Since the moment I met my sweet husband I knew that he does not go to the fair (or anything similar) for any reason except the food. He has been known to use the map to plan his entire day’s activities around where the food stands are located. So my children are following in his footsteps!
We went to Tulip Time last night. We did watch the dutch dancing, the glockenspiel, and even the night time parade (which by the way is very cool with all the lights on the floats–however, I was freezing my tushy off!) But our primary purpose of the evening was definitely to eat as many different things as we could. Ok, youngest child just wanted to eat cheese pizza, but he still knew his mission was food. 🙂
So on the way home the kids made a list of everything that we all ate: pizza, corn dog, dutch ribbons (great curly potato chip things), some kind of a sausage we can’t pronounce, Pella bologna on a stick, dutch letters, cotton candy, dippin dots, and poffertjes. Our favorite thing of the evening was definitely the poffertjes!
Even youngest-I-only-eat-pizza-and-chocolate-son loved the poffertjes. (Ok he eats a few more things than just pizza and chocolate, but he is incredibly picky!) I am now thinking of buying a poffertjes pan to make this delicious tiny pancake like things at home. We ate three platefuls of them last night.
This site http://www.fantes.com/aebleskiver.html has both the pan and the recipe for these delectable little gems! Unfortunately, we have a flat top electric stove so I would have to buy the $50 pan. Hmmm…maybe a present for grandma? Then we can invite ourselves to dinner!
On a separate note it has been so freaking cold here for so long that most of the tulip haven’t bloomed yet! I honestly don’t remember that ever happening. We did find a few.