Friday, May 18, 2012

NOLA: Four days of food

My work trip to New Orleans went a bit like this...

Fly all day....arrive and eat a delicious meal.

Catfish almondine

Next day, hang out in 2nd grade with a fabulous team of educators, enjoy the best grilled shrimp salad.  Then work more, and then dinner includes pecan crusted catfish and a bread pudding.

Repeat the same thing the next day, but instead substitute a shrimp po'boy for lunch ....


and a decadent dinner at The Bon Ton Cafe.

Bon Ton Cafe



Fried Crawfish Tails

Redfish Bon Ton

Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce

Last day, breakfast from Cafe du Monde, work work work, and then have lunch catered by John Besh's Luke restaurant.  Shrimp and Grits.  Probably my favorite meal.

Breakfast of Champions

Shrimp and Grits

Then hop on a plane and come home.  Fortunately, there was a bit of time for knitting on the plane and reading.  Goodness, the girls I worked with in NOLA insisted I download and read Fifty Shades of Grey on the flight home...finished it in one day.  

Now back to eating healthy, physical therapy, and swimming...and KNITTING!  I've missed my needles these past few weeks with all the party planning and traveling.  Definitely looking forward to relaxing a bit this weekend!

Happy Weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Discoknits said...

So, is that a recommend for fifty shades of grey? All that food is making me hungry for my breakfast now :0) I think we've missed your knitting on the needles too ;0)

kate said...

A shrimp po'boy could be considered a breakfast food, right? Hungry!

SissySees said...

Cry... I miss NOLA! I gained four pounds while I was there though...

Peppermint Mocha Mama said...

Oh how I miss Cafe du Monde... thanks for having some beignets for me.