OC Fair: “Let’s Eat!”

Last week, Mr. B and I took a trip to visit my family in California for a West Coast wedding reception.  As one of the guests of honor, I didn’t take any pictures but it was a lovely event with delicious food.  My mom and my sister made an amazing antipasto spread including marinated mushrooms, roasted peppers, ciliegine mozzarella, olives, salami, and roasted tomato goat cheese crostini.  There was also lasagna, chicken parm, garlic bread, and the top secret family salad recipe, but I don’t want to make you too hungry without any pictures to back it up!Although I was only in California for about two days, I managed to make a stop at the Orange County Fair. I grew up going to this fair and although the highlights used to include the rides, shopping, the hypnotist, and the concerts, this year we only had a few hours to focus on what was really important- the food!  This year’s theme was “Let’s Eat!” so we did.There is at least one new fried food item served each year.  This year two of the hot new items were deep fried kool-aid balls and the artery-clogging gag-inducing deep fried stick of butter.  I didn’t personally witness anyone eating this marvel of a food item, but I heard it tasted a bit like a churro.Mr. B and I watched a food-on-a-stick contest and indulged in such delicious treats as Australian battered potatoes, a giant sausage with peppers and onions, frozen lemonade, tacos al pastor, and my favorite item of all, the deep fried Klondike bar.  Mr. B and I shared this deep fried delight which was coated in a crisp hot batter and filled with a cool creamy not-yet-melted ice cream center.After our brief California visit, we drove out to my parents house in Lake Havasu City, AZ where more food was enjoyed along with boating, water skiing, tubing, and other fun.  But more on that later…

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