The Indiana State Fair is in full swing, and Indiana Dairy wants to make sure you enjoy what they have to offer at the fair grounds.
Anyone who has ever visited the State Fair can't help but notice the Dairy Barn, which happens to be a must on our fair agenda every single year. From the gooey grilled cheese to the thick and delicious milkshakes, we also treat ourselves to a yummy stop at the Dairy Barn.
I am especially looking forward to it this year because I've heard they have a new milkshake flavor...lemon! Ya'll know how much of a lemon freak I am...and I have to believe that will taste so refreshing during a sunny, warm day at the fair!
Plus another thing I love about the Dairy Barn is the reasonable prices! They really allow a family to enjoy some fair staples without emptying the wallet. Just take a look at this year's menu:
Open weekdays from 7 am-9 pm and weekends from 7 am- 10 pm, they also serve breakfast daily until 10 am. This year their featured sandwich is the Blue Moo- slices of blue and American cheese on sourdough bread. (I love that name! Too cute!) If you're looking for something a little healthier for the little ones at the fair, the Dairy Barn also offers the Fuel Up to Play 60 Kid's Meal-a great choice inspired by the Dairy Council's school health and wellness program. Plus, parents with babies with bottles can stop by the Dairy Barn anytime and they will fill them with milk for free!!
In addition, Indiana Dairy also sponsors the Cheese Sculpture, which will be unveiled August 7th, in the Dupont Food Pavilion. The sculpture this year will highlight the importance of childhood nutrition and starting your day with an energizing breakfast. And every day at 2 pm, also in the Dupont Food Pavilion, let Indiana Dairy's master chef show you how to prepare some delicious recipes. Plus, during one of the highlights of our visit every year, the daily parade at 6:30 pm, you can catch the dairy float rolling through the fairgrounds.
To celebrate our upcoming trip to the fair, I decided to highlight dairy by combining two favorites in our family. I've already told you how much we love the dairy barn and all of it's yummy offerings, but at the top of the list is definitely their grilled cheese sandwiches. Seriously, they are the best ones I've ever had in my life! And the other one is pizza at the fair. While they don't offer it at the Dairy Barn, we always seem to find more than one vendor offering huge slices of pizza, perfect for a certain little boy! Actually last year, he had a Dairy Barn meal, complete with grilled cheese and milk, for lunch and pizza for supper. So I figured why not take both of Alex's favorites and turn them into one tasty, easy sandwich, perfect for a simple summer supper.
If you are heading down to the State Fair, please include the Dairy Barn in your visit. You won't regret it! And be sure to have a grilled cheese and lemon milkshake for me!!
Pizza Grilled Cheese
Sliced mozzarella cheese
Sliced White Button Mushrooms
Garlic and Herb Italian Bread, sliced medium
Pizza Sauce for dipping
Spread bread slices on one side each with butter or margarine. On bottom piece of bread layer cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and another slice of cheese. Top with another slice of bread, butter side up. Cook in a large skillet over medium heat until both sides are golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce on side. *NOTE* I found my bread in the bakery section at Walmart. If you can't find it, regular Italian or French bread would also work. Or even some sliced garlic bread!