Thursday, September 2, 2010

There's Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Bread. There's Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Juice, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds . . .

It's not a proper farewell to summer without visiting the Alaska State Fair. And it's not a proper visit to the Alaska State Fair without swinging by the exhibit of freakishly huge vegetables. This pumpkin was just barely bigger than me, weighing in at 902 pounds. If only I would have eaten one more corn dog.
































Dinner last night: veggie stir fry over rice

Exactly one year ago:

Exactly two years ago:



11 comments:

Mother Mayhem said...

I can never think of the fair without hearing Templeton singing with that ole goose in Charlotte's Web... Smorgasbord... Orgasbord...

blueviolet said...

That is positively monstrous! I have never been to a state fair. I need to fix that!

Kathy G said...

What do you think they do with those big prize-winning vegetables afterwards? I wouldn't think they'd be particularly edible.

varunner said...

You forgot pumpkin pound cake - which I made this week from a recipe I found online. Yum! It's still 90* outside but mentally, I'm moving on to fall. :-)

nevertoooldforangst.com said...

We get the county fair here, though thankfully not during our otherwordly, Africa-hot summers. They don't usually have the giant veggies, just the side-show, freakish animals. I'd take a giant pumpkin over a two-headed goat any day. Because I'd eat the planetary pumpkin, but not the two-headed goat. Too much guilt.

Michele said...

My daughter's boyfriend thinks that giant vegetables are the answer to world hunger. I wonder if he's on to something?

Michelle Hoad said...

Holy cow! We just planted our pumpkins. It's still 104 here. You can laugh now. I bet those seeds are huge too. I love roasted pumpkin seeds.

Lee said...

I love the vegetables. Can't imagine all that I could bake with it... oh, pumpkin is my favorite!

Karen Peterson said...

I'm always so amazed at giant vegetables. I also always find myself wondering what the heck they do with them later. Because, the bigger they are, the less flavorful, right?

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Seriously? Is there radiation involved in these things?

lilmansworld said...

at the Indiana State Fair, they would have tried to Fry a pumpkin, so count your blessings!