We had such a nice afternoon with Casey + Renee (and Kevin!) Sans a few rain showers, it’s been a fun last day.
We were showered more with gifts! They brought us this gorgeous Louisiana gift basket with all kinds of local treats – beer, BEANS!!, seasonings.
And Renee just returned from Paris and brought me this gorgeous scarf, a spoon rest and a Eifel Tour keychain. Thanks so much girls for your Southern hospitality!
We said goodbye around 3 and headed for another linner at Coops, a hole in the wall recommended to us. Since my nickname is Koops, we had to come!
Karen got a Purple Haze and gave me a taste. Loved it!
I wanted to end my trip with a local foodie bang, so I got the ubiquitous Red Beans and Rice, which came with these giant sausages. I was expecting a simple bowl of kidney beans over rice and didn’t realize there was meat involved – I think it was rabbit?Talk about a HUGE PORTION!! I’m not a sausage eater, but this sausage was really good. I had about 1/4 of one of these plus about a cup’s worth of red beans and rice.
Plus a side salad. (Greens, finally!!)
Matt got a Fried Shrimp Po’Boy and gave me two delicious bites
And Karen got Shrimp Creole, and I had some of that too. It was another big sharing meal. Despite eating a healthy (meaning “large”) portion, I didn’t leave that full. I feel kind of bottomless pit-ish today – perhaps my lack of sleep affecting leptin levels?
We are now at the airport (WHOOO HOOO FREE WIRELESS INTERNET!!!) and I got some gum to keep from getting bored.
We’re ready to be home
I had so much fun eating my way through New Orleans. I think I did so consciously and ate just what satisfied me. I’m really pleased with my “feel good” factor. The only time the whole weekend I overdid it a little was the ganache at brunch (made me feel a bit sickly full) and a splash too much wine on Friday night. Otherwise, what a fun taste of the city.
Thanks to Karen for such a wonderful weekend!!