So my group made a chili called Saucy Chill Chili and we had many bumps in the road but we made 2nd place in the end. first off we decided to pick basically one of the easiest and fastest chili that we could make in under a hour, but a chili that we thought would be spicy but not to spicy. On day 2 of the lab we learned how to make the cheese braid and got most of our dry ingredients that we needed ready for actually cooking the chili the next day. On day 3 it was time to cook, and already we had a couple bumps, one being that the our recipe didn’t call for oil at the bottom of our pan to cook the beef in. So the meat wasn’t burned, it just looked burnt, we added the onions and the other ingredients like the spices and the peppers, after the meat had browned (and totally not burnt). So we added all the meat combo that looked like great taco meat to the large pot. And soon enough someone had put the hole and a half of kidney beans and the juices into the pot, already it was looking very liquidy, on top of that then we added a can and a half of tomato’s and tomato paste to the large pot. So were tasting and adding some stuff and we noticed that it was very saucy and liquidy. So we resorted to putting corn starch which help a lot. And thus we kept it some what saucy and that why we called it Saucy Chill Chili. Judgement day had arrived and we leapt into the kitchen and started to heat up the chili to a good boil and reducing it to a simmer until the judges came. So some of use started to make the cheese braid, it was fairly simple but it came out super good and very “poofy”. I loved it, it was a great replacement for bread that you usually have with chili and Mr. Robinson LOVED IT! So we plated as the first group went up because we where next, and we put little jalapeños on the side of the plate as more of a garnish but some of the judges ate them. In the end all the judges cleaned there bowls and loved it. Overall I loved this 4 / 5 day lab, it was a huge success and I would of loved coming out on top, but I will take second place.