Sunday, August 05, 2007

Guess What We're Eating?

If you guessed Beignet, you are correct! We went back home to Louisiana this summer and had the pleasure of visiting one of my favorites indulgences ....Cafe Du Monde ! The French Quarters and Canal Street is in tact and we were surprised to see that Kenner is doing much better as well. As for the 9th ward we didn't venture off to see what it was like because I was not mentally ready to "no progress." Many of our family members shared enough about it and I'm just not ready yet.

We visited a couple of friends in other areas and found that their homes had been rebuilt and they are in good health as well. I almost felt a little selfish going down there to indulge in the good eats and treats but then Beignet (below left) reminded me that we are helping by visiting as tourist and business owners were very happy to receive all patrons.

One thing I was not ready for was many of the businesses only accepted CASH. I'm not a cash kind of girl so I was slightly inconvenienced...but how could I complain when two years prior some people lost everything they had? Needless to say, I got it together real quick.

Here's Roux (below left) standing next to he and Pralines favorite candy shop, which was closed! After Katrina, many stores close early now and that took some getting used to during the visit.
On a hair note, someone asked me and Praline and I quote, "how long have you all been wearing Reggae hair?" We were not offended, it was actually funny and then I proceeded to educate.
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13 comments:

Mel said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time; it's good to hear that lives are being rebuilt after such devastation.

Reggae hair - LOL!

brunsli said...

Awww, how fun! It's great to hear good news from New Orleans.

Reggae hair - how funny!

Brenda said...

I went there for my honeymoon, so it holds a special place. I'd love to visit again soon and this time take the kids.

Meikmeika said...

Reggae Hair???!!!! LOL!!! That had to be an interesting situations.

You guys look like you were having fun and eating some good food!!

Goodnapps said...

I love me some good eats too. Do ya thang honey.

I'm laughing at the reggae hair comment too.

Tra said...

Aww this is a good post!

We were in the N O for Essence Festival and I have been meaning to post my pics. I also visited Cafe Du Monde and the Beignets were so good. I had mine with chocolate milk because it was just to darn hot for coffee.

Alise M. said...

Yummy! That looks so good. I've never had a beignet and I've been to France 4 times and to New Orleans once. Looks like I'm gonna need to add another one to that list of things to do before I die (smile).

SistaLocd said...

Glad you could visit your hometown and have fun!

muslimahlocs said...

i love travel pics, especially pics of places that i have been. makes me nostalgic. thanks for the memories.

Chosen Vessel said...

How wonderful :) My DH is from your neck of the woods and I am looking forward to going home for Thanksgiving, we have not been there since Katrina hit.

When I looked at your photo's, "especially the one of you eating a Beignet," I wanted to get on the plane right away (LOL).

Jenn Jenn said...

I am soo glad you had a wonderful time in LA !!! I see ya with your DFJ shirt on...

You go girl..

Jenn Jenn

What I blog about said...

Yummy!!!!!! Glad ya'll had a good time!

Myte1 said...

i had to stop myself from eating to many beignet...they are so good at that cafe when i went down...