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We have massive amounts of Mardi Gras beads in our house. Beads, plush toys, cups, tridents, doubloons, chips, Muses shoe, … Continue reading →
Will post more pictures soon. Be safe and hope you stay warm and safe today.
And if you are celebrating at home, check out these cocktail recipes:
- a few classics from Emeril and his restaurants.
- ideas for cocktails using king cake vodka.
Hugh Laurie, the actor best known for his work in the TV show “House,” was the 2014 king of Bacchus. The Mardi Gras parade starts in Uptown New Orleans on Napoleon Avenue and makes its way down St. Charles.
The parade rolled tonight at 5:15.
Hugh Laurie was a gracious king. He arrived early, greeted the crowd, threw doubloons and signed autographs. He also blew kisses. Hail, Hugh Laurie, king of Bacchus!
Our photos from Laurie’s arrival:
A new episode debuts every Monday. It’s a good way to sneak a peek into NOLA life if you haven’t moved yet or if you have just arrived. Granted, it is an over-the-top depiction of life in our fair city and we don’t get every joke, but we get enough of the episodes to make us laugh.
Here’s a trailer for the first season:
The metro New Orleans area has about 60 parades this year and we’ve found the best schedule for you. There’s a parade for every taste and all you need to do is find one that fits your schedule.
Want R-rated debauchery and satire? That’s Krewe du Vieux, which parades through the French Quarter and the Marigny.
Want kid-friendly fun? You actually have many more options than most people think. Day parade are always a good bet. Night parades tend to get a little crazier, but they can still be kid-friendly (depending on your kid). The Uptown parades are fun for pretty much all ages.
I like chili, period. But white chili is a special treat with the tang of cilantro, yogurt and a slice of lime. It’s perfect for a wintertime crowd, especially as Super Bowl Sunday approaches.
Make a big ole pot with a skillet of cornbread, or hot pita bread, and you’ve got a tummy-warming delight.
We’ve learned a lot this past year. The biggest thing we’ve learned – there’s so much MORE to learn about New Orleans.
We’ve learned the proper way to pronounce street names (“Chop-uh-too-lus”), that Big Freedia has an amazing Pandora station, that “neutral ground” is the correct term for a median in New Orleans, that NOLA’s Running of the Bulls is worth getting up early for and you should never ever call a street car a “trolley” – ever.
NewinNOLA.com officially is one year old! My, time flies. I started this blog Jan. 4, 2013, (first post) as a way to share information my newly relocated friends and I learned during our transition to New Orleans.
Thank you for following us online and helping us find our way in this magnificent city. Your advice, encouragement, wisdom and suggestions have helped us tremendously.
Cold weather just sets my soup-cooking emotions to stirring.
After a look into my post-Thanksgiving freezer, I realized I had a variety of frozen vegetables I’d like to do something with because I’m not going to make them individually just for myself.
That’s when “soup!” came into my mind. I’ll have some for myself and some to share with friends, which is why I make a big pot of it. It’s also great to freeze in quart-size Ziplock bags for a no-trouble supper or lunch. Just add a salad or a toasted roll and you’re in business.
My only word of advice is to refrain from adding the chicken until the soup’s almost done. Otherwise, it will cook out all its juices and taste dry, even in the midst of the broth.
With the holiday shopping season upon us, new-to-NOLA residents might be wondering where the best places are to get all of their shopping done. While I’m big into shopping locally at the unique New Orleans boutiques that call Magazine Street and the French Quarter home, sometimes you just have to make a trip to … the mall! Here’s an overview of the shopping malls around New Orleans, and what makes each one special.
We’ve been doing some of our favorite activities this week – cooking, eating and enjoying time with friends and family. And of course, Southern food makes everything better.
Our resident cook, Patsy R. Brumfield, has been sharing her go-to Thanksgiving dishes the past few weeks. They are:
• Roasted turkey (how to brine and roast one)