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Fair Food Give-Away Results!

I had a lot of fun reading the comments this week regarding what you thought I ate at the Minnesota State Fair last week.  For the main dishes, the votes were pretty evenly divided between the turkey sandwich, ostrich, lamb chops, spaghetti, and alligator.  I had the LAMB CHOPS!  They were delicious (be sure and get the mint jelly), and I would definitely have them again.  My second choice would be to try the teriyaki ostrich.

Side dishes, the overwhelming favorite vote was for fried green tomatoes.  And I had…FRIED GREEN TOMATOES!  The bad news:  I wouldn’t have them again at the fair.  They were underseasoned and pretty boring, even with a ranch dressing dipping sauce with a squirt of hot sauce in it.

I heard some rave reviews on the deep-fried green pepper rings, and I would definitely try them next time.  The mango on a stick sounds like a really refreshing choice amongst all the fried food, and I know the corn on the cob at the fair is excellent.  All good choices there, I think.

Dessert?  I had that FIRST, as I was passing by that booth at one end of the fair and I didn’t want to backtrack later on for dessert.  Fudge puppies were the leader in votes, probably followed by cream puffs, with fried candy bars, butterscotch cake on a stick and deep-fried fruit trailing along after.

I had the best CREAM PUFFS ever!  I had the chocolate whipped cream inside the puffs, icy cold — it’s hard to imagine a better dessert.  I think I have to try a fudge puppy next year, just out of curiosity.  The fried fruit and fried candy bars just seem so wrong, even for Fair food.  I would have the butterscotch cake on a stick in a heartbeat though, it just sounds delicious!

So, how did everybody do with their picks???  Over the five days, there were 55 comments with menu guesses.  Who got all three guesses right?

NOBODY!!!  Wow, that really surprised me.  Lots of people had two right…oh, so close.  So we’ll crank up the old random number generator machine and have it spit out seven random winners.

#6, Gay wins a Rosebud’s Cottage kit.  Her comment::  LambChops,corn on cob,fudge puppies.  BTW most of these items would be a new experience for me! all sounds good.

#24, Bert wins a Rosebud’s Cottage kit.  Her comment:  Maybe the alligator, mango, and fruit on a stick.

#28, Vicki Evers wins the Folder Corner Clipper Ruler by Prairie Sky Quilting.  Her comment:  Turkey, corn and cream puff.

#31, Linda (first Linda) wins the Design&BeMary pattern.  Her comment:  Hot turkey sandwich, MN corn on the cob and cream puff

#49, June wins the Atkinson Designs pattern.  Her comment:  I think Sue went all out and had a Lamb Chop on a Stick, for sure fried green tomatoes and because she thought she needed to watch her diet, deep fried fruit on a stick.

#9, Luanne K. wins the Perkins Drygoods pattern.  Her comment:  I think alligator, mango and butterscotch cake.
Love the quilt!

#26, Judy D. wins the This & That pattern.  Her comment: Spaghetti and meatballs, swiss cheese, fudge puppies. Sherri has some super cute stuff over on her site! Thanks for sharing. This game is fun. :)

A big thank you to everyone who played along this week.  It extended the Fair Fun for me!  And thank you, Roseann Kearmes of Rosebud’s Cottage for generously contributing a big part of the prizes.  And don’t we all LOVE prizes?

Have a great weekend.


p.s.  I’ve sent e-mails to the winners for your snail mail addresses.  Thanks!

Fair Wrap-Up

If you haven’t entered today, click HERE for my give-away blog post.  SEVEN prizes, so your odds are pretty good!  I thought I would share a couple more interesting and inspiring quilts from the 2012 Minnesota State Fair:

This quilt reminds me that I want to make a two-color (two fabric) Hunter’s Star quilt one of these years.  Probably not this year though…

And please excuse the photo quality — this quilt was close to the doorway so we have the sun and shadow effect!  This Postage Stamp quilt was very appealing.  I can’t tell for sure, but it looks like the fabrics might be ’30s reproductions.  And notice the “border” of lighter squares (that’s not just a strip of light-colored fabric).  So charming and vintage looking.  I DEFINITELY won’t be making this one any time soon, but maybe some day.  I certainly have the scraps for it!


Give-Away, Day 5

What did Sue eat at the Fair give-away!

Isn’t it pathetic that I can milk five days of blogging out of what I ate eight days ago?  Let’s face it — I Have No Shame.  Plus, to make it up to you, there are prizes!

And let me remind you that even if you entered previous days, you can enter once EACH DAY of the give-away.  Choose a different menu to increase your odds, of course!  Now, a recap of our Minnesota Luv Fest, here are the prizes, all creations of Minnesota Designers/Shop Owners.

Here are the six prizes that will be given away (read the fine print at the end of this post for the ways winners will be determined, etc.):

So…what did I eat last Thursday at the Minnesota State Fair???  Choose three food items, one from each category below:

Main Dish:    Spaghetti & Meatballs on a stick, Teriyaki Ostrich on a stick, Hot Fresh Turkey Sandwich, Lamb Chops on a stick, or Alligator on a stick.

Side DishDeep-fried Green Pepper Rings, MN Corn on the Cob, Mango on a stick, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Swiss Cheese on a stick.

Dessert Fudge Puppies, Deep-Fried Candy Bar, Cream Puff, Deep-Fried Fruit on a Stick, Butterscotch Cake on a stick

Leave a comment to this post with three food items (one main dish, one side dish, one dessert) to be eligible to win.  And here’s the “fine print”:

Fine Print:  Winners will be posted Saturday, September 8th.  If there are more than six seven people with all three foods chosen correctly, I will award additional prizes.  If there are fewer than six seven with three correct answers, I will do a random drawing to bring the number of winners up to six seven.  And you can enter up to FIVE times, once each day this week (Monday – Friday).

Good Luck!