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Kenny and Nancy call Oconto, Wisconsin home during the summer boating season where together they enjoy recreational boating on the Oconto River and the Bay of Green Bay. When boating season is over they become snowbirds and head south for the winter in their Monaco Windsor luxury motor coach named OWFISH.

Kenny lived and traveled in OWFISH with his late wife Barbara from 2002 until she had a disabling stroke in 2011 and passed away the following year. From then the OWFISH set, except for a short trip in 2013, until Kenny started traveling again with his new wife Nancy in 2014.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crawfish Pie (Des tartes d'écrevisse)

Crawfish pie for dinner tonight.


Recipe for Crawfish Pie
Des tartes d'écrevisse
from
The Top 100 Cajun Recipes of All Time


  • 3/4 medium bellpepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs of celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cup of butter
  • 6 tablespoons of crawfish fat (optional)
  • 1-1/2 pounds of peeled crawfish tails
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup of minced parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic power
  • cornstarch
  • dough for a double-crust pie

1. Sauté bellpepper, onion and celery in butter until tender; add crawfish fat and simmer 10 minutes.

2. Add crawfish tails, green onions, parsley and seasonings. Thicken if necessary with a little cornstarch; let cook long enough to thicken gravy.

3. Place half of the pie crust dough in a nine-inch pie pan. Fill with the cooled filling. Place top crust on pie, moisten edges and seal edges. Cut two or three one-inch-long slits in the top crust.

4. Bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees; lower oven to 375 degrees and cook for 35 minutes longer or until crust is golden brown.

Note: Individual pies can be made using muffin pan with large cups. Bake as above.


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Friday, March 18, 2011

Two Weeks

Well our friend Suzi left this morning after spending 2 weeks with us. She really needed that time to get away from stress-induced Oklahoma and relax. We'll be here in New Iberia for another 2 weeks then we too will leave on our 3 day trek to Oklahoma before heading to Wisconsin for the summer. We go through Oklahoma each year at this time to renew our vehicle tags and visit with family and friends there before going to God's real country.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Louisiana Swamp Tour

One of the things on Suzi's "list of things she wanted to do while in Louisiana" was to take a swamp tour. So, Barb, Suzi and I got out of the house today and went on a swamp tour on Martin Lake with Champagne's Swamp Tours of St. Martinville. The last swamp Barb and I went on was back in June 2005 on Bayou Black.



Don't trust an alligator with a shit eating grin!
"just a little closer now ..."

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hawai'i Bound?

Barbie and Ken's Hawaii Adventures: Hawai'i Bound?: "My daughter Evon and I left the Big Island in February of 1986 and flew to Oklahoma. Talk about culture shock. We stayed with my mother livi..."

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cajun Jam Session

Last year while we were staying at Betty's RV Park in Abbyville, we found a small bar in an almost smaller town where they had Cajun music jam sessions every other weekend. Barb and I liked it so well we wanted to do it again. So earlier this afternoon, Barb and I took Suzi to that little bar in Erath, LA and listened to French-Cajun music at one of their jam sessions.

To keep everyone there come dinner time, the bar serves everyone a free Cajun meal. You never know what you're gonna get until they serve it to ya, then you might not want to ask. We enjoyed it. The Museum Cafe, as it's called, is attached to the Acadian Museum of Erath.

Once a month, the museum inducts a local member of the Cajun community as a Living Legend. We were fortunate enough that we were there when they inducted Dotsie LeBlanc into their Living Legends.


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Avery Island

Yesterday was a wet and windy day. Last night the winds came through and rattled the motorhome. It was like a swamp outside this morning. But after having lunch at Victors Restaurant in New Iberia, we took a trip out to Avery Island, home of Tabasco.


After we got back, we went to the crawfish hut drive thru and pickup 10 pounds of mud bugs for dinner.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Crawfish

One of the reasons we come to Louisiana is for the crawfish. Last night after getting here, we went to our favorite crawfish hut and got our real Louisiana crawfish of the year.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

New Iberia, LA

We finely got on the road this morning and got out of town. We had breakfast at the Waffle House with our daughter Angel and granddaughter Emily at 7:30 this morning then pulled out of our RV space right around 8:30 heading to New Iberia, LA getting here at 2:00 this afternoon. We're staying at the KOC Kampground. We'll be here until the end of March. From here we'll head to Oklahoma City before heading back north to Oconto, Wisconsin.
"Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler"
(Let the Good Times Roll)


New Iberia, LA


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