Henderson, LA temps – 65/43 & 55/38, home temps – 47/35 & 37/30, I like it being 18 degrees warmer during the day.
After driving for two days, I’m usually pretty tired (especially after yesterday) so all we did our first day was get the coach all set up, get the car washed, and drive around the area to get our bearings and see what was what – we had stayed at Cajun Palms RV Resort on Dec 12, 2011, but didn’t even unhook the car so our only familiarity was with Crawfish Town USA which is adjacent to the campground and before our drive Bev wanted to go there for a late lunch.
When we ate there in 2011, we thought it was very good, but it had been getting mixed reviews on the internet but we decided to try it anyway. Bev and Pat split a Crawfish Poboy.and I had one that was half oyster and half catfish.
We thought our sandwiches were good but could have been stuffed a little fuller and they came with very good fries made even better with a sprinkle of their Cajun spices. I’m sure we’ll go back one more time and try the more serious meals.
On Sunday, we decided we needed to go just a little ways down the road for a visit to Hebert’s (a-bears) Boudin (boo-dan) and Cracklins and find out what these two things were all about.
The lady at the store described boudin as basically jambalaya stuffed in a casing, tasso as smoked ham, and the cracklins were different than the pork rinds that we're used to in that they still have some of the fat & meat attached, so they are like eating a piece of crispy fried fatback with extra crunchy skin attached.
While there, we tried both regular and smoked boudin.
Then we tried tasso, and cracklins.
I really liked the boudin and while the tasso was good, I see why it is used mainly for seasoning other dishes - I plan to take some of both home with me. The cracklins were also very good but definitely not diet food or something you would want to eat a lot of since they are mostly fat.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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