Thursday, February 19, 2009
Flashback and Foodie Friday
Because we order pizza to be delivered on Fridays, I use this time to dig through my archives and post about days and food gone by. This week Gollum of Design's by Gollum has kicked off an event called Foodie Friday. There aren't many rules, and any food is allowed, so when possible I will be combining my Flashbacks with Foodie Friday.
Since I moved to the Pacific Northwest 5 1/2 years ago, Mardi Gras week always makes me a little bit homesick, because it's a time when I would get together with family and friends if I was still there. So, I thought now would be a great time to post about some "Louisiana" foods for this Flashback Foodie Friday.
First up...King Cake! I actually made this myself last year, but my parents have been known to fly out here just to bring me a bakery bought king cake during the Mardi Gras season. Well maybe it's to see me too, but they say it's to bring the cake.... Our favorite place to buy them is at Keller's Bakery in Lafayette Louisiana. I like the Banana Split variety.
And if I was in Louisiana right now, this is what I would want to be eating! Crawfish!!!
There's nothing more fun than a crawfish boil with family and friends. The crawfish are poured out on a table and everybody just digs in.
If I was super lucky I could convince someone to make Jambalaya as well. You can make this inside, but it's more fun to do it outside in a huge pot like this! My extended family has a yearly gathering at my cousin's house and this jambalaya is the star.
Thanks for joining in on my Louisiana food flashback! Now go take a peek at all of the other great blogs participating in Foodie Friday.