Howdy Y’all … it is time for the Longhorns to beat OU this weekend at the Cotton Bowl aka Texas State Fair. I have such fond memories of going to the TSF each fall and seeing BIG TEX. He would welcome everyone and scare the … bleep out of me each time because he would say “Howdy Y’all … Welcome to the TEXAS State Fair … every 15 minutes …
did I forget to mention that he was really BIG, originally at 49 feet tall, made of papier mache and iron pipe! He was originally created as a Santa Claus to help boost holiday sales in the Dallas area in 1949. Big Tex made his debut in 1951 at the fair when R.L. Thorton purchased “the Santa” for $750. After a Texas style makeover he became BIG TEX at 52 feet tall!
So while I was strolling down memory lane earlier today on the TSF website, I was looking to see what foods they were fixin’ – deep fried Texas style and oh so NOT Gluten Free! I wanted to get some inspiration and ideas as to what … if anything I could make similarly … but Gluten Free.
Here are a few of their fixins’
Deep Fried Peanuts – YUM
BBQ Stuffed Wings … everything is better when it is stuffed
Stuffed Wings on a Stick – oh! stuffed and on a stick – BONUS
BBQ Stuffed Wings …. some more stuffed
Texas BBQ Boomerangs … this sounds like it will come back to haunt you for days …
Deep Fried Pizza … are you kidding me??!!
Fried Apple and Peanut Butter on a Stick – Now you are talking …
Chocolate Jalapenos … it is possible
So I am going to work on these 2 (that are bolded), and get back to you on the results.
In the meantime … I’m going to start fixin’ my version of –
Gluten Free Football Food for the Longhorn Game
- Spicy BBQ Chili with Fritos
- Cornbread stuffed with Chorizo
- Pickles on a stick … this counts as a veggie … right?
- Apple slices with Almond Butter wrapped in Bacon … on a stick!
You can still have fun with Gluten Free Food as long as you find some inspiration and motivation.
HOOK EM’ HORNS !!!!