On my way to work the other day, I saw a sign advertising a visit to New Orleans during Mardi Gras. It captured my attention instantly because I’ve always wanted to go. Yeah, I guess I’m a marketer’s dream. But apart from the well-designed billboard, my longing to visit New Orleans started to well up yet again. It steadily holds #1 on my list of places to go.
It all started two years ago when my husband and I planned a trip to Louisiana. I had done my research and had completely fallen in love as I planned our agenda of things to do and places to eat. Days before our scheduled departure, my husband fell ill and we sadly had to cancel our much anticipated trip to the south.
As I was thinking about that trip once again, I decided that I had waited long enough for fresh beignets (one of the things I was dying to try). It was time I made my own homemade version.
Oh, yes. Southern food has officially made it’s way into our little MN kitchen and there’s nothing I’m more thrilled about!
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