Monday, May 4, 2009

Back from the Bayou

I am back from a fabulous week in Louisiana! It was so wonderful to see my family and relax a bit. I filled up on lots of delicious Louisiana foods and spent a good bit of time sewing. When I go home to visit my family it's nice to just be a homebody and take in the slower pace of life there. I love that there is plenty of time for sipping sweet tea on the porch and afternoon visits from friends. I attended a huge crawfish boil on Friday night and attempted to eat my weight in crawfish (sadly, I failed and am already craving mudbugs again). Going home is always bittersweet because I miss my family and Louisiana so much. Every time I go there it just reaffirms the fact that I can't wait to be done with my doctorate so I can move back.

{Crawfish, corn, and potatoes that were waiting on me when I got home from the airport}


{Fresh white perch...no ocean fish compares to fresh water fish!}


{Strawberry pie made from fresh Louisiana strawberries}


{Hand battered shrimp fresh from the Gulf}


{Fried white perch + turnip greens = happiness}

8 confessions:

Jeanie Gray said...

Thanks...I'm now STARVING!!! Ha! It looks like you had a wonderful trip! I wish I got yummy food like that when I go home, but Mom doesn't cook. Sad, but true. Glad you made it back safe & sound!

Am said...

Oh, I love Louisiana food!

b is for brown said...

omg! i need to get back home! i cannot wait! may 30th cannot get here fast enough! thanks for getting my jealous. hah! glad you had a blast.

{lovely little things} said...

Wow, I'm hungry, all of that food looks excellent! I can't wait until I get to visit New Orleans someday.

Texan Couture said...

Food looks delicious! Glad you had a great trip home to LA!

Jules said...

I am so glad that you had a nice trip back home! It sounds like you had a well-deserved break. All of that food looks delicious, although I'll admit I have never eaten crawfish before ;)

Lindsey said...

YAY you're back, missed you! This post makes me hungry, ha!

...love Maegan said...

omg that strawberry pie looks delish!