Happy Friday the 13th - muwahahaha!
I always associate Friday the 13th with the movie, but did you know that superstition attached to the ominous date is actually rooted in ancient times? Apparently Friday has historically been considered unlucky, and there are multiple theories as to why the number 13 is particularly awful.
Some claim the bible tells us the number is 13 is unlucky. After all, Judas, the man who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th guest at the last supper. Others say witches used to gather in groups of 12 in ancient Rome, and the 13th one to join the group was the devil.
Apparently, so many people fear the number 13 that 80% of high-rises lack a 13th floor, many airports skip the 13th gate and hospitals and hotels regularly have no room 13. 17-21 million people in the US are said to suffer from paralyzing fear of Friday the 13th – unable to even leave their homes!
Me? Well, I stared Friday the 13th dead in the face and said – “I’m going to go on a walk and then eat breakfast. So, there.”
Are you superstitious about Friday the 13th?
This breakfast? An Egg & Bacon Breakfast Sandwich with a Peach!
This tasty brekkie came together in 5 minutes flat. While I preheated my skillet, I put a Thin Bun in the toaster and placed 2 pieces of center-cut bacon in between paper towels on a plate and popped it into the microwave.
Bacon goes for two minutes, same for the egg and the Thin Bun was waiting for me when everything else was done!
Sunny side UP! 8) How do you like your eggs?
The look of this egg totally reminded me of the movie Casper, with Christina Ricci, when he turned himself into an egg. HA!
Served with a near-perfect peach on the side.
I literally can’t get over how sweet they are!!!
Salty bacon sandwich + sweet peach slices = perfect balance of flavahs.
I’m going out to lunch with some co-workers this afternoon so no lunch to report, but in other news…
The Iowa State Fair is in town!
The Iowa State Fair is a HUGE deal – it’s even in the 1,000 Places To See Before You Die book!
Us central Iowans look forward to it every single year. There’s so much to do, see and EAT! Some of my favorite fair foods include corndogs, mini doughnuts & cheese curds, all of which I consumed last year. Since the fair only comes around once a year, I give myself permission to indulge. During the rest of the year though, I make fair food favorites a little bit healthier at home! Like:
Banana Soft Serve instead of ice cream.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries instead of deep-fried french fries.
Panko Crusted Baked Pork Tenderloin instead of deep-fried pork tenderloin.
Of course you can’t talk about fair food without mentioning food on a stick! Don’t worry, the fair’s website has an entire page dedicated to them! Among the craziest:
- Octodog (hotdog in the shape of an octopus) – gross
- Hot bologna on-a-stick – grosser
- Fudge Puppy (waffle drenched in chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream) – I’m intrigued
- Dutch letters on-a-stick – my Mom might like that
- Deep fried hot dog on-a-stick – would miss the corn batter
- Potato Lollipop (4 thick slices of russet potato deep fried and on-a-stick with dipping sauces) – hmmm, what?
- Pineapple on-a-stick (Fresh pineapple dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried) – WHY!?
- Cornbrat on-a-stick (bratwurst dipped in corndog batter) – OH. NO!
I pray that Ben and I do not walk by the Cornbrat on-a-stick stand when we make it to the fair. They will have to chase him away with sticks as he attempts to eat their entire inventory! Remember his hotwurst? Now picture that breaded and fried. Ahh!
At any rate, TGIF, friends. I’m off to get this party started. I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Is the state fair a big deal where you live? What’s your favorite fair food? Do you attempt to keep it healthy, or do you indulge at the fair?