February 09, 2009

My mouth took a little trip to Nawlins

This weekend I celebrated my something-somethieth birthday. On Saturday morning I woke up to streamers and balloons and felt much younger than my something-something years. Thank you TB!

For the past 5 years or so, it's been a tradition for TB and I to round up a few friends and head over to my favorite restaurant, La Louisiane, to celebrate our pants off. We began the evening with an assortment of appetizers: crab cakes, hush puppies (spicy deep-fried cornmeal dumplings), and sweet potato fries with cajun mayonnaise. I ordered my usual paneed breast of chicken and shrimp (I can't resist the Creole green mustard peppercorn sauce). For desert I had the bread pudding, while others ordered delectable confections like the bananas foster (bananas and vanilla ice cream in a warm sauce of butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum, and banana liqueur), and the chocolate pecan pie.

It makes for a bright spot in an otherwise bleak month. The other bright spot this February is ... ta da! ... larger photographs on my blog. Yay!


Bethelyn K. Photography said...

happy birthday!!! the meal sounds devine!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I'm salivating just thinking about it. Sounds like it was a great birthday. Hope the rest of your year is as lovely.

sølvi said...

Happy birthday. I love cajun cooking. Hopefully I'll be able to go to New Orleans for easter so I can get myself some proper food again.

Lyle Robinson said...

Yay...that's a picture of my delicious Banana's Foster...:)