“A fair is a veritable smorgasbord, -orgasbord, -orgasbord…”

The bambino was feeling well enough that we did venture off to the Arts Festival after all. We really did only go to eat, although I found a few things that had we more money, I would’ve bought. I figure after about 2 1/2 years, I should maybe start making my own mark on our house. Almost the first food booth we saw was the Hegerfeld booth:


They were offering sirloin sandwich combos, and since we were starving, that’s what Jay & I got. They were delicious! The sirloin was tender and juicy, and cooked perfectly. Had I not filled up immediately, I probably could’ve eaten another one.

We walked around, mainly looking for desserts and the candied nuts tent. I found that, and instead of getting my usual candied almonds, I got pecans this year:


I ate enough of them that after we got home, I gave the rest of the bag to Jay and told him to get rid of them. He polished them off for me.

We also came across the meat-on-a-stick booth that he likes. I don’t know what it is, but something about random chunks of pork creeps me out (nevermind that growing up in Cincinnati, my dad would fix city chicken on occasion, so I’m no stranger to meat on a stick). Jay likes it, though, and apparently, now, so does the bambino:


There was also a new vendor at the festival this year–One selling fried calamari, and alligator. Jay was pretty pumped about that, and wanted to try the alligator, so we headed over. I attempted to take a picture of the actual sign over the booth, but my craptastic camera refused to cooperate. But Jay got himself some gator meat:


The bambino liked this as well. Me being the cowardly unadventurous individual that I am, I refused to try it. Jay said it did taste like dark meat chicken, but slightly different. I’ll take his word for it.

I did, however, try a deep-fried Snickers bar, which was surprisingly not as greasy & disgusting as I thought it would be. I also attempted to take a picture of it, but again, the craptastic camera wouldn’t cooperate.

We left soon after that, and came home. We decided to grill this evening, so we popped out to the store to get some steaks (that’s what the bambino requested). I took a look at the state of our garden on our way out, since we have actual food growing:


I’m so excited for the pumpkins, although I’ve never made a pumpkin pie using an actual fresh pumpkin. I’ve always used canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling). I do love roasted pumpkin seeds, though, so I’m looking forward to having tons of those on-hand.

We’ve also got some tomatoes growing (on Jay’s tomato plants, of course, not mine–Not yet anyway):


Jay’s already drooling at the prospect of homemade salsa, while I’m dreaming of homemade tomato soup. Yum!

We also have a second round of sunflowers trying to grow back:


Some rotten pain-in-the-arse squirrel shredded the flowers off the plants after they first bloomed. These newer blooms are a lot smaller than what first came up. Oh well.

Because of the bambino’s projectile vomiting last night, and not getting a whole lot of sleep (both from him being awake, having to change his bedding once, and then just being alert to see if he needed us), I zonked out on the floor for about 30 minutes. I got up to grill the steaks, which were yummy.


I just threw together some sides–Fries, corn, and some dinner rolls.


We also picked up some cookies for dessert, but I feel like I’ve done nothing but eat all day long, so I think I’ll hold off until tomorrow before having any of them. It looks like we’re in for some stormy weather this evening, so I think I’m going to call it a night!

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