Monday, February 17, 2014

Cheap Shot

The word "CHEAP" was thrown around a bit this weekend.  It mostly was due to this:
Yep, that's a pot of chili. Every February we have a church social that we lovingly call our "cheap, good night out" and chili cook off.  This was my contribution. I just noticed a couple of pill bottles is the background of this pic.  No, they were not used in the making of this dish..however, maybe I should have because then I might have won.   But that's OK because it was a fun evening and winning isn't everything (sort of) and I think it was pretty tasty!  I also made this:
I didn't have any so I can't comment on how it tasted, but it looked pretty! Really, can a chocolate cake with chocolate filling and chocolate frosting and chocolate chunks on top be bad?  There were fun skits and talents shared at this cheap, good night out...
Jack was in this cute skit. Nice job guys! All the skits were fun!  So how did the weekend continue with the "cheap" theme?  Waking up Sunday morning with another snowfall happening was a cheap shot.  All day today it was nice..sunny at times.  However, the weather channel was sending us a warning about another snow storm. It was suppose to hit around 4 or 5.  When nothing happened I figured we probably missed it...HA! Silly me.  I wish I could have caught on camera the look of the mini blizzard that hit around 7pm. I tried to capture a few flakes:
I opened the door to the deck and was hit with winds and blowing snow.  My son called me to the front to check out the view from there.
Jack's car was totally clean about a half hour before this shot.    I'm just wondering how my drive into work tomorrow will be...only time will tell.  The weather is suppose to warm up by Thursday and I'm betting Mother Nature will hand us another cheap shot in the way of flooding to get rid of all this snow we've accumulated in the last 3 months.  Only a month to go until Spring.  No guarantees of nice weather even then, but just saying the word "Spring" will make it seem better!

13 comments:

Shady Del Knight said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, YaYa! My relatives in York are moaning and groaning, too, as old man winter delivers one cheap shot after another. The spring thaw is also dreaded there because the Susquehanna River typically overflows its banks and huge chunks of ice wreak havoc, and that's during a normal winter. This is one of the coldest and snowiest on record. Hang in there and please be careful driving to work and walking on slippery sidewalks.

My mouth is watering looking at that pot of chili and chocolate cake. I'll bet Eddy needed to wear a drool bucket around his neck while you were whipping up those goodies!

Please take good care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend YaYa!

joanne said...

chili and chocolate cake, what's the problem?? Sounds like a fun evening and a great way to get out of the house during this horrendous winter. Think Spring is all I can say...hope, hope, hope. take care, be safe and warm!

Donna said...

Your culinary skills are the best, so the pics make my mouth water, especially the cake! ZOWIE!!! That HAD to be the bomb! Looks like a lot of fun,- no cheap about it!

Kim said...

Didn't you win that chili contest last year? Or am I imaging that? That cake looks amazing. How could you not taste it? You have strong willpower!
Changing the subject - did you ever go to that chair yoga class?

Julia said...

I'm flying over for that chilli. Just think of how much money you could make for charity if you would auction off the recipe. I bet even with a new recipe, you'd be a winner again next year. That cake is SINFUL and you did good to stay away, hahaha.

Too much snow, ahh just send it our way... we have an 8 foot plow on the big tractor and it's warm inside the tractor.

I know that you're probably at work by now , I just hope you'll make it safe bacvk home after work.
Hugs,
JB

selvageedge said...

That cake looks yummy! I shoveled snow that was higher than knee deep this morning, so I hope that you made it to work safely and on time today.

Stacy Crawford said...

I was in my car when the snow hit. I had a college class in Tiffin and was white knuckling it all the way across 224 and down 250 until I got home at 8:30. It took 2 hours, I'm so glad the professor let us out early.

I had a great time sitting next to you at the "cheap" night out. The skits were good this year.

Munir said...

Chocolate cake is always a welcome addition to my table. Chilli feeds a lot in a small budget. So there. It is all but fun and if you can have it less expensive all the better.

Willow said...

Oh the chili looks yum and the cake ~ I can taste the sweetness ! We are getting that darn snow here .
HAd a blizzard Saturday into Sunday and it is snowing like the Dickens again today !! ( I need to look up "the dickens" and see what that actually means really ~ probably something like" more pills that Carters" all saying my grandmother use to use lol

Christina said...

Yes even if there is still yucky weather after spring begins, there is still the hope that summer is coming! Your chili looked delicious! I love chili cook offs at church. Good times. And I'm not surprised that Jack was Lehi. I'm sure he always very well behaved like Lehi, right?

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Sounds like fun! and everyday we get closer to Spring, I feel better!

karen said...

It doesn't get better than chili and chocolate cake with friends! Those snowflakes were HUGE! Hope you were able to dig out...

CatieAn said...

What a fun and ecomomic night out!
Both dishes look delicious but the chocolate cakes wins my vote for first place. Hope it has warmed up there.