Sweet Corn Ice Cream with Warm Wild Blueberry Sauce
This year, I decided to do just a little bit of research on the Minnesota State Fair, a.k.a."The Great Minnesota Get-Together". Did you know, for instance, that Minnesota has the second largest state fair in the country? It is surpassed only by the Texas State Fair in total attendance, and that is only because the Texas State Fair runs twice as long. Minnesota has everyone beat with its daily fair attendance. Yesterday, the second Saturday of the fair, my husband and I stood in line with 215,845 other people. I think most of them wanted to try the Sweet Corn Ice Cream with Warm Wild Blueberry Sauce.
This was the sea of people waiting for a fish taco.
Avoiding crowds was out of the question, so we just focused on trying out a few new things that sounded good to us, some old standbys, and checking out some of our favorite attractions. Now, I'll be honest--we actually spent two days at the fair, so not all of this food was consumed in one day.
Fresh Fruit Wrap
Aside from a few favorites, Pete and I don't generally go for the deep-fried-food-on-a-stick things. We were there early on the first Saturday (6:30 A.M.--yikes!), so I found this fruit wrap to start out with. It was pretty good.
Fresh French Fries
So far we have managed to keep "fresh" in the title. All of the potatoes at the Fresh French Fry booth are Minnesota grown and not out of the ground for more than 2 days--hence, fresh. Traditionally, we stop for the Fresh French Fries first, but today we waited until it seemed a reasonable hour for fries: 9:00 A.M.
It was getting to be time to check out some of the attractions.
A woman on stilts...
Nope..not us on this ride...
A Kemp's Cow.
A quick cooking demo: How to make a Black Forest Cake. Donna Nowicki did a great job decorating this and explaining the how to's. She wanted me to point out, however, that she didn't have a chance to finish it off with piping on the bottom.
And on to more food. My list of must haves included two things from the Blue Moon Diner:
Asian Pulled Pork Tacos....
And the good enough to post two pictures, Sweet Corn Ice Cream...I've gotta learn how to make this stuff....
Pete had a veggie burger with chipotle mayo...I stole a bite.
A visit to the Fine Arts Exhibit...this one is called "Wild Ride".
Complete with thong underwear....
The Minneapple Pie...my pick as best food of the day!
The crust was like a warm cookie...sooo tasty.
And another Summer comes to an end. Now bring on the pumpkins--I'm ready for Fall!