Greenwood is another contest we haven't been to in a number of years. Too hot to be cooking on payment, so it is a good one to judge. The judging had very good air conditioning! Part of our goodie bag was a very nice contest metal travel mug. There were a few good entries, some average and some not good. Overall it was a good trip and on the way home we stopped at one our new favorite places to eat. had seafood at Love's Fish Box in King's Mountain.
It has been a long time probably 10 years since we last cooked at Tryon, so we gave it a go this year. it was nice to be back and to see old Tryon friends, Carl and Jim Tabb.
First time cooking since it was moved from the ball field. part of our cook's gift was a very nice Blue Ridge bbq hat. The weather was great. We didn't place in anything nor finish well. Not quite sure what the issue is, other than we seem to be going backwards instead of forward.
Here we are judging at Tryon, we appear several times in the video.
Contest location was moved to the college this year. This was our first judging assignment this year. We judged the Anything Butt Dessert on Friday night. I was lucky to have the winning entry at our table, a nice warm Dutch apple pie. Brian had the runner up, which I liked better than the pie, pecan pie mouse.
Saturday's entries did give us any winning entries, and we'll leave it at that! I will add I gave some of the lowest scores I have ever given at a contest.
Added a new contest this year. Friday's weather was not good, it rained all day, and had been raining most of the week prior. The contest had to be moved from the newly redone ball field to a parking lot so the sites were a little tight, but it was all good. Thanks to Dean Wertz for coming and helping. The results of the weekend was much better than our cooks to date.
We won the People's Choice, 6th in Chicken, 3rd in Ribs and finished 8th Overall.
Another great contest by the city of Kannapolis. Judging was in the new city hall which is a great facility. The little gifts in the restrooms was a nice added touch. Got a 6th place call in Ribs, so we didn't finish very well overall. So far not off to a good start this year.
Everything seem to go well this weekend. Tried a couple of new things, which the judges didn't seem to like as much as we did. Best we could do for the weekend was 8th place chicken.
Super Bowl this year was a little more special as the home team was playing. We had the biggest cook for a Super Bowl yet. Had to fire up the big and the little cooker. Also cooked a brisket and a rack of ribs. Cooked 270 lbs of pork.
We had the pleasure of cooking the staff Christmas dinner again this for church. Brisket, baked potatoes, green beans and rolls. Another couple did the desserts this year.
Seems as if I forgot to update on the last contest of the year. Also give a big thanks to Dean for coming and running boxes for us. The weather was great, the best weather I can ever remember for Shelby, even Friday night was warm. And way better than last year. We only managed to win people's choice this year.
Candy is a team member, certified judge, table captain and IT person for the team. She joined the team in 1999 and assists the head cook.