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no more wash day blues.

Monday's wash day down South — hard work with lye soap and blueing, scrubbing and line-drying. Well, maybe not so much hard work these days, but my grandmother still has her old washboard hanging up on the back porch as a reminder. There are other reminders, especially down in the delta, where Blue Monday persists in the traditions of red beans & rice (takes all day to soak & simmer, but not much fussin') and hoodoo "blue water" uncrossings.

So please join us this Monday for some uncrossing ... and just maybe some simmerin' and fussin'.

On the menu are authentic sazeracs, red beans & rice, crawfish étoufée, and café brulot, served in real café brulot cups & saucers just like Brennan's used to use.

Don't miss out on your chance to make the society column of these very pages next Tuesday morning!

Suggested donation (bring cash or your checkbook) is $25.

All proceeds will be promptly forwarded to Habitat for Humanity Hurricane Recovery Effort and American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Fund.

R.S.V.P. right here.


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Sep. 6th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
What an excellent idea! I wish I could be there.
Sep. 6th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
I wish you could too! We may have to talk about the doubling business. (Shhh!)
Sep. 6th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
Let me know!

I wish they'd hurry up and send that email already. I don't understand what the holdup is...
Sep. 6th, 2005 06:47 pm (UTC)
This is the most pleasurable hurricane relief effort I've seen. Too bad I'll still be out of town. I don't get a tasty reward for sending my money in.
Sep. 6th, 2005 07:36 pm (UTC)
For you, a sazerac awaits at any time!
Sep. 6th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Naturally, you are brilliant!

I will do my best to attend. I'm right in the thick of moving and not being completely certain if I have a job or not, but I will try!

Love to you, you dear soul!
Sep. 6th, 2005 09:31 pm (UTC)
Yay!! I hope you can make it! Please try and let me know for sure by Sunday or so. I will be posting reminders!
Sep. 6th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
oohhh. i wisssssh i could be there. knowing your standards, i bet it's the only place to get an authentic sazerac with new orleans out of commission temporarily.

i thought of you when i saw this on www.gumbopages.com/looka/

yum -

Sep. 6th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
What is that?? It looks delicious.
Sep. 6th, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC)
Mmmmmmmmmm... Now that's a sazerac! Featuring the Old Absinthe House variation: lemon twist added to the drink rather than discarded after twisting (Fairmont method). S____ prefers further unorthodoxy; she doesn't like the Herbsainte to be poured out!
Sep. 6th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
oh, how i wish !!!!!

distance eats it.
Sep. 6th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC)
No kidding. When is my teleportation portal going to arrive?!?!
Sep. 6th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC)
if it shows up before the 12th, let me know and i'll be more than willing to be the first to try it out :):)

Sep. 7th, 2005 01:02 am (UTC)
How cruel a trick of time restraints, and distance!

I'm already missing doberges.

At least I can still obtain the accoutrements for making king cakes. 'Twas not a coincidence that I was looking for them on the day before Katrina was to hit. (Maybe I should be head of FEMA instead.)
Sep. 7th, 2005 01:39 am (UTC)
I think William would probably make a better head of FEMA than Mr. Brown, but you would be the thinking person's choice.

We considered king cakes, too, but since S____ is going to have to do all of the cooking on Monday, around not laundry but cerastes-wrangling... Maaayyybe some pralines.

That doberge cake looks divine!
Sep. 7th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
wonderful idea
We'd love to make it, of course, but we're homebound until our next trip in, let me check...aaagh! next week?!?

I'm donating through Peet's, which is matching up to $25K to the Red Cross. Pretty nice gesture from a company that has no ties to the affected area.
Sep. 13th, 2005 12:22 am (UTC)
wish i was there.
Nov. 8th, 2005 11:15 pm (UTC)
the introduction
I hate doing this (and rarely do)- mainly b/c i'm very shy,
but my name is Meg and i've added you.
I've actually lurked around here before, and now I hereby inquire.
Nov. 9th, 2005 04:46 am (UTC)
Re: the introduction
Hi Meg! Added back.
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