Visiting Louisiana is always so refreshing for us. The people, the culture is so fun! We miss the friendliness of Louisiana people. Just meeting someone at random and having a big conversation like we’ve been knowing them for years.
There is no place like home. During our last visit we stopped in at a brand new restaurant called The Flats. I stumbled on this restaurant on Instagram. I saved this spot and made sure we had time to stop in for a quick lunch.
We are soaking up the last bit of Summer here in the Dumas house. But I have to tell you, this HEAT in Texas has been brutual and offensive. OMG! WOW!
If you are spending time outside at all you better be sure to hydrate yourself. This heat is not playing.
Heading to a pool day, Beach day or road trip, take these Juice boxes with you. I made these myself.
I thought it was such a cool idea. I will link all of the items at the end of this blog post.
As we were planning out our last trip, I was researching food spots and was shocked to see that there was a new Louisiana style restaurant that just opened in Downtown Disney. This restaurant Jazz Kitchen Coastal Grill and Patio. Offering a modern, upscale twist to Creole dishes. This restaurant is serving up Louisiana classics that are elevated! This restaurant stays true to what New Orleans cuisine is all about. Ralph Brennan is the driving force behind this amazing restaurant right in the heart of downtown Disney.
Ralph Brennan is known for many restaurants but most importantly Brennan’s in New Orleans. He has been a driving force in the culinary world for years and years. It’s no surprise that this restaurant is so well done. It’s like being whisk away to French quarter New Orleans as you walk into the courtyard of the restaurant. From the jazz music to the smiling faces welcoming you in, you feel like you’re in New Orleans.
My family and I really had an amazing time at Super Nintendo World (full blog coming soon). We stopped in for lunch at Toadstool 🍄 Cafe. Pro Tip if you want to dine at Toadstool Cafe be sure do the early entry of Super Nintendo World and head straight to the cafe to book your reservations. We arrived for early entry and my husband headed straight to the cafe to book our reservations. Within 20 minutes it was completely booked for the entire day! You will definitely want to dine here! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
The Toad House is a Toadstool Cafe. Really cool visual look of the cafe. Serving up tasty dishes that are crafted by Chef Toad with a watchful and playful scenery of the Mushroom Kingdom through the windows.The menu that Chef Toad created also offers gluten-free and vegetarian options.
A few weeks ago my teen traveled away for a leadership conference with her school. While she was away
she texted me mom please make me a good meal for when I return. I had already planned to do this,but
it was nice hearing from asking me to. Good to know that my kids love my food. But they are spoiled 😂😂 I whipped up this yummy Fried chicken taco bowl topped with spiral Alfredo pasta.
Finished with fresh Parmesan and herbs.
State of Grace has the vibe of a neighborhood restaurant that you are meant to come in and stay awhile. Enjoying delicious foods and drinks with friends and family.
It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means something is on the grill. We love to grill and to try new items. This is a new BBQ recipe, Bacon Wrapped Pork.
This is a really easy recipe. It only requires a few items to prepare this dish.
My family and I visited 1929 several months ago. As I was planning my content for the next few weeks, I made sure to add this one to the list. 1929 is the home of the Oxtail Yakamein. What is this you ask, Oxtail Yakamein is a beef noodle soup with creole seasonings.
Being from Louisiana, I have to admit that I had never eaten this until I visited 1929. I only heard about Yakamein when I was watching a Netflix Show called “Street Food”. They shared all about this New Orleans style dish.
My husband has heard of it and had eaten it prior to us dining at 1929. But he went to college in New Orleans and lived and worked in New Orleans for several years.
In addition to Yakamein, 1929 serves several Louisiana classics like red beans and rice, poor boys, seafood and much more.
Chicken Parmesan is one of my favorite Italian dishes. This is my go to when we dine at Italian Restaurants. I picked up this new sauce by Mezzetta called Truffle, Porcini & Cream which was how this new recipe idea came about for dinner. This sauce is so delicious and was the perfect choice for my Turkey Parmesan Sandwich.
I replaced the chicken with Turkey breast instead of the chicken breast. A great choice. So delicious.
In addition to this new sauce, Smoked mozzarella was superb on this sandwich.
As I’m getting older, I’ve realized the importance of rest and relaxation. I have a few things that I love to do for relaxation. Reading and Enjoying a cup of coffee or my favorite drink in some comfy pajamas.