This year, I'm trying my hand at competing at an old fashioned county fair in the horticulture and baked goods categories. Since my only experience with county fairs comes from books like Charlotte's Web, I'm looking forward to the atmosphere and fair food (but no Templeton, thank you)!
Here's what I'm making:
peanut butter cookies
gooey butter cookies
fudgy butterscotch bars
pumpkin cream cheese muffins
cherry almond granola
cookie dough truffles
I'm hoping for just one award, a small recognition for all the cooking I do around here.
I'm also submitting some yellow wax beans and tomatoes. I was hoping for more green beans and zucchini to enter, but alas, they aren't producing like I'd hoped they would right before fair.
I told hubby if I do win something, then next year will be insane with layered cakes, cheesecakes, preserves, candies, flowers...it could get pretty crazy come fair time '08...