Food and Fun at the Fair

Going to the Sate Fair at our house means three things, food, food, and more food.

Our first stop was Famous Dave's as I had heard about the Butt Cheeks with peach glaze and needed to try them. I didn't care for those at all but the pork sandwich that I shared with my daughter was wonderful.

Next we had to try the wonderful cream puffs with real cream.

I had to take a picture of this little table in honor of my friend Susan, her husband made a little cabinet for me for me out of old sewing machine drawers. You can see and read about it here.

Then we were thirsty so we had to have a Pina Colada smoothie and a Sarsaparilla float.

We stopped by Lena and Ole's and everything looked wonderful. It was a tough decision, but we settled on the Uff Da (you just can't go wrong with a name like that) It was a Krumkake shell with cheese cake and topped with caramel and pecans. Oh my, just thinking about it again sends my heart racing or perhaps its my arteries clogging, I'm not sure what that feeling is.

A stop at the milk barn is a must see for two reasons, one is to see sculptures carved out of gigantic cubes of butter. Twelve dairy princesses compete for the crown to become Princess Kay of the Milky Way. You can learn a little about it here and even more about it here. This particular girl is Emily Schueler and she graduated with my daughter.

The second reason is to have the world's best malt. Michele and I shared the rhubarb-strawberry and my husband had the raspberry.

My grease level was starting to drop so a quick trip the the food building for some deep fried cheese curds cured that in a hurry.

I needed to settle all the grease and sugar so I had a boat of delicious bread sticks with cheese dipped in marinara sauce.

Within three minutes the grease and sugar settled and I needed more, so what better place to go than the deep fried candy bar stand. These are Reeces Peanut Butter Cups dipped in a donut like dough, deep fried, then sprinkled with powered sugar.

I did take some time out of my eating adventures to look at some quilts.
This is a wool quilt made by Mary Chalmers, whom I know from our quilt guild. Her work is totally amazing. Unfortunately the quilt was behind glass and didn't photograph well. It has an unbelievable amount of crazy quilt stitches on it. If there was ever a quilt I was coveting, this would be the one.

These two are just random pieces I liked.

We topped off the fair with a salmon wrap, a boat full of sunnies and smoked salmon on a stick. These were all delicious.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

You nearly convinced me to go to the fair when you showed the picture of the cheesecake stuffed krumkake covered with caramel and pecans, but I changed my mind when you brought out the fish. Looks like a good time was had by all.