Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Body Surfing and Fried Butter: Weekend Recap

It's Tuesday so I figured i'd link up with Shawn and Impulsive Addict for Talk To Us Tuesday!

You know that lovely fall weather that we were having here in NC on Friday? Well, Old Man Winter has roared in here somethin' fierce and pushed that fall weather outta here. It's super windy but I think it's a cold front moving in and not Sandy. Luckily where I'm at in NC we are not feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy. I pray that everyone that is affected stays safe.

Well, I had big plans for the weekend, if you remember from Friday's confession. Did we stick to plan?

We did go to the Lexington BBQ Festival. It was soooo many people. Ugh! It was hard to get into vendor booths, so I didn't really get to see what people were selling. I felt like I had to body surf through the crowd just to get to the booths, lol. I only took a measly four pics because I didn't even feel like whipping out my cam. I didn't want to be that person stopping randomly and disrupting the crowd flow. Never mind trying to get pics! You know who I'm talking about...usually it's a group of people. Surely you know those people. They are everywhere, shopping malls at Christmastime, Walmart, any crowded event. They randomly stop and stand there oblivious to the chaos they have caused to those behind them that are trying to go around them. So, again, I took no pics worth posting.

NOTE: This is not me but a representation of what I almost had to do just to see people's wares! And i think this pic is Lady Gaga which will explain the outfit-or lack of one.

First thing we did when we got to the festival was eat BBQ. It was ok. And we also had a funnel cake. To die for! Literally, to die for, I think it shaved a year off my life with all that fried dough and powdered sugary goodness, but it sure was yummy! And did you know that's the first time I've ever eaten a funnel cake? Usually I like the elephant ear at the fair. Same concept, fried dough but they use cinnamon sugar instead of powdered or something like that.

And speaking of, the place that we got the funnel cake from also sold fried butter. Um, really? Do people really eat that? I mean, don't get me wrong, butter is yummy on mashed potatoes, garlic bread, and grits, but by itself, no way! If anyone out there has ever had fried butter, I want to know. You can remain anonymous if you so wish.

Ok, so curiosity got the best of me and I could not wait for my readers to email me so I googled fried butter. Paula Dean has a recipe for fried butter balls. Really? I love Paula and she is the Queen of Southern Cuisine but I would not have seen coming a recipe for fried butter balls from Paula.

We did get to see Chairman of the Board, who I love!  They are a regional band that does beach and shag music. I think they were a lot bigger back in the day.

On the way back, we stopped at a pumpkin patch at a local church. Of course, the Hubs was like "Why don't we just go to Walmart?" To which I replied, "It's for a good cause. It's for the church." Plus I need happy pills before even entertaining the idea of setting foot into our local Walmart. It is really that insane. So when we got to the pumpkin patch, pumpkins were higher than we I had anticipated so we only ended up getting one. I wanted a really big one but they were asking $35. I just wasn't prepared to drop $100 on some pumpkins. Hopefully I will not get struck with lightning on the way home, lol.

And no, we have not yet carved our pumpkin yet. Maybe tonight?


  1. You know, I've never had a funnel cake either. I think what you guys call elephant ears, we call Beavertails - fried dough tossed in cinnamon and sugar, served hot... mmm... so good!

    It doesn't surprise me that there's such a thing as fried butter - they fry everything now. ;) I can say though that I have never ever tried it! lol!

    Walmart was a zoo the night I went last week. Apparently there is no "quiet time" there. *sigh*

    1. Gurrrlll, I love me an elephant ear/beavertail. Sounds like they are the same thing. I don't know what it us, but I prefer it to a funnel cake. I think it's the fried part of the elephant ear that sometimes gets a little crispy that makes it so yummy.

      Do not get me started on Walmart in my town. That is a whole separate post. Insanity!!! The Walmart near me also has Sams Club right beside it. It stresses me out just to drive through the parking lot, lol. No kidding.

  2. I think you can lose your southerner card for admitting that you had never had a funnel cake...but you might have redeemed yourself by admitting that you like beach/shag music!

    1. Girl, give me back my card! I also mentioned grits and Paula Deen in this same post so I feel I have redeemed it. :)