ABC News' Emily Friedman (@EmilyABC) reports:
Before he announces he's running for president, Mitt Romney has a more important task to take care of: doling out portions of his wife Ann's "world famous" chili.
Romney and his wife served up the chicken chili on the Bittersweet Farm in Stratham, New Hampshire, just after noon, then moving on to work the crowds, shaking hands and signing autographs.
One spectator offered Romney an apron, which the soon-to-be presidential hopeful declined despite the supporter's encouragement, "We don't want you to get dirty, Mitt!"
Clutching Ann's hand through the swarm of cameras and reporters, one bystander asked Ann if she is "ready for round two."
"Yes!" she responded.
Another supporter cheered, "Good luck President Romney! New Hampshire loves you," just as Romney and his wife disappeared behind hay bales to ready for the big announcement.