When my daughter called and invited us over for dinner, I was absolutely thrilled because she is a fabulous cook, in her own right, and everything she cooks is divinely delicious. Guess that maybe she inherited that Cajun cooking gene that runs so prominently in my mother's family. And she did not learn to cook from me, as her childhood years were spent as a vegetarian and she didn't even like the smell of meat or seafood and didn't hang around my kitchen much, unless we were baking.
Well, when I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to see the lovely table scape that she had prepared with a pretty tablecloth and candles. And the menu was incredible! Pesto Crawfish Tortellini & Broiled Tilapia w/ sun dried tomatoes and capers & fresh steamed broccoli & garden salad. Wow! I was totally impressed, since this was the first seafood meal that she has prepared for me. To say that I was proud of her culinary skills would be an understatement! The Crawfish Tortellini was fabulous and the fish was out of this world! When I asked her for the recipe, she said that she made it up and never measures anything! Maybe she was watching me cook, back then, and I just didn't notice. Oh, cest bon, cher!
Rain Sweet Rain
For the first time in weeks, after 19 straight days of relentless heat, with temperatures 97 degrees or higher, we finally got some glorious, wonderful rain! In all, 3 to 5 inches, in Lafayette. It started last night around dinnertime with a real pour down and thunder and a bit of lightning. My son was driving in it and had to pull over into the C.C. Coffeehouse parking lot to wait it out. He captured a video clip of the rain from his car. Then again last night, we were awakened to the thunderous sounds of yet more storms blowing through Cajun Country. This time, it flooded the streets and made some impassable. Hooray! Finally, some water from the heavens soothing the scorched earth, the sugar cane crops, and the very souls of the people in Cajun Country. Oh, to feel 83 degrees and a nice breeze, today! A very nice break and I intend to enjoy every second of it! I am packing for an impromptu get away and may be away from my blog desk for a day or two. Meanwhile, let the good times, roll, cher!
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