Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thank You!

I want to start off giving a huge THANK YOU to Savanna, Aaron, Brian and Suzanne for willingly and knowingly taste testing the chili yesterday.... I haven't heard from Moses yet (Hopefully he isn't unconscious in the stairwell!). And sorry about the salt :)

I will be retooling the recipe based on the very precise feedback ... If you want detailed information  then definitely ask a Business Analyst lol!

Again, I really appreciate the help yesterday...ummm.... would any of you be interested in doing it again on Thursday? >:)

Howdy ROOooooooOOOoooooo!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Its that time of year!!

Howdy ROOoooooOOOooOOoOOoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know I usually end with that BUT its ..its...its...CHILI SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yahhhoooooooo!!!

First competition for me is March 5th at the Giddy Up bar on Manchaca Rd here in South Austin.....Brandon is ..may..might... maybe coming out to play....everyone is invited..and encouraged...just come on out!!

Right now I am pulling off a new batch of chili....ok maybe not right this very second....cause that would be kinda difficult when I'm typing..but you get the idea...

Anyway, it's chili season and I am dusting off and revamping some recipes.....so if you volunteered to taste test.. then its on its way :)

I have the following enlisted for tasting:


Did I forget anyone?

Things to remember if you have volunteered:

1. Its freaking hot..hot hot hot hot hot...ok not that much hot but you get the idea
2. Its freaking salty..very very very very salty and yes it is THAT salty.... competition chili is usually amazingly, tongue searing, mouth trashing, tummy killing salty..... if your chili is number 47 you need it to stand out....
3. I am not responsible for the need for emergency services due to number 1 and/or number 2! :)
4. And mostly, remember my yummy chili doesnt taste like this lol

Judging criteria
1. Aroma
2. Red color
3. Consistancy
4. Taste
5. After taste

I never make it past number 2.... MY chili is orange and made from actual chili peppers so this is where I get tossed ( seriously, they will toss your styrafoam chili cup right in the trash sigh)

I will print out some judging sheets and you guys can judge... and BE HONEST....I need some real feedback...oh and have some kind of carbonated beverage..... this stuff will burn the hair from your nose AND chest!

And if I haven't mentioned it before, I really appreciate everyone's help....but seriously, I'm not responsible for second heads growing or the need to shove your face under the faucet in the break room...

Did I mention salty??

Ok it's 9 pm already yaawwwnnnnn

Howdy ROOoooooOOOooOOoOOoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!