Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crickets

...

Well.

Since you've all got nothing on your mind, and I've gotten most of my goings ons out of the way, you're about to be hit with a big scoop of streamofconsciousness business.  Might even throw in a Handsome story/saying at the end, who knows.  Prepare yourselves.

picture of what I'm thinking about right... NOW:

You'll notice that the cinnamon roll is larger than my hand.  That is a requirement for awesomeness.
I realize I've been throwing a lot of sweet breakfast foods on here recently.  BTW, does anyone have a recipe for good waffles?  Something simple, but tasty?  Mine always taste real... egg-y.  Anyhow, while this whole "not eating everything that looks good in whatever amount I want" is doing wonders for my whole WW scheme, its left me with unfulfilled food issues.  And this is how I get those issues out.  Except yesterday I also ate 3 of the remaining cinnamon rolls from Sunday (Saturday?).  But then my knight in shining armor swooped in and saved the day by eating all of the remaining rolls, and now I don't even have to have self control.  I just look at pictures.

This picture is from my hometown (really, I lived between the two towns, and I call them both my hometown and I don't differentiate, which may be confusing.  revel in it, I am).  Last fall I was able to go home for the Autumn Leaf Festival.  Yes, a festival celebrating the changing of the leaves, which is often scheduled for 2 weeks before the leaves are in their glory (as below) but no one asked me.



I love ALF.  There's a crafters day, and a parade, and all of those things are good, but OH! the food.  Fair food, but top-o-the-line stuff, let me tell you.  Not that I used to draw pictures of the food on the back of exams the entire week leading up to ALF (yes, in college), and not that I once co-wrote a song entitled "The 12 Days of Autumn Leaf", but I might be able to list for you some of my favorites available from the Autumn Leaf Festival, in addition to the usual fair pickin's:

  • Cinnamon Rolls (obviously)
  • Elephant Ears, (14"x18" minimum)
  • Stromboli
  • Gyros (which, in western PA, we pronounce with the G sound out front.  I was mocked after I moved)
  • Frozen Chocolate Covered Cheesecake on a Stick
  • Lemonade (the stuff is like syrup.  might have prepared me for the sweet tea of the south...)
  • French Fries
  • Pulled Taffy (strawberry and chocolate and cinnamon and spearmint and grape and...)
  • Pasta Bowls (though, disappointingly enough, often look better than they taste)
  • BUCK A SLICE (little Italian place {Joe's} sells pepperoni pizza for  a 'Buck a slice!  by having a guy yelling the phrase over and over on the sidewalk)
  • Miniature Fresh fried doughnuts (new this year.  glazed, pwd sugar, or cinnamon available)
And finally, the reigning Food Of The Fair:
  • Poor Man's Caramel Apple (someone restrained themselves enough to take a picture of the thing before inhaling it.  I applaud their restraint, and yet plan to use none should I encounter a PMCA at any time in the future.)
Don't believe me about the importance of this dish?  There's a facebook group devoted to it here.  I once stood outside their booth on opening day of the festival at 11 AM and got the first one of the whole week.  I feel I should have a merit badge regarding that fact.

Well, I guess thats where this post is going.  And I don't really have a Handsome story in mind, other than telling you that he makes fun of my food baby every year we go to ALF, and the fact that I bring chewable pepto with me, so I can enjoy everything without side effect.  Sorry if this is disappointing.  I feel better, after talking about all that delicious food, if its any consolation to you.

Hoping to someday be relevant,
TFW

1 comment:

  1. You forgot about the "we'll deep fry anything" booth. Oreos. Snickers. Cheesecake. Cookie dough. Pop tarts. ... Pretty much ANYTHING. At $1 (and probably about 10 WW pts) a piece, they're pretty pricey, but I feel like it's necessary to have at least one item from there (but never again with the pop tarts - that was a poor decision). Also on my list: egg rolls, fried veggies, and coffee from Michelle's (which I realize you can get any time, but it just tastes better at 8am on Craft Day).

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