush that dedicated joggers crave. Maybe some view dining like exerciseóno pain, no gain. (Thatís no lie; we all were hurting last night!)

Genetic taste bud traits also help determine how much heat an individual can handle. Those who seek the hottest flavors may be "nontasters," such as Peanut, born with few taste buds "Thank Goodness." "Supertasters" or "spice ninny" such as myself, have more than their share, while most of us fall somewhere in between.

Thanks Tacon1! I always enjoy your stories...LOL


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