Koen’s Chili Cookoff

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Ready for the party to begin!

 

I’m a bit reluctant to admit it…but it’s been forever since Koen and I have thrown a birthday party. We decided there’s no time like the present! So in honor of Koen’s birthday we threw a Chili Cookoff!

The idea is that everyone brings a pot of their own chili, then one by one, beginning with the least spicy to most spicy, we evaluate and grade all of the chilis. The winning chili wins a pot of dried Ghost Chili Peppers!

We had an impressive 8 chilis to taste, and no 2 chilis were alike. And the winner …. Chris and Hannah!

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Jeroen playing Fall Out before the party begins

 

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Sofie’s cherry pie about to go into the oven

 

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Fresh out of the oven!

 

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Sofie’s raw chocolate raspberry cake

 

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Birthday Boy

 

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Els and Jeroen

 

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Wesley and Barbara

 

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Hannah and Maartje

 

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Jeroen and Sofie

 

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The men and their beer

 

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Ready for the tasting to begin!

 

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Getting the first chili ready

 

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Chili #1: Barbara, vegetarian topped with sour cream, cilantro, avocado, and lime

 

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3rd Place Chili #2: Els, white bean chili with chorizo topped with pineapple and mango

 

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Chili #3: Dook, with pork belly, kidney beans, corn and bell pepper, served with a tortilla slice

 

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Chili #4: Arie, ground beef with a hint of Bourbon

 

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The guys with their score cards

 

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Arie and Dook

 

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Chili #5: Wesley, chili with chicken and rice

 

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Chili #6, mine! Chocolate 10 spice chili with sweet potatoes and corn

 

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1st Place Chili #7: Chris and Hannah, very spicy slow cooked beef topped with sour cream

 

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2nd Place Chili #8: Koen, super spicy slow cooked beef served with homemade sourdough bread

 

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Koen announcing the winners

 

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Chris and Hannah win the ghost peppers!

 

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Koen opening gifts

 

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Rotterdam jersey

 

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Sofie with her homemade birthday cherry pie!

 

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Happy birthday, Koen!

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