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Friday, June 09, 2006

Bake Off

Did anyone see the 2006 Pillsbury Bake-off special on Food Network? Every year I see the special I resolve to make up my own spectacular Pillsbury recipe. Why do I never do this? It's about everything I believe in (using prepackaged food to create something delicoso). *Speaking of delicioso...Caleb copies the backpack from Dora by saying, "yum yum yum yum yum deliciYUMso"--so cute!* Back to the contest. They don't have the information up yet for the next contest (if they do and I just didn't find it---email me or comment, please!) but that doesn't mean I can't start thinking about some awesome creations. My goal? I will enter at least one recipe delicioso to the Pillsbury bake-off.

There's another contest I'm entering. It's the Lancaster County Fair. I have got some awesome knitting (remember the gold medal winning Snowdrop Shawl?), crocheting, and a pretty good banana bread to enter. I might work on my baking skills and get some more goodies to enter. It costs $3 per category to enter. So, it would cost me $6 to enter the textiles and baked goods contests. Then, each product I enter is eligible to win up to $4 each. Think of the major money I could win! *sarcasm* But, it's all for the glory with me. I'll wear my ribbons proudly (and I better win some!).

But why stop at the county fair when I can conquer the STATE FAIR? Yep, that's right. I'll be there with my hand made goodness. I don't know what the prizes are but I'm sure they've got some sweet ribbons. The title of state fair winner is pretty prestigious (I know you all wish you could be state fair winners, right?) so I'll try not to let it go to my head when I win. *My parents are from Utah. I've never lived there. Unfortunately, I speak like a Utahn. Go back to that last sentence before the asterisk. "when I win" If you listen to me say this the only way you can tell the difference between the way I say 'when' and 'win' is context. Same thing with "whale" and "well". What's the deal (or in my case...dill)?*

Kids are waking up and I'm sure I've got some pee pee mess to clean up downstairs. Life is good.


  1. Good luck with the fairs! That is so fun! :) all the baking talk is making my mouth water!

  2. Perhaps you could work up a sweet picture on your side bar "when you win" or "win you win" that says "Featuring State Fair blue ribbon winner. . ." SWEET! Speaking of sweet I saw the wristbands at Target that say "Flippin' sweet!" NICE!!

    How many times did I write sweet in that comment. . .oh, well. SWeet!

  3. Oh, I didn't even say that I totally watched the contest and was thinking the same thing. . .we'll have to, of course, try out our experimental recipes together!

  4. Hi Christy! I've missed you! It's been a while since I took a stroll around blogland. How are ya?

    The kids are too cute! I never did write you back about the whole adoption/apergers thing did I? I sat down to it several times, but obviously got stuck. So far the general concensus is that Harry's issue isn't a PDD (or is it PPD?)thing, but his personality and quirks. He's still just 3, so we should have a better idea in the next year.

    Have fun with the fair! I think I'm going to start a knitting-for-the-fair knit-along at the yarnshop.

    Take care!

  5. OMG i totally thought the SAME exact thing about the contest! i was watching it saying I WANT TO COOK THERE. so i'm totally with you making up my own thing... that one that won! HOLY COW!!! that looked good! (well they all did)

    GO YOU with the fairs i'm thinking about the local ones here but it may be next year when i do it! i'm totally looking forward to what you make!

    and ps that so sucks about your SP experiences i am so sorry! be your own SP that's the way to go that way you get everything you want!