Anyway the old dagwood dog saga.
It was a tough one. We got to the show grounds around 11am. I made sure I had eaten first so I wasn't going to be overwhelmed by the smell of my favourite foods. I also packed a little bag with some chocolate slice (fructose free). Every year I walk in and instantly want a dagwood dog. They call to me, its like we have a connection. However something strange happened this year. I walked in and there was NOTHING. We did our lap around the grounds and I passed more food stands then rides, but still nothing. No whispers of "come eat me", nothing. 2.5 hours later I decided that we should stop for lunch. The 1 year old was grumpy and the 6 year old had last eaten at 7am. I knew he would be hungry, but wouldn't risk stopping for food. So I grabbed a hot chips to share with the 1 year old and gave the 6 year old a choice of; dagwood dog, hotdog, kebab, dagwood dog, pancakes, roast turkey, dagwood dog, pizza, steak burger, dagwood dog. I didn't want to sway him one way or another. Funnily enough he decided on a dagwood dog with sauce. I was happy with this decision, as I knew I could eat the rest of the dagwood dog (if there was any). Sometimes the 6 year old makes me think he was swapped at birth and belongs to some healthy family. He had 2 bites and demanded some fruit salad or a chicken sandwich... BLASPHEMY!!! He handed me the dagwood dog and said that I could have it. The moment I had been waiting for!! I took a small bite ready to enjoy my favourite treat of the year ANNNNND it was like taking a bite of pure disappointment. It tasted like gross dough... This was not how I remembered it. I quickly chucked it in the bin and lay in the foetal position on the ground, rocking back and forth trying to wipe this memory from my mind. Kinda like the time I watched The Never Ending story as an adult, after spending my whole life thinking it was the best movie in the world, to be like.."oh... thats not how I remembered it.. my memories are now ruined!!"
We left pretty soon after that, but I swore I would get another dagwood dog when we returned for the fireworks and rides with the grandparents. On our return we did the rides and I just have to quickly say, that my parents are amazing. The last 2 years when the show has come and my husband has been away for work. My Dad makes sure that the 6 year old gets to go on all the rides and do all the cool things that he would usually do with his Dad or with me (but I'm baby wrangling). I am so blessed. I wanted to say thank you to him, by buying his favourite chocolate showbag. A move that must have pissed off the sugarfree Gods, because as he was sitting there waiting for us to finish a ride, someone stole it from next to him... Coincidence?? Most likely a sugar free demon morphed into human form and stole it. But seriously... some people are a$$holes.
Anyway the night was drawing to an end and it was time to get something to eat. I got the kids their meals and was just in line to get my dagwood dog, when the fireworks started. I turned around to see the 1 year old clinging to her grandmother in a panic screaming. I raced back over because I knew that her nails turn into talons that can scratch your throat out when she is scared. We had to make a dash to the showbag pavillion and hide out there until the fireworks stopped and just like that it was time to go.... No dagwood dog for me this year! Well I did get that 1 bite, I guess I should count myself lucky or maybe even LUCKIER that my carnie food tastebuds have disappeared along with my love of sugar!!
Tonight I'm going out to a mexican restaurant with some friends. Mexican is known to be enemy of those trying to be sugar free BUT I've got a game plan! Nachos is a safe bet, as well as sweet potato fries! No cookies and cream dessert nachos for me this time though... sigh....
Tomorrow I will post some new recipes and pics of what I have been cooking this week!!