Take Me to The County Fair

Good Morning Everyone!

I’m sorry for the lack of breakfast posts lately. I typically eat my breakfast around 9 a.m which means I’m already at work, checking my e-mail and going about my morning routine. This also means that I usually whip my normal plain 0% Chobani with some fix-ins at my desk.

No pretty bowl, no decorative placement and barely any natural light to take a decent photo.  I think I’ve spared you the sub-par photos for long enough so here it is, this morning’s lovely breakfast brought to you by my favorite yogurt.

Despite the lack of light and decoration, I still think Chobani looks good no matter what situation it is in! I’m not biased at all…..

Topsfield Fair

This weekend my family and I made our yearly visit to the Topsfield Fair. The Topsfield Fair is one of America’s oldest fairs, celebrating its 192nd year of existence this year! Basically it is a carnival on steroids, and I love it.

Going to the fair has always been a tradition in my family. I remember my parents bringing my cousins and I to the fair to see the animals, ride the rides, play the games and of course indulge in all the fair food.

With each year that passes, the fair has become less and less about the games and rides and more and more about the food. I’ll be honest most of the food at the fair is down right horrible for you. Deep fried Twinkies, Oreos, Kool-Aid and peanut butter sandwiches? Yuck! 

But some of the food isn’t really all that bad, and considering it only happens once a year and it’s a tradition, I do let myself indulge on a few treats here and there! Hey, it’s all about balance, right? ;-)

One of my favorite foods at the fair is the corn on the cob. I opted to have it without butter, which actually tastes better in my opinion. I must have been really excited for the corn this year, because I immediately dug my teeth straight into it, forgetting that it had just come out of the boiler. Ouch!

Not to far from the corn on the cob stand, is the baked potato stand. This year I got my potato with some sautéed veggies and sour cream. It was good, but not great. I’ve had better in years past. I had about half and then tossed it, oh well.

My next stop is usually a bolt straight for the homemade apple crisp, but this year I changed it up a bit and tried the blueberry crisp.  Fresh blueberries, crunchy pie crust, vanilla ice cream and whipped cream…need I say more? It was amazing! I’ll probably never make blueberry crisp, because it will be nearly impossible for me to replicate this one!

Before I knew it, it was already dark out and the weather had become pretty chilly. I finished off the night with a nice hot chocolate topped with whipped cream. It hit the spot and warmed me up instantly!

It was a great weekend filled with lots of family, food and fun! The Topsfield Fair is definitely one of my favorite things about the Fall. For now though it’s back to healthy eating 101!

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Have you ever been to a county fair?

Have you/would you ever try deep-fried Twinkies, Kool-Aid or anything of that sort?

 

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Comments

  1. I love county fairs! It looks like you ate some delicious foods. I don’t know that I could try the crazy stuff. Although a deep-fried Snickers bar does have a certain appeal….
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  2. I love the Topsfield fair! I’m from Danvers (now living in NY) and use to go when I was around. I didn’t have a chance to get back to Danvers this year for it, so it was nice to see the pictures. Glad you enjoyed it.
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