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It’s Friday. You’ve had a l-o-n-g week. You’re wanting to burn off a little steam. You’ll probably go out. You may over imbibe. Tomorrow will be hard. You will need sustenance, and fluids. So, if you’re in the neighborhood, do what I do. Smash that hangover with THE BEST hamburger you will ever eat in […]

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  • Carol Cassara - Top Chef’s set in NOLA this season and my mouth has been watering for some Cajun!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I’ve seen the crew around town- along with so many other crews (a lot of filming going on here). Seriously- this was the best burger I’ve ever had- and I’m not a red meat gal! Ben and I are doing lunch there tomorrow- can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Ooooh! I LOVE burgers. Any excuse is a good one. Burgers on Saturday! I’m in!!!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I’m not a red meat lover but these were simply unbelievable! I don’t know what they’re putting in them, or how they cook them, but I’m going to interview the owner next week- so stay tuned!ReplyCancel

So, the other day, I was flipping through catalogs as a way to be physically present, but not actually actively engaged in something Ben was talking to me about. It probably had something to do with his ‘day’ or what his dreams were. Can the inane conversations ever end?Anywho, as he was seeking input from me […]

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  • Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest - Made me laugh – so true 🙂
    And that almost tempts me to bake some bread – almost.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I’m really enjoying the bread making- and the eating. Not the widening middle. Your probably smart. Don’t bake any bread.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - This is my life!!! You’ve described it so perfectly. I’m trying this recipe, to . . .ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I’ve used this recipe several times and each time it’s delish! Enjoy…. and THANKS for stopping by Diane!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Strange, as I would have made the bread (and a fabulous meal), but I would have been talking about retirement plans, financial stability, etc., while Lanny would have been reading a book (if he was home from work). He would have then eaten with gusto and remained his disgustingly thin self.

  • JulieBoolie - Interesting idea for bread baking. The way it is placed in a hot oven in a covered baking container reminds me of Jim Lahey’s “No Knead Bread”. But it does not take so long to bake. I am a sucker for topping the loaf off with olive oil, coarse salt and chopped rosemary – have you tried it?
    I might try the bread cloche, but – sadly – I no longer have a stand mixer. I end up adapting recipes from mixer use to hand kneading. For that reason, I am not going to try this right now. But I will!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Oh yes- we love to brush the top w olive oil and sprinkle w sea salt and chopped rosemary! I’m kinda sad you no longer have your stand mixer. I love mine like a baby. I think it might be one of the things I would go bake to rescue in a burning house! Maybe not- but close! I’ll have to google Jim Lahey. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Bryan Jones - Just for a minute there I thought you were claiming you could multi-task!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie DeYoung - Mmm, bread. I’ve been on a baking kick lately, and have noticed it’s not so great for the old waistline…but still, yum!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - I just HATE that anything WHITE you’re not supposed to eat, The best foods on the planet are white- bread, rice, vanilla ice cream….ReplyCancel

  • Sue - So hysterical about your conversation with hubby. I sit here daily doing that while blogging or cooking or pretending to listen while watching TV and it is clearly an art form honed over the years. This weather is making me want bread and more bread. I never buy biscuits and did the other day. Love the recipe too and your new bread making cloche. I need to check my mixer to see if the dough hook still works. This recipe reminds me of a poppyseed coffee cake recipe I do.ReplyCancel

Sometimes, living in New Orleans, you walk into a painting. Sometimes, you become part of it. Sometimes, you change the definition. tableau– noun ta-blo french, from Middle French tablel,  diminutive of table, from Old French. First Known use: 1660: a scene that typically shows an event in history or literature and that is created on […]

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I just love a good mystery, and when you weave it with lost treasure, or lost tourists, I get almost spastic- in a good way.Here in Louisiana we have several great mysteries, like, why do tourists stand in line for h-o-u-r-s at Cafe Du Monde to drink bitter chicory coffee and eat deep fried beignets […]

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  • Art and Sand - Thanks for bringing back a memory of the fantastic 36 hours we were able to fit into a weekend when we went to our nephew’s wedding in Biloxi. New Orleans was a lot more fun the Mississippi.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Jean Lafitte buried his treasure in the last place anyone would ever think of.

    Then he forgot where that was.

    Your city politicos at least don’t spend their time smoking crack, hanging around with criminals, and making an ass of themselves every time they open their mouths… unlike, oh, the moron who thinks he’s the mayor of our largest city, mind you…ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - Yes, Mr. Ford is a train wreck I just can’t keep my eyes off of. I’m surprised he’s so loved as he doesn’t represent the most lovely of cities- Toronto. I Love Toronto. One of my favorite in the World.ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - I am bamboozled as to the answers to your first few questions…. but holy crap is that Lafitte’s something awesome to behold!!!!! Those stairs!?!? Wicked!ReplyCancel

  • Grown and Flown - I love your slice of life NOLA perspective. We went to Lafitte’s recently and found it to be quite remarkable. Glad you included it!ReplyCancel

First Question: What does a ‘Chain’ restaurant and an amphibious war craft have in common?Second question: How did lumber from Brazil and a war between China and Japan save American lives?Let’s ask Andrew Higgins for the answers…“Thank you for meeting me here Mr. Higgins. It’s a lovely restaurant.”“No worries. I used to have one of […]

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