Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Southern Food

TMTTThis is going to be a kind of interesting Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.Instead of sharing a recipe, I’d like to share some of what we ate on our recent trip to Mississippi and, particularly, Louisiana.  I didn’t take as many food pictures on this trip as I would have liked, but I do want to share one of the best things about going to the Deep South – the food.


When we first arrived, we ate at my parents’ trailer.  Roast beef, rice, and gravy, green beans with bacon – YUM!  Breakfast was usually “Grandpa biscuits” – AKA frozen biscuits that he makes first thing in the morning.  We enjoyed them with butter, molasses, or syrup.

In Baton Rouge, we had boiled crawfish and shrimp at my uncle’s house.  Talk about yummy!  And, of course, we had plenty of wonderfully spicy potatoes and corn!

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No, I didn’t get pictures of the shrimp – sorry.  Shrimp doesn’t agree with my tummy, but I did manage to down quite a few crawfish before Wild Man got sick and we had to leave and get him some Pepto-Bismol.  Thankfully, he was just overtired so we didn’t have a rough evening.

The next day, we went to Parrain’s for lunch.  Talk about delicious!



This was my fried crawfish/crawfish etouffee platter.  I didn’t eat even half of it, but it was wonderful.



Ga’hoole Girl and Grandma both got fried catfish with hushpuppies.  The next day, we had enough leftover catfish to make po-boys for all of us for lunch.





Ms. Ticker had oysters on the half shell with a shrimp salad.  I’m not a fan of oysters, but she said that they were great.




Mr. Math Tutor got an oyster poboy.  Very nostalgic for him.




And, of course, Wild Man got chicken.  He loved it, though.




Friday’s dinner was at a lovely little restaurant called A Taste Of Asia.  I had a migraine, though, and didn’t take any pictures of our food – although the food was exquisite.  I particularly enjoyed the curry chicken.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of Southern food.  What’s your favorite?  And, if you live down South and get this stuff all the time, keep your comments kind.  Check out Tempt My Tummy Tuesday for some real recipes!!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

What a fun post. Thanks for sharing your food trip pictures with us. That was a great idea for the post.Thanks for participating with us.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great post. My husband's from Mobile and he'd be all over those oysters and the boiled shrimp & crawfish.

He laughs at me because I'm from the northern part of our state, where everyone eats fried catfish & fried shrimp. He says I need to learn to eat "real seafood."

Catherine said...

Ahhh - Gulf Coast food is the best in the world, I'm convinced! Thanks for stopping by!