Sunday, January 4, 2009

Working on my resolutions...

When my alarm went off at 7:00 this morning, I was so tempted to turn it off and go back to sleep. But I managed to drag my sleepy self out of bed and make it mass on time. I'm so glad I did because today Epiphany was observed and the church looked absolutely gorgeous. I really wish I would have taken a picture of the full Nativity Scene. Epiphany is also the start of Mardi Gras! Since I won't get to go home to celebrate, I'm going to attempt to make a king cake from scratch all on my own.

After mass, we went to one of my favorite spots in Tampa...Nola Cafe. I love going there when I feel homesick. It reminds me of the lazy mornings (and late nights) I used to spend at Cafe du Monde.

My delicious beignets and cafe au lait

Stuffing my face (once upon a time I could never eat all three I practically lick my plate)

I should have taken a photo of hubby's breakfast...he ordered a crazy breakfast sandwich that consisted of an omelet and andouille sausage on a piece of french bread, smothered with cheese and hot sauce. It didn't look that appetizing on first glance, but my taste buds convinced me otherwise. It was pretty amazing, but I don't know if I could ever stray from my beignets.

2 confessions:

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Okay, now your past TWO posts have made me SO hungry! I love beignets, they are SO yummy. I don't think there is a single place in Omaha that makes them, so I have to recreate them in my home - thank god for Cafe du Monde mixes!

TexanCouture said...

I too miss Cafe Du Monde! I really wish Austin had a beignet place!