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Last week, I ate well (When do I not? I live in New Orleans for Christ’s sake).But, this was in Chicago (Yes, I get around).It would be prepared by seven world famous chefs- just for me. Sweet.They needed my o-p-i-n-i-o-n. (Of course they did). What did I think of a new palette of fresh/frozen ready-to-plate foods […]

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  • Anonymous - Ok. You got me. I’m tryin’ it!

    • A Pleasant House - Seriously Carol- just awesome! And the Chefs were VERY charming- which doesn’t hurt if ya know what I mean…..ReplyCancel

  • Tracie Nall - That dessert plate looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • bookworm - Oooh, Lean Cuisine! My go-to when I don’t feel like making lunch for the office, and now it is going to be gourmet. Actually, a lot of their flavors aren’t too bad. As for the bean brownie – Weight Watchers has a brownie recipe made from black beans that I’ve never dared to try but maybe I should.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Sprenger - Yummy! And wasn’t Chicago a blast? My personal favorite cuisine was the night they gave us a hot dog and french fry buffet- is that wrong? Miss ya, sista!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Hey Mammadoll (I’m coining that word so don’t use it!). How r ya? Yes- a BLAST! You were exactly how I pictured you- sassy, smart, funny, gracious. Hell you should run for Prez! I’d vote for u! LOL!!! Now I must skip over to your place and see what you’re up to….ReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - Okay, after looking at those tiny portions, I’m ready for a really big piece of german chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream! lol I could’ve enjoyed taking your place there! Yum!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I’m grilling File Migon with blu cheese drizzle, a green crunchy salad, and homemade chocolate ice cream w raspberry topping tomorrow night- if you;d like to join?ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - A tough job, but someone’s got to do it!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - And they are! Some are even available at your local grocer. And, NO. I didn’t get paid for this review- in case you were wondering. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

You know it’s the End of The World’ when your son takes YOU to lunch.You, really, know it’s the End of The World when the place is called La Fin Du Monde (French for End Of The World), but at least you’ll have one last fine meal.You suspect it’s all a ruse when the bill […]

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  • Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest - Once again, I love to live vicariously through your New Orleans dining experiences. Looks wonderful 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Hi Vicki! So nice to see you here again and what a lovely compliment! And it’s my pleasure to have you live vicariously! HahahahaReplyCancel

  • Sue - I had to look up “epicurean” and orange zest to me seems as good a sensual pleasure as it can get. Did you say bacon? BLT is my favorite and there is no such thing as too much bacon.ReplyCancel

  • The Desert Rocks - Loved it, bacon and all. My favorite New Orleans restaurant used to be and most likely still is ‘The Court of Two Sisters’ although most of the original musicians left after Katrina. My last visit was Easter ’06 and it was having a shaky comeback and the town was in a major upheaval, of course. We prayed at St.Louis Cathedral on Easter Sunday as if we were always part of the congregation. Lovely mass, lovely people and like a war torn phoenix rising from the ashes, that city will make it–and bloom again. Thanks for taking me back to your ‘final meal’ ha, ha! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - The Court Of Two Sisters is back up and running full steam ahead! The original musicians are mostly back and the atmosphere all over the city is better then ever! Come on down for a visit!ReplyCancel

  • Home and Lifestyle Design - New Orleans has the best restaurants, the best food, the best drinks, and the best entertainment. Sometimes I realize just how much I miss New Orleans and wonder why I am not there.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    • A Pleasant House - I wish you were here Patty. If you ever come down for a visit, don’t forget to give me a heads-up. We would have FUN!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Ah, looks scrumptious.ReplyCancel

     Ring-a-ling-a-ling      “Hello?”     “Hey Girl. It’s me”     “Hey there You. Whatsup?”     “Goin’ to the beach. Wanna come?”     “What beach, with whom, and when?”     “Oh don’t sound like such a Yankee gal. It’s a BEACH Bitch!”     “Have you been watching Real Housewives again? It doesn’t sound good […]

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  • Jenny Lynn - sounds like you are writing a cookbook! Very fun way to find out.:)ReplyCancel

  • A Pleasant House - Well, we’ll see. I’d have to add it to my list of things to tackle- and I’m getting more sore after every game day. LOLReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - Now, the question is, “What type of cooking is she referring to?” Is it the preparation of food, as in fry, bake, broil, etc… or, could it be … well, I’m too much of a gentleman to go any further. lol Good luck! When’s the free copy day on Amazon going to be? 🙂ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - It’s FOOD cooking Richard! (Jeez) and as for a free copy- I actually have to WRITE the damn thing first! It could be years!!!! UUUGGGHHHH!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carin Clark @Mrscpkc - Love this! What fun.ReplyCancel

  • thesadderbutwisergirl.com - Now if only you could just plug your head into your computer-Ta-da, you’ve just uploaded a cookbook… Damn, I really need to invent that. It sure would make my job as a writer easier!

