2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Beignet Bourée and Shrimp Etouffee

This looks delicious. I don’t think I could say it any better, or would do it any differently!

Cajun Food, Louisiana History, and a Little Lagniappe

Shrimp BoureeWe cook some different dishes down here in south Louisiana. Boudin, jambalaya, gumbo – all distinctly Louisiana cuisine. One Louisiana culinary creation we serve at the Coffee House in The Cajun Village is a “Beignet Bourée”. This dish is essentially a combination of two Louisiana favorites: beignets and just about any Louisiana entree you can think of. At the Coffee House, we like to serve Beignet Bourée with Shrimp Etouffee. Below are recipes for the beignets as well as the etouffee. All you have to do is stuff/top the beignet with rice and etouffee, and your Beignet Bourée is ready to serve!

Beignets

The secret is in the rolling process. The recipe is about as simple as they come – flour and water to make the dough, oil for frying, etc. The only real trick to making a tasty beignet is in the rolling process; the dough can’t be too thick…

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