I had browned the ground beef ahead of time.
My cub scouts opened cans somewhat randomly and poured in a variety of spices.
The scouts got really into it and had a lot of fun.
I heated the chili and took it to the cook-off.
But even though we clarified that there were no cub scouts in the chili we still won the award for most unique ingredients.
(That may also have had something to do with the fact that I really don't know what was in the chili.)
Almost surprisingly, the chili was actually pretty good. One of the judges told me it was one of his favorites and one person asked for the recipe. Which I was completely unable to give.
Our pack won a dozen doughnuts from Krispy Kreme.
I will redeem them and bring them to den meeting next week.
The scouts should be happy.
There was also a pie contest.
I made my quadruple berry pie.
Which I have to admit was delicious.
I didn't win anything for my pie. But all 3 of the ones I made got eaten.
(Actually, almost all of the pies got eaten).
Chris was disappointed that his chili, which contained 8 different kinds of peppers, didn't win the award for spiciest.
He's already revising his recipe for next year.
I think he's disappointed that his chili didn't make anyone cry.