    Thanks for linking up with us at the Humor Me Blog Hop!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Your sooo welcome. The Hop is always a great way for me to meet new people. And as for the cookbook….. the whole idea is a little scary….ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Well golly gee, I am so proud to know you before you become a famous cookbook author. Your friend could broadcast about you on her radio show, etc. Seems like a nice slide to the next big thing with all your super delicious pictures of food you put on the blog for us. And, even if you don’t do the cookbook right away, I am happy to know you just the same. Happy 4th of JulyReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Sounds like you’ll have fun getting it done!ReplyCancel

     ~ This is a recycling of a previously published post that I am re-posting because I didn’t have enough readers at the time, and God Damn it, I want to know!       When I was little, I watched with fascination, as my mother, and grandmother, would swirl around their kitchens, baking, cooking, […]

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  • Elin Stebbins Waldal - What a great look back, I particularly enjoyed your description of the way your mother shopped for her ingredients; local butcher, farm…the car ride, beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Thanks Elin! Those were great times. Too bad many of us don’t have those places to shop any more- the butcher, the baker the candlestick maker…ReplyCancel

  • donna - I have a vivid memory of using a collection of cookbooks with my mother: “The Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cooking”. We were practically nomads growing up and over the years the books slowly disappeared. One day, abut 6 years ago, I found the ENTIRE 12 volume set at a yard sale for just $1 per book! It was so cool to have my daughter create from it :0). Thanks for the memory :).ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Now this is the kind of story I was after! So happy you were able to find a complete set after all those years!!! I just love that most people have some kind of memory of a cookbook- or at least a kitchen memory. Thank you for sharing this Donna- I appreciate it.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Betty Crocker is the only cookbook I can recall in our house growing up. Making oatmeal cookies with my Mom is a memory I have. When I was little I remember I asked her if I could shop for my own food. She gave me my own kitchen cabinet to store the food I picked out at the grocery store. I was in heaven.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - That’s so cool! Your own cabinet! My Mom never gave me my own cabinet, but she gave my Dad one- in the garage. HahahaReplyCancel

     My son Chase lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, New York.     That’s a lot of address.     It’s a lot of city.     He knows I lovelovelove to garden, and cook, and talk, and eat, so he insisted we go visit the Smorgasburg Market at East River Street Park & N.7th at […]

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  • Ruchira Khanna - wow…you sure got your element by visiting that place:)

    I would love to visit such places where fresh baked is the word 🙂

    Great post!ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - I’d skip the oysters (aversion to seafood), but that baking looks to die for!

    Focaccia is another of life’s great pleasures.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I simply can not LIVE without Oysters! I would bathe in them if I could…. wait a minute. This might be possible.ReplyCancel

  • afterthekidsleave.com - It all looks delicious! Sounds like you had a great visit.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - We really did! Now the younger Princess Bryn will be coming our way and off to the beach we go (much better then grandmother’s house). Of course, I’ll post about that later. Jeez- us bloggers!ReplyCancel

  • Roshni - Eeps! Bacon cupcakes?! Everything else looks delicious though!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - What? You think Bacon cupcakes are a bit over the top? Something that could kill you if you ate too many? Or at least slow you’re blood flow to the brain? Oh- I guess that’s why i love them. HahahahaReplyCancel

  • Ellen Dolgen - Everything in these pictures looks so delicious, especially that bread! I hope you had a wonderful time with your son.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - We did. So fun. I don’t spend enough time with any of my kids because they’re all over the country! That’s why i have so many fly miles!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Tell your son he is so good to his mother. I like that. It all looks good to me especially the bread and cupcakes. I have not acquired a taste for Oysters. They don’t look appetizing to me, but there must be something about them because they are so well liked. Maybe someday.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - He is good to his mother. And as for the oyster aversion- you don’t know what you’re missing Sue. Really- I mean it.ReplyCancel

  • speakerjohnny - The freshly baked bread and the cupcakes look simply delicious!ReplyCancel

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