The Houston rodeo (the world's biggest) of course!
It was my first time seeing the full Houston rodeo as well since I bought us tickets to the rodeo championships and concert (country, of course!). The event really is huge - we spent 8+ hours and still saw just a fraction of the rodeo. As Karen put it, "It's like a zoo, museum, carnival, sporting/gladiator event, food festival, and music concert all rolled into one!"
We saw president #41 and the lady at the rodeo show too showing off their Texan pride. Pretty cool.
The prize wining sheep sold for >$260,000!! So I could have a barn animal for the price of full Stanford tuition.
A few years ago the prize winning steer was sold for > $360,000 - you can't even breed steer!! I bet that would have made for some tasty hot dogs to go with cornbread...
Corn Bread Dog MuffinsIngredients
1 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 cups milk
3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
5-6 hot dogs
Preheat oven to 400 deg F. Spray two mini muffin tins.
Grill, bake, boil, or microwave your hot dogs according to package directions until half cooked.
In a small bowl, combine cornmeal and milk. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix in the cornmeal mixture, eggs and oil until smooth. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan.
Cut your hot dogs into about 1 1/2 in pieces and place in the center of each muffin tin. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes until golden brown. Makes about 28 mini corn dog muffins.
Tip: If the tin doesn't cook evenly (like my el cheapo pans), bake in a water bath.