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?