Friday, November 4, 2011

Natchez Chili Cook Off, 2011

We should do something exciting, after all it is Saturday again. I have one more post for my Charleston trip but I thought I would take a break this weekend and post it next Saturday instead.

Every fall, Natchez holds a chili cook-off by the river and it is a small event but fun to go to. John was in Florida so I went with my friends, Debjani and Keka. I will never forget last year's event because that was when my mom passed out from having a very low blood pressure and then, we ended up going to the hospital. She was on prescribed blood pressure pills then and I had given her one in the morning. It turned out that she did not need them and has not taken any since then.

I took this sign on my way to the event.

It is also time for Pink Saturday so let me show you this pink Limoges Coronet Rose-LC teapot and demitasse cups and saucers. I also have some bowls. We are getting ready to get our floors replaced (got the insurance money, Yipee!!) and before they could move the cabinets, I had to empty them. It will be a lot of work because you know, I have too much stuff. I forgot all about this set and saw it as I was emptying the TV cabinet, lol. Before I put it in a bin and move it to the garage, I took pictures to show you. I even have the label for the bin all ready. I think the pink shade of this is very sweet. The set has gold borders.

Go visit Beverly's blog at if you want to see more lovely pinks. Ok, here are more pictures from the Chili Cookout.

Debjani and I were enjoying our chilis.
The weather was perfect with beautiful clear blue skies.

There were activities for kids too.

This must have been the booth with the venison chili.

For $5, we were given a small cup and spoon and we could go to any or all of the booths and taste their chili. We were also given a ticket to vote for which we thought tasted the best. They all tasted the same to me so I gave my ticket to Debjani, lol.

The Old South Traading Post is where we usually bring visitors to buy souvenirs.

There was a pretty good turnout.

I would also like to link with The Tablescaper's Seasonal Sunday at

Thank you so much for stopping by and thanks to all our hostesses.


Terra said...

The chili cookout looks like fun, with a nice sized crowd, not too many many people.

Terra said...

Ha ha, I wrote "many many" on my first comment. But you know what I mean.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

No that sounds like a lot of fun for $5.00!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Yummy, Chili in the fall is the best!

RobinfromCA said...

The chili looks great but I am in love with the beautiful pink dinnerware! When you can bring it back out of storage be sure to showcase it! Too pretty to hide away! :-)



Congrats Chris on the insurance money, so glad you could fix the floors now! The china is so much like vintage Limoge mother gave me, only mine is aqua and it has the gold exactly like yours in pink. What a great and fun trip you girls are having and the yummy food! Thank you for your visit and the generous compliment on my Alex.

Debbiedoos said...

It's that time of year. Every Superbowl Sunday we go to a chili cook off party. I am already thinking of my chili. Looks like a great day Christine.

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like you had a wonderful day!! The skies are so blue! I love fairs like this. I was once in a chili cook off with some friends and we won! We didn't even know what we were doing...just adding a little of this and that!! lol!!

I love your Limoges dishes! Very pretty and the color just beautiful!

Hope all is well with you and John. How are your daughters doing?


Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

I love Natchez but haven't been there in years. The Chili Cookoff sounds fun. Good luck with your floors. (So glad you found your pretty pink dishes again!)

trump said...

Thought id say hello while passing your blog by, and i hope you folks have a very nice weekend. We are maybe a little past fall peek colors for taking pictures of our tree's here in central Pennsylvania, but ill try anyway to go out one last time to snap some images. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Looks like fun, Christine! And that's pretty neat that you get to eat for $5! I wonder if they had any vegetarian chili??? I might eat the venison, but I don't do beef. LOL!

Pretty dishes!


Sheila :-)

Chubskulit Rose said...

The chili looks good. Nice captures Christine.

Richard Cottrell said...

Ms. C. we have a chili cook off in June and it looks much like this one, I think fall is a much better time for chili instead of hot June. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Kathy said...

I am glad your mother is well now, my mother-in-law was prescribed blood pressure medicine that lowered her heart rate dangerously - you just can't be too careful. This chili cook off looks like a big event - I am sure it was a delicious one!
Hope your weekend is blessed

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

The chili cook off looked like lots of fun! :o) I love going to events like this...last weekend we went to the Savannah Jewish Food Festival and the weekend before that was the Greek Festival :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
I havent been blog reading as much, since I’ve been very busy this time of year with art orders (for which I am thankful, blessed and love to do), but I wanted to stop by and say hello to you my friend! And hope you all are doing well!

Unknown said...

Looks like a great outing and such a beautiful day! I love doing things like that... We have a chili cook off even here too but its always so crowded I don't enjoy going.
~Rainey~ @ The Project Table

Traci said...

What a fun day! It was a great deal too! It looks like the weather was gorgeous!

Denise said...

Hi Christine,

Your Limoges Coronet Pink is just beautiful! More pretty dishes. :) What a pretty day you had for the chili cookoff. We love chili at our house; I make it a lot in the fall and winter.

Natchez is one of the places I would love to visit. I just love historic, antebellum homes. Thanks for sharing these pics and Happy Seasonal Sunday!

Denise at Forest Manor

Jeanne said...

Hi Christine, I love your photos os the Chili Cookoff. I know you had a wonderful time.

The Limoges is beautiful. I hope it takes a place of honor after your floors are done.
XO, Jeanne

Barb said...

Wonderful pictures, Christine. The sun is shinning so brightly. I love the hay wagon!

Barb ♥

Dolores said...

I love good chili, this looks like fun......

Kim, USA said...

Looks like you had fun with your friend Christine. ^_^ Happy Tuesday!

A Perfect Setting said...

Hi Christine!! The pink coronet is just beautiful! Put that in last so you'll remember lol!! Looks like a beautiful day for a fall chili cookout, hope you had fun!! Thanks for visiting me, I'm late this week--been out of town!!

Sue said...

They all tasted the same? We have these events around here too. I like chili, but I like to know what is in it, so we've never done a "tasting"! I assumed there would be lots of strange varieties at one of these events!

Love the dishes, very elegant.

Cindy said...

Everything seemed perfect for the day, the chili cookout sounds like a great idea to try everyone's favourite recipes for chili, the weather was fantastic, friends were near and then to add, the pink dinnerware, thanks.

Unknown said...

Wonderful photos and looks like you had a good time. I'm glad your mother is doing better and they found out she didn't need the blood pressure medicine. We love chili! YUM! Thanks for the wonderful post. Happy Pink Saturday (belated)
Hugs, LisaKay
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