Monday, April 13, 2015
CATTLEWOMEN AND BEEF RIBS
I love beef ribs and the Cattlewomen who cook them. This weekend we judged beef and pork ribs at the annual Western Days put on by the Colusa Cattlewomen. This is a small local event that is one of our favorites to attend. This is community at their best. This is a two day event that focuses on horse themed events but it is so much more.Ms. Goofy and I polished our Master Judges Badges and I donned my best and only cowboy hat. We were ready to have some fun.
We only attended Sunday. We missed the parade and the Dutch oven cook-off. There were numerous horse events that this city slicker likes to watch. We watched an event were they released a calf and a cowboy on a horse had to heard the calf as fast as possible to a pen. This maneuver was timed. I fit right in with my cowboy hat and jeans. Do you think my shiny white tennis shoes gave me away?
It was time to judge and we were ready. Did I ever tell you I love beef ribs? We were not disappointed. We tasted and scored some of the best beef ribs ever. There were nine teams and I sampled each and every teams entry twice or more. Usually, only a bite or two is taken to score an entry. Not today. Finger lickin, lip smackin, juicy, messy, sweet, spicy savory ribs plastered this happy judges face. I barely had enough room to score the next round of pork ribs. It is a tough job but I am dedicated.
What a fun way to spend Sunday. My cowboy hat is packed away and ready for next year. The belt notch is loosened and I am content. I love beef ribs and today was a great beef rib day.