Sunday, July 12, 2009

Family Time in Louisiana

I love living in the Northwest, but my roots are in the South. It has been 14 years since I have been to Louisiana, so in spite of the circumstances I am thoroughly enjoying my time here.

I had forgotten (or maybe just didn't appreciate before) how good the food is! We got here Friday morning and so far I have enjoyed fried catfish, boiled crab, jambalaya, and the most divine pastries! Mmmm...
It had been so long since I had eaten crabs that my cousin had to remind me how to get them open! We ate crabs til my mouth tingled! Mmmm...

I also hear my accent coming back. I know, some would say I have never lost it, but I know I don't sound as Southern as the people around here!

Getting together with family and rediscovering my roots is such an important part of life. We miss MawMaw, but we know she's enjoying Heaven, so we don't wish her back.


Alicia, The Snowflake said... I'm hungry ;) Hope you enjoy your visit despite the circumstances. Unfortunately that's the time most families get together. Take care my friend!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Yummy, I went to my favorite Sea Food House, here in MS Friday night to get crab legs. I love southern cooking. There is none like it. DH and I took a 3 week trip out to the NW 2 yrs ago and the farther we got from the south the more I missed our cooking. Beautiful country and great people, they just don't season food like us Southerns do.
Sorry for your loss.

TattingChic said...

Oh, that sounds like fun!

Renee said...

Sounds like y'all are having a great time. The food sounds wonderful too!

Nancy M. said...

I'm glad you're having a nice visit! It does seem the more you spend with southern folks, the more your accent comes back.

Constance said...

Being a mid-westerner I love going home to Missouri. When others find farmland boring, I thrill to it! Although we hope to retire in the West, I am rooted in the mid-west. Good ol southern cooking! My paternal grandma was from the South while my Mom is from Germany. I had quite the unique home life! I have to ask, being from the south:
Have you ever had Chocolate Gravy?

Kimberly said...

glad that you're having a special time, despite the circumstances.

definitely buy some Community coffe to take home...and we are all about buying whole beans and grinding at home.

so nice to actually "meet"! Blessings!

Laura said...

I hadn't heard yet about your grandma. I'm happy for her--sad for you all who will miss her--but so glad you are getting to spend time with other family too.
Looking forward to time with you soon.