Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pumpkin Judging 101

When judging a pumpkin baking contest you have to have several things.  An empty stomach, a love of all things pumpkin, and the ability to be mean and score someone really low because their pumpkin stuff tasted like crap!  Next year I plan on announcing that I am the judge and maybe I will get some bribes, but I probably won’t get any since it’s a college town! LOL.
I am friends with one of my former Hospitality professors on Facebook and she had posted about needing help with the pumpkin judging at this years Scare on the Square in Nacogdoches.  I immediately became obsessed with getting picked so I bugged her until she said yes.  I. Am. In.
I immediately recruited Britney to come along with me also, if I was going to eat the calories from all that pumpkin stuff, then I was not going to do it alone!

Krista and I got to the Nacogdoches CVB and went to the board room where they were doing the judging.  Look at all those great eats!

Hmmmm……So much work! 

Then there was an extra spot so Krista got in on the action also!

Overall, there was one I loved (it was a pumpkin cupcake with cinnamon pumpkin seeds, and a cinnamon stick) and one that I hated (an unappetizing looking/tasted pumpkin cobbler).  After we got done, Dr. Wittenbach gave me an extra cupcake!  Score!

Earlier, while we were waiting to start the pumpkin baking judging, Krista got to judge in the pumpkin carving/decorating contest.  There was a kids contest, and an adult contest.

The awesome entries:

Krista looks deep in thought!
We had tons of fun eating so much pumpkin baked goods and seeing the creativity of the Nacogdoches community.  Thank you to Dr. Wittenbach and also the Nacogdoches CVB for putting on such an amazing event.  Hopefully I can do it again next year.

1 comment:

  1. I like how you spelled Brittany's name like Britney, as in... Spears. :) Nerd.