Here’s the promised pictures for Holiday in the Park.  Enjoy the lights and pretty pictures.

So, I went on an all out eating spree that day as well.  Just to document all of the delectable treats that I sampled, here they are:

Lamb Gyro – This was pretty good.  I’m no connoisseur of gyros, but it tasted great.  I do suspect that they used a homemade ranch instead of yogurt.  Either that or there was a lot of dill in the yogurt.

Bread bowl filled with Gumbo – The gumbo wasn’t bad.  Not near spicy enough for me, but they had to make it for the other 99% (ha, see what I did there).  Bread was a typical hard roll, very yeasty.

German Roasted Nuts – I liked these, but they could have used more cinnamon.  The wife thought they were perfect.  She doesn’t like cinnamon as much as I do.

Atole (Chocolate) – This was good stuff.  It was like a creamy hot chocolate with a little mulled cider added.  I got this gratis while waiting for the tamales to arrive.

Tamales – These were chicken tamales, and I had my doubts about them.  I’m not a big tamale fan anyways.  Most of the time they turn out bland with way too much masa.  These, however, were excellent.  Very flavorful, spicy and just enough masa to keep them together.  So good.

Mexican Sweet Bread – This was very good as well.  A perfect compliment to the tamales and the atole.

Atole redux (Strawberry) – This was like warm strawberry milk.  So tasty.  Then come to find out there is no milk in it at all.  Atole is apparently a masa drink.  Whatever it’s made of, it’s definitely something I’m learning to make.

Fried Pickles – I’m new to the fried pickle scene, having only been eating them for the last year or so.  If only I had known of this tasty treat before.  These were some of the best I’ve had.  The batter was thicker than I’ve had on fried pickles, and it had a nice little spicy kick to it as well.  The pickles were mixed too, the normal pickle chips along with some pickle spears.

Fried Funny Bone – Yeah, I didn’t know what this was either, until I read the sign.  Once informed, I knew I had to have one.  Take a chocolate twinky filled with peanut butter creme and then dip that in chocolate.  Take that already decadent masterpiece and then batter and deep fry it.  That’s a fried funny bone.  It was delicious.

Needless to say pancreas and liver hate me.  I had a food hangover for the next day, and I’m back to my normal eating habits.  I’m slowly coming down off the carb binge and I’m in the lethargy stage, which hopefully will be over by the end of the week.

It was all worth it, though.