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Friday, January 14, 2011

I'm having a BYOC block!

I copy and paste... I stare at the words....I can't seam to do BYOC, sorry Draz. The same thing happened to me last week. Today I started doing it and I really freaked out trying to narrow down the last meal question, there's something wrong with me. My husband and I had this discussion recently on a long car trip. He asked me what my last meal would be, his would be tacos. Then I just couldn't get over the fact that he would choose tacos...he's like...I love tacos, get over it. Some of my very best times with my husband have been in the car on long trips, the parts when I'm actually awake that is. We have wonderful conversations and he just makes me laugh. A couple of years ago we drove to Ohio when his mom passed away. When we got there, he was exhausted from the drive and had to go nap, I stayed up all night with his sister talking, because I had just slept for like 17 hours straight. I guess we didn't do much talking on that trip.

My husband is a Midwesterner and I'm a Southerner, (Cajun if you will) we grew up eating very different types of food. The things that are comfort foods to me are much different than the foods that are comfort foods to him. Rice and gravy is the gold standard in Louisiana, everything has rice and gravy with it. My husband grew up eating mashed potatoes, noodles and lots of sweet corn. It's funny how we have merged our little food worlds together. Last night we had one of his comfort foods...that is quickly becoming one of mine. Maple/Honey pork links cooked in Sauerkraut served over mashed potatoes. The first time he ate that in front of me I nearly died, now it's delicious to me, who'd have thunk it. And my man gladly eats gumbo with potato salad right in the bowl. I still haven't learned to love milk and noodles yet, but maybe one day.

I'm looking forward to the weekend, we have a dinner party on Saturday and then all the Mardi Gras balls start. Lots to do, lots of fun. Did I mention that Vickie and her sweet husband John are coming for one of our Mardi Gras balls? How excited am I? This will be my 3rd visit with Vickie. It's amazing to me that I have met such wonderful people through Pearl (my band) and through this blog. What a difference you have all made in my life. Thank you. I hope you all have a great weekend.
Big Hugs!
T

15 comments:

~Lisa~ said...

Meeting YOU here in blog land has made a difference in my life - thank YOU!! I LOVE rice and gravy! I guess that means I should move to New Orleans - would LOVE that!

Have a terrific weekend!!

Tina said...

Hang on...back up the car...Milk and noodles? are we talking boil up some noodles and pour milk over them? cold or warm? I need to give this one a taste..sounds totally weird.

I like car conversations too!!

amandakiska said...

Practically all the foods you described sounded kind of weird to me! I guess we northwesterners have food all our own - lol!

I can't say what I'd want for my last meal either, but only because the idea of being executed is so terifying to me.

Jess said...

Man do I love New Orleans! It's time for a visit! Haven't been in a while. I like to hit the boats in Lake Charles and gamble the night away!

I love cajun food also! I live right near Beaumont too so we are only 2 hours from the state line. We have alot of cajun restaurants near us because of that. Our favorite crawfish place is opening next weekend and I can't wait for some meaux spicy crawfish!!! yummy!

Bonnie said...

Hmmm, tacos as a last meal. Interesting. It's great that you and your hubby were able to merge your likes versus it causing issues. Mardi Gras balls sound like so much fun. Can't wait to hear all about them.

Drazil said...

It's okay honey....maybe next week BYOC will come to you! And you get to see Vickie? Give her a squeeze from Draz...I love you both!

Nella said...

How cool is that....a virtual friend has turned into a COOL one! Sounds like you guys will have a fab weekend!

ENJOY!

Bonnie said...

We couldn't believe when the Seahawks beat the Saints. It really sucked because the Saints are our 2nd favorite team. :)

Joey said...

Aww, your husband sounds like a gem.

Midwest Meg said...

my last meal was a chimichanga with some refried beans and taco dip. I was craving some Mexican food! I could have done tacos though too! I also love Gyros and had a big gyro like 4 days before surgery.

Kristin said...

My husband is a rice man, and I come from (Irish) potato people. It's an adjustment, isn't it?

Meeting you, and getting to know you through your blog, has been a complete pleasure.

Read said...

Okay - I too need to know what milk and noodles are. Seriously, what is that?

I believe I'm heading down to do Jazz Fest again this year (2nd weekend), maybe we can have some coffee or a drink while I'm there...

To Band or not To Band? said...

Yep! I too am stuck on the milk and noodles comment?

blondee said...

How funny tessie! I am from the Midwest and my fiance was born and raised in Texas. He literally eats ANYTHING (except Hominy..he won't go there) and I grew up just like you described your husband did - EVERY meal had rolls or bread with it - lots of red meat (Roasts after church every Sunday! hah)- Stroganoff's - Salisbury Steak - yeah, lots of Midwesterner stuff. Then when I moved to Texas I'd never seen so much Mexican food places in my life. I now have Mexican atleast once every two weeks - never would of said that when I lived up north! It's crazy to see the different meal patterns and cultures across the country!

Stephanie said...

Rice and gravy...you just SOOO flung a craving on me!!! I hope you and Vickie have a great time at the ball. I know you'll look as beautiful as Cinderella! :)