My parents were in town visiting us all last week, and just left this morning. I hardly cooked at all the whole time they were here, because we were out doing various touristy activities and events with family. We had so much fun!
Here's a quick photo recap of some of the things we ate while they were here.
Tortellini & peas with garlic cheese sauce. We completely abandoned our at-home vegetarian diet, and added some bacon.
Apple Pie Muffins
I layered and frosted the two remaining layers of Chocolate Guinness Cake with cream cheese frosting.
I made some Chicken Enchilada Dip, which was a huge hit with everyone. This stuff is like crack, I swear.
For Meg's fifth birthday, I made Red Velvet Cake cupcakes, frosted with leftover cream cheese frosting.
In New Orleans, we went to Cafe Du Monde and had some beignets and cafe au lait. Yum!
Dinner in New Orleans was at Brad's favorite restaurant, Cafe Maspero. We all shared a plate of calamari.
Dad ordered what I affectionately refer to as The Louisiana Special: a big plate of FRIED (aka the seafood plate).
As he made his way to the bottom of the fried stuff, we saw that it had been plated atop a couple slices of bread, to soak up the grease. You've gotta love Louisiana, folks!
Brad and I split a muffaletta. Deeelicious!
A close up.
And the aftermath.
And ice cream for dessert! Some idiot had the bright idea to make vanilla ice cream in ridiculously bright colors of red, blue, yellow and green...which, when they begin to melt together, turn black. Great.
So that's what we've been up to! We're eating leftovers tonight (seafood gumbo that Jaimie made), but I'll be back in the kitchen tomorrow!