A Peach Moscow Mule?! Nothing sounds better right about now.
Source :: Heather Christo
How good does that look right about now?
Source :: remain simple
Last week, between a conference, long walks and some serious rain there were a TON of good eats to be had. Seriously, A TON. It was so gluttonous, so good and now I need to go work out. But, before I do, let’s relive some of the tastes of New Orleans.
Top left :: Mother’s Restaurant
This place runs like a well-oiled machine. A go-to spot for their famous baked ham, but I opted for the Ferdi Special.
Top center and right, middle right, bottom left :: Coquette
We stopped in on Tuesday and were surprised by ‘no menu Tuesday’ so our dinner became a five-course tasting menu feast, complete with wine pairing! The butternut squash gnocchi was my favorite but so much goodness course after course.
Middle left :: Peche Seafood Grill
Get the Louisiana Shrimp Roll and the Brussels Sprouts. Now!
Middle center :: The Royal House
Go with the ‘Taste of New Orleans’ for lunch. A sampling of jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish etouffee. The crawfish was easily my favorite!
Bottom right :: Cafe Du Monde
Beignets. All day. Every day.
Source :: my own
The fact that the end of February is nearing has me in a tizzy. So much to do, so little time but we all know how that goes. I realized I hadn’t done a life dump (a la Instagram snaps) lately so I give you some recent scenes from my adventures and a little background on each:
Source :: @elissa_erickson
For New Year’s Eve this year we hosted a little shindig complete with a mac and cheese bar. Since then, the mac and cheese bar has become my favorite way to feed a large group with varying taste buds but just this morning I happened upon this. Game changer?
Source :: What’s Gaby Cooking
I’m a serious meal planner so when I was looking ahead to next week and the book club brunch I’m hosting the wheels started turning. Thankfully the Pinterest gods brought this recipe to my attention and the wheels didn’t have to search for too long! I’ll report back on how it turns out but I have a feeling this feta spinach artichoke egg bake is going to be a new fave! I might just have to try it this weekend to be sure. Have a good one, friends!
Source :: Skinnytaste
For Christmas this year, we gifted the Red Head’s dad and step-mom a Friday night spent alongside the Erickson kids making pizza! The class syllabus looks is pretty intense (three types of pizza?!) and I couldn’t be more excited. Bring on the deep dish, the goat cheese, the accompanying glass of wine and a Friday night with family. It’s been a long week and I’m hoping the mozzarella helps take the edge off. Ha! Have a great weekend, friends!
Source :: Happyolks
With the sale of our house last month, there have been a lot of changes. A longer commute, a serious downsize in stuff, a larger yard (and lake!) that the pup just can’t seem to get enough of and, the best part, some roommates! The red head and I are living with his brother and his girlfriend for the time-being and when she got this blender for Christmas I was pumped to give it a try as well (roomie perks!). My obsession with it has grown tenfold the last few weeks as I’m whipping up smoothies and shakes left and right. Unfortunately, I tend to wake up well before the rest of the house so blending at 5:30 a.m. isn’t exactly ideal. So, last night I found the little bugger on sale and snagged my own to keep at work. I think I’ll be the most popular desk in no time!
Source :: Amazon
Over Christmas this year I became the proud owner of a spiralizer. Basically, the stuff dreams are made of. On Saturday I made shrimp scampi zoodles but I’m on the prowl for some other good recipes that I can spiralize. At this point, I’ll pretty much spiralize anything because I find it so enjoyable but I’d also like to make some good grub along the way. Seems like Hurry the Food Up has some gems in her arsenal but any others recipes I should give a whirl (pun!)?
Source :: Hurry the Food Up