Monday Musings: Travelin’

We were in Wells, Maine over the weekend. We got up there on Friday afternoon, went to dinner Friday evening with a friend, ran the judging area for the Maine State chili cook off on Saturday, and came home Sunday. This is one of my favorite chili trips. We go to dinner on Saturday with … Continue reading Monday Musings: Travelin’

Monday Musings: The Rain In Winchendon- Wait, What?

Late posting this today. Apologies. Busy day with some catching up needed. Anyway, Saturday was the first of our New England area chili cook offs. It was the Massachusetts State Cook Off, aka The Beast of the East. As usual, the BaldMan was chief judge and I was scorekeeper. We had a good turnout of … Continue reading Monday Musings: The Rain In Winchendon- Wait, What?

Baking Wednesday: Monday Version

I know. I said I was going to do baking posts on Wednesday, but Wednesday is Halloween and that means this year's Halloween story should post on that day. So, I decided to flip things around a little. I think one should shake up the routine a bit now and again. Good for the soul. … Continue reading Baking Wednesday: Monday Version

Tuesday Thoughts: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

As Hurricane (now Tropical Depression) Florence winds her way up the coast on her way to finally fizzling out, we are feeling the effects here in New England. Nowhere near what the Carolinas and Virginia experienced, but it is raining pretty darn good out there right now. It looks like this is what we will … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School

Saturday was the 33rd annual Massachusetts State Cook Off. The BaldMan was Chief Judge, and I was Scorekeeper, as we have been for the past several years. It was a lousy day. So lousy that we decided not to bring Lambeau, even though this is one he could have gone to, and put him in … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School

Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Well, it wasn't a full vacation. Just a weekend, and there were obligations along with the fun, but it was a good weekend, so I'm counting it! A couple of weeks ago, we went to Arlington, Vermont to be Chief Judge (the BaldMan) and Scorekeeper (me) at the Vermont State Chili Cook Off. We always … Continue reading Monday Musings: What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Monday Musings: Chili, Competing Again, and Recovery

We cooked at the New England Regional Chili Cook Off on Saturday. It was in Somers, CT, where we have been many times for chili cook offs. Of course, most of the time over the past four years, we have been there in the judging area, either as Chief Judge and Scorekeeper, or helping those … Continue reading Monday Musings: Chili, Competing Again, and Recovery