Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Texas State Fair

First things first: I've now closed comments on the giveaway, and I'll be announcing a winner in the next few days!

Texas State Fair

I visited the Texas State Fair in Dallas this weekend with Elliott and his family, a first for me. It's a festival that pays homage to the deep-fried food, among other things.

I heard they would be serving fried butter, and I was definitely envisioning a whole stick of butter, which is repellant.

Fried Butter, anyone?

However, we discovered these lovely little bundles of dough, with a little pocket of butter inside. We opted for the honey, cinnamon and sugar variety, which tasted like Sopapillas. We also tried fried pizza (an actual slice of pizza, fried-we think there was some ricotta in it; tasty!) and the best dish of the day:

Fried Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Fried Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. So tasty.

Luckily, I shared these calories with three other people, so I don't feel too guilty.

Beth and I also enjoyed the arts and crafts building. I snapped a few pictures of fun things.

Knitted monsters

I love these knitted monsters!
I also thought these quilts were nice!

The best part of the fair, though?

Oliver at the fair

Seeing Oliver, of course!

Totally unrelated, but you have to check out the Sewing Summit photos Betty Crocker Ass just posted! So many good ones!!


  1. deep fried butter. oh how i have always wanted to try it. was it delicious? i honestly think anything would taste good fried... it is a family tradition to deep fry Twinkies on new years eve. it is not my favorite.
    cute little monsters and oliver is really adorable.

  2. I love the knitted monsters soooo cute!!
    I have been waiting to see Jen's photos I'm heading over right now!

  3. mmm, fried goodness. sounds like you had a fun weekend!

  4. mm... fried stuff! State fairs just don't really happen around here. Love those little monsters - they are adorable!

  5. That sweater monster is so cute and so is Oliver! :)

  6. I love those bubble leg monsters! I need to make one of thoese soon, it's been on my list forever!

  7. That fried butter actually looks tempting. Sounds like a great trip!

    And the knitted monsters are fabulous!

  8. Looks like a fun time! And Oliver is adorable, what a great photo!

  9. Deep fried butter scares me....and oliver is gorgeous!


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