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Baker’s Ribs and Fried Pies

Texas is a lot of fun! As we are driving through Ft. Worth and Texas, very early on a Saturday morning, the highway closes and all the traffic is diverted off, and then back on. Time for some major work, I guess, and early Saturday morning is probably one of the best times to do it.

Around mid-morning, we start seeing signs for Fried Pies. I have no idea what a fried pie is, so AdventureMan explains it to me, it is a round pie crust with a filling, usually fruit, folded in half, crimping the edges, and then deep fried.

Sounds like a lot of calories, LOL!

Then we start seeing more signs, and we decide it is a good time for a stop at Baker’s Ribs and Fried Pies.

We have to walk through the barbecue section to get to the pie section. Our downfall.

There are a million kinds of fried pies, so we buy an apricot, a peach, and a cherry, and we take a few bites, but we don’t want to eat the whole thing because it will spoil our lunch. Lunch . . . we can’t resist the barbecue. We buy a couple of smoked turkey sandwiches for later, the smell is just irresistible.

These girls were just so nice, and helpful. 🙂

This gal is making the pie crusts:

And this lady has just pulled out a batch of the fried pies (to the right)

Fried pies are delicious, and I learned you have to eat them fast or the liquid in the fruit makes the crust start to crumble. The smoked turkey was even better, maybe the best smoked turkey I have ever had. The sandwiches were a wonder.

Update: AdventureMan says choosing to eat fried pies is part of How Do You Want to Die? and that he is willing to sacrifice the few minutes those bites of fried pie might have cost him. (We don’t eat fried pies; this was an exception. Don’t do this at home!)

September 15, 2010 Posted by | Adventure, Cooking, Cultural, Customer Service, Eating Out, ExPat Life, Food, Travel | 5 Comments

Entering Texas

We needed to stop to gas up and stretch shortly after entering Texas, so while AdventureMan was picking out some CrackerJacks, I took a photo. I have a hard time imagining staying at this motel:

The climb up the volcano was a good thing; even though this is a long driving day, we are feeling good as we get close to Wichita Falls, where we will spend the night. The sun is setting behind us, so I capture it in the rear view mirror:

September 15, 2010 Posted by | Adventure, Beauty, ExPat Life, Travel | 1 Comment