Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cranberry Festival

So, this weekend we went to a cranberry festival in Wareham, Ma which is about a 45 min drive from us. We heard about it from Debi and Martin who were in town visiting last week. (We did a ton of fun things with them but unfortunately don't have much pictures to prove it) They took one day and went down to Cape Cod and the surrounding areas and heard about these festivals while they were checking out a cranberry bog.

There were a couple of cranberry festivals going on and we choose this one mainly because it was only $2 to get in. There was a bus that took you around to see some cranberry bogs and explain how they get picked etc. There was also a music circle that Andrew loved! He was so cute, banging drums and shaking maracas. It was cold, but thanks to his Nana he was suited up perfectly with his cute hat and sweater. The only way we could get him to keep his hat on was to have Nick have his hood on. It is so cute that Andrew already wants to be just like his Daddy.
For me the highlight was the food. We couldn't decide between fried dough and a fried snickers bar, so of course we got both. They were both amazing, although I think I prefer my fried dough with just cinnamon and sugar instead of the powdered sugar the dude that was making it poured on without even asking.

I came home with 6 lbs of cranberries and so I just made this yummy cranberry orange bread. I know I'm going to use some for Thanksgiving cranberry sauce but if you guys have any other yummy cranberry suggestions or recipes please throw them my way.

My two handsome boys






Our little drummer boy

Scarfing down our fried dough. We didn't give this to him, he just launched at it. (who could blame him?)

Below is a video of me trying a fried snickers for the first time. It was pretty amazing.

8 comments:

lyndsey said...

mmmm fried goodness. haha nick looks like such a cholo w/ the hood on. is it getting super cold up there already?

Janssen said...

Looks like a blast!

Let us know next time you head out somewhere fun - we'd love to tag along :)

Queen Bee said...

Oh, he is SO STINKING CUTE!!!!!!!!! Mom and Dad are cute, too but Andrew . . .

daned34 said...

Okay some things just should not be fried-Snicker is one of them. LOL. But I am glad you enjoyed it Jamie. It looks like you guys had a great time! And Andrew gets cuter every day!

Brian and Elizabeth Shelley said...

That looks soooo good. We miss you guys!

marisa said...

mmmmmmm, fried snickers! I've always wondered what they were like... I've only seen them on TV on those shows about fair food.

Lindsey said...

Oh my!!! The cutest pictures ever! Too bad you didn't get one with all three of you; it would have been such cute christmas cards! Glad you enjoyed the fried snickers. Looked pretty good....

Kim said...

I have a great Cranberry-Pear Crumble recipe...email me at kimskitchensink [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll send it to you! We usually have it at Thanksgiving, and then throughout the winter as well.