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2nd Annual Prevention Chili Contest!

You read that right…chili contest! While summer is still in full swing, football season is quickly approaching! The count down is under 30 days until college football season begins! Go Illini!

Last year, I made a new chili recipe for all 12 Illini regular season games. You can read all about last year’s winning recipe: Turkey and Black Bean Chili!

With lots of upcoming fall weddings and travel, as well as changes to my work schedule that will require a few Saturdays at the clinic each month, I have scaled back this year’s Chili Contest to SEVEN entries.

If you have an amazing chili recipe (that’s relatively healthy), email it to me at [email protected]! I will accept the first 7 entries I receive.

Last year was a blast and I look forward to trying your best chili recipe this year, all while celebrating Illini victories (let’s hope 😉 )!

In other news, my mom (“Ma Prevention”) very much so wanted to be on the blog today. I snapped a few shots from yesterday while we wandered around the city goofing off 😀

We did lots of walking and it was a fun way to spend a gorgeous summer day 🙂

Send in your chili recipes and TGIF! Enjoy the weekend!

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  1. August 5, 2011 / 7:16 am

    I wish I Had a wonderful chili recipe to submit!! But, I don’t. In fact, the only chili I have made was one that I made with leftovers and a bunch of beans and canned tomatoes. I threw it together in a bowl and popped it in the microwave. ha!

    I hope you’re enjoying your weekend with the rents! “Ma and Pa Prevention”, I love it.

  2. kate
    August 5, 2011 / 7:27 am

    So cute! Say hi to ‘Ma and Pa prevention’ from me and Mattie! Have a great trip!

  3. August 5, 2011 / 9:18 am

    Your family is so cute!

    Can’t wait to see what people create for chili recipes!!

  4. August 5, 2011 / 11:03 am

    How cute are your parents??? and what a gorgeous day to tour the city! wow…jealous!

    I will have to get some creative juices flowing for your chili contest!!

  5. August 5, 2011 / 11:59 am

    Ack! My new vegetarian take on last year’s winner is at home!! Hope I can make it before it closes. :0)

    • Nicole
      August 6, 2011 / 8:26 am

      It’s not too late! Send it over! I will “save your place” ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. August 5, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    Hi Nicole. LOVE the pictures! Hi Ma and Pa Prevention!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great idea on the chili contest. Can’t wait to see which recipes people submit! (I worked for a charity some years back, and had to judge a chili cookoff…..we ended up trying 16 different chilis that afternoon. It was fun, but hoo weee, did I ever had indigestion for a good day or so afterward!) Have a great Friday.

  7. August 5, 2011 / 2:18 pm

    Ma and Pa are adorable! I can’t wait to see the chili recipes!

    • Nicole
      August 6, 2011 / 8:25 am

      I got it! Thank you! Looks delicious! Love the crock pot!

    • Nicole
      August 6, 2011 / 8:25 am

      Looks wonderful, thanks Heather!!

  8. August 5, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    oh i love the picks of your family! so good to run into you again…..it has been too long. no chili recipe here but i look forward to seeing some of the others. happy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      August 6, 2011 / 8:24 am

      Hi Kalli! Long time, no “see” ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend to you!

  9. August 6, 2011 / 5:33 am

    SO excited! I love chili! Any time of year…even now in the dead of August. Totally serious.

  10. August 6, 2011 / 6:08 am

    The “Go Illini” peeked my interest! Did you attend U of I?? Champaign-Urbana is my hometown, and my daughters still live there. My oldest granddaughter will be a junior at U of I this Fall. What a small world. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love chili and have been making it for over 45yrs! Not too sure that my recipe is contest worthy though. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      August 6, 2011 / 8:24 am

      I did! Husband and I both — we actually met for the first time on Green Street! My in-laws are in the area still and husband was born and raised in CU – very small world, indeed! Go Illini!!

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