Sunday, October 11, 2009

Soul Food

My friends, I have one thought to sum up this weekend:  My soul is happy, waistline be damned!  Admittedly, in the beginning, the weekend didn't seem like it would end so well.  I drove up to baggage claim to pick up Mom at the airport with what seemed like a perfectly fine tire.  Three minutes later I had a ridiculously flat tire.  Forty-five minutes later, Hubby was there to save the day. 

After a "quick trip" off to the tire store to replace the spare and a couple hours behind schedule, we were on our way to the Texas State Fair.  It was a perfect day for the fair...a crisp, cool, only marginally crowded day.  We were on a mission to do the following: try the light rail (this was our transportation from downtown, where we parked the car, to the fair in order to avoid insanely high parking prices at the fair!), see Big Tex, eat Fried Snickers, eat Fried Peanut Butter Cup Macaroons, eat Fried Peaches and Cream.  As you can see, there was a lot of eating on our agenda!

Crossing the light rail and Big Tex off the list was easy.  Some of the food items required considerably more patience.  The Fried Peaches and Cream, in particular, required a feet-numbing hour-and-a-half stay in line!  Peaches and Cream was the "Best Taste" category winner at the Fair's fried food contest this year.  Everbody and their brother wanted to try it!  And, it was worth the wait in line just to say we'd tried it (not to mention that it was pretty darn good!).

But, my favorite fried food, by far, was the Fried Peanut Butter Cup Macaroon.  It was another finalist in the fried food contest, brought to you from the people that won the contest for Fried Snickers a few years back.  This little morsel were absolutely divine.  Coconut macaroon cookie dough wrapped around peanut butter cups and deep fried to melty, ooeey, gooey goodness!  These have inspired me to try a non-fried version of this cookie next time I'm in the mood for some baking.  Simply divine!  (Mom loved her friend snickers, too!)

So, I may have gained 10 pounds this weekend, but it feels well worth it.  And, not so much for the fried food, but for the wonderful, well-timed mother-daughter time and the fact that we can say we finally did it.  We finally made it to the the Fair together and had a great time doing!  The fried food wasn't bad either!


Anonymous said...

Yum, all that eating is making me hungry. Glad you had such a good weekend :D

Anonymous said...

I saw this online and it made me think of you :D

HC said...

My mouth is watering :-). I left you a Kreativ Blogger award over at my blog.

Jenny said...

Sounds like a great time!

I have an award for you waiting on my blog!

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