Our annual pumpkin carving day was great. I would dare say it was success. The Chili turned out great along with a new soup that I made that I will be posting about later and the weather was an awesome 65 degrees. There were so many designs and creativity going on in the yard. People would drive by and almost come to a complete stop trying to see what they were doing.
I talked about how cheap this event is and how memorable it is. I heard conversations going from some that have come past years and conversations from some that this is their first time attending the pumpkin carving. It brought joy to my heart hearing how much fun they were having with each other and how they cherrish the years past events. The cost was is so cheap and the memories last forever. Let me break it down for you.
Chili 5 gallons of chili made (with a 1/2 quart left over.)
- 2 pounds of pork = $3.50
- 2 pounds of beef = $4.00
- 2 pounds of deer meat = free
- 3 large cans of Chili beans = $3.00 ($1 each)
- 5 large cans of chili seasoned tomatoes = $5 ($1 each at Krogers)
- 1 large onion = .33 cents
- chili powder = not sure how much I used as far as price but about 1/3 the botttle that was $1.69 so about =.60 cents
- Water to complete the pot
Sour Cream = $1.29
Chopped Onion = .33 cents
Corn bread 3 boxes of Jiffy mix = $1 (sale 3 for $1)
Chicken Alfreado Soup. Cost for this event $1.69 for the chicken stock. ( i will share this in a later post)
Drinks. total $6.00 Sodas & Tea
Total for feeding 25 people $30 -$32 (giving my self a cushion for maybe the milk that was drunk or the chips that were ate out of the snack cabinet. )
The party ended around 5 p.m. and all the pumkins were gone except for the four that lines our porch steps. Another memory made.