Come Halloween, our church ward has an annual tradition for a trunk or treat and chili cook off. It is one of the most popular activities of the year and brings a crowd of hungry people. First, kids of all ages can dress up and visit the cars to collect candy. Once that is done, and it gets dark, everyone gathers inside for some chili, cornbread, and desserts.
This year, there were some great group costumes. I tried to get pictures of the best ones but still missed Buzz and Woody from Toy Story, Harry Potter and Ron Weasley, some adorable superheros, and dainty princesses. Kyle and I decided to go with a no-budget costume this year (and by that I m. Since the BYU vs Boise State football game was the same night, we dressed up in our team’s gear. We called ourselves the mixed marriage couple. My outfit was met with approval, Kyle was teased that he was the only BSU fan in Minnesota.
The chili cookoff isn’t just for eating. It is a full on competition. Members of the ward bring in their favorite recipe and cross their fingers that they will win. Kyle, along with another member of the ward, was given the job as the chili taster. I don’t think he minded doing that at all. I brought vegetarian sweet potato chili but sadly, he didn’t let me win the cookoff. Either way, it was a delicious evening.