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Our Week in New Orleans in Pictures

You might’ve noticed a little bit of an absence in the past week. That’s because we took a trip down to New Orleans (and around the South). 

We started our journey in New Orleans

We started our journey in New Orleans

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How to Make Beignets in Under 10 Minutes

Back in college, I did two service trips to New Orleans. That is where I discovered this magical things called beignets (French for “donuts”). There’s nothing like them really, and I always get overexcited when I get to eat them. Although there’s nothing like getting them fresh and hot from Cafe du Monde (original place in New Orleans), it’s still a treat to be able to have them from home. This isn’t going to be a complicated recipe. No, instead, I used the actual box mix that Cafe du Monde sells. Chris got me 3 boxes of them for Valentine’s Day last year. This product gets a full thumbs up. 

Feast yer eyes

Feast yer eyes

  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cooking Time: >1 minute

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cafe du Monde beignet box mix
  • 7/8 cup water
  • flour for unsticking purposes
  • oil
  • powdered sugar

Directions

  • Stir together the 2 cups of the mix and the water until it is all bound together
  • Heat up a deep pot or skillet with an inch of oil in it. Turn up the heat!
  • Flour a cutting board and your rolling pin and roll out the mixture until it’s around 1/4 inch
  • Then go ahead and cut it into a little bigger than 2 square inch pieces. It was all a rough estimate for me.
  • As soon as your oil is hot (I don’t have a thermometer so I dropped water in to see if it would sizzle), drop those bad boys in. They shouldn’t need longer than 2 minutes
  • Take them out and dry them
  • Pour copious amounts of powdered sugar on them and then STUFF YOUR FACE!!

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At least, that’s what I did. I couldn’t even finish them and Chris wouldn’t help me because he wasn’t hungry that early. I had tried making these before and failed horribly. It’s taken me awhile to try again and I’m glad I did because they came out pretty darn good. Not as good as Cafe du Monde, but that was never a goal. Go ahead and treat yourself with a box of this magic. We found it at World Market near us, but look it up! And as always…stay hungry and fit!

BONUS KITTY PIC

Nymeria taking a selfie

Nymeria taking a selfie