Happy New Year, friends! Hope yours is off to a great start! We are in the middle of some home DIY projects which have been tedious. When I am not working, I am painting but it will be so worth it in the end. We are taking pictures of our projects along the way to show you in a future blog post.
Before the holidays, Troy and I wanted to spend an afternoon together and I suggested we might have lunch at a local plantation. We have many plantations within driving distance of our area. Several of them host festivals, antique car shows, craft fairs, etc. Others have restaurants, tours and overnight accommodations. There is one nearby in Darrow, Louisiana with two fantastic restaurants, including a lunch buffet.
One mild and sunny Saturday afternoon, Troy and I traveled to The Houmas House for a bite to eat for lunch. The food and the grounds are both wonderful so if you are ever in the area, plan to visit. (I have toured this plantation in the past with my sisters and niece, but you don't have to take the tour to have lunch there.)
|Houmas House Plantation|
|The grounds are so beautiful.|
|There are beautiful fountains, gardens and unique statues to see.|
|Enjoying a little lunch date on a Saturday afternoon.|
|This was the view from the window at our table. Beautiful!|
|So many choices!|
|The turkeys strolled right up to the door for a peek. Ha!|
|French bread, fresh scones and pecan butter. So good!|
|We decided to share the Eggplant Napoleon and it was huge! Look at all of the jumbo lump crabmeat in a delicate cream sauce. Words cannot describe just how good it was.|
|The turkeys came around to thank us for coming. Ha!|