(cats not pictured)
Today we went to Le Marché des Fêtes at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John, which was a lovely little holiday fair with artists and craftspeople selling their wares. Saw Tom Fitzmorris wandering about for a bit, I stifled the urge to tell him about my burgeoning blogging career. Ate some chaurice and mustard greens gumbo (Crescent Pie and Sausage had a table set up, and I have learned that if you ever see any of Bart Bell's gumbo being served, YOU GET IN LINE.) I also had a warming Café Brûlot Diabolique, a New Orleans classic coffee cocktail. Bought some presents for some niecephews.
I think we'll be making our annual Christmas fruitcake this weekend - it's full of dried fruits (macerated in rum) and pecans and candied ginger and marinated for several weeks with brandy and IS DELICIOUS.
I am thinking that we might hit the French Quarter tomorrow to do a little shopping.
Oh, I've been working on a new beer blog with a couple other beer bloggers in the area: the New Orleans Beer Guide. Go check it out!