King of the Cookstove!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

This year Shaun entered the King of the Cookstove again. Last year he entered 25 items and took 2nd place, so he thought he would seal it this year with over 60 entries. The good news is that he would have won regardless, due to all the blue ribbons he received. The bad news is that he was the only male to enter and was guaranteed the win any way.

A couple of highlights, his French bread took first place for the second year in a row. This year it was awarded best in class of the yeast breads. He also took best in class in the dried foods for his dried blueberries, and best in class in the jams. (I taught him all I know in the jams, so he can thank me for that one, but everything else is all on his own.)

Shaun was a trooper, he had three kids in the kitchen with him and still was able to pull it off. Matthew insisted that dad's entries to the fair were his. (probably true to some degree, because he was constantly asking to help dad.)

The way I see it now, I have three members of this family who received outstanding awards for their cooking, and now dinner should be cooked by them and not me. After all I have not received a single award. Let's leave it to the pros, I say. Do you think I can convince them?


Alli August 11, 2009 at 5:57 PM  

That is AWESOME! I want the french bread recipe. I support leaving the cooking to the award winners insomuch as they are not bishops of their wards - might be a little too much on his plate :)

Julie August 16, 2009 at 6:48 PM  

Great job Gatherum family! I love seeing the ribbons, the photos and food, as well as the paintings. We've had a bad summer and I'll let you read up on my blog about it. Once again, Great job!

Amanda Davis August 17, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

Good thing we got the Bishop to teach bread making for RS! We got the right man for the job that is for sure!!! Way to go Bishop! Maybe he can teach me a thing or two and maybe I will enter next year!