Friday, July 20, 2007
Just as I was about to leave work , Eric called me and asked if I had anything planned for the evening. As I just realized that it had already become Friday, I hadn't thought of a single thing to do. Not even a single thing planned to cook for dinner. My dear husband proceeded to ask me out on a date. A family date. At the fair.
I'll admit, we may be country bumpkins, white-trash perhaps, but you won't find any better food than fair- food! Other than spending time with my family, that was my main motivation for shouting out a big 'ol "Ya-hoo!" in accepting his invitation. Just in case you've not been to Ohio fairs, let me give you the highlights of the fine dining that the fair has to offer. Texas fried pork tenderloins. Steak on a stick. Cheese on a stick. Dippin' dots. Elephant ears. Funnel cakes. Apple dumplings. Stromboli. Sausage and pepper hoagies. Roasted peanuts and cashews. Old- fashioned flavored root beers. Fair-fries didn't get their claim to fame by just being fried potatoes afterall. And then there is my new, personal favorite, deep fried oreos! Gah! (Note: clean drool off keyboard) Up until recently, funnel cakes have been my great weakness. That is until I discovered deep fried oreos! Another new and tasteful way to chunk up to 200 pounds overnight. Does anyone share my affection for these wonderful works of taste bud bliss? Mmm...
Another great part of going to the fair is allowing Elaina see and touch all of the animals that we read about in her books. Living, breathing and stinky. 7,000 pound cows, shaved sheep, goats that need to be milked, stinky chickens and God-awful-ugly turkeys. On the other hand, we also have the cute, little bunnies that hop around happily before they get sold to some one's dinner table. Elaina enjoyed it all. Fearlessly.What a great family date! Can you tell that Elaina had a good time?
Handcrafted by Laura at 11:42 PM