| Food and Drink Board|| Darla's Kitchen Reno - Darla Hood on 8/9/14 at 11:04 am|
Throw all your ideas at me.
The current plan is to demo the wall between the kitchen and the den in order to enlarge the kitchen. Current kitchen will be gutted. Fireplace in den will also be removed (and chimney, etc.) Fireplace removal is really necessary for the new kitchen. It has always been...
| Food and Drink Board|| Btrtigerfan ... how'd your kitchen turn out? - Darla Hood on 8/8/14 at 9:27 pm|
In a thread from last August you mentioned quartzite for your counter tops. Is that what you went with? I am very interested in using this in our kitchen remodel.
Any pics? Or is there a thread that I missed where you posted the finished kitchen?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Looking for oldest continuous bar in Louisiana. - Darla Hood on 5/7/14 at 9:38 am|
An acquaintance is trying to visit the oldest bars in all 50 states. He wants it to be not just the oldest, but the oldest continuously run bar (open regularly since the beginning). When I Google, it points to Lafitte's Blacksmith Bar, but some have said that is not actually true. I don't think it m...
| Food and Drink Board|| Have you had any Popsicles lately? - Darla Hood on 3/29/14 at 10:14 am|
Sugar free Popsicles are often my go to sweet treat. I don't care for the tropical flavors, but I have loved the regular orange, grape, and cherry. I recently bought some after not buying any for a few months and the recipe seems to have changed! Are there any other Popsicle lovers out there who hav...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT - The Buck Owens Edition - Darla Hood on 1/2/14 at 5:37 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxIq_gj8fjg)]I've got the hungries for your love and I'm waitin' in your welfare line[/link]
Baked chicken and broccoli....
| Food and Drink Board|| The Little Big Cup - Review (with pics) - Darla Hood on 11/29/13 at 9:04 am|
[link=(https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleBigCup)]The Little Big Cup[/link] located in Arnaudville, LA.
I shouldn't even post my pics. The ones on their FB page are much better.
So, I only heard about this little coffee shop/restaurant about a week ago. It's been open about a year, started off ...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? (old people music edition) - Darla Hood on 10/25/13 at 6:15 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCMdjgaTLDs)]First You Cry - Percy Sledge[/link]
Baked chicken thighs seasoned with Tony's & Penzey's sweet curry powder, asparagus, cantaloupe....
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? I don't know edition - Darla Hood on 10/9/13 at 5:22 pm|
Hoping my husband is grilling stuff....
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT: This time, for real! - Darla Hood on 10/8/13 at 5:36 pm|
Both of them were deleted!
Shrimp and Mushroom Soup...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? I'm hungry edition - Darla Hood on 9/19/13 at 4:54 pm|
Meatloaf, not sure about the sides....
| Food and Drink Board|| Beef Rendang (spin-off from Looking to try something new/complicated) - Darla Hood on 8/1/13 at 12:41 pm|
I mentioned Beef Rendang in Drew Orleans' thead. I said my recipe was from Hot Sour Salty Sweet, but actually, I used a recipe from Molly Stevens' "All About Braising."
I don't have the recipe with me, but if anyone is interested, I can get it when I get home. But surprise, surprise, I seem to ha...
| Food and Drink Board|| Do your friends know about your "interest" in food? - Darla Hood on 7/30/13 at 9:17 am|
Something terribly embarrassing happened a couple of weeks ago at an after funeral gathering of a dear friend.
I was showing a phone pic of our late friend to another friend, when he did something that I think NO ONE should do. He scrolled through my phone pics. How rude! But as he scrolled, he l...
| Food and Drink Board|| Can this combo of pork, beets & cabbage result in a good meal? - Darla Hood on 7/28/13 at 12:08 pm|
Our oven is not working. A week or so ago the self cleaning feature of the top oven was used, and some component broke, making us unable to unlock the top oven. The bottom oven opens, but whatever is broken in the locking feature prevents the bottom oven controls from working.
Yesterday I bought...
| O-T Lounge|| You've got a big butt and I cannot lie - Darla Hood on 7/17/13 at 9:35 am|
[link=(http://wreg.com/2013/07/12/mid-south-doctor-gives-ghetto-booty-diagnosis/)]Doctor diagnoses "ghetto booty"[/link]...
| Food and Drink Board|| Ruffino's on the River w/pics. *whispers* Now with descriptions - Darla Hood on 6/30/13 at 9:46 pm|
First up: A crawfish & avocado amuse bouche, an unordered treat from the chef. A truly tasty bite, there was some pickled element that I couldn't identify. My husband didn't want his, so I had two!
| Food and Drink Board|| Bland diet questions - Darla Hood on 6/18/13 at 12:35 pm|
I need to be on a bland diet for three days. Sounds like I need to eat foods I've been avoiding, like a baked potato or other white carbs.
