Saturday, September 27, 2008

The State Fair of Texas

My mom joined us for a trip to the State Fair of Texas today, so she is helping me write this post. You will notice how grammatically correct the post is – although we are both exhausted so it might not be perfect.

First of all, Charla (my Weight Watchers leader) if you are reading this – look over there! What is that? Why, it’s a shiny blog! Maybe you should go read that one instead.

Ok? Is she gone? All right – and now we can get on with our culinary trip through the State Fair of Texas or is it the State Fair of Junk Food? I should point out that we started the day with chicken fried bacon. Yup – I said that right, chicken fried bacon. I was so overwhelmed by the thought of chicken fried bacon that I didn’t even think to take a picture of that – so you will just have to imagine taking a piece of bacon, dredging it in batter, and then frying it to a crispy golden color. Sounds gross? You are correct! But the honey mustard dipping sauce wasn’t bad. We figured we could get away with this because it was 10:00 in the morning – and bacon is after all a breakfast food.
It was too early to have lunch, so as we walked around a building we nibbled on the free ice cream cone provided by the Borden Company. Again – didn’t take a picture of this, but just imagine me eating a soft serve ice cream cone. That was good. Then we had a sample of beef quesadilla. Again – just a bite, so no picture. Ditto with a jalapeƱo pickle sample. By this time we had worked up an appetite for some lunch. I was on the hunt for fried grilled cheese sandwiches, with tomato soup dipping sauce that I had read about in the paper. Yummy!
Bailey had a hankering for a funnel cake, so we all nibbled on that as well.
So, now it was Fletcher’s corny dog time. This alone is worth the $10.00 parking fee at the fair. At least Rominal ate the majority of this – although I did manage to get one bite.

As we were walking around the various buildings, a strong smell overcame us. We had no choice but to partake of some chocolate fudge. They knew what they were doing, the evil fudge makers.

After this, it was Rominal’s turn again. Another must for him is Jack’s French fries.

We walked around for a while, lost some money at the Midway games, and then we were really hungry. Rominal had a hotlink and mom and I shared a gyro.
Bailey just had a snow cone which turned her mouth red. I’m sure that color is completely natural.

Unfortunately, Bailey had a birthday party to go to, so we had to leave for the day. If we had more time, we would have been able to find the deep fried s’mores or the fried snickers bars. Gosh darn it! Needless to say, I haven’t logged in my food journal today – but for the record, we walked from 9:30am until 3:15pm – so that should be worth something, right Charla? Yeah, I thought you were still here.

The State Fair of Texas is wonderful – can’t wait to go again. Maybe tomorrow. . . .

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