If you have never been to a party or open house we hold, then you have missed out because you would know that we know how to bake/cook. This Christmas, plan to attend our open house and partake of some yummy treats like these:
Esther’s Baked Goods Results:
Cherry Pie- 2nd place = $3.75 She was behind one of her best friends who also won best of show for her cherry pie. Our first attempt EVER at a cherry pie from scratch ended up being a bit runny, but how would we know that until it was cut into?
Monster Cookies – 2nd place = $2.50 They ended up flat because I wasn’t paying attention and she made them will butter instead of margarine. They taste great but just went flat on her.
Buckeyes – one of our staples at open houses – 1st place = $2.50
Banana Cake – 1st place = $4.25 This banana cake has been entered into the fair multiple times. Once by Grandma Z. and it didn’t win. Once by me (mom) and I got 2nd place and now Esther wins FIRST. The little stinker! What is even funnier is that both Grandma and I took the time to make the fancy labor intensive frosting (Hope Church Frosting) that we “traditionally” use on this cake but Esther didn’t really have the time so we just made a quickie butter cream and it wins! Go figure.
Esther still has one more thing to enter and be judged on before I will total her winnings. She has to take some more marigolds to the fair on Friday for the second judging over the weekend.
Tricia’s Final Results
My last item to be judged was my Sugarfree Apple Pie. I don’t care for 2 crust pies but this one calls for it. I prefer an apple pie with a crumble topping. 🙂
Sugarfree Apple Pie – 3rd place = $3.00
Oh yeah, my Banana Bread did not place.
So that brings my totals to:
One – 3rd place
Three – 2nd place
Four – 1st place
One – BEST OF SHOW
With total premiums = $29.50 unless I get another $5.50 for first place also for the Best of Show Afghan, then it would be $35.
Remember my entrance fee was $22. So I barely covered it.
I thought we had to leave our baked goods there for duration of the fair, which is why they ask us if we want to auction them off. BUT… I was wrong. We are allowed to pick them up that same evening after judging. Which I did, and now I have 2 pies and a cake (all with a piece or 2 out of them) to take to the Lake this weekend. 🙂