Gourmet "Event" Food ......
Aug. 31, 2010 8:20 pm
Updated: Sep. 25, 2010 12:17 am
Each year we count down the days until we can attend the State Fair under the guise of viewing and lauding all the cook's, canner's and baker's accomplishments. It's really just a pathetic excuse to stop by all those greasy little stands and eat absolutely
anything and everything that's NOT good for us.
We have fined tuned this annual trip over many years. It's always the same and it goes like this:
Enter Fair Grounds. Find the curly fry stand. Buy fries, squirt about 1/2 cup of ketchup on top and eat as we walk the promonade on our way to the livestock barn. Check out the livestock, then head to the "hand dipped" corn dog stand. Buy a corn dog and make
our way to the poultry barn. By then we're really getting thirsty. So off to the "fresh squeezed" lemonade stand. Now, to the Textiles and Food Pavillion to check out the blue ribbon winners for best canned foods, baked goods, and beautiful quilts. But, first,
we can't pass up the "Dairy Women's" Ice Cream stand for an ice cream waffle cone. After spending a really long time in the Food Pavillion, we need to refuel. This has really worked up our appitite, so we leave the T&F Pavillion and head direcly to the Elephant
Ear stand and buy deep fried discs of dough the size of hubcaps. Of course they're sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon, but I only eat one a year, sooooo! On our way out of the Fair Grounds we frantically scan the from East to West, and North to South to make
sure we haven't missed anything. Afterall, it will be another whole year before we allow ourselves this one UNhealthy day of eating food we affectionately call "Gournet Event Food!"
And, tomorrow........ flushing the system. Steel Cut Oatmeal and Salad, salad, salad. Where's my tums?