Thanksgiving With Christine and Troy

Hi gang-

Wanted to post a bunch of pics for friends and families.

Thanksgiving week was a blast.  The “kids” flew into NOLA on Sat. night and stayed at the Prince Conti (Our favorite hotel…. just a half block off of Bourbon in a nice area of the Quarter).

Dom and I met up with them on Sunday at The Deja Vu across the street.  Love their food!  Had a great lunch, then we checked into our room.

The 4 of us bar-hopped all day, did alot of shopping, then finally had dinner at Remoulade (The Casual Side of Arnaud’s) for the first time.  We wouldn’t hesitate to go back.  Yummy!

The four of us headed back home the next morning after a great breakfast at The Deja Vu.  I made some real kick-ass barbecue shrimp for dinner on Monday. NOLA BBQ Shrimp has no bbq sauce in it…. think butter, olive oil, alot of garlic, minced onion, a blast of beer or wine, served with crusty french bread.

They did alot of shooting, we had a bonfire, and a wonderful fireworks display. (Which was a treat for them, as they can rarely have fires in Colorado)

Thanksgiving Day was very pleasant.  Had maw’s turkey plates and her sterling silver out.

Sipped on Beaujolais Nouveau all day while cooking:

-22# Turkey covered with cheesecloth, basted with white wine and butter (ala Martha Stewart….. have been hooked on this recipe for at least 15 years)
-Cornbread, Pecan, Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
-Gravy (the white wine, butter and drippings makes a helluva gravy!)
-Spinach & Artichoke Casserole
-Niece Jennifer’s Corn Souffle
-Mashed Potatoes
-Sweet Potato, Pecan, Brown Sugar and Butter Casserole
-Caramelized Balsamic Pearl Onions
-Collin Street Bakery’s Fruit Cake  Worth Every Cent!
REALIZED AFTERWARDS THAT I HAD FORGOTTEN MY LIMA BEANS!

Listened to the Nutcracker and sipped on champagne with dinner.  Exchanged Christmas Presents, played in the hot tub, had a grand week!

They flew home on Friday morning.