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Sunday, 16 February 2014

beignets, a view...and a huge snake.

When we were in New Orleans two years ago, we discovered beingnets..(benyays)... they are the best way to go to fat hell I can think of. We did find one in Houma and tell you what, baby..(baby..lots of women refer to anyone else as..baby).....the place would be great stop for food, too.










Then the server lady brought over the cane syrup...oh shit....THAT was even better.




 






http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beignet

Beignet (English pronunciation: /bɛnˈj/; French: [bɛɲɛ], literally bump),[1] synonymous with the English "fritter", is the French term for a pastry made from deep-fried choux paste.[2] Beignets are commonly known in the U.S. as a dessert served with powdered sugar on top; however, they may be savory dishes as well and may contain meat, vegetables, or fruits.[2] They are traditionally prepared right before consumption to be eaten fresh and hot. Variations of fried dough can be found across cuisines internationally; however, the origin of the term beignet is specifically French. In the U.S., beignets have been popular within New Orleans Creole cuisine and are customarily served as a dessert or in some sweet variation. They were brought to Louisiana in the 18th century by French colonists,[3] from "the old mother country",[4] and became a large part of home-style Creole cooking, variations often including banana or plantain – popular fruits in the port city.[5][6] Today, Café du Monde is a popular New Orleans food destination specializing in beignets with powdered sugar (served in threes), coffee with chicory, and café au lait.[7] Beignets were declared the official state doughnut of Louisiana in 1986.[8]
The tradition of deep-frying fruits for a side dish dates to the time of Ancient Rome, while the tradition of beignets in Europe is speculated to have originated with a heavy influence of Islamic culinary tradition.[9] The term beignet can be applied to two varieties, depending on the type of pastry. The French-style beignet in the United States has the specific meaning of deep-fried choux pastry.[10] Beignets can also be made with yeast pastry,[3] which might be called boules de Berlin in French, referring to Berliner doughnuts which have a spherical shape (i.e. they do not have the typical doughnut hole) filled with fruit or jam.
In Corsica, beignets made with chestnut flour (Beignets de farine de châtaigne) are known as fritelli.


We got to talking to Dave and Dave here...father and son.










One of the best things about just wandering the back roads of anywhere is just seeing stuff. In this case, some good'ol boys were bbq'ing a hog.








We went off looking for an airboat ride in the swamps...and we didn't find it here...but we had us a time, anyway.












I wanted to find her boat...I have been informed that that is not happening.











Some turtle shells...they get these things out of the swamp too.


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A gator po-boy. My lunch.






Then we get to this guy...Brent....he tells us about the snakes in a room...and there a bunch of them in glass aquariums...maybe 8? all but two huge fukkers....then he shows us. Then he asks if we ant to hold his own snake. Sharon is all bubbly...sure!...I am thinking.."you can fuck right off "





It's an Albino boa constrictor.  wikipedia.org/wiki/Boa_constrictor







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Oh yes..lets take it for a walk, too...






Okay...so, off we go...heading for the Gulf Coast and get kind of screwed up using the GPS...it came as a surprise to Sharon that typing in WEST 90 would not get us to EAST 90...so, off into the wilds of New Orleans and ended up right down in the area a simple white boy and girl maybe shouldn't. Found ourselves at the tail end of an ad-hoc show 'n shine...this guy was the only guy that I had the balls enough to take a pic of, as we kind of just crawled along. And oh yes..I asked first.



We lived, and along East 90..lots of storm damage. This is from hurricane Issac.




We had a chance to talk to guy about all the new housing and he was so very practical..they live in one of them....they found themselves with a house gone, and a big mortgage..so they re-built. Again. Said.."thank goodness for insurance".

As soon as we hit Mississippi and got down to the gulf....so many new builds. They were all over the place.







Then we too got to the gulf....









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This house....




has this view....