When you have over 60 first cousins, you should expect things like this, I suppose.
I am sharing this because of its 'party inspiration' quality. You too could break up the gray winter with a get-together like this.
If you are not the party-throwing type, share this with your Jeff Drews equivalent.
You and your spouse have been selected from an impressive, elite list of candidates to serve as judges for the first-ever Drews Silver Ladle (and silver pie pan) Competition.
On Saturday February 22 Culinary Artists from the Drews family will compete for coveted prizes in the category of soup and pie and you have been selected as "surprise celebrity judge". It is your discriminating palate that has elevated you to this lofty selection.
Please see the announcement below that was sent to competitors a couple weeks ago:
(Continues after Announcement)
ANNOUNCING THE FIRST ANNUAL DREWS SILVER LADLE AWARD
Winter sucks but it's the perfect time for soup so test your culinary skills in a fun, family competition and help crown the first Drews Silver Ladle winner Saturday February 22. Whether your specialty is chowder, bisque, stew, broth, consomme, gumbo, chili, gazpacho, vichyssoise or plain ol' soup - bring it to Lynne and Jeff's and you could be the big winner.
When the bowls are clean, we'll move to dessert and the competition for the first annual Silver Pie Pan trophy for the best pie maker. Fruit pie, cow pie, cream pie, pot pie, mud pie - - we don't care! Bring it and you could be the winner!
Keep in mind - bring your own garnishes - if your soup needs cheese or onions or croutons, supply it. If your pie calls for whipped cream or raspberry sauce - bring it. You should also bring your own ladle because no one has that many ladles! Since we hope to have several soups and pies, you needn't bring a lot of any one thing. Be prepared to take leftovers home.
Plan your arrival between 5:00 and 6:00. Competition will begin promptly whenever I decide.
- One entry per person. That's one soup or one pie - not one of each.
- Since I love cheesecake, it will be considered "pie" for this contest.
- All entries must be homemade by you.
- Decision of special guest judges is final.
Let me know by return email if you'll be joining us --- and if you know, tell me if you'll be entering the soup or pie competition.
The Invitation (continued)
Did you see rule 4 ... the one about "special guest judges"? That's you! Judges will also be a SURPRISE so I ask that you NOT tell any of the potential competitors about your appointment. By return email, please let me know if you are available. Surprises, being what they are, require you to arrive AFTER the competitors, so plan to get here about 6:30 or so. We will do our best to arrange for VIP parking near our home. Keep in mind that a snow event of almost any size could cause a postponement so keep my phone number handy.
Hope you can make it and please --- protect your palate for the big night!
Dear Mr. Drews,
We are fascinated by the Drews Silver Ladle competition, especially the potential for the 'reality' market, one which is wholly under served in your neighborhood demographic.
We are also humbled by your consideration, although I note that not a single person of normal girth was selected as judge. Was that a requirement?
Nevertheless we are honored by your invitation and accept with enthusiasm.