September 02, 2007

sorry, no deep fried brownies here!

One thing about my stat counter for this here blog is that I can check and see just where people who visit it are coming from, if I'm so inclined.

Which can be pretty dang funny.

One particular Google search that shows up in my stats on a regular basis is a search for a "deep fried brownie recipe". Suppose my blog shows up because of the name of it and because I had a brownie recipe not too long ago. And I suspect that with the Texas State Fair just around the corner, these kind of searches will show up more often.
The food vendors at the fair try and come up with all sorts of different deep fried things every year. The local news stations cover it on a daily basis.
Last year, "deep fried coke" was the big thing. It was all anyone could talk about in relation to the fair.
We tried it and didn't like it. All it consisted of was fried donut holes (I'm supposing with coke in the batter), piled in a cup with some coke or some kind of syrup poured over it and some cheap, canned whipped cream sprayed over....blah.
This year we've heard about deep fried Oreos, avocados and snickers bars.
Hmmm. Maybe I'm down with trying the avocado, just a bite.

Anyway...sorry to all of you peeps looking for how to deep fry a brownie. I'm sure it's delish (?) but I don't even know how to deep fry a cupcake and that's my name, so I can be of no help to you.

SO....here's something I finished in the stitching department:



It's an old Ewe & Eye & Friends called "In the Pink". Somewhere I have seen this finished up as a little bag with little white buttons along the top. It was adorable and it's how I'd like to finish this off too.

Still working on the Queen Bee and almost done. Stitching has been slow this week due to a pinched nerve in my shoulder :(
Sure don't like it when I can't stitch as much as I want, or need to, know what I mean?

13 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

'In the Pink' is adorable. I hope your shoulder gets better real soon.

Nancy said...

In the Pink is beautiful Andrea! The more I see of these EE&F designs the more I want to stitch them. Hope you feel better soon. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished Queen Bee.

Take care,
Nancy

KsMaryLou said...

Love this finish.....E&E&F has the neatest designs. I hope you're "In the pink" real soon.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cuter, cutest EEF in the pink! I hope your shoulder is feeling better soon. Yes, I do know what you mean about stitching as much as you need :)
Kim

Maribel said...

Very nice finishing! I like it! Cute colours!
Greetings Maribel

Joann said...

you always have some of the neatest finishes! :) congrats on finishing in the pink. i'm waiting to see Queen Bee! :)

Texas State Fair? hasn't it passed? don't they usually have those in the summer time? is it in dallas? i've never been to the Tx state Fair. but many, many moons ago i went to the state fair in lewisburg, WV! yeah! i had fun!

Deborah said...

EEF is another designer that stands the test of time. Love your "In the Pink"!! I bet a deep fried brownie would be pretty good actually!

Siobhan said...

Your In The Pink is adorable!! YGG! Hope your shoulder is better soon.

Deep fried Mars bars are a favorite with kids here. That & hoagie/sub rolls that are buttered and filled with potato chips. I kid you not. BLECH!!! I'd take a deep fried brownie any day!!

Michelle said...

I wondered about the deep fried coke thing. Interesting. Love the Ewe & Eye piece - so cute! Can't wait to see it finished as a bag with the litle buttons.

Anonymous said...

I tried that fried coke at the rodeo last year. It was horrible - ours was more like funnelcake drippings covered in coke syrup! And then powdered sugar on top of that. I have run into people that swear the deep fried avocados are delicious!

Jackie said...

LOL! Thanks I guess. I am pretty nerdy huh?

I heard the Texas State fair will have deep fried banana cream pudding this year.
I don't know the hows or the whys but it sure sounds intriguing. :-)

XOXO

jane said...

Love your 'In the Pink". I want to see it when you get it done - the bag sounds adorable!

andrea said...

Joann,
the Texas State Fair is always the last week or so of Sept. and runs through about Oct. 20th or so, give or take a few days. We usually wait until the end when it's cooler weather, but last year it was hot anyway and we were miserable. Hopefully this year it won't be so bad because otherwise, it's a fun thing to do.

You can read a little about it here if you want:
http://www.bigtex.com/