Not for the pie… The butternut squash pie got a blue ribbon, but was beat out by a coconut cream pie for Best in Show. I should have retired her a champion after last year. Well, there’s always Durham next week. Honestly, though, Durham is big time and I’ll be very happy with any ribbon there.
But I did win Best in Show for my Caramel Apple Butter. I was shocked… I almost didn’t enter it for a variety of reasons: I only had one jar left from last fall; I only entered it as an afterthought when I was filling out the canning form for the jellies; It has teeny air bubbles and I wasn’t pleased with how it looks. Well, I guess the judges liked it. Maybe it was the name, or that it was unique. Either way, I’m pretty excited about it!
The strawberry jelly won a blue ribbon, and I really felt like that was my best canned item, definitely better than the caramel apple butter. The peach jelly also won a blue ribbon.
Finally, the baby afghan got second prize, but was beat out by a gorgeous afghan, so that’s fine with me.