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October 2012

 

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens

 

 

Thanksgiving Traditions at Houmas House

Cafe Burnside    

Every year Houmas House Plantation celebrates Thanksgiving with a succulent feast fit for a king..or a Sugar Baron.  This year will be no different!  Complete with everything you would expect--- Roasted Breast of Duck with Praline Sauce, Sliced Ham with Cane Syrup Glaze, and Grits and Veal Grillades just to name a few.  Reservations are filled early, so make yours soon.

 

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Secrets from Latil's Landing

Bisque of Curried Pumpkin, Crawfish and Corn

Yields 12 6oz. servings

Bisque of Curried Pumpkin, Crawfish, and Corn   

1 Cup olive oil

2 cups chopped onions

1 cup chopped bell peppers

1cup chopped celery

cup chopped garlic

1 cup flour

1 cup Steen's cane syrup

cup curry powder

2 quarts crawfish stock

1 14 oz. can of unsweetened pumpkin 

2 cups fresh corn kernels

1 lb. peeled Louisiana crawfish tails  

1 cup heavy whipping cream

Salt to taste

Pepper to taste 

 

In a large pot heat olive oil over medium high heat, add onions, bell peppers, celery and garlic.  Cook until translucent or for 10 minutes.  Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes.  Then, stir in cane syrup, curry powder, crawfish stock, corn kernels and Louisiana crawfish tails.  Whisk in can pumpkin and bring soup to a boil, then swimmer for 30 minutes.  Add heavy whipping cream and season soup with salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy.   

 

No Tricks, Just Treats
As Seen by Princess Grace
 Grace at Halloween  

Halloween is a time of illusion and trickery, with a month-long build up to the one day that's over in a flash.  The hype is usually more fun than the actual day.  The hopes of ghosts and goblins, haunted houses, and scary witches adds a sense of excitement to the season.  And alas, all the planning and preparation is done and the day is here. Trick or Treat! Now the day is over and we move on to the next holiday.

 

Do you ever feel like vacations are like that? You plan and map out your day. You carefully schedule each meal and check out the menus in advance. Then finally, the day is here and it's time for the experience of a lifetime- the fantasy vacation that you have imagined.  Then it is over in a flash. You're back to normal life, back to the routine. What parts of the vacation do you remember most fondly?

 

I'd like to think my Sugar Palace is something you reminisce about when you return home. What was your favorite part about visiting? Was it the fascinating story of the wealthy Sugar Baron and his Mistress?  Or perhaps all the antiques and original artwork throughout the Mansion?  Maybe it was the little nook you found in the gardens where you daydreamed about living in the Old South. Or it could have been the dinner of Community Coffee rack of Lamb and the Cane Syrup Butter on warm biscuits?

 

Whatever you take home with you, we hope the hype and preparation made the visit worthwhile.  I'd love to hear what memory you took home with you.

 

Love, 

 

Princess Grace

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Monday-Tuesday: 9 am-5 pm

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