"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Friday, August 14, 2015

2015 County Fair Part 2

I entered several items in the baked goods division. Each year I try and enter things I have never made before or I will use a completely different recipe.  I do this as  a personal challenge to keep me on my toes!

My granola recipe~thanks Alton Brown (with a tweak or two), 
received a first place and a Grand Champion ribbon in that category. 

Also in the above photo, top left, I entered a nut sampler of
peppered pecans, curry almonds, and sweet peanuts which I filled in cone
shaped paper and put in a tin.   For this, I received a second place ribbon.
Bill loved the curry almonds and I will be sharing a recipe. 

In addition, the bucket on the right of the granola is my
decorated not tasted entry.  I made a red white and blue popcorn 
tin, decorated with Americana fabric, woven fabric, and an American 
flag.  For the record, the popcorn tasted delish.  I made it with sugar
like a popcorn ball and added the food coloring to make the tri colored corn.
I received a first place ribbon in this category. 

It seems like many of my entries this year are blocked by
the name tag and ribbon~the above photo is my candy entry.
I entered citrus peeled candy.  I had never had citrus peeled candy 
but I will be making this often.  I prefer the orange and grapefruit
peels the best, but the lemons and limes were wonderful as well.
I suppose the boiling three times before boiling with water was helpful
then adding sugar to the water and rolling the peels in powdered sugar
helped.  I guess I am a new found sugar junkie~well kind of!

I also entered herbed peasant rolls.  I modified a recipe I found 
online to add onions!  I received a second place ribbon for these.

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