I'm warming up the chili. I mixed in some of the test batch to add some sweetness, and cut up the sausage so everyone can get a piece or two. I'm not totally happy with this batch. It tastes good, but there's nothing special about it, nothing outstanding. I don't feel as if I have much of a chance to win, but that's not really the point. The experience, talking to other chili cooks, hanging out with Em, tasting some great chili, maybe picking up a few tips, having on the forum talking about with the kind folks... Those are the things that matter. I won't be disappointed if I don't win.
It's not until 3:00, but the crock pot takes a while to warm up so I started it now.
Here's the directions Em. Go out 40 to Clarkson and head north, or take a right off the freeway. Its just a little before where Chesterfield parkway meets Clarkson, on the left. Looks to be in that shopping center.