Last year I was invited to be a Culinary Judge at the Christian County Fair. I was so excited....until about I cut into about the 12th banana bread. There was SO much food to judge, and even though we only tasted a few crumbs of each, it left me feeling sick for about 36 hours.
So this year when they invited me back, I had to think about it.....then I remembered the $100 paycheck and great blogging material and cheerfully agreed! But, I was much smarter this year. I chugged some Pepto before the contest in order to protect my stomach a little better. I'm pretty sure real judges don't do that kind of thing, though, because I kept burping pink pepto all day, probably interfering with the tastes of the foods.
There were probably only 1/3 of the entries from last year so the day went quickly and my co-judge, Apryl, and I felt great when it was all over. Here's a little video from the day: