Today was our fourth annual burger contest. A great day of family togetherness, fun, and good food.
Our contest started as my husband’s plan to get all of our boys home to celebrate the holiday. He didn’t want gifts, he wanted time with the family together. Each year the competition gets more intense, and we have got quite a waiting list of friends that want to judge our contest.
For this year’s competition, we decided to compete as couples rather than individuals so the judges only had to eat four quarter burgers (one whole burger instead of two). Our home became a crazy and chaotic hive of activity!
While the grown-ups busily created what they hope is the winning burger, Nora played ball with Uncle Smitty visiting from Iowa until it was time for her to create her burger for the contest.
The cutest presenter created a Pansy burger. She used cookie cutters to make sourdough and burger flowers that she stacked and topped with an organic pansy from the garden. Of course, she added her favorite dipping sauce–ketchup.
Our judges were our niece and her husband, and our oldest son’s college buddy. Which burger would they choose?
Would it be the Ultimate Bacon burger with bacon, Bacon Jam and Maple Aioli?
Or, the Origins Burger with crab, lobster, and avocado?
Or, the South of the Border burger with carne asada and tortillas as the bun?
Or, the Holy Mole burger with bacon, guacamole, and mole sauce?
And the winner is…
Jordan and Angela’s South of the Border burger!
The little girls decided they had had enough of the burger contest and found Grandma’s phone and Nook to play games.
We had a wonderful time together and enjoyed good food, fun, and fellowship!
I encourage you to find a way to bring your family together whether it be a fancy dinner, a simple barbecue or a crazy contest like we do. Make a point of spending time together and enjoying each other’s company.
Feeling blessed to share my heart for home and family,