How do you make food taste good if it's going to be bland? I know this sounds stupid....
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? - Darla Hood on 6/10/13 at 5:56 pm|
Started with a recipe I saw on Pinterest, which called for chicken breasts. I substituted with thighs and think we will end up with a big ole mess before it's all said and done.
Here's the before pic, not sure I'll show an after:
| O-T Lounge|| Remodeling in Lafayette ... Who have you used? - Darla Hood on 6/10/13 at 8:41 am|
Looking for recommendations for contractors for a kitchen & master bath remodel. My husband thinks I should go to Doug Ashy and get their recommendations (which I might do). Just looking at all my options. Not sure I like the choices offered by Angie's List....
| Food and Drink Board|| There Might Be Soup - Darla Hood on 5/19/13 at 12:59 pm|
I was looking for something good to make (like Beef Rendang), but decided I need to use up some stuff I have instead of shopping for more ingredients.
It's gonna be soup, but I can't tell you what kind, yet. I have some tasso and cabbage that need to be used, as well as some veggies in the freeze...
| Food and Drink Board|| La Pagua in Lafayette (with pics) - Darla Hood on 5/15/13 at 9:04 pm|
First time at the new location in Time Plaza. I was worried that the food would lose something in the fancier digs. Not to worry. It was still excellent!
My husband likes the J...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? Anniversary edition - Darla Hood on 5/15/13 at 5:11 pm|
Going to La Pagua. If I take some good pics, will post later....
| Food and Drink Board|| Mother's Day Meals - Darla Hood on 5/12/13 at 1:42 pm|
This is my first Mother's Day with my son not here. He called, sent me a gift as well as his love. I miss him so much.
My husband made our Mother's Day meal today. He bought a boudin & cream cheese stuffed pork tenderloin from Chops in Broussard.
Resting, after being taken off the grill:
| Food and Drink Board|| Swamp Pop soft drinks - Darla Hood on 5/8/13 at 10:56 am|
Has this been discussed? I think it's a very clever idea.
[link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20130507/NEWS01/305070005/Swamp-Pop-bring-soda-Louisiana-flavors-Acadiana)]Swamp Pop pop coming to Acadiana[/link]...
| Food and Drink Board|| Crawfish Etouffee (w/pics) - Darla Hood on 5/4/13 at 6:44 pm|
Apologies in advance if this is too basic.
I made some crawfish etouffee a couple of days ago and posted a pic in the wfdt thread.
bossflossjr also posted a picture of his etouffee, and they looked completely different. Mine was not very "saucy," mostly because I wasn't serving it over rice ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Restaurant suggestions off I-10 between Laffy & Lake Charles - Darla Hood on 4/30/13 at 9:16 am|
An acquaintance is driving through Louisiana tomorrow and wants a good lunch place off I-10. My estimation (based on Google maps) is Laffy by 10:30, so lunch somewhere between there and LC.
Where would y'all recommend? Is Fezzo's in Crowley good? I haven't been to the one in Laffy, but I've seen...
| O-T Lounge|| Is there such a thing as a remodeling consultant? - Darla Hood on 4/14/13 at 10:37 am|
We have a nice home, but the kitchen and the master bath are truly outdated. The main thing that has stopped us from updating is that I really want to do more than just get new counter tops, floors & cabinets in the kitchen and more than just new fixtures in the master bath. I'd like to knock down a...
| Food and Drink Board|| Ville Platte sausage - Darla Hood on 4/13/13 at 12:33 pm|
I have a friend in the boiled crawfish biz who is not satisfied with the sausage they are using in the boil. The Ville Platters at this board often comment on the quality of the smoked meat there, so do any of y'all have a specific recommendation for her? Where should she shop and a specific brand?...
| O-T Lounge|| Rectum? Damn near killed 'em! - Darla Hood on 4/9/13 at 4:23 pm|
[link=(http://gawker.com/5994144/chinese-man-requires-emergency-surgery-after-the-swamp-eel-he-stuck-up-his-butt-gnaws-through-his-colon)]Chinese man puts swamp eel up his butt; requires surgery after it gnaws through his colon[/link]...
| Food and Drink Board|| WFDT? - Darla Hood on 4/8/13 at 6:01 pm|
Grilled chicken, grilled smoked sausage, broccoli.
Here, have an earworm:
| Food and Drink Board|| Got any ideas for new dishes? - Darla Hood on 4/7/13 at 9:18 am|
Fried corn maque choux patty is mine, but I don't know how to create it. And what kind of sauce to go with? Remoulade?...