Laissez le bon temps rouler!
If you're very observant you may notice that this is the same picture I shared last Mardi Gras. After a busy afternoon making potato salad, jambalaya and beignets, and sharing this meal with my parents, I decided to cheat. Maybe I'll take a picture tomorrow. Or maybe not.
Anyway, as I said, we had a wonderful dinner featuring some favorite New Orleans foods and had a nice visit with my parents. It was one of those last minute invites. As I was cooking it occurred to me that I was going to have enough food to feed a small army. I called my mom and asked if they'd eaten yet or had dinner plans. They were just going to have leftovers and were more than happy to come enjoy a meal with us.
We were all stuffed from dinner and my dad was getting tired (he's been fighting a respiratory virus) so they didn't get to try the beignets. I fried up a few small ones for David and myself just a bit ago and they are rather delicious. I have enough dough left in the fridge to keep us in crispy little French doughnuts for days. I guess I'd better not give up doughnuts for Lent.
And now it is time for me to call it a night. I've got two different books going but tonight I think I'll go with "Nine Lives: Mystery, Magic, Death, and Life in New Orleans". Bonne nuit, y'all!