Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Diet? What Diet?


The Iowa State Fair boasts nearly 200 food stands and more than 50 items available on-a-stick.

I'm not going to take the type to type all those foods out, but if you go HERE you can read the list for yourself.

Anything on there you haven't heard of?

Anything on there you wouldn't try?

I've tried a few "stick foods". The salad on a stick, is basically a salad-ka-bob that you dip in dressing. I've had that a few times. It's a nice alternative to a walking taco or a hot dog.

But by far, the best food on a stick is the very very popular porchop on a stick. I honestly think that started the stick food craze at the fairgrounds. People stand in long lines to get one, they are THAT good!

The silliest item ever was "beer on a stick". A couple of years ago you could get these. Basically they were a cup holder with a long handle attached and you could set your beer in them. That was an idea that never really caught on and they were only sold that one year.

If you're not in the mood to have your food on a stick, there are plenty of other options available to tempt your palate. The full list of food available can be found here. As you can see you have quite a variety!

Jay & I each have our favorites at the fair. I love to go to the ag building where I can buy a chicken ceasar wrap that is awesome!! It's a little pricey, but then again, at the fair...what isn't? I resembles the picture of the wrap you can get at Chic-Fil-A.

Jay likes to go to the beef producers stand and get the hot beef sundae. It's potatoes, gravy, beef, cheese and topped off with a cherry (tomato) on top. Put together in a bowl to look like a sundae. I'm not a fan of gravy, so I haven't tried it, but he says it's delicious.

Do you attend your state fairs? If so, what's your favorite fair food?

With us camping at the fair, it would cost a small fortune to eat every meal on the fairgrounds, so I do a lot of cooking ahead of time and freeze food that can be reheated. Things like spaghetti, lasagna, etc. We eat one meal a day on the grounds, and the other meals are from the camper. Not only saves us money, but makes those yummy treats we look forward to even more tempting. :)


SusanD said...

I try to make the fair every year. One of my fav stops is the Sirloin Hut. They give you a great spread of sirloin (imagine), plus onions, mushrooms, green beans, potatoes, roll, and a drink. It's not on a stick but oh so good. Blessings, SusanD

BTW, tenny runners must be an Iowa thing....that's what I always called them growing up.

2Thinks said...

Salad on a stick. Hmm. I have not seen that one. I'd get that. I think it is on my diet. Actually for my new diet, I would need an oat bran muffin on a stick.

Our fair is next week, can't wait to go see the animals being shown etc.