Monday, February 24, 2014

A dozen eggs.....

.....and a pound of bacon.  Oh, and Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Steel Cut Oats.  That's the way our Saturday morning began.  There were eight here for breakfast!

Munchomom and family came on Friday afternoon and the Country Couple came later.  It, as always, was great to have them here, although the visit was not at all long enough.

As Carnival Season is now underway in New Orleans, I decided to plan Friday night's dinner around a Mardi Gras theme.

Creole Shrimp

King Cake

Everyone kept watching to see who would wind up with the piece of cake with the baby!  Tradition says that would be the person who would host the next Mardi Gras party!  Well, it was Saturday lunch before Machoman found himself served the slice with the baby! 

So, the Country Couple had to leave early on Saturday morning for work responsibilities.  That meant breakfast by 7:30!   Munchomom and family were able to stay through lunch on Saturday before they returned home.

This is only about part of the week-end here.  There is more to follow in the coming days.

I hope you had a good week-end and are having a good Monday.

Thank you for reading.  I really appreciate your comments.


  1. A dozen eggs and a pound of bacon? I could eat that all by myself in one sitting :)

  2. Nellie, That's a big breakfast...but not so big for so many. The cake thing was very interesting. :) Glad you had some family fun , this weekend. xoxo,Susie

  3. Oh Nellie...I wish we had been there too! Yummm..that Creole looks amazing and the cake would be so fun! You are such a good host! And I know you loved having your family with you!!


  4. Time with our children and grands is always too short! I'm happy they were there, even though they left too soon, and I'm sure they enjoyed every bite of the food you prepared for them. Hopefully, there will be recipes to share soon.... :-) I'm not very subtle, am I? HA!!! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful day! :-)

  5. That King Cake looks very festive with all of the beautiful colored sugar on the icing.

    Isn't it wonderful to have family visit?

  6. The Shrimp Creole looks tasty.
    I've never had King's cake before but I've heard about it. We have pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.


  7. My husband would love the shrimp! I love breakfast any time! Love your photos and glad you had such a good weekend.

  8. The quantity sounded like a lot until you said 8 people. That's not a lot at all, although I'm glad it wasn't me doing the bacon... I'd make a huge, greasy mess.

  9. Hi Nellie! your meal and cake looks so good! i love cooking when family or the cobblers come. otherwise dont do much.. geez how things change. im planning the menu for wed. when the cobblers come a soup of some-sort and something to go with it.. i like trying something new on them! i hope what i have goes over ok... enjoy your day!

  10. Hi Nellie , we are having lots and lots of fun ... floats,parades , parties and balls all over Louisiana ... North and South Louisiana . We will have our last weekend of Mardi Gras , wrap it up til next year . Please let us know about Munchoman Mardi Gras party next year . Thanks so much for sharing :)

  11. Sounds like a really good breakfast, Nellie. Love the cake and the tradition. It is fun to see who gets the baby. xo Diana

  12. What a fun tradition with your King's cake. It's so pretty with your Mardi Gras colored sprinkles. It must have been fun having family around.