Friday, August 31, 2012

Pawpaw Festival

Pat invited me to the 5th Annual Pawpaw Festival at Jack Warren Park in Lewisville. Seems we had missed the first four years, so it was time to check this out! 

Weldon thought that paw-paws were what mee-maws were looking for on, but we're not going to talk about that on this blog. I, on the other hand, had heard of pawpaws, 'cause I had a well-rounded upbringing, complete with famous and ridiculous children's songs, including:
♪♫ Picking up pawpaws, put 'em in a basket ♫♪
The internet and many people who know the song will say that it's actually "put 'em in your pocket." But look at those pawpaws. If I were going to be picking them up, I'd want a basket!
We learned a lot about pawpaws from the various speakers and it made me want to rush home and plant some trees. However, I don't suppose that will happen any time soon.
There were free samples of treats mee-maw made with paw-paw. Wait! What did I just say?? Going clockwise, starting at the white cup: pawpaw ice cream (melting and delish - I drank it!), ham spread on a cracker (tasty), pawpaw bread (sample was too small), and pawpaw trifle (quite luscious).

What a wonderful festival! It made me a fan of pawpaws!