I had such a busy weekend, but I got to do do two of my favorite things – spend some time with my family at my sisters UCONN family weekend & go to the Big E 🙂

I hope you enjoy this ‘mostly-pictures’ post…

A sister selfie
A sister selfie at UCONN
Family pic with Jonathan!
Family pic with Jonathan! [Minus Matt + AJ]
Princess all moved into her new dorm!
Princess all moved into her new dorm!

I went home and watched The Proposal [for the millionth time] and was just in awe of how thick & gorgeous Sandra Bullocks ponytail was. Weird, but I was honestly mesmerized. Enough to take a picture of the TV lol. #Gimmie
THIS IS SUPER RANDOM…I went home and watched The Proposal [for the millionth time] and was just in awe of how thick & gorgeous Sandra Bullocks ponytail was. Weird, but I was honestly mesmerized. Enough to take a picture of the TV lol. #Gimmie
The next day, Mike & I went to the Big E! My favorite fair of the year! We spent all day shopping, playing, and of course, eating.

Obviously, I had my list of foods that I wanted to try [some of which are kind of hard to find – so for those that I remember, I’ll be sure to name where I found them! 🙂 ]…

Fried lasagna. Game changer! 100% on my annual must-eat list from here on out. [Fried lasagna can be found in the food court at Chicken Express]
Fried lasagna. Game changer! This was SO SO SO SOOOO good. 100% on my annual must-eat list from here on out. I sliced it up & dipped it into the marinara, a little easier when you’re on the go than fork & knifing it. [Chicken Express in the food court – $8]
Butter balls. I've been looking for the fried butter for 3 YEARS & finally found ! Unfortunately, I'm sad to report that it was underwhelming - and in my opinion a bit undercooked. It was a tad doughy - ew. But Mike loved it! [Butter balls can be found at Marion's Fried Dough - near gate 9A]
Butter balls. I’ve been looking for the fried butter for 3 YEARS & finally found it! Unfortunately, I’m sad to report that they were underwhelming – and in my opinion a bit undercooked. It was a tad doughy – ew. But Mike loved it! [Marion’s Fried Dough, $6 – near gate 9A]
Chocolate covered bacon [$3]. I had been dying to try this the past two years & when stopping at a BBQ spot to grab a drink, I saw it on the menu! This was AMAZING - may have been tied with fried lasagna as my favorite food of the day.
Chocolate covered bacon. I had been dying to try this the past two years & when stopping at a BBQ spot to grab a drink, I saw it on the menu! This was AMAZING – may have been tied with fried lasagna as my favorite food of the day. [I am SO sorry I cannot recall what the name of this place was, but it was a small BBQ spot – $3]
Mike loves fried ores, and he LOVES red velvet - so the new Red Velvet Fried Oreos were a must try! Fresh out the frier, drizzled with vanilla icing and topped with powdered sugar these definitely gave regular fried Oreos a run for their money. I didn't try, but Mike love them! [Coffee Break]
Mike loves fried oreos, and he LOVES red velvet – so the new Red Velvet Fried Oreos were a must try! Fresh out the frier, drizzled with vanilla icing and topped with powdered sugar these definitely gave regular fried Oreos a run for their money. I didn’t try, but Mike love them! [Coffee Break – $7]
Cheese fries. Bomb! I told Mike, under NO circumstances was I allowed to get a loaded baked potato. 1) I eat them more often than a normal person 2) I didn't want to kill my appetite for all the other fun foods. So, these bacon, cheddar, ranch fries supplemented. I took these to go & ate them [all] on our walk to the car!
Cheese fries. Bomb! I told Mike, under NO circumstances was I allowed to get a loaded baked potato. 1) I eat them more often than a normal person 2) I didn’t want to kill my appetite for all the other fun foods. So, these bacon, cheddar, ranch fries supplemented. I took these to go & ate them [all] on our walk to the car! [These were $8 – but I don’t remember where – one of the MANY french fry spots]
Not pictured: Mike’s pumpkin beer – served with a cinnamon/sugar rim [New England Craft Beer Pub – $7]. Mike’s lobster roll – he only likes hot & buttered ones, the state houses are all cold or lobster salad [International Lobster House -$13.75], Corn Dog – our first stop every year! [a corn dog spot right next to the smoked turkey legs!]

And I THINK that’s it for food…

Mike won the basketball game!
Mike won the basketball game!…
...But they totally played us & gave us this dinky little donut.
…But they totally played us & gave us this dinky little donut.
Dinky donut served as a pillow on the way home.
Dinky donut served as a pillow on the way home. #NotAmused
Stupid donut.
Stupid donut.

I will keep this little donut forever. We couldn’t stop laughing about it. Over all – a super successful Big E Trip! And as a bonus – we took a different route & had ZERO traffic coming in or out ;). I already want to go back! 🙁

 

Do you go to any Fall festivals/fairs?

What’s your favorite fair food?!

 

XOX