I have over 80 bowls and spoons. Seriously.
Ok. Some of the "bowls" are actually vintage melamine coffee mugs. Anything with a handle or a finger hole is a good thing for a chili cookoff. Easier to hold as you move from chili to chili.
Finger bowls are great for sampling chili, as well. Most folks don't prefer a full size bowl when tasting 15+ chilis.
The butter pats make great spoon rests. I need more. Don't you think butter pats would make a great hostess gift? Just sayin'.
With over 60 folks coming to The 5th Annual Roadkill Chili Cookoff at my place tomorrow, I'm grateful that I have continued to pick up spoons this year while out garage sale-ing.
Yes. I provide "real" dishes for my parties. I did not collect most of these vintage bowls to have them in a cabinet while we eat off plastic. No way! I think the guests enjoy the choice and the variety.
And then there are the 10 tables in my front yard. I figure if I have collected vintage tablecloths for years, then I ought to use those, too.
Nope. You're not seeing the tablecloths yet. I still need to iron them. Ick. Are there any cookoff attendees who want to arrive early and iron???
I'll share David's pictures next week. Guess I better pick out something cute to wear, huh?
It was fun seeing what y'all like to eat with your chili. I made my chili last night and I do believe it's a contender. It has no beans, and I sampled it with mild cheddar and fritos. Yum! It's a touch spicy, but not slap your momma hot. Oh, no! I didn't ask you that! Do you like your chili spicy hot???
For those of you who are coming, I'm looking forward to seeing you. And for those who aren't coming, I wish you were!