Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving...Food...Family



I hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Ours was too good to be true check this out.




Remember when I said that when we got to New Orleans I was going to eat at Zea's and A.J. would be there drinking one of their micro-brews? Well here he is with his micro-brew and his mom.



His dinner entree choice was Asian Chicken Salad.


Mine was Wood-Fired Trout with Shrimp Etoufee (Ay-to-fay) with Zea's signature Corn Grits and Red Beans and Rice as sides. I shared the red beans with the homegirlz.
This A.J. lending a hand in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day. Hmmm, do we see a pattern here with his right hand?


A.J. and his brother (our host) putting the finish touches on Cajun Oyster Stew, I'll have that recipe for you tomorrow!





A beautiful, sunny, 75 degree day, we ate outside, in tents because in Southeast Louisiana, it's going to rain and it did, just a little.



All beautiful and quiet, before the carnage.

Oven roasted turkey.

Cajun fried turkey - my personal choice

Rotisserie beef tenderloin.

Turkey gravy. My contribution.

Spinach Madeline

Oyster Dressing

I think it's against the law to have Thanksgiving without this...Green Bean Casserole.

Baked macaroni and cheese, another classic.

Thanksgiving...Food...Family...

19 comments:

Michele said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving! It was just three of us for dinner, but I felt like I cooked for 100 people. I really missed getting the chance to spend the holiday with my family. This is the third year that I haven't been able to make it home for a holiday. You are very lucky to be surrounded by family and friends for Thanksgiving. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful time!!

priscilla said...

the tent, family, and food look great! looks like you had a great thanksgiving!

Megan said...

What a weather you had and I love the tent. The cajun turkey would of been my choice!

Lisa said...

Everything looks wonderful. I live the tent. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!

gigi said...

Please don't worry about getting to the Post Office. I've also been in one of those whirl winds and I totally understand.

Your feast looks soooo wonderful!!

I cracked up when I read the word Etoufee. Harry called Shelby 'Etoufee' for the first year of her life and I haven't even thought of that in a while. I know, he's a nut but he liked the way it sounded. He seems to have a nickname for everyone.

My mama would always make the Oyster Stew and Oyster Dressing and I haven't had any in years. It made my taste buds long for some. I would also love the spinich recipe, please.

Gald yall had such a wonderful time and got there and back home safely! Now Happy MOnday!

April said...

You guys had quite a spread there! I am super jealous of the 75 degree weather! Everything looked beautiful!

Greg C said...

Wow you sure can put on a spread. I want some of that oyster stew. I love the idea of the tent outdoors.

gunnyPink said...

WOW!!!! I realize I am pitiful, but I could just imagine being around when everybody went down for the half time nap, and being there to sample the leftovers...there may not be a heaven on earth, but methinks you came pretty close.
Keep on keepin-on...

Marjie said...

Thanksgiving in a wedding tent. That is just too far out of my imagination. It was snowy and 34 here! It looks like it was a wonderful day, and I'm so glad you got to go home for the weekend.

Reeni said...

What a beautiful tent! Everything looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing and glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Maria said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. I am glad!

Pam said...

Looks like a fun time. All the food pictures are making me hungry!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd like one of everything, please! Double of the mac and cheese and stuffing!

Joie de vivre said...

Looks like a great time. :)

Mrs. G. said...

Seriously, you people know how to eat!

John Roberts said...

Mom raved about the oyster stew. I'm looking forward to seeing that recipe!

Aggie said...

Ooooohhh....I so want to be at this Thanksgiving! Cajun fried turkey? Oyster dressing! Holy cow! It all sounds fantastic! And that Asian Chicken Salad from the brewery looked great too!

I love where you live Katherine, it's beautiful. We loved the mountains. We ate at some good places too...tried Bennets BBQ, No Way Jose and Smokey Mountain Brewery...they were all great!

Pam said...

Cajun fried turkey!!! Everything sounds great!

Marguerite said...

Kee-awwww Katherine! Lawd, what a spread!!! Everything looks scrumptious, cher and I love the tent. I want to go home with you for Thanksgiving!