Happy Thursday, everyone! Yesterday was our office-wide chili cook-off. I look forward to this every year because it’s the last time our office gets together as a group before the holidays. We have a TON of food, do a white elephant gift exchange, and of course, compete over chili.
I wanted to do something different this year so I consulted my best idea spot (Pinterest, of course) and found this awesome recipe from Skinnytaste: Chicken Taco Chili. It looked super easy, which I love, and also healthy. I followed the recipe pretty closely, except I pre-cooked the chicken cause I was weirded out by the idea of putting raw chicken in the chili.
It turned out to be pretty darn delicious!
My goal every year is to beat my arch-nemesis in the cook-off: Curtis. Curtis is one of the few people who’s worked with me ever since I started and he’s been a huge mentor to me. We have so much fun trash-talking and trying to beat each other every year! He usually wins, though, because he’s a much better cook than I am.
Once everyone started to arrive, the food tables filled up and it was time to start sampling!
In the end, I didn’t win and neither did Curtis- he and I actually tied! Everyone had awesome chili this year and another girl ended up taking the top spot. It’s ok, though….next year 🙂
After eating, we all traded gifts in the white elephant exchange (some call it dirty santa? I don’t understand either name).
I lucked out and came home with two bottles of wine- score! After all the celebrations it was back to work for the rest of the day. I think the cook-off was a huge success and I love putting it on every year!
Last night I stayed up past my bed time watching Home Alone, so no early workout for me today. I may try to sneak in a yoga class tonight if I don’t have to do Christmas shopping- I’m waaaay behind in that area.
Hope you all have a great Thursday!
Does your work put on any good holiday parties?
What’s your favorite kind of chili? Feel free to post links to your best recipe!