Last-a Day Almost a-killed Me! But it was all-a FUN!
Sep. 15, 2010 6:09 am
Updated: Sep. 19, 2010 7:03 pm
My last-a full day with jrbaker was a BIZZY BIZZY day! Jrbaker woke me up and said, "Luigi, you like-a tha sports, no?" And I patted my belly and told her I used-ta play tha sports back in the old country, before I became a chef and ate too much of my
own-a gourmet cooking! But, she promised me a great-a day of touring the beautiful city of Charlotte.
Offa we went to see the sights. They have-a tha racing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. They have-a the football stadium, where the Carolina Panthers play. They have-a tha basketball arena, where the Bobcats play. They even have-a tha Hockey and-a tha
Baseball! My head was-a spinning with all the sights of the big city. Jrbaker and her girls tolda me it wazza time to take a break, and she wazza going to take-a Luigi somewhere very special. I wazza excited! We drove up to a place called Amelie's, and
it is a French bakery in Charlotte. I wazza like, "Woman, why are you-a takin Luigi to tha French bakery?" She saida "Trust me, Luigi." How could I not?
It turns out, this wazza the same bakery your favorite Pioneer Woman wrote about:
http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2010/05/the-best-pastries-ive-ever-had/< We walked in, and WHOA! Jrbaker ordered me-a one of tha fabuloso Salted Caramel brownies. I got to spend-a time with her sweet oldest daughter also, who ordered a cream-a puff.
I told her she was LIKE-A a little cream-a puff! (The ladies, they love-a me. Even tha baby.) After a tour of tha city, it wazza nice to sit in the beautiful bakery and enjoy the treat.
Then, it wazza time for-tha business of cooking. We were-a gonna make Crabba Cakes! The recipe can be founda here:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Perfect-Crab-Cakes-With-Green-Onions/Detail.aspx< . Tha recipe is perfecto as-is, we did notta make-a any changes. Topped with this:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Mustard-Cream-Sauce/Detail.aspx< and the crabba cakes were outta this world!
Then we made a tomato and corn salata azza side:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cherry-Tomato-Corn-Salad/Detail.aspx< . I wazza wipin' my chin, and jrbaker tolda me she wazza worried about my manners. Hehehe, I tolda her NO WORRIES! It-a means that I loved tha meal. And it wazza nice. Afterwards, I
wazza stufffed, and tha oldest girl dressed-a me up like-a Mariachi and tolda me I wazza silly.
I hadda FABULOSO time with jrbaker and her familia. They wore me out, but it wazza nice to spenda tha time with them in a beautiful city. I'm preparing for my trip to New Jersey with Yo Mags now, so until next-a time "Cooka good food, make-a nice friends,
and love-a your neighbors!" CIAO BELLAS!"
They gotta tha racing
Go Carolina Panthers!
Tha Big City!
Me in tha French bakery they call-a Amelie's
Tha famoso Salted Caramel Brownie!
Crabba Cakes and Cherry Tomato Corn Salata
Lookin' like a mari-Ah-chi (Don't tell-a my cousin Mario!)