Monday, July 13, 2009

Soup Contest!

Every 4th of July, our little town has a big celebration. We have a free town breakfast with pancakes, sausage, bacon and eggs. We have a parade, a program, a water slide and free swimming at the town pool.

We also have a soup contest. I know, it's kind of weird to make soup on one of the hottest days of the year, but it's a heritage thing, our town's nickname is "souptown" and soupmaking dates back to our town's founding fathers.

So we have this contest and everyone gets to come around and sample all the soups and then judge them. I've always loved judging the soup contest, but I've never actually made soup before. But a gal who was involved in putting on the soup contest called me up and invited me to participate this year.

At first I laughed, "Ha! Who would ever think that I would enter a cooking contest!" But then I got to thinking that I did know how to make a pretty good soup - thanks to Pioneer Woman. So I borrowed her cauliflower soup recipe and went to the contest.

And boy were there a lot of yummy soups there! I am continually impressed with the good cooks in this town.

Anyhooo.... I got 4th place! Which is so much better than I expected, considering how good all of the soups were. And several people told me they voted my soup #1, so that was nice. I can't really take credit, the credit goes to P-Dub, or P-Dub's mom, I guess, but it was till fun to get a prize in a cooking contest of all things.

And here's what I won. And I'm tickled with it, so there.