Friday, September 3, 2010

The Royal Treatment

What do get when a friend asks you to help recover a few dining room chair seats…? She pays for your lunch at McAllister’s. OK…my Club and side of potato salad was good…

What do you get when said friend realizes it takes all day to reupholster 8 seat covers and sew two window valances…? She takes you to dinner at The Royal House in the French Quarters of New Orleans! Oh yeah!  We enjoyed Charbroiled Oysters and Eggplant Straws, Baked Seafood Tortellini, Salmon & Crab Bercy *crab sauce with whipping cream & white wine*, Salads and French Onion Soup.  Then we actually went for the desserts like wild people...thank goodness for to-go-boxes!

Peeking Inside

French Fried Eggplant Straws
(This photo from their website)

The homemade Bread Pudding was to die for with Chicory coffee!!
Key Lime Pie

Mississippi Mud Cheesecake~ Oh yeah yum!

 What do you get after you have stuffed yourself silly with dinner and dessert?
A walk to Café Du Monde for coffee and beignets!!

Oh Yummy!
A beignet is simply a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar.
A historical favorite in the French Quarter.
So the sore fingers from pulling upholstery fabric, using a big
staple gun and sewing were paid off with good fun and food!!

Thanks Emily and Aaron!!

E & A are Holly and Richard’s friends from New York, who are stationed on the same base in New Orleans. Aaron is in the USCG too. Unfortunately Richard was unable to join us for dinner because he was working in Venice.
"In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good
we give out completes the circle and comes back to us."
Flora Edwards


Kathleen Grace said...

That dinner looks fabulous! Well worth a day of sewing and upholstering. You both have good friends:>)

Char said...

yum yum yum

that sunset is just spectacular.

love the happy smiles

Sares said...

I'm thinking perhaps you got the better end of the bargain! Your shots of the street are amazing Cora, as always. Those beignets look soooooo gooooood!

Cinner said...

Okay girlfriend you made me craving some chocolate, and before breakfast yet...the pictures are awesome.good friends are the best. Holly is a beautiful girl just like her Mama. have a great weekend. take care. think of you often.

Karen said...

wow ..Cora..that looks like an awesome time.. what a beautiful place and I wasnt just talking about the food.. lol
I love pretty food.. wither it is good of home cooking or very quaint dainty foods . Pretty food always taste better..

Faith said...

that food looks awful good..I would like to be a test taster are so talented that you can re upholster furniture...I have not a is a blessing to have a friend which shares your interest...a good time was had by all...

Julie Harward said...

That is awesome...such fun! I an so hungry now!!! :D

Sherry said...

The food and time with friends sounds wonderful. I wish we didn't have such a distance to travel to visit such a beautiful place.

Christina said...

you had me at eggplant straws, and then cafe du mond... SO over the top. i want to eat with you in NOLA.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

What a great couple of friends you two are!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh how fun! Does she need anymore projects done that I might be able to help with? :)

Manda said...

Oh my word... Mouth wide open and drooling!!!

A Box of Chocolates said...

oh yum what a great payment for your generosity lucky you

Cottage Sunshine said...

Looks wonderful!!! You both are fortunate to have each other! :D

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

I am His Beloved said...

Your blog is decadent, a wonderful treat everytime I visit!

Erin Wallace said...

I know I've already commented but I was so happy to include you in my list of bloggers. I've always loved yours.

And beignets - YUM!

xo Erin

Anonymous said...

Thanks Momma! The food was awesome and so was the company. The chairs and curtains look amazing! I will send you pics so you can post them. (From said friend Emily)

Angie Berry said...

YUM!! I'm sure your sore fingers felt much better when they held a velvety smooth, delicious beignet!