Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring time = Crawfish!

mmmmmm...our feast at the Crawfish Festival.
When you go to a festival in New Orleans, you are always in for a culinary treat.  Here is a list of the delicious eats served over this past weekend in St. Bernard:
Crawfish Pasta
Eggplant Pirogue with Crawfish Sauce
Crawfish Po-boys
Crawfish Potatoes
Grilled Catfish with Crawfish Sauce
Crawfish Cakes
Potato with Crawfish Sauce
Crawfish Fried Rice
Corn and Crawfish Soup
Crawfish and Sausage Jambalaya
Crawfish and Sausage Gumbo
Crawfish Eggroll
Crawfish Sherrie
Crawfish Etouffee
Crawfish Bread
Soft Shell Crawfish and Crab
Artichoke and Crawfish Dip
Crawfish Quesadillas
Crawfish Remoulade
Shrimp Wrap with Crawfish Sauce
Crawfish Bisque
Crawfish Spinach Bread Bowl
Crawfish Beignets
Crawfish Pie 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Oyster Plates

Some people say that one should not eat Oysters in a "non-R" month (May - August).  I have no fear and eat them year round -- quite frankly, I don't want to live if I can't eat raw oysters.  Look at these beautiful vintage Oyster plates I saw on Royal Street yesterday.  The Oyster Jubilee is tomorrow at 11AM in the 300 Block of Bourbon.  

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


This lady knows how to have a good time!
Cheers to you Miss M and Thank you so much!

Everybody Wins (both of us)!

I did not have ricotta.  Instead, I subbed greek yogurt.  (worked out just fine)

Bucatini:  spaghetti-like strands of pasta that are thicker than spaghetti, with a thin, drinking straw like hole in the center 


... then a couple of days later, we enjoyed a meatball sandwich

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

NO Public School Fundraiser

I don't remember the crawfish, the bands or the beer at my Elementary School's Fundraisers growing up?  Oh right, I grew up in North Mississippi.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ponchatoula Strawberries

The Strawberry Festival is soon!
I think I would enjoy being a Strawberry Queen.
Since the chances of that happening are slim to none -- I am happy waving my ice cream scoop at my "kooky" neighbors through the kitchen window while enjoying my homemade Strawberry Sorbet!  Winner!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Last Night's Supper

You can't go wrong with Jaques Pepin, right?  This chicken was super quick and full of flavor.  I used a boneless skinless breast rather than the legs the recipe calls for.  Also, I didn't have any sweet apple cider so I improvised with a few tablespoons of apple jelly watered down to give me a 1/2 cup of liquid.  Weird?... maybe, but worked out just fine!  And I chopped some little matchsticks of squash and zucchini as a side.  As always I forgot to sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

cornmeal biscuit

These biscuits were so quick and exactly the instant gratification I wanted!  I halved the recipe and it still made a dozen -- I'll have to let you know if they freeze well.  I can report that the biscuits are delicious toasted with honey.  And speaking of honey ... I have been gifted some super honey recently:  Algier's Honey from across the river and another from The Savannah Bee Company.  Thanks M!

Hand Pie

Hubig's Pies are cute and made just down the street from my house.  You can pop into the factory and buy a T-shirt or visit the online store and get pies shipped right to your door.  They will even print a custom message right on the label!  I like the "Hu-Dat" that has been seen recently on the labels. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sausage Biscuit Pinhweels

A personal favorite!
One tube of refrigerator biscuits in a can.
One tube of sausage - I think Maple is best.
Roll out biscuits, spread sausage all over dough. roll. slice and bake until golden brown.
Serve hot and with jelly or jam.  Mayhaw jelly is a lot like grape.  (click on the link and scroll down to read, "What is a Mayhaw?")