In case you haven't noticed, there is an additional child in our family photo. I would like you all to meet the newest member of our family. She is the pretty little 7 year old in the purple dress. "Eloise" now has a little sister. We have decided to call her, "Amelia Bedelia".

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Culinary Vacation ...


 Love Me Some Shrimp & Grits!
This is a classic New Orleans dish,
but just like Gumbo, the recipes vary greatly.
This was delish !
 I even loved the hush puppies 
 and I'm not really a hush puppy kind of girl.
Service was 5 star . . . 
not sure if this was due to the fact that one of the people in our party knows the owners.
Thanks Thomas!

 Sometimes I like to shift gears and wander away, but not too far, from all of the fatty comfort foods.
This restaurant has a McAlister's Deli goes Mediterranean feel.
This is a great place to get a fresh, colorful, tasty lunch.
I had the Salad Sampler: 
chicken, pasta, & potato salad 
with a side of hummus & pita.
Eloise had a chicken quesadilla & fruit   
We would definitely eat here again.
 Yes, I am aware that Fuze isn't exactly healthy, but I only indulge occasionally.

 Thanks to Hubby's and Thomas'
 willingness to humor me,
 we ate at an authentic Cuban restaurant recently.
 I love the whole experience of ethnic dining.
Atmosphere, personality, and flavors combine to create an "experience".
 Cleanliness, service, and flavor all received an "A".
Presentation was a little lacking . . . so I say, "C"
Overall it was a pleasant meal.
(grandma's meatballs, potatoes, & carrots in gravy with congri and fried plantains)
 Eloise tried the restaurants signature desert.
She loves churros.
 I think you can see
 how I felt about the Tres Leches!
The cake almost covered this desert plate. 
I did give out a few samples before I inhaled the rest.

In the midst of all of our touring and sampling, hubby and I make it a point to donate blood every couple of months. It doesn't take long, it's fairly painless, and it could possibly save a life.
Not preaching, Just saying . . .
W.W.J.D. ? ! ?
I think we all know the answer to that one.



Kristi said...

Looks like it was yum!

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Miss Riya said...

Triple Yum!