And I think we all know what that means!
It’s time for the County Fair!!!
A time to celebrate the abundant harvest of local producers!!!
A time to rejoice in the bounty of the good earth and think of creative ways to preserve the fruit of the garden to use the rest of the year!
It’s a time for canning!
Making jams and sauces and homemade soups!
Peeling the fruits of your labor!
Grinding your own Grain!
Especially if like me, you are a best selling cook book author! This is the season when your senses COME ALIVE! You begin to explore the wonder of the local farmers all around you! You visit their orchards and their dairys and their cute little farm stands! You gather acorn squash, pumpkins, fresh herbs, plump tomatoes, spicy peppers and loads and loads of freshly picked cucumbers! And then you bring it all home and create fresh dishes that display the culinary wonder of your particular region! Because you are a cook! A cook who loves to explore new flavors and celebrate the ingredients grown in dirt of your very own stomping grounds!
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So strap on your industrial strength bib overalls girlfriends! Because today in honor of the County Fair, we are going to sample some of the best produce that my little corner of Oklahoma has to offer! You know what I’m talking about!!!!
You know what I think is awesome?
How I can get all the freshness of the County Fair at my small town Sonic!
I didn’t even have to GO to the County Fair to partake in the bountiful buffet of delectable deliciousness!
So why would I????
All I have to do is make it to the outskirts of Pawhuska, and push the magic button at our own Sonic Drive Inn! And that’s when I heard these magic words…
“Hello! Welcome to Sonic! May I interest you in our harvest pumpkin ice cream shake?”
“Oh my goodness! You are SO speaking my language! You betcha! I’ll take six of them! And thanks Sonic for inspiring me to be a better chef for myself, my family and the entire world!”
“Would you like some cheesy tots to go with that?”
“You know I would!”
I swear! It’s like the folks at Sonic can read my MIND!!!!
But you know what’s even better than getting corndogs at Sonic???
Making your own corndogs at HOME!
Which is so easy guys!
You won’t even believe it!
And I would totally show you how to do it, but mama is a little busy making love to a certain corndog right now.
Oh My Gawd this is SO GOOD!
You big brute!
You are so strong and yet so tender at the same time!
I love how you make me feel so utterly contented!
As if every corpuscle of my being was filled with the liquefied lard of your love!
And after I drink of your nectar, all I want to do is lie down and take a nap!
A nap that is filled with dreams.
I wander through an endless field of corn dogs! I yank them out by the roots and miraculously a fried cheesestick instantly fills the hole. No matter how much I harvest, there is always more! It’s a field of plenty! Corndogs and fried cheese popping up everywhere! I eat and I eat and I eat! I grow plump on the lard of the land! Sonic asks me to do commercials for them and they pay for the gastric bypass so that I can look my best! I then become a spokesperson for gastric bypasses! I go on the Today Show and Al Roker and I have an emotional moment talking about our former lives among the corndog fields of doom. He makes me a spinach salad. I give him a plate of fried cheese. He slaps me hard and tells me to remember the jiggle!
Remember the jiggle!
Remember the jiggle!
I wake up to find a cold, congealed corndog smashed all over my sheets.
With a face full of tears I begin to scoop it up and poke it down my pie hole! What did the corn dog do to deserve such foul treatment!
What did the corndog do!?!?!?!?!?
And that’s when he shows me his softer side.
He reveals his tender innards!
And I can’t help myself!
I take him right then and right there!
Mmmmmm! Mmmmmm! Mmmmmm!
So tasty. So good!
Let me smell you corn dog!
Let me inhale your virulent vapors.
I love the way your aroma clings to the interior of my car, inhabits my skin cells, and lingers for days on the roof of my mouth.
Let’s explore your inner mysteries corndog!
I want to know everything about you!!!
From your piggy parts to your wholesome cornmeal outer wrapping!
Nothing on earth satisfies me the way you do!
Why would you only want to partake of this food miracle at the County Fair or on occasional visits to your local Sonic Drive Inn??
Please join with me to bring the homemade corndog back to the average American palate!
Because the wholesomeness of the County Fair should live on you and your plate all year round!
Where it will reside in your arteries until the day you die!
Piece by piece.
Finger by finger.
Toe by toe.
Foot by foot.
And leg by tender leg.
So eat up America!
You. Are. Welcome!!!!