Friday, May 4, 2012

SMALL CRUSTACEANS & SOME FUN

CAJUN NIGHT CAME TO TOWN

We were welcomed inside
with some colorful beads
VENISON was NOT on the MENU
...But... CRAWFISH, Potatoes
and JAMBALAYA were.
They had corn on the cob too.
But can't chew on that with our teeth.
These little guys yield about a
thumb full of meat, if you're lucky.
OR YOU MIGHT ENCOUNTER THIS
"The ONE that GOT away."
DO YOU SEE THE SIZE
OF THAT CRUSTACEAN?
MUST have had a LOBSTER
for a parent?
Before DESSERTS though...
We HAD to GET a
SECOND HELPING
of those
CRAWDADS.

 Also had some AUTHENTIC
NEW ORLEANS GUMBO.
AND THE
 "PIECE DE RESISTANCE"
Don't JUDGE. There are two pieces, I know.
I'd be LYING if I said one of them
was for my husband. But it WAS.

26 comments:

That corgi :) said...

Looks like a fun time! I would have taken two pieces of that dessert myself!! I bet it was delicious!!

enjoy the weekend!

betty

Jon said...

Why am I suddenly very hungry???

Belle said...

I'm glad you got to see New Orleans. The cake looks scrumptious.

jack69 said...

I love Florida and Maine lobster, but I have not yet been able to handle the crawdads. ha!

I think it is watching a true Cajun eat them, I cannot do that!But the rest sure looks good!!!
Neat pictures of the meal.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Last summer we visited New Orleans and 2 of my grandsons just loved the crawdads. I didn't get brave enough to try them out. I like the looks of that dessert.

Tami said...

I am allergic to seafood. I could eat the dessert though! :-)

RoeH said...

The soup looks delicious. And that dessert little thingy. Here's hoping they are both SMALL pieces. For me anyway. I've never eaten lobster. I can't get past the way they are cooked. :(

Buttercup said...

I would have loved that. I really like New Orleans cuisine and I would have had a good time with the dessert. Have a sweet Saturday!

Funny in My Mind said...

I love that look on your face!
Like "call me a liar and I will CUT you!"
Never had a crawdad but I do love me some of their big cousins, the lobsters.

Bobbi said...

YUM! Everything looks good... especially the dessert. Now, I've never eaten a crawdad before. What do they taste like? They look... strange. I think it's the little leggy things that make me think I'd pass.. lol.
I love the last picture of you!! I spend most of my time looking over my reading glasses.
Hope you're having a great weekend!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Ahhhh, shellfish and dessert! My favorites!

Forty Pound Sack said...

Mmmm, that looks like one yummy pastry. And it sounds like you both had a great time =)

Lucy said...

I loved this entry. I have never eaten Crawdads. They look like they would bite back. The cake looks yummy. I have never had much different then just common farm style food. We did go to a retraunt in Atlanta, Ga. with Joes sister and hubby. Very different than here bu most was good.

Lisa said...

I tried my first Crawfish off a chinese buffet just the other night. I have a photo of it on my FB page and it ews everyone. Needless to say, I didnt like it but I would love to try some done up right.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Looks like a wonderful festive night! I'm not much of a cajun girl...but the desserts look right up my ally! Have a wonderful week!

DD said...

Oh what a good post and to think, I almost missed it! I don't think it has been showing up in my blog roll ?? Anyway, here I am...haa. You can't get rid of a bad penny.

Looks like a real fun time and some good food! I don't blame you for eating both pieces..lol.

Red Rose Alley said...

This all looks so yummy. I have heard that the New Orleans Gumbo is very good. The girls loved New Orleans when they visited. It is such a spirited place with much culture. My husband loves cajun food. What a delightful post today, Taryterre, especially those bright colored beads!
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Lori said...

Suurre it was!

Looks delicious!

Hollie said...

Looks like a place the hubs & Colt would love to eat at! Glad you enjoyed it!!

Pat MacKenzie said...

I love this post. I have never seen a crawdad before and have been curious about them. If they're anything like good old Atlantic lobsters, I'd love them. Part of the fun would be in 'rescuing' the food bits from the shells.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Oh it all looks wonderful and absolutely delicious.

Am really hungry now and don't think there is anything nice in the house to eat.
I will just have to look and long at your wonderful photos.


Fiona

Nelle said...

Never had crawdads but my Dad was born near New Orleans and ate all that. Surprised noone called that pastry it's name, a Napoleon. they are very popular here in the Northeast. One of my favorites.

Soos said...

Food p0rn!

Diann said...

Well that looked like a fun time! I use to catch crawdads when I was a kid. I hope at least that the bigger piece of cake was yours! LOL

DD said...

Dear TaryTerre,
Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind words on my blog entry today (My Dad's Birthday memories).
DD

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