Day 3 – Friday, May 22, 2009; Great American BBQ Appetizer, Wraps, and Wings Contest

Mark and I decided for fun to enter the Friday appetizer, wraps, and wings contest. After we purchased our contest meats from Sam’s Club in Kansas City, we dropped by a grocery store and picked up shrimp, avocados, goat cheese, iceberg lettuce, pumpernickel bread, and a bunch of other items. I threw together an on-the-fly a Shrimp with Avocado and Roasted Red Pepper appetizer, Shrimp and Goat Cheese Tortilla wrap with Spicy Corn Relish, and Hot Teriyaki Sesame Chicken Wings. We came in 9th Wraps and 17th Appetizer among 120+ entries. Not too shabby for an impromptu effort and my first attempt making wrap! I burnt our chicken wings, so they didn’t place but we had a lot of fun grilling them. Dave, our Walnut Creek friend, judged our entry and he told me later that they were yummy!
After dinner we checked out the dozens of bands and people having a good time. Our neighbors invited us to join their birthday celebration for their 84-year-old grandma. She has a watermelon with sparklers as her “cake” as she didn’t like real cake. The night ended with a spectacular fireworks display.