Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Big E.. New Englands Great State Fair.. And a Show by Terry Fator

I have never been to a state fair... mainly because I always thought Massachusetts didn't have one... Boy was I wrong... Not only do we have a state fair, we are joined by Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine for a whopping six state fair called The Big E in Western Mass. We first heard about the fair last year and even though it lasts for 3 weeks, we of course never made it. So this year we said that's it we're going, and when my hubby found out Terry Fator winner of America's Got Talent a few years ago, was preforming he got us tickets for my birthday. 

The fair is absolutely huge!! With food vendors everywhere it is dizzying trying to decide what to eat, everywhere you look there is sausage and peppers, fried everything, and I mean everything, from pickles,    (we tried them yum!!) to Oreos'. We decided to bypass all the vendors and go straight to the Avenue of States, which houses you guessed it the six states, each with there own building. Inside these buildings were various things indigenous to that state. We headed straight for Maine to get a Lobster Roll, and boy were they yummy, but of course we needed more food so we headed to Connecticut which claims to be the place where Chocolate Covered Bacon was born. A must try for any bacon and chocolate lover, and it tasted as expected delicious!! Sorry we ate it so fast I couldn't get a picture...

But lets get down to business the two reasons some people come to The Big E... The Big E Cream Puff and The Big E Crazy Burger... 

Lets start with the Cream Puff a fluffy cloud of heaven... 

The Outrageous Craz-E Burger...

 Ok so that my friends is a Bacon Cheeseburger sandwiched between two glazed donuts .... yes it may be a heart attack waiting to happen but worth the try...

And of course the Terry Fator concert was unbelievable, he is so talented and I love Winston the Turtle he is my favorite!! All in all it was a great birthday celebration and we will definitely be going back to the Big E next year!! 

P.S Yes my blog looks different... while trying to change some things up I deleted my template.. Which is why I have been MIA for a while.. UGHHH and now I'm stuck with this while I try to fix it...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simple Scambled Eggs with Green and Yellow Zucchini

I am lucky enough to live in an area with a lot of farmers markets and vegetable stands. My next store neighbor even grows fresh blueberries all summer long, very convenient for me. So on an unexpected day off for both me and the hubby we decided to take a drive and get some fried clams down in Newport, Rhode Island.  Along the way we stopped at one of my favorite vegetable stands in Little Compton, RI that has the freshest and prettiest veggies around. I wish I had some pictures of the fabulous stuff they had on display, heirloom tomatoes of all different colors, red, orange, green, yellow, purple but I didn't bring my camera... *sigh*. 

I did however take a picture of what I brought home... and decided to whip up some scrambled eggs with the zucchini I picked up.

Not much of a recipe but here it goes:

Scrambled Eggs with Zucchini
Serves 2 
Items Needed:


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 green zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 3 slices American Cheese
  • salt
  • pepper

  • Scramble the eggs and set aside
  • Heat skillet to medium high and add the zucchini, salt and pepper to taste,then saute until slightly browned, add eggs and cheese and scramble away.. told ya not much of a recipe... Cook until preferred doneness

Eat and Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

    Thursday, September 2, 2010

    Gotham Steak, Miami

    I just got back from a whirlwind filled weekend getaway in South Beach Miami. We went down for a Bachlorette  celebration, for my best friend Karen. We stayed at the lovely  Eden Roc, right on the beach and had an amazing time!! Our hotel happened to be next to the famed Fountainbleau Hotel, and lucky for us they have fabulous restaurants in the Fountainbleau one of which was Gotham Steak, owned by Alfred Portale of the famed Gotham Bar and Grill in New York City. 

    Gotham Steak, Fountainbleau 

    Let me tell you this place did not disappoint!! You walk into the restaurant and are greeted by a great lounge and extremely friendly staff and then you look over to a gorgeous two story glass enclosed wine tower. We were seated on the lower level with a great big table right in front of the open kitchen. How lucky are we that Miami was offering a pre fix menu for most restaurants during what they were calling Miami Spice, or restaurant month  from Aug 1st until Sept 1st**. So for $35 we were able to order one of each of a choice of three appetizers, entrees and desserts. 

    For the first course I had the Summer Corn and Jumbo Lump Crab Risotto, which was so fresh and delicious that I could have had two servings. 

    For the entree I ordered the Grilled Prime Hanger Steak, with caramelized onions and Bearnaise Sauce. I enjoyed this very much but Liz ordered the Miso Marinated Black Cod which was to die for I should have ordered that.

    For dessert there was a choice of Tiramisu Brownie with Espresso Gelato or Milk Chocolate Candy Bar, with Salted Caramel Sorbet, both were delicious and so worth the extra calories!!! 
    Everything was so great from the atmosphere to the waitstaff, we really enjoyed this meal, even more so that we were able eat at very expensive place for a great deal. **As I finish writing this I just found that out that is has been so popular that they extended Miami Spice until September 30th. Lucky them!!!!!


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