National Chili Month is here!

Chili Cook-Off

Award Winning Chili Johnsonville Brats

Where I live October means Chili-Cook Off time in downtown Belleville, Illinois. 
The main street is closed on Friday night and Saturday. Booths are erected and civic and church groups battle it out for the title of best chili.
I found out that booth 44 would have gluten free cupcakes, chili and CRACKERS! Oh my! Friday came and so did the rain. I didn’t care I wanted to eat street food like everyone else.
We walked through the pouring rain to booth 44 to find it CLOSED. Such sadness you can’t imagine. 
We don’t live far from Belleville so we went back Saturday afternoon. 
Ed had regular chili.
man eating chili and crackers
I had gluten free chili
vanilla cupcake with icing and chocolate frog
Isn’t that a cute cupcake? 
It was so good I went back and bought another one. Thank you Peace Lutheran for thinking about people who must eat gluten free. 

We stopped and listened to the USAF Band of Mid America  for awhile too.
If you want to hear the Starlifters click here.

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About Diana Brandmeyer

Christian author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer writes historical and contemporary romances set from the Midwest to the Mountains. She’s written Mind of Her Own, Frontier Legacy Brides, Small Town Brides, and A Time for Love, among others. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life. *affiliate links are used on this site. It won't cost you more but those extra pennies keep me stocked in tea, thank you!

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