Secrets from Latil's Landing
Lurline Langlois' Pralines
Makes 15 pralines
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup pecans
In a small, thick bottom sauce pan combine all ingredients and heat over medium high heat. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for 6 minutes, or until 240 degrees, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir until mixture thickens, becomes creamy and pecans
stay suspended in mixture. Spoon out on wax paper,
aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Mother Earth Loves Houmas House
Our gardens are what set us apart from many historical destinations. But what most visitors don't realize is that we're not only 16 acres of lush flowers and perfectly trimmed hedges. We also produce hundreds of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are all used in our restaurants on a daily basis.
Historically, plantations grew and hunted all the food that was served in the lavish seven course dinners. Food was celebrated and appreciated in a way we don't understand today. The gardens at Houmas House will give you a glimpse into the past and help you understand the life of the Sugar Baron and all it encompasses. So next time you visit our gardens, stop and smell the roses...or at least the fresh mint that's served in your fresh mint julep.
Do you want to know about what to plant in an herb garden? We have videos that can help.
See Gardening Videos Here
See What the Spring Gardens Look Like Here
Mother's Day Buffet
We can't think of a better way to tell Mom how much she's appreciated than with a luxurious feast at Houmas House's famous Mother's Day Buffet Brunch. She can feast on roasted duck, salmon, veal grits and grillades just to name a few. So if you haven't made plans for your mother yet, don't fret. There's still time to make reservations.
What's On The Menu This Year? Take a Look:
Call for reservations: 225-473-9380