Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Minnesota State Fair – PLAN B

I took a detour from my original list of what to eat at the fair. With the exception of Pork shank, every new item on my Must-Eat List was chosen strictly by the visual.

Visuals always get me in trouble, especially when it comes to food.
I could not give up the conventional fair-feasts of funnel cake and cheese curds nor could I resist anything that looked or smelled even half way amazing. Unfortunately that was just about everything.
I was at the mercy of every aroma and in the case of the pork chop- on -a -stick, I gave into the temptation even though I swore I would not eat anything on a stick. At this point, I had already thrown my healthy eating plan out the window and there was no turning back.
Have you ever had a day of sheer indulgence? This was my day.
Did I feel guilty? Never. You see, I haven’t done this since I was 16 years old. I was making up for lost time.
The mere mention of Bridgeman’s Ice Cream – Minnesota’s best that I grew up on - and I was off to a good start.
I had to fight the crowds and the lines got so long but like everyone else I waited. Everything I tried was worth waiting for.
In no particular order of preference, I had a bite (or two) of:
Cheese Cruds

Deep Fried Pickles

Carmelicious Ice Cream

Chocolate Covered Bacon

Funnel Cake

Sweet Martha’s Cookies

Cream Puffs 

Pork Chop On A Stick

Chicken Wings

Ragin' Ankles
I told my sister before the fair that my goal was to photograph more than I ate.
Food promises are meant to be broken.
Bon Appetit!